Their new book, Parts and Places, represents the kind of adventurous interdisciplinary scholarship that characterizes the best philosophical and scientific enterprises. Because they are not imprisoned in the received account of Euclid's universe or crippled by a post-structuralist nihilism, they are suddenly free to speculate on the constitution of geometric realities and our relationship to them. Is the surface of the table, properly understood, part of the table? What happens to space when it is filled? How is filling space even possible? Are solid objects merely discontinuities in an empty nothing? How do we explain where corners are located? Does anything have to be where it is? And where exactly is that? These are the kinds of delightful and problematic questions Casati and Varzi pursue with a most-sophisticated conceptual apparatus and an irreverent sense of humor.
As a further development of the issues they raise in their stunning book Holes and Other Superficialities, Parts and Places becomes an authoritative rejoinder to Edward Casey's The Fate of Place. And in the fractured economy of exquisite conjecture, it occupies a pre-eminent position. Or does it?
Little harsh, in'it?
Oh that's right...I DID say enjoy yourself.
Go to hell Kombo!
When will you be accepting applicants for the 2014 competition?
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