Scott's Book Review



Moneyland by Oliver Bullough


We look around Lanark at Christmas 2018. Perhaps we assume that our local amenities and quality of life is a simple given, inevitable, all that can be...

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The Story of Looking

Mark Cousins

Egghead Choice - Art Theory


‘Art’ is one of those notoriously elastic terms and ideas. It’s very difficult to establish any fixed or simple definition for what art is,...

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God in the Age of Science?

Herman Philipse

Egghead Choice - Philosophy of Religion


Today, 31 March 2018, is the day of Stephen Hawking’s funeral. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-43582950). It says something about...

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The Economy of Cities

Jane Jacobs

Egghead Choice - Urban economics


By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities....

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Approach to Aesthetics

Frank Sibley

Egghead Choice - Aesthetics


If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on when you’re appreciating art and beauty, this could be the book for you. In theory of art and beauty...

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My Country and My People

Lin Yutang

Egghead Choice - Cultural anthropology


China has achieved a staggering transformation in the last 30 years, and now stands on the threshold of becoming the world’s largest economy. It is...

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