Is a <strong>full understanding of physical reality</strong> within humanity&rsquo;s grasp? Probably not, says Martin Rees. Some insights will have to await a post-human intelligence

Is a full understanding of physical reality within humanity&amp;rsquo;s grasp? Probably not, says Martin Rees. Some insights will have to await a post-human
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Human Dignity: A Way of Living

2017.12.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Bieri, Human Dignity: A Way of Living, Diana Siclovan (tr.), Polity, 2017, 245pp., $29,95 (hbk), ISBN 9780745689012.
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Three year full-time funded PhD Studentship in Evolutionary Ethics

Job List:&amp;nbsp; Europe Name of institution:&amp;nbsp; Oxford Brookes
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&ldquo;A writer must refuse to let himself be turned into an institution,&rdquo; wrote Sartre, turning down the Nobel. Thus began the <strong>Sartre Prize for Prize Refusal</strong>

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"So far as we love seriousness, as well as life," <strong>Susan Sontag</strong> wrote, "we are moved by it, nourished by it.&rdquo; But what does it mean to love seriousness?

&quot;So far as we love seriousness, as well as life,&quot; Susan Sontag wrote, &quot;we are moved by it, nourished by it.&amp;rdquo; But what does it mean to love
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"The Man Who Fascinated Women (Writers)." <strong>Clancy Sigal</strong>, a wounded figure and onetime lover of Doris Lessing, makes for an unusual guide through blacklist-era Hollywood

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The World on Edge

2017.12.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Edward S. Casey, The World on Edge, Indiana University Press, 2017, 385pp., $42.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780253026095. Reviewed by
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Plato's Ethics: An Overview

[Revised entry by Dorothea Frede on December 6, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Like most other ancient philosophers, Plato maintains a virtue-based eudaemonistic conception of ethics.
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Why Do Good People Do Bad?

Embed from Getty Images Recent events have raised the old question of why (seemingly) good people do bad things. For example, Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor were both widely respected, but have now
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<strong>Equality is a modern idea</strong>. Its detractors have included Plato and Aristotle; indeed, for most Western thinkers, humanity was marked by chasms of distinction

Equality is a modern idea. Its detractors have included Plato and Aristotle; indeed, for most Western thinkers, humanity was marked by chasms of
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