New book: What is Wrong With Us?

What is Wrong with Us? Essays in Cultural Pathology Editors: Eric Coombes and Theodore Dalrymple Can any of us entirely banish from our hearts and minds grave misgivings about the condition of the culture we now inhabit? Expressions of those misgivings are mostly unheard in public forums, ignored in the dominant media, and, if noticed at all, dismissed by state-supported …

Ranulph Glanville and How to Live the Cybernetics of Unknowing

A festschrift issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing focusing on the work of Ranulph Glanville, cybernetician, design researcher, theorist, educator and multi-platform artist/designer/performer. Available now from our bookshop: just click on the image. Enter coupon code glanville for 25% off published price. Cheaper than Amazon! £19.95  £14.95  Free postage for UK orders  

New Book: The Moral Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe

Edited by: Luke Gormally, David Albert Jones,Roger Teichmann Elizabeth Anscombe’s 1958 essay ‘Modern Moral Philosophy’ contributed to the transformation of the subject from the late 1960s, reversing the trend to assume that there is no intrinsic connection between facts, values, and reasons for action; and directing attention towards the category of virtues. Her later ethical writings were focused on particular ideas and …

Spanish civil servant skips work for 6 years to study Spinoza!

http://www.jta.org/2016/02/26/news-opinion/world/spanish-civil-servant-skips-work-for-6-years-to-study-spinoza   JTA Spanish civil servant skips work for 6 years to study Spinoza News Brief Spanish civil servant skips work for 6 years to study Spinoza February 26, 2016 10:39am A Spanish civil servant who collected a salary for at least six years without working used the time to become an expert on the writings of Jewish philosopher Baruch …