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In Memory of Father Edouard Alphonse Jeauneau

UTP was sad to hear about the passing of Father Edouard Alphonse Jeauneau, author of Rethinking the School of Chartres, Known for his good nature and exacting standards in life and in work, he will be missed and remembered fondly by those who worked with him at UTP. Our thoughts are with Father Jeauneau’s family and friends at this time. Here, translator of the book, Claude Paul Desmarais, shares his memories of working with Father Jeauneau.

Isolation Reading for the Week of June 8

Here at UTP, we’ve decided to bring you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. Check in with us every Monday for some fantastic book recommendations. This week, Barbara Porter, an associate managing editor at the press, has given us her staff pick. Enjoy!

Mavis Gallant: Fighting the Get-It-All-In Syndrome

In this week’s blog post, Marta Dvořák, author of the newly released Mavis Gallant: The Eye and the Ear, discusses her relationship with Mavis Gallant, the Paris-based master of the short story and visual and sound culture.

Kuhn, Paradigms, and Aristotle’s Physics

Although Aristotle’s contribution to biology has long been recognized, there are many philosophers and historians of science who call him the man who held up the Scientific Revolution by two thousand years. In this post, Christoper Byrne, author of Aristotle’s Science of Matter and Motion, criticizes these views, including that of Thomas Kuhn, a well-known historian and philosopher of science, who was one of many historians that labelled Arisitotle of being the great delayer of natural science.