book reviews

The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 20/09/2019 - 12:54am in

Biofuels turn out not to be a sustainable replacement for fossil-fuels, but just another way for agribusiness to maintain profits, finds Elaine Graham-Leigh

Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/09/2019 - 8:57pm in

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

Below is a list of recent updates, if there have been any, to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (NDPR), 1000-Word Philosophy, and Wireless Philosophy (Wi-Phi). There’s also a section listing recent reviews of philosophy books appearing in popular media.

SEP

New:

  1. Natural Properties, by Cian Dorr (New York).

Revised:

  1. Nicolaus Copernicus, by Sheila Rabin.
  2. Einstein’s Philosophy of Science, by Don A. Howard (Notre Dame) and Marco Giovanelli (Tuebingen).
  3. Joane Petrizi, by Tengiz Iremadze.
  4. Finitism in Geometry, by Jean Paul Van Bendegem (Free University of Brussels).

IEP

NDPR

  1. Gary Ebbs (Indiana-Bloomington) reviews Working from Within: The Nature and Development of Quine’s Naturalism (Oxford), by Sander Verhaegh.
  2. Hakhamanesh Zangeneh (Cal State-Stanislaus) reviews The Question Concerning the Thing: On Kant’s Doctrine of the Transcendental Principles (Rowman and Littlefield), by Martin Heidegger.
  3. Allen Speight (Boston) reviews Romanticism and the Re-Invention of Modern Religion: The Reconciliation of German Idealism and Platonic Realism (Cambridge), by Alexander J. B. Hampton.
  4. Iakovos Vasiliou (The Graduate Center, CUNY) reviews Virtue, Happiness, Knowledge: Themes from the Work of Gail Fine and Terence Irwin (Oxford), by David O. Brink, Susan Sauvé Meyer, and Christopher Shields (eds.).
  5. Matthew K. Douglass (Ouachita Baptist) reviews Explaining Evil: Four Views (Bloomsbury), by W. Paul Franks (ed.).
  6. Felipe De Brigard (Duke) reviews Remembering from the Outside: Personal Memory and the Perspectival Mind (Oxford), by Christopher Jude McCarroll.

1000-Word Philosophy

  1. Aristotle’s Defense of Slavery, by Dan Lowe (Michigan).

Wireless Philosophy

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media  ∅

Compiled by Michael Glawson.

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Book Review: What Works Now? Evidence-informed Policy and Practice edited by Annette Boaz, Huw Davies, Alec Fraser and Sandra Nutley

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 15/09/2019 - 7:30pm in

In What Works Now? Evidence-informed Policy and Practice, Annette Boaz, Huw Davies, Alec Fraser and Sandra Nutley offer both a synthesis and critique of the rapidly evolving field of evidence-informed policy and practice. William Solesbury praises the timeliness, breadth and clarity of the collection.  This post originally appeared on LSE Review of Books. If you would like to contribute to the series, please contact the managing editor of LSE Review […]

Sails and Winds: A Cultural History of Valencia - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/09/2019 - 11:17pm in

Michael Eaude’s history of Valencia reveals much about the Spanish state’s hard line against aspirations for independence or simply greater autonomy, argues Chris Bambery

Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 8:14pm in

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

Below is a list of recent updates, if there have been any, to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (NDPR), 1000-Word Philosophy, and Wireless Philosophy (Wi-Phi). There’s also a section listing recent reviews of philosophy books appearing in popular media.

SEP

New: 

Revised:

  1. Implicature, by Wayne Davism (Georgetown).
  2. Personal Identity, by Eric T. Olson (Sheffield).
  3. Wang Yangming, by Bryan Van Norden (Vassar College).
  4. Mencius, by Bryan Van Norden (Vassar College).
  5. Anomalous Monism, by Steven Yalowitz.
  6. Weakness of Will, by Sarah Stroud (North Carolina) and Larisa Svirsky.
  7. Heraclitus, by Daniel W. Graham (Brigham Young).

IEP

NDPR

  1. Jeffrey Powell (Marshall) reviews Elemental Discourses (Indiana), by John Sallis
  2. James DiFrisco (KU Leuven) reviews Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices (Oxford), by Otávio Bueno, Ruey-Lin Chen, and Melinda Bonnie Fagan (eds.).
  3. Marcel van Ackeren (Cologne/CIBSS Freiburg) reviews A Decent Life: Morality for the Rest of Us (Chicago), by Todd May.
  4. Ethan Mills (Tennessee-Chattanooga) reviews The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy (Oxford), by Jan Westerhoff.

1000-Word Philosophy

  1. Mill’s Proof of the Principle of Utility, by Dale E. Miller (Old Dominion).
  2. Speciesism, by Dan Lowe (Michigan).
  3. The African Ethic of Ubuntu, by Thaddeus Metz (Johannesburg).

Wireless Philosophy

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media

  1. Ada Bronowski reviews The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble But Flawed Ideal, by Martha Nussbaum, at Prospect Magazine.
  2. Tim Maudlin reviews The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect, by Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie, at Boston Review.

Compiled by Michael Glawson.

BONUS: More on civility.

