Lorraine Daston's Critical Reads

April 4th, 2017

Lorraine Daston is director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and is visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures, which Daston edited, studies the important role that archives play in the natural and human sciences. She will join Benjamin Morgan, author of The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literatureat the Co-op on Wed. 4/12. RSVP and details here.


Nancy Cartwright, The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science


Anthony Grafton, What Was History? The Art of History in Early Modern Europe


Moshe Habertal and Avishai Margalit, Idolatry 

Albert O. Hirschman, The Passions and the Interests. Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph 

Nicole Loraux, The Mourning Voice: An Essay in Greek Tragedy 

Lucretius, The Nature of Things


Bernard Williams, Shame and Necessity