Sunday, June 24, 2018
Around the web
Stephen French reviews William Simpson, Robert Koons, and Nicholas Teh’s anthology Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science, at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Sabine Hossenfelder’s Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray is reviewed in Nature. Excerpt from the book at Scientific American. An interview with Hossenfelder.
At The American Conservative, Paul Gottfried on why right-wingers need to stop throwing around the “socialist” label. At The Hill, Allan Richarz on why left-wingers need to stop throwing around the “Nazi” label.
Galen Strawson on consciousness denial, at The New York Review of Books. An exchange with Daniel Dennett follows.
Errol Morris contra Thomas Kuhn. The Ashtray (Or the Man Who Denied Reality) is reviewed by Philip Kitcher at Los Angeles Review of Books. An excerpt at Boston Review.
Ars Technica on Seattle’s Marvel Comics museum exhibit.
Interpreting quantum mechanics: Adam Becker’s What is Real? is reviewed by James Gleick at The New York Times. Further commentary and links from Peter Woit at Not Even Wrong.
Jim Holt’s When Einstein Walked with Gödel is reviewed at The New York Times. Interview with Holt at Medium.
Robert Lawrence Kuhn of Closer to Truth talks to philosopher Timothy Pawl about divine simplicity, the mind-body problem, the Bible, and Christian theology.
The Fifty-Fifty Martini is back, declares Punch.
Joseph Clifford Fenton’s What Is Sacred Theology? is the latest volume in Cluny Media’s Thomist Tradition book series.
The Stanford Prison Experiment was a sham, says Ben Blum at Medium.
Ryan Wasserman’s Paradoxes of Time Travel is reviewed by John W. Carroll at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Joseph Trabbic on Catholic doctrine on the confessional state, at Public Discourse.
Philosopher Robert Pasnau is interviewed at 3:AM Magazine.
At The Catholic Thing, Casey Chalk on the “Protestantization” of Catholic apologetics.
Just crazy enough to work: Weezer covers Toto. Variety gets Steve Lukather’s reaction.
Joseph Epstein on Tom Wolfe on pseudo-intellectualism, at The Weekly Standard.
The Chronicle of Higher Education investigates what goes on at Tucson’s Science of Consciousness conference.
Better late than never. Diogenes Laertius’s Lives of the Eminent Philosophers is reviewed in The Washington Post.
At The Institute of Art and Ideas, philosopher Philip Kitcher on the pros and cons of pop science.
Santiago Ramos on Stephen Hawking and philosophy, at Commonweal.
At Aeon, Skye Cleary advises philosophers to engage with rather than ignore Ayn Rand.
The Thomistic Institute is bringing Aquinas to a campus near you. The National Catholic Register reports.