Al-Farabi's Philosophy of Society and Religion

[New Entry by Nadja Germann on June 15, 2016.] While al-Farabi does not have a specific term for 'philosophy of religion', he does in fact have one which can more or less literally be translated as
[New Entry by Nadja Germann on June 15, 2016.] While al-Farabi does not have a specific term for 'philosophy of religion', he does in fact have one which can more or less literally be translated as [More]

Aristotle's Metaphysics

[Revised entry by S. Marc Cohen on June 15, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] The first major work in the history of philosophy to bear the title "Metaphysics" was the treatise by Aristotle that we
[Revised entry by S. Marc Cohen on June 15, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] The first major work in the history of philosophy to bear the title "Metaphysics" was the treatise by Aristotle that we [More]

A timeout: the methods of etymology

I expected that my series on dogs would inspire a torrent of angry comments. After all, dog is one of the most enigmatic words in English etymology, but the responses were very few. I am, naturally,
I expected that my series on dogs would inspire a torrent of angry comments. After all, dog is one of the most enigmatic words in English etymology, but the responses were very few. I am, naturally, [More]

Knobe Interviewed at Discrimination and Disadvantage

Our very own Joshua Knobe has been interviewed by Shelley Lynn Tremain as part of her Dialogues on Disability series. You can check out the interview over at Discrimination and Disadvantage! So,
Our very own Joshua Knobe has been interviewed by Shelley Lynn Tremain as part of her Dialogues on Disability series. You can check out the interview over at Discrimination and Disadvantage! So, [More]

Elon Musk suggests that we may all be <strong>living in a simulation</strong>, giving an old idea fresh cachet. But why listen to Musk on such a matter?

Elon Musk suggests that we may all be living in a simulation, giving an old idea fresh cachet. But why listen to Musk on such a
Elon Musk suggests that we may all be living in a simulation, giving an old idea fresh cachet. But why listen to Musk on such a [More]

The <strong>gene</strong> isn't an eternal thing that awaited elucidation by humans. It's a living idea with ancestors, development, and maturation &mdash; and maybe death

The gene isn&#39;t an eternal thing that awaited elucidation by humans. It&#39;s a living idea with ancestors, development, and maturation &amp;mdash; and maybe
The gene isn't an eternal thing that awaited elucidation by humans. It's a living idea with ancestors, development, and maturation — and maybe [More]

Yes, the humanities are embattled and the sciences are deemed useful. But if science is to become a way of life and not just a body of knowledge, it needs <strong>liberal education</strong>

Yes, the humanities are embattled and the sciences are deemed useful. But if science is to become a way of life and not just a body of knowledge, it needs liberal
Yes, the humanities are embattled and the sciences are deemed useful. But if science is to become a way of life and not just a body of knowledge, it needs liberal [More]

At the Heart of Reason

2016.06.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Claude Romano, At the Heart of Reason, Michael B. Smith and Claude Romano (trs.), Northwestern University Press, 2015, 635pp.,
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Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare

2016.06.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Fritz Allhoff, Adam Henschke, and Bradley Jay Strawser (eds.), Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare, Oxford University
2016.06.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Fritz Allhoff, Adam Henschke, and Bradley Jay Strawser (eds.), Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare, Oxford University [More]

Challenges to Metaphysical Realism

[Revised entry by Drew Khlentzos on June 14, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] According to metaphysical realism, the world is as it is independently of how humans or other inquiring
[Revised entry by Drew Khlentzos on June 14, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] According to metaphysical realism, the world is as it is independently of how humans or other inquiring [More]