Lost in translation

You think translation is a straightforward task? It isn’t. And too often the aim is easy consumption by the reader. Lost is anything foreign or unsettling…
You think translation is a straightforward task? It isn’t. And too often the aim is easy consumption by the reader. Lost is anything foreign or unsettling… [More]

State is bad for culture

Matthew Arnold is best remembered as an elitist scold or a much-needed defender of high culture. He was both, but neither explains his legacy…
Matthew Arnold is best remembered as an elitist scold or a much-needed defender of high culture. He was both, but neither explains his legacy… [More]

Shakespeare’s scholar tramp

The celebrated Shakespearean James Orchard Halliwell-Phillips dressed like a tramp and lived in the woods, where he hoarded rare objects of the Bard…
The celebrated Shakespearean James Orchard Halliwell-Phillips dressed like a tramp and lived in the woods, where he hoarded rare objects of the Bard… [More]

Registration now open for Conference on “Faith and Reason: Themes from Swinburne” Sept 25-27, 2014

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for “Faith and Reason: Themes from Swinburne,” a conference to be held at Purdue University, September 25-27, 2014.  Details about
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for “Faith and Reason: Themes from Swinburne,” a conference to be held at Purdue University, September 25-27, 2014.  Details about [More]

Defeasibility in Philosophy: Knowledge, Agency, Responsibility, and the Law

2014.04.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Claudia Blöser, Mikael Janvid, Hannes Ole Matthiessen, and Marcus Willaschek (eds.), Defeasibility in Philosophy: Knowledge,
2014.04.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Claudia Blöser, Mikael Janvid, Hannes Ole Matthiessen, and Marcus Willaschek (eds.), Defeasibility in Philosophy: Knowledge, [More]

Possibility of self-sacrifice

Living—and dying—for a cause. For a poet, for a suffragette, and for Socrates, self-sacrifice was a principled last act. But what does it actually mean?…
Living—and dying—for a cause. For a poet, for a suffragette, and for Socrates, self-sacrifice was a principled last act. But what does it actually mean?… [More]

New academic celebrity

Theory-heads are so passé. Now the academic celebrities are upbeat neuroscientists and the like, preaching on the TED-talk “ideas” circuit…
Theory-heads are so passé. Now the academic celebrities are upbeat neuroscientists and the like, preaching on the TED-talk “ideas” circuit… [More]

Søren Kierkegaard in love

An engagement as binding as marriage. Kierkegaard and Regine Olsen never married; nevertheless, theirs was one of the great literary loves…
An engagement as binding as marriage. Kierkegaard and Regine Olsen never married; nevertheless, theirs was one of the great literary loves… [More]

Blame

[New Entry by Neal Tognazzini and D. Justin Coates on April 15, 2014.] To blame someone is to respond in a particular way to something of negative normative significance about him or his behavior.
[New Entry by Neal Tognazzini and D. Justin Coates on April 15, 2014.] To blame someone is to respond in a particular way to something of negative normative significance about him or his behavior. [More]

IAI Video Debate: Did the Linguistic Turn Take Us Down the Wrong Path?

Watch an intriguing debate by top philosophers on how language relates to reality. John Searle, Hilary Lawson, and Michael Potter face each other in this epic war of words.
Watch an intriguing debate by top philosophers on how language relates to reality. John Searle, Hilary Lawson, and Michael Potter face each other in this epic war of words. [More]