Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
March 25, 2009

One university press shifts to digital, and more will eventually. Scott McLemee wonders if there's more to it than "YouTube with footnotes"...

March 18, 2009

A prominent critic worries about college students' extracurricular reading. But Scott McLemee wonders about the best-seller lists....

March 11, 2009

To Kindle or not to Kindle? Scott McLemee thinks that's not really the question....

March 4, 2009

Whatever happened to cinephilia? Scott McLemee loses it at the movies....

February 25, 2009

A distinguished philosopher sums up his thoughts on love. The more you give....

February 21, 2009

Shakespeare wrote one of the most savage plays in the canon. Scott McLemee visits the dark side.

February 18, 2009

A new book revisits Manicheaism. Scott McLemee takes a look at the world religion that didn't quite make it.

February 11, 2009

Liberty Hyde Bailey was part Al Gore, part Indiana Jones. Scott McLemee looks into the revival...

February 4, 2009

Ralph Waldo Emerson ... writing instructor? Scott McLemee signs up for a workshop with the sage of Concord.

January 28, 2009

A new book chronicles the aftermath of the MLK assassination. Scott McLemee interviews the author.

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March 11, 2009

To Kindle or not to Kindle? Scott McLemee thinks that's not really the question....

March 4, 2009

Whatever happened to cinephilia? Scott McLemee loses it at the movies....

February 25, 2009

A distinguished philosopher sums up his thoughts on love. The more you give....

February 21, 2009

Shakespeare wrote one of the most savage plays in the canon. Scott McLemee visits the dark side.

February 18, 2009

A new book revisits Manicheaism. Scott McLemee takes a look at the world religion that didn't quite make it.

February 11, 2009

Liberty Hyde Bailey was part Al Gore, part Indiana Jones. Scott McLemee looks into the revival...

February 4, 2009

Ralph Waldo Emerson ... writing instructor? Scott McLemee signs up for a workshop with the sage of Concord.

January 28, 2009

A new book chronicles the aftermath of the MLK assassination. Scott McLemee interviews the author.

January 21, 2009

How to handle the constant pileup of scholarly publications? Scott McLemee takes a look at two alternatives.

January 14, 2009

Wandering around the Lyceum with an entourage, Aristotle would hold forth on his conception of the universe: one in which God is the Unmoved Mover, while all else shuttles between the potential and the actual. Part of what we know about Aristotle’s thought comes via notes from those lectures. (You picture a student scribbling furiously as the philosopher pauses to dislodge a stone from his sandal.)

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