Browsing the "reviews" Category

Review: Mathematics in India

October 8th, 2011 | by Harmonist staff

Plofker\'s book fills a huge gap: a detailed, eminently readable, scholarly survey of the full scope of Indian mathematics and astronomy (the two were inseparable in India) from their Vedic beginnings to roughly 1800.


Review: Krishna’s Other Song

May 8th, 2011 | by Harmonist staff

Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) is one of the most prolific of our modern Gaudiya Vaishnava authors, with innumerable books and articles to his credit. In Krishna’s Other Song, he attempts something new: scriptural commentary


Review: American Veda

May 1st, 2011 | by Harmonist staff

For Goldberg, it all adds up to the slow “Vedicization” of American spirituality. By this he means that Americans have become more comfortable with a view of the world ultimately found in the ancient literature of India—the Vedas, the Upanisads, and the Bhagavad-gita


Review: The Hidden Reality

April 2nd, 2011 | by Harmonist staff

\"And what a delicious irony it is that science, that model of sober investigation, is inexorably returning us to vistas so peculiarly like the deranged imaginings of our \'superstitious\' past.\"


Review: Holy Ignorance

December 26th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

It is true that conservative religion is growing. But any talk of a religious revival is “an optical illusion.”


Review: The Power

November 17th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Byrne describes a methodology: First, imagine yourself having it. Second, feel yourself with it. Third, receive it. If you don’t receive it, that must be because you messed up steps one and two


Review: Being Wrong

November 11th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

\"The brilliance of the phrase \'I told you so\' derives from its admirably compact way of making the point that not only was I right, I was also right about being right. In the instant of uttering it, I become right squared, maybe even right factorial...\"


Review: The Moral Landscape

October 7th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Harris puts himself at odds with a principle put forward by philosopher David Hume and regarded as inviolable by many: the idea that statements about how things ought to be cannot be derived from statements about what is true


Review: Long for This World

July 18th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

To slow down or stop aging , today’s longevity scientists have been trying to figure out how to manage deadly cellular gunk by re-engineering either its production, a cell’s repair system or the garbage itself



Back to Top ↑