Contents


The Unexamined Life

Mapplethorpe edited and designed by Mark Holborn and Dimitri Levas, essay by Arthur C. Danto

Altars by Robert Mapplethorpe, essay by Edmund White

Mapplethorpe: A Biography by Patricia Morrisroe

Mapplethorpe: Assault with a Deadly Camera by Jack Fritscher Ph.D.

Playing with the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe by Arthur C. Danto

The Mystery of Consciousness: Part II

The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul by Francis Crick

Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett

The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness by Gerald M. Edelman

Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind by Gerald M. Edelman

Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness by Roger Penrose

The Strange, Familiar and Forgotten: An Anatomy of Consciousness by Israel Rosenfield

Contributors

Joan Acocella is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book is Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints. She is writing a biography of Mikhail Baryshnikov. (February 2017)


John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Jeremy Bernstein is a theoretical physicist and the author, most recently, of A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings, a collection of essays.
 (December 2016).

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Misha Glenny is the author of The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804–1999. (July 2003)

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


George F. Kennan (1904–2005) was an American diplomat, political scientist and historian. He is best known for his role in shaping US foreign policy during the Cold War and, in particular, for the doctrine of containment. Kennan was Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and served as Ambassador to the USSR in 1952 and as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1963. His books include At a Century’s Ending and An American Family.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Vladimir Nabokov was the author of Lolita, Pale Fire, Pnin, Ada, and many other novels. He died in 1977.

Joyce Carol Oates’s Beautiful Days, a collection of stories, will be published in February. She is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Graduate Program at NYU. (December 2017)

Witold Rybczynski is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the architecture critic for Slate. His book on American building, Last Harvest, was published in 2007.

Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard. His latest book is The Other Paris. (October 2017)

John R. Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at 
the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is ­Making the Social World.
 (October 2014)

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festschrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. (April 2017)