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Snowden’s Box: Trust in the Age of Surveillance - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 3:17am in

The story of Snowden’s whistleblowing reveals the importance of genuinely free journalism, but only mass movements can truly defend civil liberties, argues Peter Stäuber

Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 9:50pm in

Here’s the report on new and revised entries in online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books.

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New:

Revised:

  1. Autonomy in Moral and Political Philosophy, by John Christman.
  2. The Cambridge Platonists, by Sarah Hutton.
  3. Leibniz’s Philosophy of Mind, by Mark Kulstad and Laurence Carlin.
  4. Associationist Theories of Thought, by Eric Mandelbaum.
  5. Pragmatism, by Catherine Legg and Christopher Hookway.
  6. Presocratic Philosophy, by Patricia Curd.
  7. Plato’s Aesthetics, by Nickolas Pappas.
  8. Sovereignty, by Daniel Philpott.

IEP  ∅

NDPR

  1. Terence Cuneo and Spencer Case review Morality and Epistemic Judgement: The Argument From Analogy (Oxford), by Christopher Cowie.
  2. David Lefkowitz reviews Legitimacy: The Right to Rule in a Wanton World (Harvard), by Aurhur Isak Applbaum.
  3. John Oberdiek reviews Recognizing Wrongs (Harvard), by John C. P. Goldberg and Benjamin C. Zipursky.
  4. Jessica M. Wilson reviews Physicalism Deconstructed: Levels of Reality and the Mind–Body Problem (Cambridge), by Kevin Morris.
  5. Stephen Kearns reviews Free Will and Epistemology: A Defence of the Transcendental Argument for Freedom (Bloomsbury), by Robert Lockie.
  6. Andrew Youpa reviews Freedom, Action, and Motivation in Spinoza’s Ethics (Routledge), by Noa Naaman-Zauderer (ed.).
  7. Saba Bazargan-Forward reviews War by Agreement: A Contractarian Ethics of War (Oxford), by Yitzhak Benbaji and Daniel Statman.
  8. Kristina Engelhard reviews Power and Influence: The Metaphysics of Reductive Explanation (Oxford), by Richard Corry.
  9. Mirela Oliva reviews Proto-Phenomenology, Language Acquisition, Orality, and Literacy: Dwelling in Speech II (Rowman & Littlefield), by Lawrence J. Hatab.
  10. Paul Hurley reviews Taking Utilitarianism Seriously (Oxford), by Christopher Woodard.

Wireless Philosophy

1000-Word Philosophy

  1. Ethics and the Expected Consequences of Voting, by Thomas Metcalf.

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media ∅

  1. Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition, by Patricia Churchland, reviewed by Raymond Tallis at the Times Literary Supplement.
  2. Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Søren Kierkegaard, by Clare Carlisle, at Bookforum.

Compiled by Michael Glawson.

The post Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update appeared first on Daily Nous.

Book Review: The Infographic: A History of Data Graphics in News and Communications by Murray Dick

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 8:01pm in

In The Infographic: A History of Data Graphics in News and Communications, Murray Dick offers a new cultural history of the infographic, tracing its emergence and development in Britain from the eighteenth century. The book succeeds in offering an account of an evolving media form, showing the infographic to be a contradictory tool, one developed to … Continued

Liberalism At Large: The World According to the Economist - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 4:53am in

Zevin’s history of the Economist magazine opens up a rich angle from which to observe the nature and development of liberalism across 180 years, finds Dominic Alexander

Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 3:17pm in

Here’s the report on new and revised entries in online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books.

(This edition of the report covers the past two weeks.)

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New:

  1. Gaṅgeśa, by Stephen Phillips.
  2. Climate Justice, by Simon Caney.

Revised:

  1. The Disjunctive Theory of Perception, by Matthew Soteriou.
  2. The Early Development of Set Theory, by José Ferreirós.
  3. Panentheism, by John Culp.
  4. Language and Testimony in Classical Indian Philosophy, by Madhav Deshpande.
  5. Time Machines, by John Earman, Christian Wüthrich, and JB Manchak.
  6. Existentialism, by Steven Crowell.
  7. Intuitionistic Type Theory, by Peter Dybjer and Erik Palmgren.
  8. Feminist Moral Psychology, by Anita Superson.

