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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.

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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

Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 2:44pm in

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

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New:

  1. Simplicius, by Christoph Helmig.
  2. Descartes’ Method, by Tarek R. Dika.
  3. Climate Justice, by Simon Caney.

Revised:

  1. Feminist Moral Psychology, by Anita Superson.
  2. Natural Law Theories, by John Finnis.
  3. Future Contingents, by Peter Øhrstrøm and Per Hasle.
  4. Catharine Macaulay, by Karen Green.
  5. Philosophy of Biology, by Jay Odenbaugh and Paul Griffiths.

IEP 

  1. Bernardino Telesio, by Emilio Sergio.

NDPR

  1. John Carriero reviews Descartes and the Ontology of Everyday Life (Oxford), by Deborah J. Brown and Calvin G. Normore.
  2. Markus Seidel reviews Viewpoint Relativism: A New Approach to Epistemological Relativism based on the Concept of Points of View (Springer), by Antti Hautamaäki.
  3. Ulf Hlobil reviews Consequences of Reference Failure (Routledge), by Michael McKinsey
  4. Mary Katrina Krizan reviews Aristotle on Matter, Form, and Moving Causes: The Hylomorphic Theory of Substantial Generation (Cambridge), by Devin Henry.
  5. Christie Hartley reviews Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor (Oxford), by Gina Schouten.

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Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media 

  1. Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers by Cheryl Misak, reviewed by Joseph Brean at The National Post.
  2. Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason by Justin E.H. Smith, reviewed by Jonathan Egid at the Times Literary Supplement.

 Compiled by Michael Glawson.

BONUS: Distribution matters.

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

Book Review: Muddied Waters: The Fictionalisation of Ethnographic Film by Toni de Bromhead

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 6:10pm in

In Muddied Waters: The Fictionalisation of Ethnographic Film, Toni de Bromhead examines twelve documentary films about southern Italy to argue for a definition of ethnographic filmmaking as the ‘responsible and reliable’ gathering of footage through the avoidance of over-aestheticisation and other experimental aspects. While the book is of considerable disciplinary relevance and offers detailed and thought-provoking interrogations … Continued

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