Philosophy

The Face: A Cultural Geography

Author: 

Roth, Marty

Credentials: 

Marty Roth is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Minnesota.

The face circulates through most things of this world: anything that has presence, that presents itself, that has a front, a surface, an appearance, an aspect, a reputation, or honor – anything that confronts, opposes, or defies – has a face. And the face is a front: from the back it is just a head, a radically different entity. In this exciting new book, distinguished philosopher Marty Roth pursues considerations of the human face in art, literature, philosophy, and other manifestations of human culture.

Market: 
Philosophy, Art, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Literature, History, Human Physiology
Release Date: 
December 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537505 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Nietzsche and Joyce Carol Oates: Nietzschean Themes in The Wonderland Quartet

Author: 

Horvath, Dorota Olivia, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Dorota Olivia Horvath received her Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Kent. She has been a visiting Ph.D. associate at Queen Mary University, London, and a visiting Fulbright fellow at New York University.

Nietzsche and Joyce Carol Oates explores the American novelist’s The Wonderland Quartet through a reading of the German philosopher’s seminal works. In the four books of The Wonderland QuartetA Garden of Earthly Delights (1967), Expensive People (1968), the National Book Award-winning Them (1969), and Wonderland (1971) – Oates aestheticizes cultural experiments after the Nietzschean proclamation of “God is dead” permeated American culture from about 1950.

Market: 
Literature, Philosophy, American Studies, Cultural History, American Novels, Joyce Carol Oates, Friedrich Nietzsche
Release Date: 
November 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532487 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Metaphysics of Culture

Author: 

Cameron, Rod

In this new and persuasively argued study, philosopher Rod Cameron argues that definitive absolute Idealism changes the definition of logic, annuls ethics, and diminishes objective truth. Entitlement to “logic” is due to knowledge of the logos. The logos is religion and reasoning’s common origin. They are thus made compatible. Logic accesses ontology: a metaphysical realm of causation. Logic performs philosophy’s missing function: synthesis. The individual and the nation, Cameron argues, share the same essences. This correlation allows the nation to cater to the individual.

Market: 
Philosophy, Sociology, Social Science, Ontology, Teleology, Logic, Logos
Release Date: 
December 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537604 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Deism: A Rational Journey from Disbelief to the Existence of God

Author: 

Alvaro, Carlo, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy, CUNY New York City College of Technology

Credentials: 

Author of Ethical Veganism, Virtue Ethics, and The Great Soul (2019); Raw Veganism: The Philosophy of the Human Diet (2020); and The Book of Raw (2021)

It is often claimed that belief in God is based on faith, while non-belief is grounded in rationality. This claim is inaccurate. Moral philosopher Carlo Alvaro takes the reader through his philosophical journey—a journey taken with the absolute absence of faith. Through reasoning alone, and with an objective assessment of the classical theistic arguments, Deism takes the reader from disbelief to a particular version of deism. Deism discusses such arguments as the Kalam Cosmological, the asymmetry against the evil-god challenge, the anthropic principle, and the moral.

Market: 
Religion, Philosophy, Social Science, Cosmology, Deism
Release Date: 
October 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532456 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Once Upon a Time of Transition: Fourteen Exercises in Political Thought

Author: 

Palouš, Martin

Credentials: 

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, 2001-2005, and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, 2006-2011, Senior Fellow, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University

Once Upon a Time of Transition is a journey through four decades in the career of a Czech dissident and diplomat reflecting on transitions from the 20th to the 21st century. A meaningful contribution to on-going public debates, and to a better understanding of our current political situation, Ambassador Martin Palouš explores the uncertain territory between philosophy and politics. Directly or indirectly, his texts were inspired by three great Central European thinkers of the 20th century, Hannah Arendt, Jan Patočka and Eric Voegelin.

