Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Links for thinkers
David Oderberg’s article appears in Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.
Nicholas Maxwell at Aeon calls for a revival natural philosophy. Gee, maybe someone ought to write a book on the subject.
Philosopher Kathleen Stock on gender dysphoria and the reality of sex differences, at Quillette. At Medium, philosopher Sophie Allen asks: If transwomen are women, what is a woman?
The Onion on liberal self-satisfaction.
At National Review, Tucker Carlson on America’s cultural decline. At First Things, Chris Arnade on back row America. Arnade’s book Dignity is reviewed at The Week, The University Bookman, Counterpunch, and The Federalist.
At 3:16, Richard Marshall interviews What Is It Like to Be a Philosopher? interviews historian of philosophy Peter Adamson..
At Areo, Darel Paul on the anti-intellectual religious fanaticism of the “Great Awokening” now plaguing some college campuses.
At Aeon, Adam Frank, Marcelo Gleiser, and Evan Thompson on science’s blind spot.
John Skalko’s is now out from Editiones Scholasticae. Walter Farrell’s The Natural Law According to Aquinas and Suárez has just been reprinted by Cluny Media.
At the Washington Examiner, Suzanne Venker argues that feminism has harmed millennials. At Metro, political scientist Eric Kaufmann predicts a return to sex as procreation rather than recreation.
At Quillette, neuroscientist Larry Cahill on the differences between male and female brains. Cahill is interviewed at Medium.
Kenneth Francis on the vicissitudes of grammar, at New English Review.
At Scientific American, physicist Marcelo Gleiser says that atheism is inconsistent with scientific method.
Confused by the messy continuity of the X-Men series of movies? The Wrap sorts it all out for you. Kyle Smith at National Review defends the underrated Iron Man 2.
The Chronicle Review interviews economist Glenn Loury about affirmative, politics, and academia.
Kathrin Koslicki’s Form, Matter, Substance is reviewed at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Also reviewed is Rani Lill Anjum and Stephen Mumford’s What Tends to Be: The Philosophy of Dispositional Modality.
Political scientist Kristian Niemietz on the endless self-delusion of socialists, at Quillette. National Review reports on Sotheby’s auction of F. A. Hayek’s personal effects.
Speaking of Quillette: The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the thought police are not fans.
At Claremont Review of Books, Robert Royal asks: Is the pope Catholic? Diane Montagna at LifeSite reports on the pope’s latest remarks about capital punishment.
Dissent on “Jewish conservative and Yiddish radical” Daniel Bell. The New Republic on Nathan Glazer.
At SyFy, an oral history of Marvel’s Secret Wars. At Voyage, Julian Sicam on Aquinas and the popularity of superheroes.
John Schwenkler at Commonweal looks back at G. E. M. Anscombe. Anil Gomes at The Philosophers’ Magazine looks back at P. F. Strawson.
Catholic theologian Matthew Levering is interviewed at Crux.
The Spectator on how Einstein was baffled by his own popularity. Aeon on Henri Bergson’s one-time popularity and the backlash against it.
At The Daily Mirror, Larry Harnisch laments that there are no good books about the Black Dahlia murder. Harnisch has long been the go-to guy for debunking nonsense written on the subject.