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Practical Reasoning – How the experience of the humanities can help train doctors

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In this essay Professor Ronald Schleifer makes the case that the humanities train us in systematic attention to experience – and in particular, attention to linguistic and narrative knowledge – and he shows how this kind of attention can change the fundamental quality and outcome of interactions in the domain of medicine. This essay is a cogent argument for the interdisciplinary value of the humanities.

Thinking about Art – at Art School by Pierre Bourdieu

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In this first of the new Pragmatics of Art series,  French sociologist, the late Pierre Bourdieu, is captured in conversation with Art School students about the role of art, artistic consumption and production, the role of value and taste in art, and the role of the artist in contemporary configurations of culture.  It has been translated by renowned Bourdieu scholar, Michael Grenfell who provides an introduction contextualising Bourdieu’s thought and broad interests, particularly in matters of culture.

Rain Clouds: Love songs of Meerabai

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Meerabai (1498-1556) was a poet, singer and dancer and a devotee of Hindu god Krishna. She is revered as one of the prominent voices of the Bhakti Movement: a movement of religious reformation which valued personal engagement with deities over traditional ritualistic practices.
Rain Clouds offers fifteen of her devotional love poems in both Hindi and English, translated by multi-lingual scholar and poet Subhash Jaireth.

Sing to Me

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O’ muses excuse
this non-descript call I

Wonder who
among you apt who
interested

Sing to Me is a collection of poems prompted by classical Greek narratives in such sources as Homer, Hesiod and Ovid. Around Grecian orchards … in Trojan battlefields … washed up with Aphrodite … paeans reveal indictments and human concerns surface.

 

Notes to the Reader

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Once thought lost, this new edition revives Strange’s bizarre experimental manuscript for contemporary audiences.  Allegedly written in a weekend and inspired by a paratext from Clarice Lispector, Notes to the Reader is a collection of twenty-one calls to readers from books and authors long forgotten.

Summer Haiku

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These haiku were written over three summers, camping on our piece of land near Waihi in Aotearoa New Zealand, and, for contrast, one winter sojourn there in our newly-built gypsy wagon. The land is bordered by the Mataura stream—which means ‘red face’. We call the place ‘Land of the shining stream’ or ‘River’s edge’. The eels are named Brad and Angelina. One day, we’ll build a house there. In the meantime, we’re developing the land along permaculture principles, and noting moments both practical and transcendant.

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