Sunday, May 17, 2015

Philosophy links (May17)

Corey Robin on 'The Trials of Hannah Arendt'.

Hilary Putnam posts 'an unpublished letter from Quine to Hookway'.

The new Philosophical Percolations blog is perking.

A. W. Carus (who published a book on Carnap) has a Carnap blog.

Stan Persky reviews Barry Dainton's Self.

Three months after the dress craze, psychologists and neuroscientists explain why people saw different colours:
Nearly three months after the infamous blue and black dress (or was it white and gold?) tore the Internet apart, three teams of scientists have provided a closer look at the science behind the viral phenomenon. In their papers, published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, the teams have proposed reasons that different people saw different colors, and what the whole thing means for our understanding of visual perception.
Gordon Marino reviews Philip Kitcher's The Case for Secular Humanism.

Rowan Williams reviews three books on freedom (by Baggini, Mele, & John Gray).

Podcast of Hans-Johann Glock's talk at Cambridge's Moral Sciences Club (May 5, 2015): 'Of Toads, Dogs and Men: Agency, Intelligence and Reason in Human and Non-Human Animals'.

The latest in the University of Chicago's Elucidations podcast series is Susan James on 'Spinoza on the good embodied life'.

Lapham's Quarterly has an interesting series, 'Conversations', in which a passage from a 20th-Century author is set alongside an excerpt from a pre-20th-Century philosopher's oeuvre. Examples: Schopenhauer & Adorno, Comte & Timothy Leary, Hegel & John Fowles, Nietzsche & Clarence Darrow, Freud & Plato, and (entirely pre-20th-Century) Bentham & Aristotle.

Iris Dement:

A discussion of Michael Slote's 'Philosophical Reset Button'.

The Journal of Applied Philosophy has posted several podcasts (Kitcher, Sen, Annas, etc.).

Oxford has posted Rae Langton's John Locke Lectures.

From Yovisto, 'Fechner and Psychophysics'.

From Schlemiel Theory, 'Martin Buber and “Bogus Grandeur” – A Note on Saul Bellow’s Literary Treatment of Buber in “Herzog”.'

From Siris, 'Scientific Terms We Owe to William Whewell'.

From Neuroskeptic, 'Is Science Broken? Let's Ask Karl Popper'.

From Partially Examined Life:
Paul Forman (1937 - ) is a German-American historian of physics and curator at the National Museum of American History. In a series of papers written in the early 70's, he argued that quantum mechanics emerged from an "antirational" Weimar culture, and that much of its weirdness can be attributed to that "antirationalism." 
Also from Partially Examined Life, two posts on 'Schopenhauer on Music', with guest Jonathan Segel of Camper van Beethoven (inc. podcast and video).

Samir Chopra on 'Schopenhauer On Disillusioned Lovers'.

Krishna Mani Pathak reviews Stephen Cross' Schopenhauer’s Encounter and Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels.

Charlie Huenemann on 'Overcoming Babel'.

Michael Welton on 'Navigating the Intricacies of Habermas'.

Michael McCarthy reviews a book about Karl Polanyi's critique of market fundamentalism.

Lars Cornelissen reviews Stedman Jones' Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics.

Jo Baker interviews Peter Singer.

Jo Littler interviews Nancy Fraser: 'An astonishing time of great boldness: On the politics of recognition and redistribution'.

Philip and Carol Zaleski on 'Oxford's Influential Inklings'.

Wayne Cochran:

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