The inaugural issue of Thought: A Journal of Philosophy is free online. From 3:AM, Ursula Renz does strenuous brooding on Spinoza’s ethics in Klagenfurt and Zurich — the results of this won a major prize; Frederick Beiser broods on the momentous German roots of philosophy so he never stops thinking about German rationalists, idealists, romantics and historicists; Valerie Tiberius is a switched on philosophy freak who gets high and hummin’ asking troublesome questions; and Michael Tye is the jumpin’ jack flashman of philosophy of mind, always updating his zap mind with rigorous brooding on the nature of phenomenal consciousness. From NDPR, Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer reviews of LoveKnowledge: The Life of Philosophy from Socrates to Derrida by Roy Brand; Dennis Whitcomb reviews of In Praise of Reason by Michael P. Lynch; and Stephen Darwall reviews Dignity: Its History and Meaning by Michael Rosen. From The Guardian, a series by Liz Williams on Karl Popper, the enemy of certainty. An interview with Nigel Warburton on introductions to philosophy. Philosophy and the two-sided brain: Carol Nicholson considers a possible source of two major differences in approach.

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