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Saturday, November 10, 2018
11/14 Richard Levins book event 7:30-9 at MIT-The book launch below will be proceed by a short Meeting of the Boston Chapter of Science for the People in the same room from 7 to 7:30 PM
The book launch below will be proceed by a short Meeting of the Boston Chapter of Science for the People in the same room from 7 to 7:30 PM
/The Truth is the Whole: Essays in Honor of Richard Levins/ is now available as a 300-page paperback through online retailers in North America, Europe, and Australia. The Boston chapter of Science for the People and Radius are hosting a book launchon Wednesday, November 14, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at MIT in 32-141.The 1.5-hour program will include prepared remarks by Peter Taylor, Katherine Yih, Nafis Hasan, Victor Wallis, and Abha Sur, as well as Q&A with this panel of speakers. Paperback books will be available for purchase for $15. Levins (1930-2016) was an ecologist, evolutionary biologist, biomathematician, philosopher of science, complexity theorist, Marxist, and one-time tropical farmer. Key to all aspects of his thinking was a dialectical logic of process and change. His work provides a framework for the understanding of crises in environment and society and their analytic relationship with capitalism and imperialism, as well as the tools for the critique of biological determinist justifications for the existing structures of power. This collection of essays pays tribute to Levins by carrying forward his work in the development of the understanding of the dialectics of nature and society.
The book includes an introduction by John Vandermeer and chapters by Antonio Bodini, Douglas Boucher, David Bruck, Luis Fernando Chaves, Harold Heatwole, Patricia Lane, Julio Munoz-Rubio, Cristina de Albuquerque Possas, Brian Rubineau, Javier Sandoval Guzmán, David Schwartzman, Peter J. Taylor, Robert G. Wallace & colleagues, and Victor Wallis. Also featured are reminiscences and tributes by Tamara Awerbuch, Graciela Campos Escalante, Arturo Cervantes, Yrjo Haila, Aurora Levins Morales, Olga Mas, Leda M. Menéndez Carrera & colleagues, Hilary Rose and Steven Rose, and William Wimsatt.
Editors: Tamara Awerbuch, Maynard S. Clark, and Peter J. Taylor.
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