Eichmann or Arendt?

Adolf Eichmann was self-righteous, defensive, paranoid, incapable of thinking beyond clichés, and a fanatical anti-Semite. In short, he was banal…
Adolf Eichmann was self-righteous, defensive, paranoid, incapable of thinking beyond clichés, and a fanatical anti-Semite. In short, he was banal… [More]

History of genius

Enter any research library and you’ll find introverted academics with disheveled hair. The modern archetype for genius is Einsteinian…
Enter any research library and you’ll find introverted academics with disheveled hair. The modern archetype for genius is Einsteinian… [More]

Mathematics of the Transcendental

2014.09.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alain Badiou, Mathematics of the Transcendental, A. J. Bartlett and Alex Ling (trs.), Bloomsbury, 2014, 282pp., $29.95 (hbk),
2014.09.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alain Badiou, Mathematics of the Transcendental, A. J. Bartlett and Alex Ling (trs.), Bloomsbury, 2014, 282pp., $29.95 (hbk), [More]

2015 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology

[Mike Rota asked me to post this.] Recent PhDs and current graduate students in philosophy, theology, or religious studies are invited to apply to the 2015 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of
[Mike Rota asked me to post this.] Recent PhDs and current graduate students in philosophy, theology, or religious studies are invited to apply to the 2015 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of [More]

Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi

[Revised entry by George di Giovanni on September 24, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Polemicist, socialite, and literary figure, Jacobi was an outspoken critic, first of the rationalism of German
[Revised entry by George di Giovanni on September 24, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Polemicist, socialite, and literary figure, Jacobi was an outspoken critic, first of the rationalism of German [More]

Scientific Explanation

[Revised entry by James Woodward on September 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Issues concerning scientific explanation have been a focus of philosophical attention from
[Revised entry by James Woodward on September 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Issues concerning scientific explanation have been a focus of philosophical attention from [More]

New Models of Religious Understanding (Heythrop College, London)

New Models of Religious Understanding The Centre for Philosophy of Religion at Heythrop College is hosting a research project on “New Models of Religious Understanding”. As part of this project
New Models of Religious Understanding The Centre for Philosophy of Religion at Heythrop College is hosting a research project on “New Models of Religious Understanding”. As part of this project [More]

Bostrom's Superintelligence - Does AI constitute an Existential Risk?

The folks at OUP kindly sent me a review copy of Nick Bostrom's new book Superintelligence, exploring AI risk.  It's a topic that lends itself to eyerolls and easy mockery ("Computers taking
The folks at OUP kindly sent me a review copy of Nick Bostrom's new book Superintelligence, exploring AI risk.  It's a topic that lends itself to eyerolls and easy mockery ("Computers taking [More]

Outsourcing Education for Savings

Due to a variety of factors, such as reduced state support and ever-expanding administrations, the cost of college in the United States has increased dramatically. In Michigan, a few community
Due to a variety of factors, such as reduced state support and ever-expanding administrations, the cost of college in the United States has increased dramatically. In Michigan, a few community [More]

CFP: FEW at Wash U

Call for Papers: Formal Epistemology Workshop 2015 May 20-22, 2015 (Wednesday to Friday) Washington University in St. Louis Keynote speakers: Tom Kelly (Princeton), Jeff Horty (University of
Call for Papers: Formal Epistemology Workshop 2015 May 20-22, 2015 (Wednesday to Friday) Washington University in St. Louis Keynote speakers: Tom Kelly (Princeton), Jeff Horty (University of [More]