Jessica Riskin is a history professor at Stanford University, where she teaches courses in European intellectual and cultural history and the history of science. She is the author, most recently, of The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument Over What Makes Living Things Tick (2016).BOOKMARK
Pinker’s Pollyannish Philosophy and Its Perfidious Politics
Jessica Riskin challenges Steven Pinker’s take on the Enlightenment.
The Value of W, or, Interdisciplinary Engagements on Culture
Jessica Riskin appreciates “Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony” by Kevin Laland.