Justin E. H. Smith

Justin E. H. Smith

Books5

Ideas2

    Portrait of Mona Lisa with a face mask The irrationality of 2020 Irrationality was published in 2019, but the real subject of the book, it turns out, is the year 2020. The book now seems to me to be describing a world that had been gestating for some years, but that only came out kicking and screaming, loud enough... Read More
    Irrationality cover Justin Smith on Irrationality It’s a story we can’t stop telling ourselves. Once, humans were benighted by superstition and irrationality, but then the Greeks invented reason. Later, the Enlightenment enshrined rationality as the supreme value. Discovering that reason is the defi... Read More