Ted Lewis: Engineering Hall of Fame

I’m chuffed to learn of my collaborator Ted Lewis’ recognition — see here. Very much taken by his superb Network Science: Theory and Applications I made contact. Our shared interest in stigmergy found voice in a couple of joint projects: Human-Human Stigmergy and Stigmergy in the Human Domain. I was privileged to read a draft of his Book of Extremes: Why the 21st Century Isn’t Like the 20th Century recommending it for publication. I also had a great time visiting him at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. Quite the career!

Oakeshott’s Countercultural Education

The very excellent Elizabeth Corey.

[h]e thought that pursuing worldly achievement was a deeply misguided way to live. Like Montaigne, he ruminated at length about mortality as the fundamental condition for human meaning.

Philo of Alexandria: an Annotated Bibliography 2007-2016

Another just published volume from the masterful Philonic scholar David Runia.

1691: 1st Philo of Alexandria Jewish Philosophy: Complete Works

Led Zeppelin Untitled

It’s been fifty years since this album steamrollered in and set the tone for the 70s. One couldn’t put it better than AllMusic. The lascivious swagger of Black Dog is as exciting now as it was when I first heard it all those years ago. “Going to California” is a song that I acted upon by going to California to see a lady.

The Classical Liberal Case for Israel: published!

This book has now been published: see the downloadable front matter for the many top-notch endorsements. Cosmos + Taxis will be hosting a symposium on the book.

Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age

This book comes highly recommended by people whose work I very much admire.