This week at the JHI Blog from our editorial team, “Bernini at the Borghese” by Cynthia Houng, and “Reading Saint Augustine in Toledo” from Spencer Weinreich. And some weekend reading from around the web.
Giuseppe Bianco, The Misadventures of the “Problem in “Philosophy” from kant to deleuze. (Journal of the Theoretical Humanities)
Jennifer Doudna and Samuel Sternberg, A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution (Bodley Head Publishers).
Marion Fourcade and Kieran Healy “Seeing Like a Market” (Socio-Economic Review)
Peter Godfrey-Smith. Other Minds. The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness. (MacMillan Publishers)
Louis Menand, Fat Man. Herman Kahn and the nuclear age (The New Yorker)
Colin Burrow, “The End of the Epithet,” (LRB)
Adewale Maja-Pearce, “Where to Begin?” (LRB)
Amanda Petrusich, “The Cultural and Political Forces Behind Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer,” (New Yorker)
Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz, “Historians Want to Be Cited in the Media, Here’s Why,” (The Chronicle)
Fanny Bugnon, “Aux armes (Else Dorlin, Se défendre)” (laviedesidee).
Ben Judah, “Non to Tocqueville!” (The American Interest) – but Jacob Hamburger says “Oui” (Tocqueville 21).
Jeff Weiss, “Dope Boy Dirges and Funky Funeral Music” (Liner Notes).
JL Schellenberg, “Philosophy’s First Steps” (aeon)
Clare Chambers, “Against Marriage” (aeon)
Kate Briggs, “How Do We Judge Translations? “(Lithub)