Richard Biernacki exposes fatally sloppy sociology, covered up with fake science. Are quantitative methods hopelessly compromised in social science?
Austrian writer/painter Mela Hartwig’s short novel from 1931 portrays a misfit who is at once self-loathing yet keenly arrogant.
Portnoy’s Complaint no longer resonates. It has become a snapshot of a culture that emancipated its scions from itself.
A brief history of (Greek) Time. How Time-Chronos and Titan-Kronos have been confused from the very beginning. Time the Winged Serpent, Time the Melancholy Saturn, Time the Destroyer.
Genese Grill’s study of The Man Without Qualities provides a guide through the mystical “Other Condition” in the elusive latter portions of Robert Musil’s modernist novel.
Two philosophers, Husserl and Sellars, and the vision the hopes they both shared for a nonreductive unification of science and society.
My books of 2012, favorites and others of interest. Satantango, The Galley Slave, William Bronk’s Later Poetry, Carl Barks, and many others.