“Scientism” and Ways Forward

I've been meaning to write a little something on Steven Pinker's recent controversial comments about science and the humanities, because they raise some interesting issues about intellectual politics and methodology. The Argument Itself Pinker, a psychologist at Harvard, wound up a number of people with an essay in The New Statesman, called 'Science is not… Continue reading “Scientism” and Ways Forward

New Book on St Wilfrid

Back in 2009, it was the 1300th anniversary of the death of St Wilfrid. Or the 1299th. But still. There were two conferences held, one in Manchester and one York, and the combined proceedings are now out as N. J. Higham (ed.), Wilfrid: Abbot, Bishop, Saint (Donington, 2013). It is available direct from Shaun Tyas.… Continue reading New Book on St Wilfrid