4.0876 Announcements: Journal Issue; Gutenberg E-Texts (1/127)

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0876. Thursday, 10 Jan 1991.

(1) From: Michel Pierssens <R36254@UQAM.BITNET>
Date: January 8, 1991
Subject: Journal Focus: Thought and Novation

(2) Date: Thu, 10 Jan 91 07:23:52 CST
From: "Michael S. Hart" <HART@vmd.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: Current Postings of Etexts for FTP

From: Michel Pierssens <R36254@UQAM.BITNET>
Date: January 8, 1991
Subject: Journal Focus: Thought and Novation


What's new? How do we know that something is new? How is "newness"
constituted? These are the questions asked by the guest editor of
SUBSTANCE 62/63, the Philosopher and Historian of Science Judith
Schlanger in a special issue on "Thought and Novation". The answers
offered by historians, sociologists, biologists, philosophers,
literary critics, etc. in this 220p volume are wide-ranging and
provoking. The issue includes:

Rene Girard: Innovation and Repetition; Daniel Lindenberg: France
1940-1990: How to Break with Evil? Saul Friedlander: The End of
Innovation? Contemporary Historical Consciousness and the End of
History; Jacques Schlanger: Ideas are Events; Benny Shannon:
Novelty in Thinking; Henri Atlan: Creativity in Nature and in the
Mind: Novelty in Biology and in the Biologist's Brain; Yehuda
Elkana: Creativity and Democratization in Science; Isabelle
Stengers: The deceptions of Power -- Psychoanalysis and Hypnosis;
S. van der Leeuw: Archaeology, Material Culture and Innovation;
Jean-Pierre Dupuy: Deconstruction and the Liberal Order; Elisheva
Rosen: Innovation and its Reception; Francis Goyet: Rhetoric and
Novation; Ruth Amossy: On Commonplace Knowledge and Innovation;
Michel Pierssens: Novation Astray; Judith Schlanger: The New, the
Different, and the Very Old; Pierre Pachet: Self-portrait of a
Conservative; Alexis Philonenko: Reason and Writing.

Order from:
Journal Division
University of Wisconsin Press
114 N. Murray
Madison, WI 53715

One year subscription (3 issues): $19.00 (Individuals); $
(Students); $65.00 (Institutions).
Back issues: $7.00. This special issue: $10.00

For more information:
Michel Pierssens
R36254@UQAM.BITNET or PIERSENS@cc.umontreal.ca
or: Sydney Levy
FI00LEVY@UCSBUXA.BITNET or FI00LEVY@ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu

Date: Thu, 10 Jan 91 07:23:52 CST
From: "Michael S. Hart" <HART@vmd.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: Current Postings of Etexts for FTP

To those interested in electronic text:

Project Gutenberg has expanded its postings to several FTP (File
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in the works in Europe. We will be posting approximately a book
a month at the sites listed below for the immediate future. Our
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or three. Of course, our goal of 10,000 books by 2001 will have
to rely on the expected increases in storage over that period or
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or word processor. In some cases, in which those donating space
for FTP are severely limited, the files will be compressed and a
.ZIP or .ARC or other extension is used following the titles, as
opposed to a .TXT extension which denotes our pure text files.

We are currently posting the two Lewis Carroll "Alice" classics,
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Current versions are Alice11.txt and Lglass10.txt.
Others texts are also available at the various sites.
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