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Lily Hu

Studying the social world requires more than deference to data—no matter the prestige or sophistication of the tools with which they are parsed.

Gregory E. Kaebnick

Its authority derives not from unbiased scientists but from the institutions and norms that structure their work. Fighting mistrust requires more public engagement with policy, not unqualified deference to experts.

Erika Howsare

In a new book of lyric essays, poet Cole Swensen answers a call issued by theorists Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel: to reimagine the globe in terms of the fragile surface ecosystems that support all life.

Deborah Chasman Joshua Cohen

Our new book offers a deeper understanding of the current challenges of AI and a rich, constructive, morally urgent vision for redirecting its course.

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Exploring work, democracy, and justice in the age of automation, Daron Acemoglu and other contributors sketch an urgent vision for redirecting the course of technological change for good. Preorder our Spring 2021 book now.

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Michael D. Gordin

Philosopher Karl Popper famously asked how to tell the two apart. His answer—falsifiability—hasn’t aged well, but the effort lives on.

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Eric Reinhart

As more and more doctors awaken to the political determinants of health, the U.S. medical profession needs a deeper vision for the ethical meanings of care.

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Bram Wispelwey Michelle Morse

Colorblind solutions have failed to achieve racial equity in health care. We need both federal reparations and real institutional accountability.

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Erica X Eisen

On life in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan—one of the most polluted cities in the world.

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Duncan Kelly

Can today’s crises inspire action at the scales required to think about planetary sustainability?

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Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT and researcher on the anthropology of health and environment.