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    #IWD2016 Academic Inspiration: ‘On Connectivity or What Reading Hannah Arendt Taught Me about the Relatedness of Things’ by Ninna Meier

#IWD2016 Academic Inspiration: ‘On Connectivity or What Reading Hannah Arendt Taught Me about the Relatedness of Things’ by Ninna Meier

What academics or books have inspired you in your writing and research, or helped to make sense of the […]

Book Review: Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

This volume covers central themes of Islamic thinking such as the caliphate, Shari’a, the life of Muhammad, jihad, and the […]

Book Review: The Lure of Technocracy

In his latest offering, The Lure of Technocracy, Jüregen Habermas argues for Europe to continue working towards a closer political union based […]

Book Review: The Nature and Limits of Human Equality

In this contribution to the field of philosophy, the author John Charvet is dissatisfied with the literature to date which […]

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    Book Review: Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China

Book Review: Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China

Little Emperors and Material Girls discusses the sexual behaviour of young women in Beijing and Shanghai, and tries to […]

Academic Inspiration Winter eBook

Is there a special novel that you return to every Christmas Eve? Did a book given as a gift […]

The books that inspired Simon Glendinning: “I did not put the book down again for the next five years. In fact, I could not say I have put it down even now, nearly thirty years later.”

Simon Glendinning is Reader in European Philosophy and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy at LSE. In this essay, Simon takes us back to […]

The books that inspired Scott Timcke: “Achille Mbembe’s On the Postcolony remains a central touchpoint of my academic identity”

Scott Timcke is a PhD candidate at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. Here he talks us through the books […]

January 13th, 2013|Philosophers|2 Comments|

Most-read academic inspiration essays: the books that inspired…

Since launching in April 2012 we’ve published over 30 short essays from academics on the books that have inspired […]

The books that inspired Sevasti-Melissa Nolas: “Classic reads like Daniel Dennett’s ‘Can Machines Think?’ shaped my early thinking about key philosophical challenges”

Sevasti-Melissa Nolas a Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at the University of Sussex, and a member of the Centre for […]

The books that inspired Babette Babich: “the book that made me who I am as a scholar was Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason”

Babette Babich is an American philosopher known for her studies of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, and Hölderlin as well as for her work in aesthetics, including music, philosophy of music, the […]

December 2nd, 2012|Philosophers|2 Comments|

The books that inspired Elisabeth Schellekens: “Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgement is one of the most interesting and tantalising texts I know”

Elisabeth Schellekens is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Durham University. In the latest of our academic inspiration pieces […]

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