The MIT Press Reader

27 Mar. 2023

An excerpt from “Dreaming as Delirium: How the Brain Goes Out of Its Mind.”

23 Mar. 2023

Pain is integral to the structure of the Japanese language, and related to the particularity of local building design practices.

20 Mar. 2023

How do organisms that are so sedentary end up being so incredibly widely dispersed?

16 Mar. 2023

How parenting became “optimized” and made mothers miserable.

13 Mar. 2023

Both acoustic and metaphorical, echo evokes the void left by what had been and is no longer.

9 Mar. 2023

How will future generations come to be? There is no straightforward answer.

6 Mar. 2023

Horoscopic prediction is an inherently uncertain field, as Italian polymath Gerolamo Cardano had occasion to confirm more than once.

2 Mar. 2023

Matthew Ratcliffe’s book “Grief Worlds” is a wide-ranging philosophical exploration of what it is to experience grief and what this tells us about human emotional life.

27 Feb. 2023

Though he did not anticipate the power of symbolic mathematics, by invoking the example of codebreaking, the 17th-century philosopher prepared for the later union of mathematics with experimental science.

24 Feb. 2023

Unlike the provocative grand gesture more common in late-20th-century art, Cornell’s work rewards, and almost commands, the stillness of solitary reflection.

20 Feb. 2023

A short story from the celebrated Argentinian poet and writer’s new collection “Little Joy.”

14 Feb. 2023

The history of the total artificial heart is punctuated with both brilliant innovation and continual clinical failure.

13 Feb. 2023

The goal is not to expose the “slipups” of the masters but to understand the human brain.

9 Feb. 2023

The PCB story in Bloomington remains compelling in its specificity; yet, it also serves as a representative anecdote for the impact of modern industrial and chemical revolutions on the U.S. landscape.

6 Feb. 2023

An excerpt from the celebrated 19th-century photographer’s memoir “When I Was a Photographer.”

2 Feb. 2023

While the meal in a pill remains a dream of science fiction, new and intriguing ideas continue to emerge.

30 Jan. 2023

The Czech writer’s darkly humorous novel, published in 1936, anticipated our current reality with eerie accuracy.

26 Jan. 2023

Architect and poet Paolo Belardi traces the many conditions and situations that have inspired extraordinary ideas across the arts and sciences.

23 Jan. 2023

In the landscape of madness, time lies open and exposed.

19 Jan. 2023

How Lebanon’s brutal civil war aborted a grand vision of social reform and the expansion of mental health care.