Michael Young, Social Science & The British Left, 1945-1970 / Lise Butler

BUTLER Lise 1 Michael Young

All historical actors ultimately defy our neat labels. Practically speaking however, some are more defiant than others. One such figure is the dynamo ‘social entrepreneur’, Michael Young. (1) It has become a cliché to rattle off the dizzying array of institutions, projects and ideas with which Young was involved in his long and energetic career. But then,…

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AI Narratives / Stephen Cave, Kanta Dihal e Sarah Dillon

DIHAL Kanta AI Narratives

Kanta Dihal / Foto: Media & Press / Artificial intelligence (AI)’ is a loaded term, rife with connotative contradiction that inspires debate, disagreement, and disillusion. But what is AI, really? How have our expectations of computational capability, and even a robot Armageddon, come to be? Why does it matter how we talk about increasingly sophisticated technology, not just…

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Understanding Scientific Understanding – REGT (P)

REGT, H. W. Understanding Scientific Understanding. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Resenha de: POLISELI, Luana. Principia, Florianópolis, v. 24, n.1, p.239–245, 2020. A discuss.o sobre compreens.o (i.e. entendimento) enquanto objetivo epistêmico da ciência é incipiente na filosofia da ciência1 e pode ser rastreada há algumas décadas principalmente com os trabalhos de Wesley Salmon (1984)…

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Inhuman Traffick: The International Struggle against the Atlantic Slave Trade: A Graphic History – BLAUFAB; CLARKE (TH-JM)

CLARKE Liz Atlantic Slave Trade

Liz Clarke Foto: NewHouseSports / BLAUFAB, Rafe; CLARKE, Liz. Inhuman Traffick: The International Struggle against the Atlantic Slave Trade: A Graphic History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 198p. Resenha de: CRUBAUGH, Anthony. Teaching History – A Journal of Methods, v.45, n.2, p.52-55, 2020. Fueled by the success of Trevor Getz’s award-winning Abina and the Important…

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A Wolf in the City: Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato’s Republic – ARRUZZA (RA)

ARRUZZA, C. A Wolf in the City: Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato’s Republic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Resenha de: MAIA, Rosane de Almeida. Revista Archai, Brasília, n.30, p 1-15, 2020 Diante de tudo que foi visto, conclui-se que a natureza filosófica corrupta “é um perigo para a cidade”(Arruzza, 2019, p. 258). Sócrates parece…

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Knowing Emotions: Truthfulness and Recognition in Affective Experience – FURTAK (RFA)

FURTAK, R. A. Knowing Emotions: Truthfulness and Recognition in Affective Experience. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Resenha de: BACKENDORF, Jonas. Revista de Filosofia Aurora, Curitiba, v.31, n.54, p.972-978, set./dez, 2019. The discussion about the role of emotions in human life, despite the obvious antiquity of the theme, is quite recent in terms of systematic…

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The Metaphysics of Truth – EDWARDS (SY)

EDWARDS, D. The Metaphysics of Truth. New York:  Oxford University Press, 2018. Resenha de: PACHECO, Gionatan Carlos. Synesis, Petrópolis, v. 10, n. 2, p. 251-254, ago./dez., 2019. Em The Metaphysics of Truth (2018), Douglas Edwards traz uma defesa de uma metafísica da verdade e um amplo ataque aos seus algozes, nomeadamente, os deflacionistas e primitivistas.…

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Paris and The Cliché of History: The City and Photographs, 1860-1970 – CLARK (THT)

CLARK Catherine Photographs

Catherine Clarke. Foto: Comparative Media Studies – MIT / CLARK, Catherine E.. Paris and The Cliché of History: The City and Photographs, 1860-1970. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 328p. Resenha de: KERLEY, Lela F. The History Teacher, v.52, n.4, p.717-718, ago., 2019. In this social history of photography, Catherine E. Clark demonstrates that the visual…

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Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South – MAULDIN (THT)

MAULDIN, Erin Stewart. Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 256p. Resenha de: SCHIEFFLER, G. David. The History Teacher, v.52, n.4, p.720-722, ago., 2019. Erin Stewart Mauldin’s Unredeemed Land is the latest addition to the vast body of literature that explains how…

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Interperspectival Content – LUDLOW (M)

