Book Reviews

 

Madame Bovary’s Ovaries, by David and Nanelle Barash,” in Washington Post , August 7, 2005.

David S. Landes’s The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor,” in The Press, June 19, 1999.

The Pleasures of Fiction: Joseph Carroll’s Literary Darwinism,” in Philosophy and Literature 28 (2004): 453-66.

Once Upon a Time: on Christopher Booker’s The Seven Basic Plots,” in Washington Post, May 8, 2005.

Doubt’s Work Is Never Done: on Jennifer Hecht’s Doubt,” in Washington Post, February 1, 2004.

Knowledge Replacement Therapy,” in Philosophy and Literature 21 (1997): 208-21.

Paul Theroux on the South Pacific,” in The Press, August 1, 1992.

John Careys What Good Are the Arts?” in The Press, September 9, 2006.

Requiem for the Shroud of Turin,” in Michigan Quarterly Review 23 (1984): 243-55.

Wendy Steiner’s The Scandal of Pleasure,” in Philosophy and Literature 23 (1999): 252-55.

Art of the Piano: Charles Rosen’s Piano Notes,” in Philosophy and Literature 27 (2003): 485-96.

Art and Sexual Selection: Geoffrey Miller’s The Mating Mind,” in Philosophy and Literature 24 (2000): 512-21.

Richard Etlin on Humanism,” in Philosophy and Literature 23 (1999): 243-55.

Debunking Deconstruction,” in Philosophy and Literature 13 (1989): 430-34.

Darwin and Political Theory: Paul Rubin’s Darwinian Politics,” in Philosophy and Literature 27 (2003): 241-54.

Mad About Flowers: Elaine Scarry on Beauty,” in Philosophy and Literature 24 (2000): 249-60.

Richard Rorty’s Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity,” in Philosophy and Literature 14 (1990): 232-35.

Christopher Steiner on African Art,” in Philosophy and Literature 18 (1994): 428-34.

Alain Finkielkraut’s The Defeat of the Mind,” in Philosophy and Literature 19 (1995): 432-35.

Susan Vogel on Baule Art,” in Philosophy and Literature 22 (1998): 264-69.

Alfred W. Crosby’s The Measure of Reality,” in Philosophy and Literature 23 (1999): 243-55.

Umberto Eco on Interpretation,” in Philosophy and Literature 16 (1992): 432-37.

Writing Classic Prose,” on Clear and Simple as the Truth, by Mark Turner and Francis-Noël Thomas, in Philosophy and Literature 21 (1997): 504-507.

Is Aesthetics a Cross-Cultural Category?,” in Pacific Arts 11/12 (1995): 139-141.

Greener Than You Think,” in Washington Post, October 21, 2001.

What Is Genius?” in Philosophy and Literature 25 (2001): 181-96.

A Hanging Judge,” in Philosophy and Literature 26 (2002): 224-38.

America’s Most Wanted, and Why No One Wants It,” in Philosophy and Literature 22 (1998): 530-43.

Which Came First, the Language or its Grammar?” in Philosophy and Literature 22 (1998): 261-69.

What Are Editors For?” in Philosophy and Literature 20 (1996): 551-66.

Arthur Danto as Art Critic,” in Philosophy and Literature 15 (1991): 185-88.

Jean Baudrillard,” in Philosophy and Literature 14 (1990): 234-38.

Anthropology, Art, and Aesthetics,” in Pacific Arts 9/10 (1994): 107-110.

Sally Price on Primitive Art,” in Philosophy and Literature 15 (1993): 382-87.

Joseph M. Williams on Style,” in Philosophy and Literature 19 (1995): 201-205.

What’s Wrong with Philosophers?,” in Philosophy and Literature 17 (1993): 185-92.

A Postmodern Lexicon,” in Philosophy and Literature 15 (1991): 182-85.

Heavy Traffic,” in Philosophy and Literature 21 (1997): 208-221.

The Death of Primitive Art,” in Philosophy and Literature 23 (1999): 243-51.

Kaufmann, Heidegger, and Nazism,” in Philosophy and Literature 12 (1988): 325-36.

Skeptical Environmentalism,” in Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 2002, pp. 243-46.

Theodor Adorno on Astrology,” in Philosophy and Literature 19 (1995): 424-30.

John Reichert on Literature,” in Philosophy and Literature 2 (1978): 258-65.

The Empire Writes Back, with a Vengeance,” in Philosophy and Literature 19 (1995): 198-203.

Faking Your Way to Tenure,” in Philosophy and Literature 17 (1993): 402-409.

Decontextualized Crab,” in Philosophy and Literature 16 (1992): 239-44.

Nietzsche Dreams of Detroit,” in Philosophy and Literature 16 (1992): 244-49.

Forgers and Critics,” in Philosophy and Literature 15 (1991): 182-88.

What’s Wrong with Philosophers?,” in Philosophy and Literature 17 (1993): 182-87.

Arnold Krupat’s Ethnocriticism,” in Philosophy and Literature 17 (1991): 188-92.

Tomas Kulka on Kitsch,” in Philosophy and Literature 21 (1997): 208-11.

Sociobiology and Art,” in Philosophy and Literature 23 (1999): 451-57.

On Ellen Dissanayake,” in Philosophy and Literature 18 (1994): 205-10.

Barthes and Barzun,” in Philosophy and Literature 13 (1989): 221-29.

H. Gene Blocker on Tribal Art,” in Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 53 (1995): 321-23.

Colin Martindale’s The Clockwork Muse,” in Philosophy and Literature 18 (1994): 199-204.

Michael A. Simon’s Understanding Human Action,” in Philosophical Books 25 (1984): 39-42.

Stephen P. Turner’s Sociological Explanation as Translation,” in Philosophy of the Social Sciences 14 (1984): 581-82.

Robert Jastrow on Genesis and the Big Bang,” in Sky and Telescope, July 1979, pp. 66-67.

Mike Moore on Globalization,” in The Press, October 10, 1998.

Hollywood, Enemy of the People,” in The Press, July 3, 1994.

Edward Marriott’s The Lost Tribe,” in The Press, February 28, 1998.

Richard Dawkins’s Climbing Mount Improbable,” in The Press, December 14, 1996.

The Incredible Stories of Charles Fort,” in The Press, February 15, 1992.

Paul Davies on the Existence of God,” in Sky and Telescope, September 1984, pp. 229-30.