The challenges of translating Homer. How does one render magically appearing bathtubs or spears in two places at once? That depends. Is <em>The Iliad</em> <strong> art or accident</strong>?

The challenges of translating Homer. How does one render magically appearing bathtubs or spears in two places at once? That depends. Is The Iliad art or
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<strong>The story of Lewis Carroll</strong>: 98,721 letters sent or received, 3,000 photographs taken, a revolutionary imagination, an unknowable man

The story of Lewis Carroll: 98,721 letters sent or received, 3,000 photographs taken, a revolutionary imagination, an unknowable
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Scientific Progress

[Revised entry by Ilkka Niiniluoto on June 15, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Science is often distinguished from other domains of human culture by its progressive nature: in contrast
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Measurement in Science

[New Entry by Eran Tal on June 15, 2015.] Measurement is an integral part of modern science as well as of engineering, commerce, and daily life. Measurement is often considered a hallmark of the
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Effective Altruist Philosophers

Alexander Dietz (USC) has put together a new website&amp;nbsp;promoting effective altruism amongst philosophers:Are you a philosopher who wants to make the world a better place? Make a public pledge to
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Genetically Modified Food

View image &amp;#124; gettyimages.com While the majority of scientists believe that genetically modified foods (or, more accurately, crops and animals) are safe for human consumption, there is
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Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida's Geschlecht

2015.06.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Farrell Krell,&#160;Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida&#39;s&#160;Geschlecht, SUNY Press, 2015, 357pp., $34.95 (pbk),
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From Empiricism to Expressivism: Brandom Reads Sellars

2015.06.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert B. Brandom,&#160;From Empiricism to Expressivism: Brandom Reads Sellars, Harvard University Press, 2015, 289pp., $35.00 (hbk),
2015.06.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert B. Brandom, From Empiricism to Expressivism: Brandom Reads Sellars, Harvard University Press, 2015, 289pp., $35.00 (hbk), [More]

A collection of biographies shows literature as a longtime refuge for sad sacks and self-destructors, a <strong>cynical celebration</strong> of spectacular failure

A collection of biographies shows literature as a longtime refuge for sad sacks and self-destructors, a cynical celebration of spectacular
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France invented the word &ldquo;intellectual,&rdquo; but <strong>French thought is in the doldrums</strong>, brought low by a technocratic, complacent, bunker mentality.

France invented the word &amp;ldquo;intellectual,&amp;rdquo; but French thought is in the doldrums, brought low by a technocratic, complacent, bunker
France invented the word “intellectual,” but French thought is in the doldrums, brought low by a technocratic, complacent, bunker [More]