Saturday, December 12, 2015

More philosophy links (several book reviews included)

(2nd of 3 link lists posted between Dec. 12 & 14)

Andy West in the Guardian: 'Philosophy saved me from poverty and drugs: that’s why I teach it to kids.'
Research by the Institute of Education has shown that a term of philosophy sessions improved the reading skills of children on free school meals when compared to a control group. If philosophy is made more available to working-class children, then stories like mine won’t seem so unusual. 
Todd Cronan reviews The Challenge of Surrealism: The Correspondence of Theodor W. Adorno and Elisabeth Lenk.
David Beer reviews Walter Benjamin's Archive.

Robert Pippin reviews On Kantian Metaphysics (by R. Lanier Anderson).

Namara Smith reviews Kamel Daoud's The Meursault Investigation, 'a retelling of The Stranger from the perspective of its nameless victim’s brother ... an indictment of his predecessor and an appropriation of his legacy'. Robin Yassin-Kassab's Guardian review of the same book.

Excerpt from Tim Whitmarsh's Battling the Gods (on Plato and ancient atheists).

On YouTube, Thomas Nagel's Dewey Lecture.

Video from Howard Becker's 2014 Erving Goffman Memorial Lecture, called ‘"Chicago, 1950, Another Look" ... about his and Goffman’s time at the Chicago Sociology' department.

At H-Net:
    Chris Blakley reviews David Knight's Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science.

    Alexander Kaye reviews Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology, a collection of papers about the views of 'Spinoza, Hermann Cohen, Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and Sigmund Freud', etc.

    Michah Gottlieb reviews Benjamin Pollock's Franz Rosenzweig's Conversions: World Denial and World Redemption.

'Cynthia Robinson, a founding member for Sly and the Family Stone who played trumpet, has died after a battle with cancer.'


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