What is the Great American Novel?

Marketing device, self-criticism, or something else entirely? What does it mean to stamp a book “Great American Novel”?…
Marketing device, self-criticism, or something else entirely? What does it mean to stamp a book “Great American Novel”?… [More]

The Science of Right in Leibniz's Moral and Political Philosophy

2014.07.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Johns, The Science of Right in Leibniz's Moral and Political Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2013, 193pp., $120.00 (hbk),
2014.07.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Johns, The Science of Right in Leibniz's Moral and Political Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2013, 193pp., $120.00 (hbk), [More]

Conventionality of Simultaneity

[Revised entry by Allen Janis on July 16, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In his first paper on the special theory of relativity, Einstein indicated that the question of whether or not
[Revised entry by Allen Janis on July 16, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In his first paper on the special theory of relativity, Einstein indicated that the question of whether or not [More]

Checking ‘Check Your Privilege”

As a philosopher, I became familiar with the notion of the modern political concept of privilege as a graduate student—sometimes in classes, but sometimes in being lectured by other students about
As a philosopher, I became familiar with the notion of the modern political concept of privilege as a graduate student—sometimes in classes, but sometimes in being lectured by other students about [More]

Going Underground

What do English professors and rock musicians on Vespas have in common? More than you might think…
What do English professors and rock musicians on Vespas have in common? More than you might think… [More]

Theories of laughter

The mystery of laughter. It has confounded philosophers, neurologists, and historians. Mary Beard is on the case…
The mystery of laughter. It has confounded philosophers, neurologists, and historians. Mary Beard is on the case… [More]

Samuel Beckett, the Early Years

The sorrows of young Beckett. Unemployed, broke, sickly, and ambitious, he channeled his inner Joyce – to poor effect…
The sorrows of young Beckett. Unemployed, broke, sickly, and ambitious, he channeled his inner Joyce – to poor effect… [More]

You Must Change Your Life

2014.07.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Sloterdijk, You Must Change Your Life, Wieland Hoban (tr.), Polity, 2013, $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780745649214. Reviewed
2014.07.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Sloterdijk, You Must Change Your Life, Wieland Hoban (tr.), Polity, 2013, $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780745649214. Reviewed [More]

The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism

2014.07.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ben Eggleston and Dale E. Miller (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 387pp.,
2014.07.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ben Eggleston and Dale E. Miller (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 387pp., [More]

Human Action in Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus and William of Ockham

2014.07.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas M. Osborne Jr., Human Action in Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus and William of Ockham, The Catholic University of America
2014.07.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas M. Osborne Jr., Human Action in Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus and William of Ockham, The Catholic University of America [More]