Sharon Gerstel , former Member (2010-11) in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the 2016 inagugral book prize of the International Center.
The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge features founding Director Abraham Flexner’s classic essay of the same title, first published in Harper’s magazine in 1939, and a new companion essay by Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute.
The New Yorker 's Elizabeth Kolbert reviews The Enigma of Reason by cognitive scientists Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber , former Member (1981–82) in the School of Social Science: If reason is designed to generate sound judgments, then it’s hard to...
Early on, Harvey Friedman , Visitor (1975) in the School of Mathematics, understood that discovering concrete examples of mathematical incompleteness among already-existing statements would be an arduous task. There’s the continuum hypothesis, the...