Many books aren’t fact-checked, and we’re increasingly realizing they’re full of errors.
Robert TempioI can think of a significant class of books which this author neglects when she says “books are not subject to peer review.” University Press books. It is far from foolproof but it is most definitely a layer of quality control. @voxdotcomvox.com/future-perfect… via @voxdotcom
Philosophy, literature, ideas, criticism, history, art, music from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Robert TempioI have been checking Arts and Letters Daily since 2001. The elegant design of the site hasn't changed since then nor does it need to. Three new articles a day curated from the best of the web. In the age of innudation what more do you need: aldaily.com@aldaily
It’s a story we can’t stop telling ourselves. Once, humans were benighted by superstition and irrationality, but then the Greeks invented reason. Later, the Enlightenment enshrined rationality as t…
Robert TempioI love this book and the searching originality of @jehsmith's mind "or whether there really is something important about the present moment that is bringing the irrationality out, like methane from below the ice of the melting tundra."
The city that produced so many authors is losing its bookshops to pressure from Amazon, changing reading habits and skyrocketing rents
Robert TempioI wish there were at the very last something akin to Oxfam and other charity shops they have here in the UK. It has amazed me for twenty years the number of neighborhood bereft of bookstores. Soon a whole borough it feels like.
David talks to Chris Brooke about the history of ideas of justice and the long-standing political battles over who gets what.
Robert TempioFantastically done history of distributive justice done by @chrisbrooke. Fine 27 minutes to listen and be sure to listen to the very, very end. 109 | Talking Politics Guide to ... Distributive Justice
Does a decades-long rise in suicide among white Americans signal an emerging crisis for U.S. capitalism and democracy? Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton and his wife, fellow Princeton Prof. Anne Case, share their provocative theory with...
Robert TempioIn all seriousness, this is quite possibly the most fascinating and important research happening right now in...
Photos showing Washington golfers finishing up a round while a hillside behind them burns aren't faked, according to the owners of a golf course where the pictures were taken and a golfer who was is pictured on the putting green.