* An interesting post by Eric Schliesser on Hume and Clarke on Newton
* In 1961 C. S. Lewis nominated J. R. R. Tolkien (whose birthday anniversary on January 3 recently passed) for the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Prize Committee was rather dismissive (although given how dismissive they were of the others, Tolkien was in good company). In any case, Tolkien wouldn't have cared either way, and Ivo Andrić, who actually won, did some good work with the prize money by donating it for the development of libraries in Bosnia.
* Is frankincense on its way to extinction?
* An interesting post on Euripides' Bacchae at "Rethink"
* John Haldane on Michael Dummett
* A post on Berkeley's philosophy of language
* The IEP article on Platonism and Theism has some interesting bits.
* MrsDarwin comments on Catholic discernment.