Online Philosophy Resources Weekly Update

Here’s the weekly report on new entries in online philosophical resources and new reviews of philosophy books. 

We check out and report on updates to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP), 1000-Word PhilosophyWireless Philosophy (Wi-Phi), and occasionally some other sites, as well as new book reviews at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (NDPR) and in the popular press. If you notice any reviews of books by philosophers in non-academic venues, please let us know. Thanks!



  1. Jean François Lyotard, by Peter Gratton (Durham).


  1. Descartes’ Life and Works, by Kurt Smith (Bloomsburg).
  2. Corruption, by Seumas Miller (Charles Sturt University).
  3. Laozi, by Alan Chan (Nanyang Technological University).
  4. Creationism, by Michael Ruse (Florida State).
  5. Tense and Aspect, by Friedrich Hamm (Teubingen) and Oliver Bott (Teubingen).
  6. Hans-Georg Gadamer, by Jeff Malpas (Tasmania).
  7. Byzantine Philosophy, by Katerina Ierodiakonou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) and Börje Bydén (Göteborgs).
  8. Pacifism, by Andrew Fiala (California State-Fresno).
  9. Chinese Ethics, by David Wong (Duke)



  1. Robert Gressis (California State-Northridge) reviews Religious Ethics and Constructivism: A Metaethical Inquiry (Routledge), by Kevin Jung (ed.).
  2. Carlos Santana (Utah) reviews Philosophy and Climate Science (Cambridge), by Eric Winsberg.
  3. Greg Frost-Arnold (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) reviews Theoretical Virtues in Science: Uncovering Reality through Theory (Cambridge), by Samuel Schindler.
  4. Marta Bertolaso (University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome) reviews Thinking through Breast Cancer: A Philosophical Exploration of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival (Oxford), by Mary Ann G. Cutter.
  5. John Protevi (Louisiana State) reviews The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject (Chicago), by Miguel de Beistegui.
  6. Jason Leddington (Bucknell) reviews The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts, by Tomấš Koblížek (ed.).
  7. John O’Dea (Tokyo) reviews Sensory Blending: On Synaesthesia and Related Phenomena (Oxford), by Ophelia Deroy (ed.).
  8. Catherine Zuckert (Notre Dame) reviews The Strauss-Krüger Correspondence: Returning to Plato through Kant (Palgrave Macmillan), by Susan Meld Shell (ed.).
  9. Joshua Shaw (Penn State Erie, The Behrend College) reviews Levinas and the Trauma of Responsibility: The Ethical Significance of Time (Indiana), by Cynthia D. Coe.
  10. Anthony D. Traylor (Assumption College) reviews The Sacrality of the Secular: Postmodern Philosophy of Religion (Columbia), by Bradley B. Onishi.

1000-Word Philosophy

  1. Attributes of God, by Bailie Peterson (Northern Colorado).

Wireless Philosophy

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media

  1. Stephen Mulhall reviews Object-Oriented Ontology: A New Theory of Everything, by Graham Harman, in the London Review of Books.
  2. Scott F. Parker reviews Hiking with Nietzsche by John Kaag, in The Star Tribune. Kaag’s book is also reviewed by Paul W. Gleason in Newsday.

Compiled by @MichaelGlawson (University of South Carolina)

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AR Guendo
AR Guendo
5 years ago

This new claim in Michael Ruse’s revised SEP entry on Creationism is incorrect with regard to the nature of Antony Flew’s famous change of mind surely? Flew adopted deism – even those most ‘enthused’ by his late views only claimed he’d ‘returned’ to theism not Christianity.

“Although somewhat dated, Flew and MacIntyre (1955) is still invaluable. Paradoxically, both of these then-atheist authors came to see the light and returned to the Christianity of their childhoods!“

Nicky Drake
Nicky Drake
5 years ago

There’s an error there; the SEP entry on Chinese Ethics is listed under “New”, but it’s a revision of the 2008 entry.