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Brian David Earp is an American bioethicist, philosopher, and interdisciplinary researcher. He is currently Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and The Hastings Center, and a Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.
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Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars
The Politics of Sex
Finn Mackay - 2021-09-23
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Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars provides important theoretical background and context to the 'gender wars' or 'TERF wars' - the violent feminist fracture at the forefront of the LGBTQ international conversation. Using queer and female masculinities as a lens, Finn Mackay investigates the current generational shift that is refusing the prev...
Brian Earp
2022-07-24T20:28:57.000Z
Okay just going to recommend this wonderful, nuanced, compassionate book one more time - the concluding chapter really brings it all home      source
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The Life Inside
A Memoir of Prison, Family and Philosophy
Andy West - 2022-02-03
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Andy West teaches philosophy in prisons. He has conversations with people inside about their lives, discusses their ideas and feelings and listens as the men and women he works with explore new ways to think about their situation. Could we ever be good if we never felt shame? What makes a person worthy of forgiveness? Could someone in prison ever b...
Brian Earp
2022-02-20T23:05:38.000Z
Enjoyed this little anecdote from the book by @AndyWPhilosophy … these imprisoned men are having none of Zeno’s paradox. I reacted about the same when I first heard it      source
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Hunger
A Memoir of (My) Body
Roxane Gay - 2018-06-12 (first published in 2017)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to eras...
Brian Earp
2021-07-18T04:25:35.000Z
I really recommend “Hunger” by @rgay - it sort of knocks you off your feet in the opening pages and keeps hitting you with hard but necessary truths and brave vulnerabilities until you breathlessly reach the end of the book. h/t @elenatej      source
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Emma WatsonGretchen Rubin
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The Age of Wonder
The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science
Richard Holmes - 2010-03-02 (first published in 2008)
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The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.  When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain...
Brian Earp
2020-09-07T19:41:19.000Z
Okay I cannot recommend this book enough. Every few pages I find myself chucking aloud at such things as a particularly beautiful turn of phrase, a clever way of explaining something, a lovely historical detail, etc. Absolutely top-notch history & philosophy of science!      source
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Nancy PelosiEd Cooke
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The New Jim Crow
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander - 2020-01-07 (first published in 2010)
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A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller, with a new preface by the authorSeldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall ...
Brian Earp
2020-06-20T01:23:29.000Z
More than any other book I've read in the last few years, this book has reframed my thinking about, and understanding of, a major moral issue with society-wide implications. I cannot recommend it strongly enough: "The New Jim Crow" - M. Alexander      source
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Automation and Utopia
Human Flourishing in a World without Work
John Danaher - 2019-09-24
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Automating technologies threaten to usher in a workless future. But this can be a good thing--if we play our cards right.Human obsolescence is imminent. The factories of the future will be dark, staffed by armies of tireless robots. The hospitals of the future will have fewer doctors, depending instead on cloud-based AI to diagnose patients and rec...
Brian Earp
2020-05-27T15:24:00.000Z
Just finished @JohnDanaher ‘s awesome book, Automation and Utopia - highly recommend! Meaning and value in a world without work ...      source
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Love
An Unromantic Discussion
Mary Evans - 2002-12-13
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Since the end of the eighteenth century, the pursuit of 'true love' has been enshrined in the expectations of Western societies. We regard this pursuit as our right, and organize our lives around it. However, the possibility that love is becoming more difficult to achieve in the West has begun to attract considerable attention. The consensus is tha...
Brian Earp
2020-05-19T22:40:05.000Z
I’m finding this book a worthwhile, thought-provoking read      source
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The Art of Loving
Erich Fromm - 2019-08-06 (first published in 1956)
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The fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for loveMost people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters: love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. As with every ar...
Brian Earp
2020-04-15T16:13:08.000Z
@blackwellbooks @fakedansavage @carriejenkins Well, I definitely recommend "What Love Is" by @carriejenkins -- it's a beautiful, well-argued book. Also "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm. "Mating in Captivity" by Esther Perel is very good. Stephanie Coontz' "Marriage: A History" is essential reading. The list goes on!      source
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Esther Perel
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Mating in Captivity
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Esther Perel - 2017-10-10 (first published in 2006)
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A New York City therapist examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home.One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of ...
Brian Earp
2020-04-15T16:13:08.000Z
@blackwellbooks @fakedansavage @carriejenkins Well, I definitely recommend "What Love Is" by @carriejenkins -- it's a beautiful, well-argued book. Also "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm. "Mating in Captivity" by Esther Perel is very good. Stephanie Coontz' "Marriage: A History" is essential reading. The list goes on!      source
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Dan Engle
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What Love Is
And What It Could Be
Carrie Jenkins - 2017-01-24
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What is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song, this is one of life’s perennial questions. In What Love Is, philosopher Carrie Jenkins offers a bold new theory on the nature of romantic love that reconciles its humanistic and scientific components. Love can be a social construct (the idea of a perfect fairy-tale romance) and a...
Brian Earp
2020-04-15T16:13:08.000Z
@blackwellbooks @fakedansavage @carriejenkins Well, I definitely recommend "What Love Is" by @carriejenkins -- it's a beautiful, well-argued book. Also "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm. "Mating in Captivity" by Esther Perel is very good. Stephanie Coontz' "Marriage: A History" is essential reading. The list goes on!      source
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Cosmopolitanism
Kwame Anthony Appiah - 2007-02-17
Marriage, a History by Stephanie Coontz