What is hell?

The idea of hell has evolved over millennia. Where did it come from, and why does it endure? A brief history of eternal punishment…
The idea of hell has evolved over millennia. Where did it come from, and why does it endure? A brief history of eternal punishment… [More]

Life of Mark Twain

Mark Twain, 31, got a newspaper to pay for a luxury cruise to Europe. The problem? Almost everyone on the ship was also a journalist…
Mark Twain, 31, got a newspaper to pay for a luxury cruise to Europe. The problem? Almost everyone on the ship was also a journalist… [More]

Indian literature

How to succeed as an Indian writer: Write about India, but in English and for the West. “It is a shameful experience; it produces feelings of irrelevance and inauthenticity”…
How to succeed as an Indian writer: Write about India, but in English and for the West. “It is a shameful experience; it produces feelings of irrelevance and inauthenticity”… [More]

Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, and Assertion

2015.03.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Clayton Littlejohn and John Turri (eds.), Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, and Assertion, Oxford University Press,
2015.03.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Clayton Littlejohn and John Turri (eds.), Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, and Assertion, Oxford University Press, [More]

Having It Both Ways: Hybrid Theories and Modern Metaethics

2015.03.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Guy Fletcher and Michael Ridge (eds.), Having It Both Ways: Hybrid Theories and Modern Metaethics, Oxford University Press, 2014,
2015.03.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Guy Fletcher and Michael Ridge (eds.), Having It Both Ways: Hybrid Theories and Modern Metaethics, Oxford University Press, 2014, [More]

Question about History - Charles Taliaferro responds

Can historical value judgements be objective? Because questions presuppose other questions having been answered, it seems crucial to figure out what prior questions it assumes, and philosophy of
Can historical value judgements be objective? Because questions presuppose other questions having been answered, it seems crucial to figure out what prior questions it assumes, and philosophy of [More]

Can atheism be properly basic?

I’ve recently been wondering whether atheism – the belief that God does not exist – could be properly basic. By that, I mean whether it could be a belief that is not based on arguments, but
I’ve recently been wondering whether atheism – the belief that God does not exist – could be properly basic. By that, I mean whether it could be a belief that is not based on arguments, but [More]

Medieval maps

Mapmaking mystery. How did a 13th-century cartographer do work so accurate that you could still navigate the Mediterranean with it?…
Mapmaking mystery. How did a 13th-century cartographer do work so accurate that you could still navigate the Mediterranean with it?… [More]

Art of not letting go

We live in an injury culture. That’s not cynicism, it’s fact. Pain is a fount of creative inspiration. And self-indulgence..
We live in an injury culture. That’s not cynicism, it’s fact. Pain is a fount of creative inspiration. And self-indulgence.. [More]

On L.E. Sissman

The bard of Madison Ave. L.E. Sissman – poet, critic, advertising executive – had an “amiable, attentive intelligence,” according to John Updike. Sissman’s muse: the office…
The bard of Madison Ave. L.E. Sissman – poet, critic, advertising executive – had an “amiable, attentive intelligence,” according to John Updike. Sissman’s muse: the office… [More]