19 January, 2015

Fergus McGhee

Metaphors Behaving Badly

Fergus McGhee enjoys a learned and provocative account of metaphor that speaks up for extravagance


Hugh Burling

A Knack for Profundity?

Hugh Burling has little faith in a study of belief that is beset by ambiguity


Emily Anderson

The Meaning Of War

Emily Anderson considers an ambitious but problematic account of the literary representation of war


Kanta Dihal

Mind Over Mathematics

Kanta Dihal considers an unusual memoir that demystifies physics


Ramin Nassehi

GDP Fetishism

Ramin Nassehi on the use and abuse of the ubiquitous economic indicator


8 December, 2014

Martin Willis

n = 1: Valuing Literature and Science

Martin Willis explores what we should value in literature's engagement with science and in the study of that engagement.


Sarah Hanks

Science and Books in an Age of Reform

Secord's Visions of Science weaves together the politics, press, and science of the early nineteenth century.


Alice Bamford

Proofs and Catastrophes

Bamford considers Ian Hacking's exploration origin myths of the discovery of proof and Roubaud's Mathematics: (A novel) .


Gillian Daw

Point of View: Astronomical and Literary Perception

Henchman's The Starry Sky Within is a thought-provoking interdisciplinary work that requires some astronomical expertise.


Anja A. Drautzburg

The Theatricality of Flinching

Watt Smith traces the ways in which the perception and understanding of looking and observing changed from 1872 to 1918.