I try to make some sense out of some informal interviews with quantum physicists, and what their personalities and intuitions say about them. Platonists vs. idealists: who will win, and why are they on different sides?
Two philosophers, Husserl and Sellars, and the vision the hopes they both shared for a nonreductive unification of science and society.
Of all the concepts that people simultaneously trumpet and denigrate, while not even being aware of the contradiction, truth must rank damn close to the top.
The rhetoric of four thinkers who deployed obscurity and confusion to promulgate their beliefs and criticize their opponents. Things have not changed much in 400 years.
Dreyfus’ remarkable book is both a memoir of the fifteen years he spent training as a Ge-luk Tibetan Buddhist monk and a cross-cultural comparison of Buddhist and Western philosophical education.
Herman Philipse makes very fine tombstones. This particular tombstone is for Martin Heidegger: a very critical exegesis of his philosophy that ends with a damning verdict.
This letter is from the June 8 TLS, in response to a review of Jonathan Israel’s Democratic Enlightenment. It’s a far more substantive review than Darin MacMahon’s silly dismissal, but it makes the ubiquitous mistake of […]