Market: 
Political Science, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Intellectual History, Humanism, Metaphysics, Aristotle, Communism, Anti-Communism, Post-Modernism, Dissident Movements, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, European Studies, Hannah Arendt, Jan Patočka, Eric Voegelin, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakian
Release Date: 
December 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539264 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
158
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of Chinese Classical Scholarship, Volume III: Northern and Southern Dynasties, Sui, and Early Tang: The Decline of Factual Philology and the Rise of Speculative Hermeneutics

Author: 

Honey, David B., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

This exciting third volume of David B. Honey’s comprehensive history of Chinese thought begins with China after nomadic invaders overran the northern regions of the historic kingdom. The differentiation between scholarly emphases—northern focus on the traditional pedagogical commentary, and southern classical school’s more innovative commentary—led to an emphasis on the interpretation of the overall message of a text, not a close reading of smaller sections. As Honey explains, serious attention to the phonological nature of Chinese characters also began during in this long era.

Market: 
Asia, East Asia, Asian Studies, Asian Civilization, Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Confucius, Han, Sui, Tang, Zheng Xuan, Kong Yinga, Intellectual History, Education, Pedagogy, Philology
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539622
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of Chinese Classical Scholarship, Volume II: Qin, Han, Wei, Jin: Canon and Commentary

Author: 

Honey, David B., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

Volume II of David B. Honey’s comprehensive history of Chinese thought covers a vital 500-year stretch in China’s history, from national unification in 221 BCE to the first post-imperial fragmentation into rival northern and southern polities. This volume discusses the reconstitution of the classics after the textual devastation wrought by the policies of the First Emperor of Qin, who destroyed many of them, and their eventual canonization by the crown during the Western Han period.

Market: 
Asia, East Asia, Asian Studies, Asian Civilization, Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Confucius, Qin, Han, Wei, Jin, Liu Xiang, Xu Shen, Zheng Xuan Intellectual History, Education, Pedagogy, Philology
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539615 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of Chinese Classical Scholarship, Volume I, Zhou: Confucius, the Six Classics, and Scholastic Transmission

Author: 

Honey, David B., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

The first volume of David B. Honey’s comprehensive history of Chinese thought offers a close study of Confucius, that tradition’s proto-classicist. This opening volume examines Confucius traditions that largely formed the views of later classicists, who regarded him as their profession’s patron saint. Honey’s survey begins by examining how these views informed the Chinese classicists’ own identities as textual critics and interpreters, all dedicated to self-cultivation for government service.

Market: 
Asia, East Asia, Asian Studies, Asian Civilization, Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Confucius, Mencius, Xunzi, Intellectual History, Education, Pedagogy
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680539608 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Last Ulysseans: Culture and Modernism in Montreal

Author: 

Ungar, Molly Pulver, Ph.D., York University, Associate Professor of History (ret.), University of the Fraser Valley

In the 1930s, the exciting urban environment of Montreal provided the perfect venue for a varied group of people who came together to form a kind of “salon” in the turmoil of the Great Depression. For ten years, these friends and acquaintances met each week at the home of the artist John Lyman. They saw themselves as “modern,” a part of the avant-garde that was then busily changing the world.

Market: 
North America, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Art, American Studies, Identity Politics, Modernism, Canada, Canadian Literature, John Lyman, Great Depression, Spanish Civil War, World War II
Release Date: 
September 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539561
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Redefining Eternity: Interfacing Immortality in the Digital Corporate World

Author: 

Crawford, Bethany

In Redefining Eternity: Interfacing Immortality in the Digital Corporate World, Bethany Crawford critically assesses the implications of “digital immortality” for central tenets of the human experience - such as consciousness, death, and time - as a preliminary mapping of the shifting existential paradigms of the digital age. This groundbreaking new book explores the social consequences and provocations of a digitally replicable subject in the current sociopolitical context.

Market: 
Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Identity Politics, Science, Technology, Information Technology, Computer Science, Immortality, Ray Kurzweil, Martine Rothblatt, Max More, Transhumanism, Futurism, Cybernetics
Release Date: 
September 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539646 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
242
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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