Joshua Seigal (UCL): Unhappy Humans and Happy Pigs. From Kritike, Tracy Ann P. Llanera (Santo Tomas): The Copernican Revolution in Pragmatism? Dewey on Philosophy and Science; and Vinod Lakshmipathy (Rice): Kant and the Turn to Romanticism. From Critique and Humanism, Pierre Wagner on the linguistic turn and other misconceptions about analytic philosophy. A review of Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Julian Young. From Philosophy for Business, Andrew Murray (CIS): Aristotle and Locke on the Moral Limits of Wealth and Aristotle on the Ethics of Workplace Relations; and Sean Jasso (Pepperdine): The Hippocratic Oath of the Manager: Good or Bad Idea? An interview with Martha Nussbaum on the capability of philosophy. A review of The Nature of Normativity by Ralph Wedgwood. A review of Conversations on Ethics by Alex Voorhoeve. Here are some of the papers from the Northwestern Society for Ethical Theory and Political Philosophy's Annual Conference. A review of The New Pragmatism by Alan Malachowski. A review of The Nature and Future of Philosophy by Michael Dummett. A review of Reflections On How We Live by Annette Baier. A review of Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization by John Searle. The first chapter from Kant and Skepticism by Michael Forster. A review of Explaining the Normative by Stephen Turner. MacIntyre’s missing pages: A review of Christian Ethics: A Brief History by Michael Banner. A review of This is Ethical Theory by Jan Narveson. An interview with Rebecca Housel, author of Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians and the Pursuit of Immortality and True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You. Here is the first part of the diary of an unemployed Class of '10 philosophy major in NYC.
From The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, John McDowell (Newcastle): “Wars Not Make One Great”: Redeeming the Star Wars Mythos from Redemptive Violence Without Amusing Ourselves to Death; David Fillingim (Shorter): By the Gods—or Not: Religious Plurality in Xena: Warrior Princess; Danielle Soulliere (Windsor): Much Ado about Harry: Harry Potter and the Creation of a Moral Panic; Lena Roos (Lund): Religion, Sexuality and the Image of the Other in 300; and David Landry (St. Thomas): Faint Hope: A Theological Interpretation of Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors. Picture Perfect: Phony wildlife photography in magazines, books, calendars, and posters is giving people a warped view of nature. Financial scandal: An article on the hidden wealth of the Catholic Church. The secret life of pimple poppers: It's a social taboo — but why is it all that different from blowing your nose? From Momentum, a review of The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World: A Biography of Major Taylor by Andrew Ritchie. Does your environment determine your behaviour? History in Play: The Richard III Society of Canada agitates for a maligned king. The shortest possible game of Monopoly requires only four turns, nine rolls of the dice, and twenty-one seconds. A review of Barbarians to Angels: The Dark Ages Reconsidered by Peter Wells. Collapsitarianism: The sky has already fallen — the best we can do is hope for nice weather while the sky is falling. A review of Reading Orientalism: Said and the Unsaid by Daniel Martin Varisco. A review of Myths of Renaissance Individualism by John Jeffries Martin. Are Lady Gaga and the women who identify with her confusing sexual power with self-objectification? Wikiwikiwikipedia: If collective intelligence enhances the chance of survival, then we need as much of it as possible.
