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John Brockman

American literary agent

1941   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
occupation: literary agent, writer
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John Brockman (born February 16, 1941) is a literary agent and author specializing in scientific literature. He established the Edge Foundation, an organization that brings together leading edge thinkers across a broad range of scientific and technical fields. Brockman was born to immigrants of Polish-Jewish descent in a poor Irish Catholic enclave of Boston, Massachusetts. Expanding on C.P. Snow's "two cultures", he introduced the "third culture" consisting of "those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are." He led a scientific salon for 20 years, asking an annual question to a host of renowned scientists and publishing their answers in book form, which he decided to symbolically close down in 2018.He is an editor of Edge.org.
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15

This Explains Everything

author: John Brockman

Intelligent Thought

book by John Brockman

author: John Brockman

2006

What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

book by John Brockman

author: John Brockman

2007

What We Believe But Cannot Prove

book by John Brockman

author: John Brockman

2006

Possible Minds

2019 science anthology

author: John Brockman

2019

This Will Make You Smarter

author: John Brockman

This Will Change Everything

author: John Brockman

This Idea Is Brilliant

author: John Brockman

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