Philosophy Books for Alan Lightman
Yesterday, in an interview in The New York Times, physicist and novelist Alan Lightman made a wish—a wish the readers of Daily Nous are well-positioned to grant, or at least point out how it has been granted. (more…)
Agenda-Setting, Area-Defining, Influential Philosophy Textbooks
Philosophy textbooks—anthologies or introductory-level commentaries—can take on roles beyond the pedagogical purposes for which they’re put together. Through editorial and authorial choices of inclusion and exclusion such works can define or clarify fields of study, canonize specific works, identify a subdiscipline’s central problems, and, depending on uptake, s..
Will the Next Philosophy Book You Acquire Be an E-Book? (with poll)
In a recent article at The Atlantic, Ian Bogost (author, game designer, and professor of computer science & engineering at Washington University in St. Louis) explains why he doesn’t like electronic books, or e-books (or ebooks). (more…)
Judging Philosophy Books By Their Covers
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Do, however, judge the cover.
6-Figure Deal for Assistant Professor of Philosophy’s New Book
Ten publishers bid for a chance to publish the next book from Myisha Cherry, assistant professor of philosophy at University of California, Riverside. (more…)
Independent Bookstores and Local Shops
Worried about your local independent bookstore surviving the shelter-in-place orders, curfews, and social distancing of the COVID-19 pandemic? (more…)
An Experiment in Philosophy and Poetry (guest post by Aaron Meskin)
Imagine the following: you write an academic paper in philosophy, a poet then writes a poem about your paper, and then you respond to the poet. (more…)
Help Crowdfund a Book on Women Philosophers by Women Philosophers
The Philosopher Queens is book in progress that features over 20 chapters on women philosophers written by women philosophers. (more…)
Philosopher Named Editor of Novel Book Series on Black Male Studies
Tommy Curry, professor of philosophy and Africana studies at Texas A&M University, has been named editor of the first-ever university press book series focused on black and racialized males. (more…)
Philosophy Books for Non-Philosophers: Your Recommendations
The father of a student who is about to embark on his PhD in philosophy needs some assistance. But he’s probably not the only one. (more…)
Mill’s Myriad Marginalia: Mundane, Mysterious, Mocking
A website has been launched to display the handwritten annotations, marginal comments, and doodles made by John Stuart Mill in the approximately 1,700 books in his library.
Audio Books from Early Modern Texts
Early Modern Texts, which contains the texts of many classics of early modern philosophy, has begun producing audio books. (more…)
A Graphic Review of a Graphic Philosophy Book (guest post by Adam Ferner)
The following is a guest post* by Adam Ferner (Royal Institute of Philosophy). (more…)
Kipnis’s Book On Philosophers’ Title IX Cases
By now, many of you may have heard that Laura Kipnis, a professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University, has written a book, Unwanted Advances, about Title IX cases and attitudes about sex she takes to be prevalent on college campuses. (more…)
Nietzsche For Tots
Have you ever interacted with a three year-old and thought, “what this kid needs is some Nietzsche”? Me neither. Those who are before good and evil don’t need to be encouraged to move beyond it, in my experience. (more…)
Philosophy Books You Want Most Philosophers To Read, 2015-2016
So many philosophy books, so little time. What books should be on your list? One way to answer that question is to narrow the options down to books in your subfield. That’s a perfectly reasonable approach. But are there books in your subfield that you think philosophers who don’t specialize in your area should read? Or have you read a philosophy book outside your ar..