I recognize that it's hardly a new idea of its own right to point out the lack of new ideas in the New York Times, but this actually did make me laugh. Gary Gutting reports on Philip Kitcher, a philosopher at Columbia who for all I know has something new to say about theology, atheism, cultural relativism and the Euthyphro. But to judge from the review--I sure doubt it.
Is it just me? When's the last time you read something that made you say, "Wow. I've never before heard such a brilliant and original idea?"