Articles of Note

“These throw no light on my work,” said Samuel Beckett of his letters. Ah, but they do. For one thing, he was miserably busy.... more »

New Books

So Hobbes was an atheist with a gloomy view of human nature? Rousseau believed in a peace-loving “noble savage”? Wrong and wrong. We misunderstand the great philosophers ... more »

Essays & Opinions

When, like Faust, we despair at the limitations of human knowledge, another path opens. Experience, in the Emersonian sense, can show the way to transcendence... more »