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Paula Cerni

Paula Cerni is a teacher and independent writer who holds a degree in English, and an MPhil in social science from the University of Sussex (UK). She writes non-fiction from a radical and progressive perspective. www.paulacerni.wordpress.com.


Reviews

Tuesday, December 17 2013

Although Contemptuous of Theory, Hitler Fancied Himself a Philosopher

That such bullshit could ever be taken seriously by large numbers of German intellectuals shows that, even in highly educated circles, social and political forces easily trump reason.


Thursday, July 25 2013

Claude Lévi-Strauss Stays the Mighty Hand of History, at Least for a Moment

Legendary French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss catches a glimpse of disappearing traditions through Japanese eyes in these new translations of his lectures, essays and interviews.


Thursday, March 7 2013

Dead Philosophers Are Cool: 'Philosophy Bites Back'

Every interview in this book rewards us with the revelation that a great philosopher, no matter how dead, is still fresh, surprising, and relevant.


Thursday, January 17 2013

A Whole World of Bullshit: 'Bullspotting: Finding Facts in the Age of Misinformation'

Will 2013 be a year for a) conspiracy theories; b) end-of-the-world hysteria; or c) books to enhance our critical thinking?


Wednesday, December 5 2012

How China Grabbed Hold of the World In Order to Survive and Compete: 'Restless Empire'

From the peak of the Qing Dynasty to today, China has moved far and fast. Here's a chance to catch up.


Blogs

Thursday, May 5 2011

Save the World from Evil Math

On 'proofiness', 'randumbness' statistical boo-boos and other high-level mathematical theories.


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