LUDLOW, P. Interperspectival Content. Oxford University Press, 2019. 272 pages. Resenha de: MARTONE, Filipe. Manuscrito, Campinas, v.42 n.3  July/Sept. 2019. Peter Ludlow’s most recent book is a systematic defense and exploration of what he calls interperspectival contents. Such contents are a sui generis kind of content expressed in language by tense and indexical expressions. They are essentially perspectival, and they cannot be…

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Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World – CARTER (THT)

CARTER, Sarah Anne. Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 216p. Resenha de: BICKFORD III, John. The History Teacher, v.52, n.3, p.523-524, may., 2019. Imagine a class exploring and classifying objects like archivists in a museum. Students’ thinking shifts from observation to inference…

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State Building in Boom Times: Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa – SAYLOR (RBH)

SAYLOR, Ryan. State Building in Boom Times: Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 244 p. Resenha de: VALE, Helder Ferreira do. Revista Brasileira de História, São Paulo, v.39, n.81, maio/ago. 2019.   Os fatores históricos relacionados à construção de instituições públicas mais fortes têm sido sistematicamente estudados em…

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Women as Foreign Policy Leaders: National Security and Gender Politics in Superpower America – BASHEVKIN (REF)

BASHEVKIN, Sylvia. Women as Foreign Policy Leaders: National Security and Gender Politics in Superpower America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Resenha de: SALOMÓN, Mónica. La política exterior ya no es cosa de hombres. Revista Etudos Feministas, Florianópolis, v.27, n.2, 2019. ¿En qué medida las mujeres que ocupan altos cargos en el poder ejecutivo representan a…

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Phenomenology of Illness – CAREL (FU)

CAREL, Havi. Phenomenology of Illness. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Resenha de: LOPES, Marcelo Vieira.  Fenomenologia da enfermidade. Filosofia Unisinos, São Leopoldo, v.20, n.1, p.111-112, jan./abr., 2019. A enfermidade certamente desempenha um papel substancial na existência humana. É-nos difícil imaginar uma vida totalmente desprovida de enfermidade e de suas consequências. De forma surpreendente, a filosofia…

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Frozen empires: an environmental history of the Antarctic Peninsula – HOWKINS (RTA)

HOWKINS, Adrian. Frozen empires: an environmental history of the Antarctic Peninsula. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017 7. Resenha de: ANDRADE JÚNIOR, Hermes. Frozen empires. Revista Tempo e Argumento, Florianópolis, v.11, n.26, p.616-622, jan./abr., 2019. O continente da Antártida é desconhecido pelas pessoas comuns e pela maioria da comunidade científica. Apenas uma plêiade de…

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Reference and Representation in Thought and Language – DE PONTE; KORTA (M)

DE PONTE, Maria; KORTA, Kepa. Reference and Representation in Thought and Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 304 pagesp. Manuscrito, Campinas, v.41 n.2 Apr./June 2018. This book explores many different issues and aspects of the various ways by which we talk, think and represent the world. On the side of language, philosophers and linguists offer new…

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Variations on embodied cognition – GALLAGHER (SY)

GALLAGHER, Shaun. Variations on embodied cognition (p. 26-47). In: GALLAGHER, S. Enactivist interventions: rethinking the mind. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Resenha de:  MEURER, César Fernando. Embodied cognition: quatro variações teóricas. Synesis, Petrópolis, v.10, n.1, p.214-221, jan./jul., 2018. Shaun Gallagher, professor no departamento de filosofia da Universidade de Memphis, no Tennessee (USA), recentemente publicou…

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Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life – SCHECHTMAN (D)

SCHECHTMAN, M. Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Resenha de: BORBA, Alexandre Ziani de. Dissertatio, Pelotas, v.47, 2018. Marya Schechtman volta a publicar uma obra, também sobre identidade pessoal e pessoalidade, após 18 anos. Staying Alive demonstra ser fruto de um longo período de…

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Aristotle on Knowledge and Learning: The Posterior Analytics – BRONSTEIN (M)

BRONSTEIN, David. Aristotle on Knowledge and Learning: The Posterior Analytics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. xiii-272p. Resenha de ZUPPOLINI, Breno Andrade. Manuscrito, Campinas, v.40 n.4 Oct./Dec. 2017. David Bronstein’s outstanding book is one of the greatest contributions to the study of Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics (hereafter, APo) of the last years. All of his claims are carefully argued in admirably…

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