Friday, September 11, 2020

What (And When) Was The First Novel?

What (And When) Was The First Novel?

Some critics argue that a novel has to also be one narrative through and through, one long story about one person. A lot of ancient fiction, arguably, is too distractible and prone to side stories to count. Even so, there are works that follow one character all the way through that are old—very old. – BookRiot

 Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness, by Peter Carruthers and Rocco Gennaro

Nationalism, by Nenad Miscevic. 

Stanisław Leśniewski, by Peter Simons.

Zhu Xi, by Kirill Thompson.

Roman Ingarden, by Amie Thomasson.

Religious Daoism, by Fabrizio Pregadio.

Ordinary Objects, by Daniel Z. Korman.

Altruism, by Richard Kraut.

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  1. Lauren Kopajtic reviews Being Me Being You: Adam Smith and Empathy(Chicago), by Samuel Fleischacker.
  2. David Cunning reviews Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence(Oxford), by Jacqueline Broad (ed.).
  3. Diego E. Machuca reviews Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus(Oxford), by Katja Maria Vogt and Justin Vlasits (eds.).
  4. Gerad Gentry reviews Hegel’s Concept of Life: Self-Consciousness, Freedom, Logic (Oxford), by Karen Ng.
  5. Andrei A. Buckareff reviews Reasons in Action: A Reductionist Account of Intentional Action (Oxford), by Ingmar Persson.
  6. Amy Kind reviews Knowing Other Minds (Oxford), by Avita Avramides and Matthew Parrott (eds.).
  7. Fabrizio Cariani reviews Knowledge and Conditionals: Essays on the Structure of Inquiry (Oxford), by Robert C. Stalnaker.

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Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media

  1. The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind by Judith Butler, reviewed by Natasha Lennard at Bookforum
  2. The Tyranny of Merit by Michael Sandel, reviewed by Julian Coman at The Guardian.
  3. Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy by Wolfram Eilenberger, reviewed by John Kaag in The New York Times.