The Truth Is the Whole: Essays in Honor of Richard Levins
Friday, November 01, 2019
Building 32, 32-141
32 VASSAR ST, Cambridge, MA 02139
We are pleased to invite you to a book launch: The Truth is the Whole: Essays in Honor of Richard Levins, in partnership with the Boston chapter of Science for the People. The evening's program will include prepared remarks by Peter Taylor, Katherine Yih, Nafis Hasan, Victor Wallis, and Abha Sur, as well as Q&A with this panel of speakers.
Levins (1930-2016) was an ecologist, evolutionary biologist, biomathematician, philosopher of science, complexity theorist, Marxist, and one-time tropical farmer. Key to all aspects of his thinking was a dialectical logic of process and change. His work provides a framework for the understanding of crises in environment and society and their analytic relationship with capitalism and imperialism, as well as the tools for the critique of biological determinist justifications for the existing structures of power. This collection of essays pays tribute to Levins by carrying forward his work in the development of the understanding of the dialectics of nature and society.