Question about Freedom - Eddy Nahmias responds

I've recently been struggling with the idea of Fatalism, Determinism, Compatibilism, Libertarianism, etc., and from what I've been reading, the general consensus is compatibilism among most
I've recently been struggling with the idea of Fatalism, Determinism, Compatibilism, Libertarianism, etc., and from what I've been reading, the general consensus is compatibilism among most [More]

Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

[Revised entry by Alan Chalmers on October 9, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Atomism in the form in which it first emerged in Ancient Greece was a metaphysical thesis, purporting to
[Revised entry by Alan Chalmers on October 9, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Atomism in the form in which it first emerged in Ancient Greece was a metaphysical thesis, purporting to [More]

Memorable Passages from “Lila”

By the incomparable Marilynne Robinson. The first of several, but here is an interesting modal ambiguity I hadn’t noticed before: “The door might have opened, and a woman might have
By the incomparable Marilynne Robinson. The first of several, but here is an interesting modal ambiguity I hadn’t noticed before: “The door might have opened, and a woman might have [More]

Psychology of torture

Stanley Milgram’s experiments were not so much about proving a hypothesis as it was to perform a play. It was poor science, but great art…
Stanley Milgram’s experiments were not so much about proving a hypothesis as it was to perform a play. It was poor science, but great art… [More]

Myth of Childhood Innocence

Childhood innocence: Its uses are economic as well as emotional. Consider the appeal of Shirley Temple…
Childhood innocence: Its uses are economic as well as emotional. Consider the appeal of Shirley Temple… [More]

Resisting shame and disgust

The Our Bodies, Ourselves generation now have bodies that sag. Self-love has given way to self-loathing. Martha Nussbaum is having none of it…
The Our Bodies, Ourselves generation now have bodies that sag. Self-love has given way to self-loathing. Martha Nussbaum is having none of it… [More]

Active Perception in the History of Philosophy: From Plato to Modern Philosophy

2014.10.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews José Filipe Silva and Mikko Yrjönsuuri (eds.), Active Perception in the History of Philosophy: From Plato to Modern Philosophy,
2014.10.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews José Filipe Silva and Mikko Yrjönsuuri (eds.), Active Perception in the History of Philosophy: From Plato to Modern Philosophy, [More]

Set Theory

[Revised entry by Joan Bagaria on October 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, ZF.html, basic-set-theory.html] Set theory is the mathematical theory of well-determined collections, called
[Revised entry by Joan Bagaria on October 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, ZF.html, basic-set-theory.html] Set theory is the mathematical theory of well-determined collections, called [More]

A Philosopher’s Blog: 2012-2013

My latest book, A Philosopher’s Blog 2012-2013, will be free on Amazon from October 8, 2014 to October 12 2014. Description: “This book contains select essays from the 2012-2013 postings
My latest book, A Philosopher’s Blog 2012-2013, will be free on Amazon from October 8, 2014 to October 12 2014. Description: “This book contains select essays from the 2012-2013 postings [More]

Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth

2014.10.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Frank Chouraqui, Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth, Fordham University Press,
2014.10.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Frank Chouraqui, Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth, Fordham University Press, [More]