BOOKS RECEIVED: Chris Mays, Nathaniel A. Rivers and Kellie Sharp-Hoskins, eds., “Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley While rhetoric as a discipline is firmly planted in humanism and anthropology, posthumanism seeks to leave the human behind. This highly original examination of Kenneth Burkes thought grapples with these ostensibly contradictory concepts as… Read More
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: Roy Dilley and Thomas G. Dirsch, eds., “Regimes of Ignorance: Anthropological Perspectives on the Production and Reproduction of Non-Knowledge” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Non-knowledge should not be simply regarded as the opposite of knowledge, but as complementary to it: each derives its character and meaning from the other and from their interaction. Knowledge does not colonize the… 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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