Sunday, July 27, 2003
Kieran Healy posts an extended review of The Elements of Mentality, a rather ambitious book by a fellow using the pseudonym “David Hume.” The book purports to Explain Everything but, according to Kieran, fails.
Whew. My next book was going to explain everything. I’m just glad this guy didn’t beat me to it.
And why do people have to blog heavy about esoteric academic stuff. Isn’t that what boring conferences are for? And those insipid little visiting lectures we have to attend? I thought the blogosphere was for goofballs. Makes me think that serious academic bloggers can’t cut it on the visiting academic or conference circuit.
…and James, I’m not referring to you above as you have a nice mix of serious and silly.
Shorter Kieran Healy
SHORTER KIERAN HEALY….James Joyner summarizes Kieran Healy’s review of The Elements of Mentality thusly:The book purports to Explain Everything but, according to Kieran, fails.Another dream shattered….
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