[act-ma] 11/14 Richard Levins book event 7:30-9 at MIT

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Oct 24 12:34:58 PDT 2018


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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