George Levine: The Joy of Secularism

Tamas Pataki
24 November 2011

The limits of enchantment

Tamas Pataki


The Joy of Secularism: 11 Essays for How We Live Now
edited by George Levine
Princeton University Press (Footprint Books), $46.95 hb, 272 pp, 9780691149103


The war of religion currently being fought with fusil ... More

Mette Jakobsen: The Vanishing Act

Christine Piper
29 June 2011

Island philosophy

Christine Piper


The Vanishing Act
by Mette Jakobsen
Text Publishing, $23.95 pb, 240 pp, 9781921758195


The début novel from Danish-born, Australia-based author Mette Jakobsen resembles a riddle: a tiny island in the middle of the ... More

Graham Oppy et al. (eds): A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand

Adrian Walsh
08 June 2011

Canon members

Adrian Walsh


A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand
edited by Graham Oppy et al.
Monash University Publishing, $59.95 pb, 734 pp, 9780980651201



Early in Murray Bail’s novel The Pages (2008), w ... More

Julian Young: Friedrich Nietzsche

Jack Reynolds
24 March 2011

Übermensch for all seasons

Jack Reynolds


Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography
by Julian Young
Cambridge University Press, $100 hb, 676 pp, 9780521871174


If any book market is nearing saturation, it must be the Nietzsche one, yet new tit ... More

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