IEP 

  1. Immanuel Kant: Logic, by Srećko Kovač (Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb).
  2. Time, by Bradley Dowden (California State-Sacramento).

NDPR

  1. Laura McMahon reviews Merleau-Ponty between Philosophy and Symbolism: The Matrixed Ontology (SUNY), by Rajiv Kaushik.
  2. Bin Song reviews A History of Classical Chinese Thought (Routledge), by Li Zehou.
  3. Robert Shaver reviews Sacrifice Regained: Morality and Self-interest in British Moral Philosophy from Hobbes to Bentham (Oxford), by Roger Crisp.
  4. John H. Zammito reviews The Philosophical Structure of Historical Explanation (Northwestern), by Paul A. Roth.
  5. Robert Kraut reviews Pragmatism, Objectivity, and Experience (Cambridge), by Steven Levine.
  6. Paul M. Livingston reviews Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error (Palgrave MacMillan), by Samuel Talcott.
  7. Heath Massey reviews Interpreting Bergson: Critical Essays (Cambridge), by Alexandre Lefebvre and Nils F. Schott (eds.).
  8. Matthew J. Kisner reviews The Ethics of Joy: Spinoza on the Empowered Life (Oxford), by Andrew Youpa.
  9. David Morris reviews Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Language (Rowman and Littlefield), by Dimitris Apostolopoulos.
  10. Rahul Kumar reviews The Moral Nexus (Princeton), by R. Jay Wallace.

Wireless Philosophy

1000-Word Philosophy

  1. Removing Confederate Monuments, by Travis Timmerman.

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media 

  1. The Scientific Method: An Evolution of Thinking from Darwin to Dewey by Henry M. Cowles, reviewed by Jessica Riskin at The New York Review of Books.
  2. This Too a History of Philosophy (Auch eine Geschichte der Philosophie), The Occidental Constellation of Faith and Knowledge (Vol. 1, Die okzidentale Konstellation von Glauben und Wissen), and Rational Liberty: Traces of the Discourse on Faith and Knowledge (Vol. 2, Vernünftige Freiheit. Spuren des Diskurses über Glauben und Wissen) by Jürgen Habermas, reviewed by Brandon Bloch at Boston Review.
  3. Visual Thought in Russian Religious Philosophy: Pavel Florensky’s Theory of the Icon by Clemena Antonova, reviewed by Christoph Schneider at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Compiled by Michael Glawson.

BONUS: Is philosophy self-defeating?

The post Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update appeared first on Daily Nous.

Book Review: Digital Detox: The Politics of Disconnecting by Trine Syvertsen

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 7:00pm in

In Digital Detox: The Politics of Disconnecting, Trine Syvertsen studies the politics of disconnection as a practice of resistance to the intrusion of digital technologies into everyday life, locating it within the context of neoliberal self-regulation. The book offers a highly accessible overview of the digital detox phenomenon and the politics of the attention economy, … Continued

Socialist Register 2020: Beyond Market Dystopia - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 4:07am in

The wide range of essays in Socialist Register 2020 provide important reflections on the strengths and weaknesses of recent left movements, finds Sean Ledwith

Book Review: Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist by Alexander Zevin

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 7:00pm in

In Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist, Alexander Zevin traces the 177-year history of the Economist newspaper, positioning the Economist not only as a lens for understanding reinterpretations of liberalism across different eras, but also as an active participant in influencing policy and public debate. This is a rigorous and meticulously researched … Continued

Book Review: Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic by Serene J. Khader

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 13/06/2020 - 7:30pm in

In Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic, Serene J. Khader unpacks mainstream feminist approaches to women in the Global South – or ‘missionary feminism’ – to shed light on how to do anti-imperialist feminism in specific contexts through a notion of nonideal universalism. This is a timely interrogation and rejection of imperialist frameworks that maintain a distinction between ‘the West’ … Continued

Limits: Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 6:49am in

Giorgos Kallis criticises Malthus’ ideas and their modern influence, but sustainability requires structural change to move beyond capitalism, argues Elaine Graham-Leigh

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