Philosophical Expertise?

There is no such thing. I have a paper on the expertise defense forthcoming in Metaphilosophy that may be of interest to readers of the blog. Three Arguments against the Expertise Defense
There is no such thing. I have a paper on the expertise defense forthcoming in Metaphilosophy that may be of interest to readers of the blog. Three Arguments against the Expertise Defense [More]

Saving Endangered Scholars

Beginning in 1940, the Rockefeller Foundation rescued six Nobel winners and six future laureates. Deciding whom to save meant deciding whom not to…
Beginning in 1940, the Rockefeller Foundation rescued six Nobel winners and six future laureates. Deciding whom to save meant deciding whom not to… [More]

Philosophy of Biology

2014.10.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Godfrey-Smith, Philosophy of Biology, Princeton University Press, 2014, 187pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780691140018.
2014.10.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Godfrey-Smith, Philosophy of Biology, Princeton University Press, 2014, 187pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780691140018. [More]

Poetry and Catastrophe

Poetry has long been enlisted as a witness in dark times, a tonic for forgetfulness. But what happens when it’s as much evidence as art?…
Poetry has long been enlisted as a witness in dark times, a tonic for forgetfulness. But what happens when it’s as much evidence as art?… [More]

Freedom from food

What would you do with an extra 90 minutes each day? Read? Write? Sleep? Watch TV? All you have to do is stop spending time on food…
What would you do with an extra 90 minutes each day? Read? Write? Sleep? Watch TV? All you have to do is stop spending time on food… [More]

Book Announcement: Truth

Some folks might be interested to know that my book, Truth, is now available from Polity Press. It’s a generally non-technical survey focused issues of objectivity, the nature of truth, and
Some folks might be interested to know that my book, Truth, is now available from Polity Press. It’s a generally non-technical survey focused issues of objectivity, the nature of truth, and [More]

Ralph Waldo Emerson

[Revised entry by Russell Goodman on October 14, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] An American essayist, poet, and popular philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 82) began his career as
[Revised entry by Russell Goodman on October 14, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] An American essayist, poet, and popular philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 82) began his career as [More]

Russell's Moral Philosophy

[Revised entry by Charles Pigden on October 14, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Russell remains famous as a logician, a metaphysician, and as a philosopher of mathematics, but in his
[Revised entry by Charles Pigden on October 14, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Russell remains famous as a logician, a metaphysician, and as a philosopher of mathematics, but in his [More]

On the cultural ideology of Big Data

Big Data was supposed to eliminate bias, make theories obsolete, and usher in a new Enlightenment. Still waiting…
Big Data was supposed to eliminate bias, make theories obsolete, and usher in a new Enlightenment. Still waiting… [More]

Memoir of Gay Male Literature

Cocteau, Wilde, Baldwin, Mann: It wasn’t an established canon of gay literature. It was what young Philip Kennicott could find…
Cocteau, Wilde, Baldwin, Mann: It wasn’t an established canon of gay literature. It was what young Philip Kennicott could find… [More]