BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael Jackson and Albert Piette, eds., “What Is Existential Anthropology?” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley What is existential anthropology, and how would you define it? What has been gained by using existential perspectives in your fieldwork and writing? Editors Michael Jackson and Albert Piette each invited anthropologists on both… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tobias Menely and Jesse Oak Taylor, eds., “Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Few terms have garnered more attention recently in the sciences, humanities, and public sphere than the Anthropocene, the proposed epoch in which a human signature appears in the lithostratigraphic record. Anthropocene Reading considers the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Todd Gannon, “Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech” (Getty Museum and Research Institute, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech reassesses one of the most influential voices in twentieth-century architectural history through a detailed examination of Banhams writing on High Tech architecture and its immediate antecedents.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: F. Samuel Brainard, “Reality’s Fugue: Reconciling Worldviews in Philosophy, Religion, and Science” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Science, religion, philosophy: these three categories of thought have organized humankinds search for meaning from time immemorial. Realitys Fugue presents a compelling case that these ways of understanding, often seen as competing, are part… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Thomas Reid, ed. by Paul Wood, “Thomas Reid on Mathematics and Natural Philosophy” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A philosopher, scholar of the natural world, and gifted mathematician, Thomas Reid holds a distinctive place in the Scottish Enlightenment. This volume reconstructs Reids lifelong engagement with the physical sciences and makes clear why… Read More
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