Notes before the Nativity

So that's where Thor and his hammer and Loki and the rest come from: a single manuscript of Eddic poetry that was nearly lost (subscription required to read the full article).

Phighting Philosophers: The bitter contest between Ted Honderich and Colin McGinn can't help but recall the great Donald Barthelme short story, "Kierkegaard Unfair to Schlegel." Especially the fact that McGinn and Honderich may be quarrelling "not over intellectual matters at all, but about something one of them said more than a quarter of a century ago about the other's ex-girlfriend."

December 20, 2007 7:06 PM |



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