Letters of Samel Beckett

In his letters, Samuel Beckett was painstaking about his finances, his language, and his aching mouth. But give him this: He was never boring…
In his letters, Samuel Beckett was painstaking about his finances, his language, and his aching mouth. But give him this: He was never boring… [More]

Death and Diana Athill

Diana Athill didn’t set out many years ago to think about death in a regular way every day. But she has. Now she’s 96 and unafraid…
Diana Athill didn’t set out many years ago to think about death in a regular way every day. But she has. Now she’s 96 and unafraid… [More]

The Power of Tolerance: A Debate

2014.10.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Wendy Brown and Rainer Forst, The Power of Tolerance: A Debate, Luca di Blasi and Christoph F. E. Holzhey (eds.), Columbia
2014.10.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Wendy Brown and Rainer Forst, The Power of Tolerance: A Debate, Luca di Blasi and Christoph F. E. Holzhey (eds.), Columbia [More]

Theisms, Metaphysical and Religious

Both in the classical tradition and in recent analytic philosophy, much of philosophical theology is concerned with what we might call metaphysical theism, that is, with the notion of God as a
Both in the classical tradition and in recent analytic philosophy, much of philosophical theology is concerned with what we might call metaphysical theism, that is, with the notion of God as a [More]

Francis Herbert Bradley's Moral and Political Philosophy

[Revised entry by David Crossley on October 1, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The ethical writings of the Oxford Idealists, T. H. Green and F. H. Bradley, reflect the influence of Kant
[Revised entry by David Crossley on October 1, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The ethical writings of the Oxford Idealists, T. H. Green and F. H. Bradley, reflect the influence of Kant [More]

Carl Schmitt

[Revised entry by Lars Vinx on October 1, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Carl Schmitt (1888 - 1985) was a conservative German legal, constitutional, and political theorist. Schmitt is
[Revised entry by Lars Vinx on October 1, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Carl Schmitt (1888 - 1985) was a conservative German legal, constitutional, and political theorist. Schmitt is [More]

Request for Proposals: The Self, Motivation & Virtue Project

Marquette University, with a generous grant from the Templeton Religion Trust, is pleased to announce a new research initiative on the topics of the self, motivation, and virtue
Marquette University, with a generous grant from the Templeton Religion Trust, is pleased to announce a new research initiative on the topics of the self, motivation, and virtue [More]

Gaming Newcomb’s Paradox II: Game Mechanics

Newcomb’s Paradox was created by William Newcomb of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The dread philosopher Robert Nozick published a paper on it in 1969 and it was
Newcomb’s Paradox was created by William Newcomb of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The dread philosopher Robert Nozick published a paper on it in 1969 and it was [More]

Writers’ private lives

We insist on prying into the lives of writers who seek privacy, like Harper Lee and J.D. Salinger. What is it we’re after?…
We insist on prying into the lives of writers who seek privacy, like Harper Lee and J.D. Salinger. What is it we’re after?… [More]

Myth of self-made men

The rags-to-riches narrative permeates the American psyche. From Franklin to Carnegie to his own father, John Swansburg ponders why…
The rags-to-riches narrative permeates the American psyche. From Franklin to Carnegie to his own father, John Swansburg ponders why… [More]