“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” This aphorism—these days egregiously co-opted by self-help books and motivational business seminars the world over—has been attributed to the Greek Lyric poet Archilochus, and provides the title for philosopher Ronald Dworkin’s new book, Justice for Hedgehogs, in which he attempts to merge “morality” and “ethics” to discover that “one big thing”: the value of life. Dworkin also wrote a wonderful essay adapted from his new book for The New York Review of Books, which I highly recommend checking out.
- Updates to resume (semi) soon. Winter-break reads: Gone Girl; The Sense of an Ending; This is How You Lose Her; and a couple Alain de Botton 5 years ago
- Updates will recommence soon. Currently reading Hanna Rosin's forthcoming The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. goo.gl/mzjjM 5 years ago
- Reading a fascinating, terrifying memoir of a young woman's bout w autoimmune encephalitis, AKA the "Exorcist" disease: goo.gl/cuaGF 5 years ago
- Just bought "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss's new bio that got all that fanfare in "Vanity Fair": goo.gl/4nzQ3 #hyped 5 years ago
- "In the Shadow of the Banyan," Vaddey Ratner's first, forthcoming novel about surviving the Khmer Rouge: goo.gl/pte1n #fridayreads 5 years ago