Tacit & Explicit Knowledge

Part philosophy, part science, this deep-digging exegesis of the subtle ways in which knowledge is held and classified and handled in our mental structures shines a searchlight on the foundations of our everyday repertoire of tricks for navigating life. Fascinating.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…