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Dan Nexon on The Hydrogen Sonata: To Sim, Perchance to Dream

The Culture novels have long been concerned with the interplay of simulation, simulacrum, religion, and materialism.

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About Symposia
The Duck of Minerva occasionally runs symposia. These consist of a collection of linked pieces that engage with one another on a specific topic; they always involve at least some guest contributors.

Notable examples include a series of companion posts to the European Journal of International Relations special issue on “The End of IR Theory” (2011) and a discussion of Iain M. Banks’ The Hydrogen Sonata (2012).

You can scroll down to see a number of our symposia.

Five Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me in Graduate School

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Kathleen R. McNamara and the Art of Mentoring

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The Hydrogen Sonata

Does Nuclear Superiority Pay?

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The Causes of the Iraq War

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The End of IR Theory?

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