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The Four Horsemen Cometh

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 08/09/2019 - 12:45am in

Frank Lee “Aftermath” is the latest addition to three previous publications by Rickards, Currency Wars (2011), The Death of Money (2014), The Road to Ruin (2016). Together, with the present offering (Aftermath, 2019), the author uses the analogy of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to illustrate the themes of his four books. The latest …

The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 06/09/2019 - 5:38am in

In The Long Honduran Night, Dana Frank gives a personal and detailed account of the resistance of Honduran people and the involvement of the US, finds Orlando Hill

Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 11:03pm in

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

Below is a list of recent updates, if there have been any, to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (NDPR), 1000-Word Philosophy, and Wireless Philosophy (Wi-Phi). There’s also a section listing recent reviews of philosophy books appearing in popular media.

SEP

New:

  1. Iamblichus, by Riccardo Chiaradonna (Università degli Studi Roma Tre) and Adrien Lecerf (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique).

Revised:

  1. Transcendentalism, by Russell Goodman (New Mexico).
  2. Carl Schmitt, by Lars Vinx (Cambridge)
  3. Category Theory, by Jean-Pierre Marquis (Montreal).
  4. Social Epistemology, by Alvin Goldman (Rutgers) and Cailin O’Connor (California-Irvine).
  5. Otto Neurath, by Jordi Cat (Indiana).
  6. Interpretations of Probability, by Alan Hájek (Australian National University).
  7. Herbert Spencer, by David Weinstein (Wake Forest).
  8. Gratitude, by Tony Manela (Siena College).

IEP

NDPR

  1. Paul M. Livingston (New Mexico) reviews Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy (Bloomsbury), by Jan Völker (ed.).
  2. Christopher Moore (Penn State) reviews Knowledge and Ignorance of Self in Platonic Philosophy (Cambridge), by James M. Ambury and Andy German (eds.).
  3. Jonah N. Schupbach (Utah) reviews Truth-Seeking by Abduction (Springer), by Ilkka Niniluoto.
  4. Todd Hedrick (Michigan State) reviews Critique of Forms of Life (Harvard), by Rahel Jaeggi.
  5. Brad Wray (Aarhus) reviews The Instrument of Science: Scientific Anti-Realism Revitalized (Routledge), by Darrell P. Rowbottom.

1000-Word Philosophy

Wireless Philosophy

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media  ∅

Compiled by Michael Glawson.

BONUS: How to decide which moral theory is right.

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Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 30/08/2019 - 3:42am in

This graphic history of Peterloo is a poignant piece of people’s history told through stunning artwork and the voices of those who were there, finds Adam Tomes

Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 26/08/2019 - 9:01pm in

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

Below is a list of recent updates, if there have been any, to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (NDPR), 1000-Word Philosophy, and Wireless Philosophy (Wi-Phi). There’s also a section listing recent reviews of philosophy books appearing in popular media.

SEP

New:

  1. John Niemeyer Findlay, by Douglas Lackey (CUNY).

Revised:

  1. Formalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics, by Alan Weir (Glasgow).
  2. Fitch’s Paradox of Knowability, by Berit Brogaard (Miami) and Joe Salerno (St. Louis).
  3. Madeleine de Scudéry, by John Conley (Loyola).
  4. The Nature of Law, by Andrei Marmor (Cornell) and Alexander Sarch (Surrey).
  5. Pragmatics, by Kepa Korta (University of the Basque Country) and John Perry (Stanford).
  6. Moral Non-Naturalism, by Michael Ridge (Edinburgh).

IEP

  1. John Wisdom, by Nikolay Milkov (Paderborn).

NDPR

  1. Trevor Ponech (McGill University) reviews Film, Art, and the Third Culture: A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film (Oxford), by Murray Smith.
  2. David J. Riesbeck (Tempe Preparatory Academy) reviews Democracy, Justice, and Equality in Ancient Greece: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives (Springer), by Georgios Anaghostopoulos and Gerasimos Santas (eds.).
  3. Thomas V. Cunningham (Kaiser Permanente/Southern California Bioethics Program) reviews The Methods of Bioethics: An Essay in Meta-Bioethics (Oxford), by John McMilllan.
  4. Alastair Wilson (Birmingham) reviews Causation, Explanation, and the Metaphysics of Aspect (Oxford), by Bradford Skow.
  5. Christopher Heath Wellman (Washington University, St. Louis) reviews The Limits of Blame: Rethinking Punishment and Responsibility (Harvard), by Erin I. Kelly.
  6. David Faraci (Durham) reviews Methodology and Moral Philosophy (Routledge), by Jussi Suikkanen and Antti Kauppinen (eds.).
  7. Christopher Hamilton (King’s College London) reviews Werner Herzog: Filmmaker and Philosopher (Bloomsbury), by Richard Eldridge.
  8. Ed Pluth (California State-Chico) reviews Malebranche: Theological Figure, Being 2 (Columbia), by Alain Badiou.
  9. Antonio Vassallo (Barcelona) reviews Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory (Princeton), by Tim Maudlin.
  10. Jack Spencer (MIT) reviews Newcomb’s Problem (Cambridge), by Arif Ahmed (ed.).

1000-Word Philosophy

Wireless Philosophy

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media

  1. Marina N. Bolotnikova reviews In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy (Princeton), by Katrina Forrester at Harvard Magazine.
  2. Robert L. Tsai reviews One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality, by Jeremy Waldron, at Los Angeles Review of Books.

Compiled by Michael Glawson

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