The Earth is Flat!
An Exposé of the Globularist Hoax
Kay Burns and David Eso’s edition of Leo Ferrari’s The Earth is Flat! introduces us to a long forgotten satirical work, which, in an age of fake news, possesses renewed relevance. Ferrari, a philosopher by training, draws on his extensive knowledge of classical thought to present a history of ideas that is sometimes accurate, but more frequently speculative. The author’s method is to blur the line between seriousness and humour in the interests of exploring serious questions such as the nature of belief and the implications of technological modernity.