Medieval Skepticism

[Revised entry by Charles Bolyard on February 9, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Overarching surveys of the history of philosophy often leave the impression that philosophical
[Revised entry by Charles Bolyard on February 9, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Overarching surveys of the history of philosophy often leave the impression that philosophical [More]

Experimental Philosophy Closing Shop (Effective Immediately)

As many of you know, I have flirted on an off with shuddering the doors here at Experimental Philosophy for some time now. Each time I float the idea, there is a much-appreciated stream of support
As many of you know, I have flirted on an off with shuddering the doors here at Experimental Philosophy for some time now. Each time I float the idea, there is a much-appreciated stream of support [More]

Experimental Philosophy Blog Closing Shop (Effective Immediately)

As many of you know, I have flirted on an off with shuddering the doors here at Experimental Philosophy for some time now. Each time I float the idea, there is a much-appreciated stream of support
As many of you know, I have flirted on an off with shuddering the doors here at Experimental Philosophy for some time now. Each time I float the idea, there is a much-appreciated stream of support [More]

"<strong>Orwell</strong> didn&rsquo;t foresee Trump. But if Trump were ever to find out about Orwell, he would probably tweet. &lsquo;Really dumb @AnimalFarm. A total loser &ndash; no clue!&rsquo;"

&quot;Orwell didn&amp;rsquo;t foresee Trump. But if Trump were ever to find out about Orwell, he would probably tweet. &amp;lsquo;Really dumb @AnimalFarm. A total loser &amp;ndash; no
"Orwell didn’t foresee Trump. But if Trump were ever to find out about Orwell, he would probably tweet. ‘Really dumb @AnimalFarm. A total loser – no [More]

Nabokov and Edmund Wilson&rsquo;s falling out &mdash; over translating Pushkin &mdash; is often considered silly. But at stake was a serious question: <strong>Who owns language</strong>?

Nabokov and Edmund Wilson&amp;rsquo;s falling out &amp;mdash; over translating Pushkin &amp;mdash; is often considered silly. But at stake was a serious question: Who owns
Nabokov and Edmund Wilson’s falling out — over translating Pushkin — is often considered silly. But at stake was a serious question: Who owns [More]

<strong>Albert Murray's Omni-American Blues</strong>. The contrarian culture critic pursued an argument about what it means to be black&nbsp;

Albert Murray&#39;s Omni-American Blues. The contrarian culture critic pursued an argument about what it means to be
Albert Murray's Omni-American Blues. The contrarian culture critic pursued an argument about what it means to be [More]

Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

2017.02.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gianni Vattimo, Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy, Robert T. Valgenti (tr.), Columbia University Press, 2016, 235pp., $35.00
2017.02.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gianni Vattimo, Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy, Robert T. Valgenti (tr.), Columbia University Press, 2016, 235pp., $35.00 [More]

Cooperating with Trump

Embed from Getty Images It has been claimed that Republicans intended, from day one, to obstruct President Obama in all things. This is supported by John Boehner’s remark about Obama’s agenda:
Embed from Getty Images It has been claimed that Republicans intended, from day one, to obstruct President Obama in all things. This is supported by John Boehner’s remark about Obama’s agenda: [More]

Our Zombie Bodies, and Physicalist Epiphenomenalism

Eric Olson has a fascinating paper, &#39;The Zombies Among Us&#39; (forthcoming in&amp;nbsp;Nous), where he points out that standard constitutional theories of persons imply that our bodies are phenomenal
Eric Olson has a fascinating paper, 'The Zombies Among Us' (forthcoming in Nous), where he points out that standard constitutional theories of persons imply that our bodies are phenomenal [More]

Face to face with brash: part 2

James Murray showed great caution in his discussion of the Modern English words spelled and pronounced as brash (see Part I of this essay). It remains unclear how many of them are related. One of
James Murray showed great caution in his discussion of the Modern English words spelled and pronounced as brash (see Part I of this essay). It remains unclear how many of them are related. One of [More]