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There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness  by Carlo Rovelli

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness

Carlo Rovelli

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2 reviews

Imprint: Allen Lane
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 3 Nov 2020
ISBN: 9780241454688

One of the most inspiring thinkers of our age, the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics transforms the way we think about the world with his reflections on science, history and humanity In this collection of writings, the logbook of an intelligence always on the move, Carlo Rovelli follows his curiosity and invites us on a voyage through science, history, philosophy and politics.

4 stars out of 5
Andrew Anthony
10 Nov 2020

"The essay format makes for an entertaining and enlightening journey through a wide field of disciplines"

The essay format makes for an entertaining and enlightening journey through a wide field of disciplines, which, thanks to Rovelli’s authoritative voice and clarity of thought, never seems random or disjointed.

What also holds the pieces together is Rovelli’s perspective as a classic European liberal leftist humanist. It’s an attractive political sensibility, particularly in these strange days, and provides a welcome moral framework to much of the writing. 

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4 stars out of 5
Andrew Anthony
10 Nov 2020

"From the underrated octopus to Dante, the Italian physicist fuses his deep knowledge of science and the arts"

The essay format makes for an entertaining and enlightening journey through a wide field of disciplines, which, thanks to Rovelli’s authoritative voice and clarity of thought, never seems random or disjointed.