100 years ago, Cambridge published a book that transformed the study of mathematics and laid the foundations for the computer age. The Principia Mathematica is the most famous work ever published on the foundations of mathematics. Written by British mathematicians and philosophers Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, it was published by Cambridge in three volumes [...]
Is Eating People Wrong? You’ll have to read these two interviews with author Allan Hutchinson to find out. Read more from The Toronto Star and CTV
While The Social Network was grabbing Oscar nominations last week, Networks, Crowds, and Markets by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg scored a great review in the Times Higher Education supplement. Go Networks!
Dueling Cambridge authors! Well…not really. Last weekend the Wall Street Journal ran point/counterpoint op-eds by Bjørn Lomborg and Peter Singer under the headline “Does Helping the Planet Hurt the Poor?”. Read Singer’s essay>> Read Lomborg’s response>>
“Radicals” of the sort discussed in Radicals in Their Own Time share a couple characteristics: one, they crave freedom from arbitrary authority; and two, they boldly speak truth to power, often to their own detriment.