An American Man's Quest to Become an Old Castilian
"Plato and Aristotle have had a life in ARabic and Persian entirely alien to the colonial codification of 'Western philosophy' — and the only effective way to make the foreign echoes of that idea familiar is to make the familiar tropes of 'Western philosophy' foreign."
Found in Translation
A friend in a field closer to that of the author's than mine is passed this along. I think it' a valuable perspective, even for academics not in the sciences and who don't have kids. This is too long of a slog to make ourselves miserable:
And, of course, there's not always such a big gulf between the sciences and the humanities as some would like to think:
Textbook typos, so to speak: