Professor Geoffrey Hosking FBA examines the role of trust in our financial systems, and argues that we need a fundamental rethink.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 11 (July 2008).
Professor Robin Dunbar FBA gave the 2007 Joint British Academy/British Psychological Society Lecture. He argued that the real difference between humans and the great apes lies in our ability to live in the virtual world of the mind. Story-telling plays an important role in social bonding in all human cultures, and it requires us to be able to imagine worlds that do not physically exist. In this edited extract, Professor Dunbar discusses the significance of the human ‘social brain’ and its computational power.
Professor Graham Rees FBA is Director of ‘The Oxford Francis Bacon’ for which he has edited and translated many of Bacon’s Latin philosophical writings (volumes VI, XI, XII and XIII). Here he describes the attention that editors need to pay to the physical form in which texts survive.
Professor Peter Marshall FBA, who has just completed a five-year stint in editing the memoirs (extended obituaries) of Fellows of the British Academy, explains their fascination, and reveals some of the highlights in the most recently published volume.