Gene

[Revised entry by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Staffan Müller-Wille, and Robert Meunier on February 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] "There can be little doubt," philosopher and biochemist
[Revised entry by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Staffan Müller-Wille, and Robert Meunier on February 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] "There can be little doubt," philosopher and biochemist [More]

To push or not to push? Should that be the question?

Over at The Dance of Reason (Sac State's Philosophy blog), Dan Weijers reports an interesting experiment involving variations on the usual trolley cases. In short, he finds that: (a) in his sample
Over at The Dance of Reason (Sac State's Philosophy blog), Dan Weijers reports an interesting experiment involving variations on the usual trolley cases. In short, he finds that: (a) in his sample [More]

Reasonable science doubters

Vaccines, climate change, GMOs: Conspiracy-minded skeptics have declared war on scientific expertise. In this debate, facts are futile…
Vaccines, climate change, GMOs: Conspiracy-minded skeptics have declared war on scientific expertise. In this debate, facts are futile… [More]

David Lodge memoirs

The campus novel has much to draw on: comedy, sex, self-importance. For David Lodge, academe is a target for satire but also a source of social mobility…
The campus novel has much to draw on: comedy, sex, self-importance. For David Lodge, academe is a target for satire but also a source of social mobility… [More]

Are we morally smarter?

A person of average intelligence today would have been exceptionally intelligent a century ago. We’re getting smarter. Are we getting more moral?…
A person of average intelligence today would have been exceptionally intelligent a century ago. We’re getting smarter. Are we getting more moral?… [More]

Thinking Through the Wissenschaftslehre: Themes from Fichte's Early Philosophy

2015.02.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel Breazeale, Thinking Through the Wissenschaftslehre: Themes from Fichte's Early Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2013,
2015.02.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel Breazeale, Thinking Through the Wissenschaftslehre: Themes from Fichte's Early Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2013, [More]

The Predictive Mind

2015.02.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jakob Hohwy, The Predictive Mind, Oxford University Press, 2013, 282pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199686735. Reviewed by Jona
2015.02.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jakob Hohwy, The Predictive Mind, Oxford University Press, 2013, 282pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199686735. Reviewed by Jona [More]

Which Worlds are Possible?

Are there possible worlds that include unimaginable suffering? On behalf of the Anselmian theist, Tom Morris denies that there are such worlds. Such an [Anselmian] God is a delimiter of
Are there possible worlds that include unimaginable suffering? On behalf of the Anselmian theist, Tom Morris denies that there are such worlds. Such an [Anselmian] God is a delimiter of [More]

What Worlds are Possible?

Are there possible worlds that include unimaginable suffering? On behalf of the Anselmian theist, Tom Morris denies that there are such worlds. Such an [Anselmian] God is a delimiter of
Are there possible worlds that include unimaginable suffering? On behalf of the Anselmian theist, Tom Morris denies that there are such worlds. Such an [Anselmian] God is a delimiter of [More]

Are Anti-Vaccination People Stupid?

The United States recently saw an outbreak of the measles (644 cases in 27 states) with the overwhelming majority of victims being people who had not been vaccinated. Critics of the anti-vaccination
The United States recently saw an outbreak of the measles (644 cases in 27 states) with the overwhelming majority of victims being people who had not been vaccinated. Critics of the anti-vaccination [More]