History of beer

Babylonians, shamans, monks, farmers, patriots, industrialists: Brewers are an ancient and odd bunch. Every beer tells a story…
Babylonians, shamans, monks, farmers, patriots, industrialists: Brewers are an ancient and odd bunch. Every beer tells a story… [More]

Evolution and Ethics

T.H. Huxley – Darwin’s “bulldog” – was an eminent scientist, an ardent believer in evolution, and a fierce critic of scientific triumphalism…
T.H. Huxley – Darwin’s “bulldog” – was an eminent scientist, an ardent believer in evolution, and a fierce critic of scientific triumphalism… [More]

Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century

2014.10.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ann E. Cudd and Sally J. Scholz (eds.), Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century, Springer, 2014, 246pp.,
2014.10.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ann E. Cudd and Sally J. Scholz (eds.), Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century, Springer, 2014, 246pp., [More]

How can we make the subject matter of philosophy of religion more diverse?

In a forthcoming paper, John Schellenberg forwards the following argument: anatomically humans have been around 200,000 years. That’s a very short span of time for any species, and only in the
In a forthcoming paper, John Schellenberg forwards the following argument: anatomically humans have been around 200,000 years. That’s a very short span of time for any species, and only in the [More]

Niccolò Machiavelli

[Revised entry by Cary Nederman on October 20, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Why an entry on Machiavelli? That question might naturally and legitimately occur to anyone encountering
[Revised entry by Cary Nederman on October 20, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Why an entry on Machiavelli? That question might naturally and legitimately occur to anyone encountering [More]

Medbots, Autodocs & Telemedicine

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/481844255 In science fiction stories, movies and games automated medical services are quite common. Some take the form of autodocs—essentially an autonomous robotic
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/481844255 In science fiction stories, movies and games automated medical services are quite common. Some take the form of autodocs—essentially an autonomous robotic [More]

#Gamergate, Video Game Wars, & Evil

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/106748964 As a gamer, philosopher and human being, I was morally outraged when I learned of the latest death threats against Anita Sarkeesian. Sarkeesian, who is
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/106748964 As a gamer, philosopher and human being, I was morally outraged when I learned of the latest death threats against Anita Sarkeesian. Sarkeesian, who is [More]

Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

2014.10.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sharon L. Crasnow and Anita M. Superson (eds.), Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional
2014.10.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sharon L. Crasnow and Anita M. Superson (eds.), Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional [More]

Charity to those we oppose

I have a couple of old blog posts, one from mid-2008 and the other from early 2010 in which I am highly critical of Australian journalist Guy Rundle. In both cases, I’m quite snarky about
I have a couple of old blog posts, one from mid-2008 and the other from early 2010 in which I am highly critical of Australian journalist Guy Rundle. In both cases, I’m quite snarky about [More]

Leo Strauss: Man of Peace

2014.10.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Howse, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 188pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107427679.
2014.10.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Howse, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 188pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107427679. [More]