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Jun 15, 2023

Lorraine Daston (Committee on Social Thought U. Chicago, Max Planck Institute, Berlin Institute for Advanced Study)

Rules: A Short History of What We Live By (The Lawrence Stone Lectures) 

A panoramic history of rules in the Western world

Rules order almost every aspect of our lives. They set our work hours, dictate how...

Jun 15, 2023

Wendy Brown (Princeton)

Nihilistic Times: Thinking with Max Weber (The Tanner Lectures on Human Values)

One of America’s leading political theorists analyzes the nihilism degrading―and confounding―political and academic life today. Through readings of Max Weber’s Vocation Lectures, she proposes ways to counter...