Just about one year ago, I started reading Adrienne Martin’s book, How We Hope: A Moral Psychology, which I had been asked to review for the journal Mind. I really enjoyed reading it, especially Martin’s dualist theory of motivation, and the book review was a good project to work on during my stay in Seattle that summer. Over these last months, I had nearly forgotten about my book review, but then I got an email this week saying that it is now available via advance access. You can read the full text here, or a pdf here. You don’t have to be a Mind subscriber to access the review for free via these links (thank you, Mind)!
I’ve never met a William Gibson book I didn’t like, and The Peripheral is no exception! I don’t feel like I can do it justice in a short post, so why don’t you take a look at Gibson’s website, which has an excerpt from the beginning of the book to get you started?
If you are (or care about) an academic, Julie Schumacher’s Dear Committee Members is a bit of fiction that can be read quickly and that reminds one of the less savory / reasonable elements of our profession while provoking loud bursts of laughter. I strongly recommend it for a summer read!