Life Is Hard

BOOK REVIEWLife Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Wayby Kieran Setiya 2022 About the AuthorKieran Setiya is a professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of Midlife: A Philosophical Guide. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement (London), the … Continue reading Life Is Hard

Science and Moral Imagination

BOOK REVIEWScience and Moral Imagination: A New Ideal for Values in Science by Matthew Brown 2020 About the AuthorMatthew J. Brown is associate professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas About the Book The idea that science is or should … Continue reading Science and Moral Imagination

Philo of Alexandria

BOOK REVIEWPhilo of Alexandria: On the Contemplative Life Introduction, Translation and Commentaryby Joan E. Taylor 2020 About the AuthorJOAN TAYLOR is the author of books on ancient Christianity, Judaism, history and archaeology. A New Zealander and former lecturer in religion and history at Waikato University, she is Professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism … Continue reading Philo of Alexandria

Outgrowing God

BOOK REVIEWOutgrowing God by Richard Dawkins 2019 About the AuthorRichard Dawkins is a fellow of the Royal Society and was the inaugural holder of the Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, The Magic of Reality, … Continue reading Outgrowing God

For Small Creatures Such as We

BOOK REVIEWFor Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World by Sasha Sagan 2019 About the AuthorSasha Sagan holds a degree in Dramatic Literature from NYU. She has worked as a television producer, filmmaker, editor, and speaker in New York, Boston and London, and her writing has appeared in New … Continue reading For Small Creatures Such as We

The Meaning of Belief

BOOK REVIEWThe Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist’s Point of Viewby Tim Crane 2017 About the AuthorTim Crane is Professor of Philosophy at Central European University, Budapest. About the Book“[A] valuable and compact contribution to the dialogue between atheists and believers. Crane writes as an atheist to an atheist audience in hopes of reducing … Continue reading The Meaning of Belief

How to Be an Epicurean

BOOK REVIEWHow to Be an Epicurean: The Ancient Art of Living Wellby Catherine Wilson 2019 About the AuthorCatherine Wilson received her PhD in philosophy from Princeton University and has taught at universities in the US, Canada, and Europe. She has published more than 100 research papers and eight books, including A Very Short Introduction to … Continue reading How to Be an Epicurean