Thursday, April 23, 2020
Links for the lockdown
Thomas Osborne’s new book Aquinas’s Ethics, part of the Cambridge Elements series, is available online for free for a month.
How should a Thomist deal with a pandemic? Robert Koons proposes some general principles, at Public Discourse.
At Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Thomas Nagel reviews Richard Swinburne’s Are We Bodies or Souls?
C. C. Pecknold on Maritain versus De Koninck on the common good, at First Things.
At the Claremont Review of Books, Christopher Caldwell on the downside of the 1980s.
Mark Dooley on the last days of Roger Scruton, at The Critic.
At Pints with Aquinas, Matt Fradd interviews William Lane Craig.
Matthew Cobb on why the brain is not a computer, at The Guardian.
Ray Monk on forgotten philosopher G. E. Moore, at Prospect.
Mary Eberstadt’s new book on the sexual revolution and identity politics is reviewed at the Claremont Review of Books.
At The American Conservative, Bradley Birzer .
New books: Aidan Nichols, The Theologian's Enterprise; Lloyd Gerson, Platonism and Naturalism; Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Philosophizing in Faith; and Turner Nevitt and Brian Davies, Thomas Aquinas's Quodlibetal Questions. Simpson, Koons, and Teh’s anthology Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science is now available in paperback.
Alex Byrne’s paper “Are women adult human females?” appears in Philosophical Studies. At Quillette, a writer with gender dysphoria defends biological reality. At Medium, philosopher Kathleen Stock defends free debate about transgender issues.
Nerds on Earth on Jim Shooter, the controversial editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics during the 1980s who arguably saved the company. But can comics survive the Covid-19 lockdown?
David Greg Taylor is a former underground comics artist with an interest in Aristotle and philosophy. He is returning to comics with his series .
Commonweal on what Orwell would think of the contemporary Left.
The Guardian takes a closer look at Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The New Republic asks: What happened to Jordan Peterson?
The story of Encounter magazine, at The Critic. The death of Mad magazine’s Mort Drucker, at The Hollywood Reporter.
At Walking Christian, Gil Sanders comments on my recent debate with Graham Oppy.
At First Things, Michael Pakaluk and David Bentley Hart debate Hart’s book That All Shall Be Saved. Pakaluk has more to say at The Catholic Thing, here and here.
Conversations on early modern philosophy. At 3:16, Richard Marshall interviews philosophers Michael Della Rocca, Richard T. W. Arthur, and Charlie Huenemann.
Wilfred McClay on what Freud got right, at the Hedgehog Review.
At New Statesman, John Gray on John Cottingham’s new book on the soul.