Jessica Riskin

Jessica Riskin teaches European history and the history of science at Stanford University. She was educated at Harvard and UC Berkeley, and has also taught at MIT and Sciences Po, Paris. She is the author most recently of The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick. Her first book was about science and revolution in France, entitled Science in the Age of Sensibility. She lives with her husband, son, daughter, dog, and cat in Berkeley, California.


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Three Times

Jessica Riskin, Amit Yahav, and Christina Lupton teach us that we use time and reading to make sense of ourselves to ourselves and others....


Can a Machine be Alive?

Julien Crockett reviews Jessica Riskin's "The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick."...

Can a Machine be Alive?


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