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  • Originally published 10/28/2013

    Dignity’s Due

    Samuel Moyn

    Why are philosophers invoking the notion of human dignity to revitalize theories of political ethics?

  • Originally published 03/18/2013

    Carlin Romano: Reason, Emotion, and Hitler

    Carlin Romano, critic at large for The Chronicle, is a professor of philosophy and humanities at Ursinus College and author of America the Philosophical (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012).Adolf Hitler loved books—that nasty bent for book burning notwithstanding—and the book industry loves him back. Type his name into Amazon, and while he doesn't trigger the English-language numbers of Jesus (186,740) or Lincoln (70,710), he registers a solid 18,597—a stunning figure for someone who died less than 70 years ago.