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