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Podcasting with Reading Rooms

Frank Ramsey 1903-29

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

Robeyns: a Notice with a Reading Room

Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

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

Bookfest Digital and Reading Rooms

A Reading Room view of An Introduction to Barthes

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

Book Reviewing could be a richer experience

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

Flash Art joins Exact Editions

Exact Editions is pleased to announce the latest art magazines to join its digital platform is Flash Art International, a leading international arts magazine, along with the Flash Art Italian Edition. Both titles include a modern archive and subscribers will also have access to every new digital issue published. Both titles are available now to individuals and institutions to purchase on an annual or quarterly basis.

Since 1967, Flash Art has been synonymous with a cutting edge perspective … Keep Reading

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