Postmodernism and the Crisis of Meaning: A Way Out?

Postmodern thought has made the search for meaning and identity more difficult. Many scholars have searched for an oasis on the other side of despair including French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. In this IAI video, philosophers and a sociologist discuss whether his metaphor of desire provides a way out of the postmodern dilemma.
Postmodern thought has made the search for meaning and identity more difficult. Many scholars have searched for an oasis on the other side of despair including French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. In this IAI video, philosophers and a sociologist discuss whether his metaphor of desire provides a way out of the postmodern dilemma. [More]

Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities

2014.08.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher (eds.), Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities, Springer, 2013, 1041pp., $279.00 (hbk),
2014.08.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher (eds.), Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities, Springer, 2013, 1041pp., $279.00 (hbk), [More]

Can a robot be too nice?

Roomba rising. When we think of robots as humans, we open ourselves up to a gantlet of philosophical concerns…
Roomba rising. When we think of robots as humans, we open ourselves up to a gantlet of philosophical concerns… [More]

Against Editors

In the writing world, editors rule and writers are second-class citizens. The problem: Editors go about editing whether it is necessary or not…
In the writing world, editors rule and writers are second-class citizens. The problem: Editors go about editing whether it is necessary or not… [More]

Scott Moncrieff, Proust translator

CK Scott Moncrieff – poet, soldier, spy, translator of Proust and Stendhal – died at 40 of esophageal cancer. The cause…
CK Scott Moncrieff – poet, soldier, spy, translator of Proust and Stendhal – died at 40 of esophageal cancer. The cause… [More]

The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony

2014.08.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chenyang Li, The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony, Routledge, 2014, 197pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415844741. Reviewed by
2014.08.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chenyang Li, The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony, Routledge, 2014, 197pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415844741. Reviewed by [More]

Baylor – Georgetown – Notre Dame conference 2014

The 2014 Baylor/Georgetown/Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Conference will be held at Georgetown University October 9 through October 11.  All sessions will be held in New North 204.  Below is the
The 2014 Baylor/Georgetown/Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Conference will be held at Georgetown University October 9 through October 11.  All sessions will be held in New North 204.  Below is the [More]

Automation & Ethics

Hero of Alexandria (born around 10 AD) is credited with developing the first steam engine, the first vending machine and the first known wind powered machine (a wind powered musical organ). Given
Hero of Alexandria (born around 10 AD) is credited with developing the first steam engine, the first vending machine and the first known wind powered machine (a wind powered musical organ). Given [More]

Robert Boyle

[Revised entry by J. J. MacIntosh and Peter Anstey on August 18, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Boyle was one of the leading intellectual figures of the seventeenth century. He was a
[Revised entry by J. J. MacIntosh and Peter Anstey on August 18, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Boyle was one of the leading intellectual figures of the seventeenth century. He was a [More]

Functions: Selection and Mechanisms

2014.08.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philippe Huneman (ed.), Functions: Selection and Mechanisms, Springer, 2013, 243pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789400753037.
2014.08.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philippe Huneman (ed.), Functions: Selection and Mechanisms, Springer, 2013, 243pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789400753037. [More]