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Mar 20 2014

Interview with Rebecca Goldstein on Plato at the Googleplex, philosophy for the public, and everything

OB: As a fan of philosophy I’ve been delighted to see the rave reviews for Plato at the Googleplex in major media – the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Slate, NPR, The Atlantic. This has to be a good thing: a sign that philosophy can be made interesting to the reading public, and itself a …

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Mar 14 2014

Invisible because incorporated

Another review of Rebecca Goldstein’s Plato at the Googleplex, this time at NPR, by Marcelo Gleiser. (Don’t forget, she’s a speaker at Women in Secularism 3, a mere two months from now.) The man who gave us philosophy as we know it is back, walking among us, going to TV talk shows, visiting Google’s headquarters …

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Mar 12 2014

Plato in a panel discussion at the 92nd Street Y

Colin McGinn reviews Rebecca Goldstein’s Plato at the Googleplex in the Wall Street Journal. It’s a pity they chose Colin McGinn of all people, but oh well. Plato is brought marvelously to life, and, as a welcome corollary, philosophy is vindicated against what Ms. Goldstein aptly labels the “philosophy-jeerers”—those who rashly claim that philosophy has …

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May 22 2013

Rebecca Goldstein on mattering

Now enough kvetching, it’s time to say how great the conference was, and why. As I mentioned on Saturday morning, Rebecca Goldstein’s talk was brilliant. Miri did an incredible job of liveblogging it, so you can just read her post to learn what RG said. Ditto Jason and his post. From Miri’s: In preparation for …

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Mar 08 2013

Meet Rebecca Goldstein

I actually did an email interview with Rebecca Goldstein once. Yes really! You didn’t know that, did you. I’m not just some shlub with a blog. [struts] I did an interview with Rebecca Goldstein once. Here. Rebecca Goldstein has a new book out: Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel. Readers at Science Daily …

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