“Epistemic Fetishism and Deweyan Faith”

A draft of my latest work for the Faith Project is available here. Comments welcome! … Continue reading
A draft of my latest work for the Faith Project is available here. Comments welcome! … Continue reading [More]

Transformation of the World

In the 19th century, space was reorganized, time was synchronized, the world became modern. We are the heirs of that change. Why have historians stopped caring?…
In the 19th century, space was reorganized, time was synchronized, the world became modern. We are the heirs of that change. Why have historians stopped caring?… [More]

Losing music

John Cotter’s past is set to music: Bach on a snowy afternoon, blues on a long night’s drive, Velvet Underground when he lost his virginity. Doctors say his future will be silent…
John Cotter’s past is set to music: Bach on a snowy afternoon, blues on a long night’s drive, Velvet Underground when he lost his virginity. Doctors say his future will be silent… [More]

Chasing Orwell’s ghost

Orwell at the ends of the earth. To finish Nineteen Eighty-Four, the writer moved to a desolate Scottish island. He slept with a gun under his bed…
Orwell at the ends of the earth. To finish Nineteen Eighty-Four, the writer moved to a desolate Scottish island. He slept with a gun under his bed… [More]

The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

2014.07.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ohad Nachtomy and Justin E.H. Smith (eds.), The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2014, 256pp.,
2014.07.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ohad Nachtomy and Justin E.H. Smith (eds.), The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2014, 256pp., [More]

Defining Rape IV: Men as Victims of Women

In my previous essay, I ended by noting that while college men are the victims of sexual assault by college women, this matter is rarely mentioned. It certainly does not get the attention of the
In my previous essay, I ended by noting that while college men are the victims of sexual assault by college women, this matter is rarely mentioned. It certainly does not get the attention of the [More]

Two full-time, fixed-term assistant professors in philosophy and ethics

Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  Eindhoven University of
Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  Eindhoven University of [More]

Life at 60

Life at 60. Some thoughts on lights and mirrors (avoid them), health (“looms like a threatening monsoon”), and the stupidity of “60 is the new 40”…
Life at 60. Some thoughts on lights and mirrors (avoid them), health (“looms like a threatening monsoon”), and the stupidity of “60 is the new 40”… [More]

Polyglot Universe

More than 6,000 languages are spoken today – a vast polyglot universe of idiolects and jargons. Some tongues travel, some won’t translate…
More than 6,000 languages are spoken today – a vast polyglot universe of idiolects and jargons. Some tongues travel, some won’t translate… [More]

Faking Galileo

Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius is among the most extraordinary books in the history of scientific publishing – and among the most intricately forged…
Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius is among the most extraordinary books in the history of scientific publishing – and among the most intricately forged… [More]