Hearing From The Humanities #377
July 08, 2016
This week we're taking a tentative step into the humanities. We spoke with Jimena Canales, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science at the University of Illinois-UC, about her newest book "The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time" to learn what happened when philosophy was pitted against physics in a historic intellectual battle. And we talked to Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman, the scholarly hosts of the podcast "Witch, Please", about literary analysis and what critical thinking looks like in the world of literature.
- Jimena Canales
- Hannah McGregor & Marcelle Kosman
Jimena Canales is the author of "The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time" and "A Tenth of a Second: A History". She currently holds the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science at the University of Illinois-UC and was previously an Assistant and Associate Professor in History of Science at Harvard University. She has published widely in specialized journals and also writes for wider audiences in publications such as The New Yorker, WIRED magazine, BBC, Aperture, and Artforum.
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