Gloss on Beyond Representation: Deliberate Reading in a Panarchic World

Gloss on Beyond Representation: Deliberate Reading in a Panarchic World

Laura Dassow Walls’ call for ‘deliberative’ reading practices echo her earlier critique of E.O. Wilson’s notion of ‘consilience’. Here Walls argues, Wilson’s attempt to forge an alliance between the sciences and the humanities fails because “Wilson writes as a scientist, imbuing every page with the sublime authority that allows him to mangle history without penalty and dismiss his opponents without argument.”

Publication date: 
2009-08-01
Author name: 
Stefanie Boese: