Friday, 19 November 2010

John W.P. Phillips: On Rancière and Derrida on Plato

Photo: John W.P. Phillips

Following on from our interview with John Phillips on the TCS Blog in September, we’ve been asking John to clarify and elaborate upon some of the complex theories and concepts to which he’s referred. Here is his second response: on Rancière’s and Derrida’s readings of Plato, and a new logic for addressing the metaphysical questions of space, time and death.

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Monday, 15 November 2010

Interview with Peter Burke on the social history of knowledge

Photo: Peter Burke
Last week, Peter Burke gave a public lecture entitled ‘Loss and Gain: The Social History of Knowledge, 1750-2000’ at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Simon Dawes interviewed him about his lecture, his forthcoming book, and about knowledge, ignorance, trust, encyclopedia projects and ‘agnotology’.

We provide links to the podcast of his talk, and to his article in TCS last year, at the end of the interview.

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