1.2.20

Welcome to the Michel Serres online hub

In an effort to provide better interaction among Michel Serres readers, I have added this blog component. I wish I could bring together all the people from around the world who have benefited from the valuable ideas that Serres has brought to life through his writings but short of that, I offer another small step in building a more diverse and lively group of conversations around ideas that he would very much want us to extend and multiply.

Dancing Stones (embossed line drawing) M Friesen 2003

23.8.18

New Translation: The Birth of Physics

It is always good to get notice of a new translation of a Michel Serres book or essay. Christine Wertheim has written a great overview of the new translation. Here is part of the first paragraph:

"IN THE BEGINNING was the Word … But which word? By cultivating a deeper understanding of the sources that shape it, Michel Serres addresses this question in The Birth of Physics, recently published, in David Webb and William James Ross’s translation, by Groundworks, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield producing English translations of foundational but forgotten texts at the origins of contemporary thought."  (More...)
If you are interested in language, beginnings, the deeper primal explorations of being human (and who isn't?), then you'll find this a beneficial read.