Frank Ramsey who made seminal contributions in four disciplines dying at the tragically early age of 26, is the subject of a brilliant and rounded biography by Cheryl Misak: Frank Ramsey: a Sheer Excess of Powers. Catherine Belton has written a deeply researched and bold book on the murky backgrounds of Russia’s populist autocrat: Putin’s People. Whereas Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the Mind is the intriguing title of a philosophical-neurological treatise that snuffles its way … Keep Reading
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How do we evaluate ambiguous concepts such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice? How do we develop policies that offer everyone the best chance to achieve what they want from life? The capability approach, a theoretical framework pioneered by the philosopher and economist Amartya Sen in the 1980s, has become an increasingly influential way to think about these issues.
Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined is both an introduction to the capability approach and a thorough evaluation … Keep Reading
The Frankfurt Book fair has announced a Bookfest Digital for 17th October 2020. This will be a full day of interactive digital presentations, discussions, readings and debates held in the middle of the shortened, post COVID-19 Frankfurter Buchmesse. Attendance at this virtual event will be free and there is no charge for entering as an exhibitor or presenter, but the events will be chosen and arranged into appropriate streams and sessions … Keep Reading
Books are being reviewed in much the same way in 2020 as they were in 1990 or 2010. This despite the fact that books are now often sold and read as digital products (ebooks, audio files or sometimes as PDFs). An important point to note about these digital books is that they are all file format or ‘downloads’ through which the user or reader obtains a complete file corresponding to the book on his/her device. And of course the reviews … Keep Reading
Warners Group the UK magazine publisher have launched a community for painters and artists where their two consumer magazines for artists: Leisure Painter and The Artist are freely available to members of the community. Warners decided to use Exact Editions to provide the magazine component of their service (which also has videos and community areas for blogging and discussion) and we were pleased to be able to offer them a solution which meets the key requirements of a community or … Keep Reading