Thomas E. Doyle (UC-Irvine): The Moral Implications of the Subversion of the Nonproliferation Treaty Regime. Charles Costanzo (ACSC): What's Wrong with Zero? From the Department of State's eJournal USA, a special issue on nuclear weapons. A New Start: Tara McKelvey on prospects for Obama’s “Global Zero”. From The Bulletin, Yousaf Butt on the myth of missile defense as a deterrent (and from NYRM, a profile of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists). From Conversations with History, an interview with Siegfried S.Hecker on science diplomacy and nuclear threats; and an interview with Gregory L. Schulte on nuclear proliferation. From NYRB, is nuclear deterrence obsolete? Jeremy Bernstein wants to know (and responses). China is about to break important international rules designed to prevent nuclear proliferation — can Beijing be stopped? A review of Apocalypse Never: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World by Tad Daley (and more). Can a dazzling long-term mission — the abolition of nuclear weapons — be achieved through a series of small victories, like those of the last 19 months? A review of The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy by David Hoffman. Russ Wellen on how money sets our nuclear weapons agenda. Robert Jensen on how the abolition of nuclear weapons requires the end of the US empire. A review of Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly by Michael Gordin. A review of Peddling Peril: How the Secret Nuclear Trade Arms America’s Enemies by David Albright. Two cheers for multilateralism: Why the nuclear review conference was a minor triumph for Obama. The Birth of a Bomb: A history of Iran's nuclear ambitions. Suppose a terrorist succeeds in setting off a nuclear attack — what then?
From Kyoto Journal, a special issue on The Power of an Ideal: Japan’s Article 9 and the Imagination. From the Journal of Sustainable Development, Don Clifton (South Australia): Representing A Sustainable World — A Typology Approach and Security and a Sustainable World; and Nguyen Chi Nghia (Tohoku): Management Research about Solutions for the Eradication of Global Poverty: A Literature Review. A review of My Life with Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz. What an epistemologically conscious "scientific" history (of nation) would have needed: A review of Narrating the Nation: Representations in History, Media, and the Arts. A review of Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success by Matthew Syed. Smarter than you think: An I.B.M.'s supercomputer will challenge Jeopardy! champions. An excerpt from Outnumbered: Incredible Stories of History's Most Surprising Battlefield Upsets by Cormac O'Brien. Once a reliable Western ally, Turkey is now going its own way in the Middle East — and nobody in Washington or Brussels knows what to do about it. A look at 5 horrible diseases that changed the world (for the better). Beware of Deficit Hawks: Is it too soon for governments to cut spending? “Suddenly hot prefix” isn’t a phrase you utter in everyday conversation, but if you’ve noticed the rise of geo- lately, you might be tempted. A review of American Sovereigns: The People and America's Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil War by Christian G. Fritz. A look at how subtitles in movies scrape out their own fictitious space. An excerpt from Caribbean Middlebrow: Leisure Culture and the Middle Class by Belinda Edmondson. A review of Love, Friendship, and the Self: Intimacy, Identification, and the Social Nature of Persons by Bennett W. Helm.
Wade C. Mackey (JSU) and Ronald Immerman (Case): Cultural Evolution and the Nuclear Family: Whither Cleavage of the Father? The myth of the tyrannical dad: The cuddly, hands-on, sentimental dads we know today are by no means a modern-day creation. Why do dads lie on surveys about fatherhood? An interview with Kermyt Anderson, co-author of Fatherhood: Evolution and Human Paternal Behavior (and more and more and more). New studies show that fathers now struggle just as much — and sometimes even more — than mothers in trying to balance work and family life. Are fathers necessary? A paternal contribution may not be as essential as we think. Social science may suggest that kids drain their parents' happiness, but there's evidence that good parenting is less work and more fun than people think; the case for having more children. From Bitch, an interview Ada Calhoun, author of Instinctive Parenting: Trusting Ourselves to Raise Good Kids. An interview with Margaret Nelson, author of Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times (and more). Darren Allen on how to brainwash your children: Persuade the infant that the external world is more alluring than the inner world. Why teenagers can't concentrate: too much grey matter. Get off Facebook and do something: How to motivate an inert child. A review of The Evolution of Childhood by Melvin Konner. Laurence Steinberg’s research is changing the way we think about teenagers. From Evolutionary Psychology, an article on handgrip strength and socially dominant behavior in male adolescents. A review of The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens by Malina Saval. How to raise men: One father's hilarious test of nine virtues that matter in young men, and which parenting tricks are overrated.