The Housekeeper and the Professor, by
Yoko Ogawa, Picador, 2009 - Reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale
This is the story of a most unusual encounter. A young Japanese
single mother who works as a housekeeper is sent by her agency to
take care of an elderly man. The victim of a terrible car accident,
he is unable to remember more than 80 minutes at a
Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method
in Aristotle's Biology, by Allan Gotthelf, Oxford,
2012 - Reviewed by Tiberiu Popa
Most readers of Aristotle are familiar with his ethics and
political philosophy. More devoted students are also
acquainted with his works on metaphysics and natural philosophy.
His biological works, however, tend to be less widely read,
despite a steady tendency in recent scholarship to make them a
centerpiece of any comprehensive attempt to grasp several crucial
facets of Aristotelian philosophy.
Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, by
Daniel Smith, Simon and Schuster, 2012 - Reviewed by Eloise
I had never really considered anxiety as a disorder before. A
nuisance? Definitely! A slight annoyance when dealing with a major
event? Sure. I thought of anxiety as a feeling that makes
your legs wobble as you settle to address a large crowd.
The McKinley Monument: A Tribute to a Fallen
President, by Christopher Kenney, The History Press,
2006 - Reviewed by George Geib
Public memory is a hot topic today. Personalities and
events that the public remembers, and the ways people are
encouraged to remember them, lie at the center of an explosion of
studies. The accepted wisdom is that the public memory is
normally short and highly selective; certainly American leaders are
. . .