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    Edward Rothstein, It's a Battlefield Out There, Culturally Speaking.
    oes anything exist outside culture? Is there anything that we do that is free of the distortions of our tastes and customs? That isn't irrevocably shaped by the languages we speak or our material interests? Is there anything out there that we can assume to be noncultural or transcultural or even universal?
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  2. Edward Rothstein (1995). Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music and Mathematics. University of Chicago Press.
    One is a science, the other an art; one useful, the other seemingly decorative, but mathematics and music share common origins in cult and mystery and have been linked throughout history. Emblems of Mind is Edward Rothstein’s classic exploration of their profound similarities, a journey into their “inner life.” Along the way, Rothstein explains how mathematics makes sense of space, how music tells a story, how theories are constructed, how melody is shaped. He invokes the poetry of Wordsworth, the anthropology (...)
     
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  3. Edward Rothstein, Herbert Muschamp & Martin E. Marty (2003). Visions of Utopia. Utopian Studies 14 (2):202-204.
     
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  4. Edward Rothstein, Herbert Muschamp & Martin Marty (2003). Visions of Utopia. OUP Usa.
    From the sex-free paradise of the Shakers to the worker's paradise of Marx, utopian ideas seem to have two things in common--they all are wonderfully plausible at the start and they all end up as disasters. In Visions of Utopia, three leading cultural critics--Edward Rothstein, Martin Marty, and Herbert Muschamp--look at the history of utopian thinking, exploring why they fail and why they are still worth pursuing. Edward Rothstein, New York Times cultural critic, contends that every utopia is really a (...)
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