Etymology gleanings for March 2016

Preparation for the Spelling Congress is underway. The more people will send in their proposals, the better. On the other hand (or so it seems to me), the fewer people participate in this event and
Preparation for the Spelling Congress is underway. The more people will send in their proposals, the better. On the other hand (or so it seems to me), the fewer people participate in this event and [More]

Is it all in the brain? An inclusive approach to mental health

For many years, the prevailing view among both cognitive scientists and philosophers has been that the brain is sufficient for cognition, and that once we discover its secrets, we will be able to
For many years, the prevailing view among both cognitive scientists and philosophers has been that the brain is sufficient for cognition, and that once we discover its secrets, we will be able to [More]

T.S. Eliot believed that to understand a writer requires reading her complete works. He overlooked the <strong>advantages of ignorance</strong>

T.S. Eliot believed that to understand a writer requires reading her complete works. He overlooked the advantages of
T.S. Eliot believed that to understand a writer requires reading her complete works. He overlooked the advantages of [More]

Speculative Realism: Problems and Prospects

2016.03.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Gratton, Speculative Realism: Problems and Prospects, Bloomsbury, 2014, 266pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781441174758.
2016.03.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Gratton, Speculative Realism: Problems and Prospects, Bloomsbury, 2014, 266pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781441174758. [More]

Susan Jacoby is a <strong>champion of irreligion</strong>. But perhaps despite herself, she makes the subject of religion contagiously interesting

Susan Jacoby is a champion of irreligion. But perhaps despite herself, she makes the subject of religion contagiously
Susan Jacoby is a champion of irreligion. But perhaps despite herself, she makes the subject of religion contagiously [More]

<strong>Nathan Glazer</strong> is an intellectual loner by temperament and design. Also because he possesses that rare thing: a willingness to change his mind

Nathan Glazer is an intellectual loner by temperament and design. Also because he possesses that rare thing: a willingness to change his
Nathan Glazer is an intellectual loner by temperament and design. Also because he possesses that rare thing: a willingness to change his [More]

Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

2016.03.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michel Foucault, Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature, Philippe Arti&#232;ries, Jean-Fran&#231;ois Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville,
2016.03.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michel Foucault, Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature, Philippe Artièries, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, [More]

Time Machines

[Revised entry by John Earman, Christian W&#252;thrich, and John Manchak on March 29, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Recent years have seen a growing consensus in the philosophical
[Revised entry by John Earman, Christian Wüthrich, and John Manchak on March 29, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Recent years have seen a growing consensus in the philosophical [More]

Epistemic Contextualism

[Revised entry by Patrick Rysiew on March 29, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Epistemic contextualism (EC) is a recent and hotly debated position. EC is roughly the view
[Revised entry by Patrick Rysiew on March 29, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Epistemic contextualism (EC) is a recent and hotly debated position. EC is roughly the view [More]

<strong>How to read <em>The Divine Comedy</em></strong>. Few of us any longer try to tackle what the poet called his <em>versi strani</em>, strange verses. But patience pays off

How to read The Divine Comedy. Few of us any longer try to tackle what the poet called his versi strani, strange verses. But patience pays
How to read The Divine Comedy. Few of us any longer try to tackle what the poet called his versi strani, strange verses. But patience pays [More]