Philip Larkin biography

Philip Larkin was callous toward people – mother and lovers included. But he gushed in the presence of hedgehogs, squirrels, bunnies, and bears…
Philip Larkin was callous toward people – mother and lovers included. But he gushed in the presence of hedgehogs, squirrels, bunnies, and bears… [More]

Reading Wallace reading

Underline, transcribe, highlight: David Foster Wallace put his anxieties – writer’s block, self-loathing, mental breakdowns – in his marginalia…
Underline, transcribe, highlight: David Foster Wallace put his anxieties – writer’s block, self-loathing, mental breakdowns – in his marginalia… [More]

Memoir Is Not a Status Update

In an age of constant status updates, what becomes of art forms – like literary memoir – that thrive on concealment?…
In an age of constant status updates, what becomes of art forms – like literary memoir – that thrive on concealment?… [More]

Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die debate

2014.08.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Scott Cutler Shershow, Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die debate, Chicago University Press, 2014, 205pp,
2014.08.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Scott Cutler Shershow, Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die debate, Chicago University Press, 2014, 205pp, [More]

Philosophy of Statistics

[New Entry by Jan-Willem Romeijn on August 19, 2014.] Statistics investigates and develops specific methods for evaluating hypotheses in the light of empirical facts. A method is called
[New Entry by Jan-Willem Romeijn on August 19, 2014.] Statistics investigates and develops specific methods for evaluating hypotheses in the light of empirical facts. A method is called [More]

Location and Mereology

[Revised entry by Cody Gilmore on August 19, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Substantivalists believe that there are regions of space or spacetime. Many substantivalists also believe that there
[Revised entry by Cody Gilmore on August 19, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Substantivalists believe that there are regions of space or spacetime. Many substantivalists also believe that there [More]

Question about Ethics, Law - Andrew Pessin responds

Is murder illegal because its wrong? Or is murder wrong because its illegal? Response from: Andrew Pessin a great question -- a deep one, and an old one -- basically grounded in the classic
Is murder illegal because its wrong? Or is murder wrong because its illegal? Response from: Andrew Pessin a great question -- a deep one, and an old one -- basically grounded in the classic [More]

Question about Education - Andrew Pessin responds

Hello everyone. I am a sophomore starting a philosophy club at my high school. No other high school in the district has one. To get straight to the point, I need a clever acronym for the club's
Hello everyone. I am a sophomore starting a philosophy club at my high school. No other high school in the district has one. To get straight to the point, I need a clever acronym for the club's [More]

Research assistent or co-operation partner - Modal logic or Philosophy of Law or Theory of Constition or Aesthetic

Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  indexicals - Centre of transdisciplinary
Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  indexicals - Centre of transdisciplinary [More]

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]