Philosophy

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
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6x9
Pages: 
158
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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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 M., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

This exciting third volume of David M. 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: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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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 M., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

Volume II of David M. 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: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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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 M., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

The first volume of David M. 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: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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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
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
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
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Postmodernism and Narratives of Erasure in Culture, Literature, and Language

Author: 

Zriba, Hassen, Professor and Chair, Department of English, University of Gafsa (Tunisia) (Ed.)

Edited by rising Tunisian literary scholar Hassen Zriba, Postmodernism and Narratives of Erasure in Culture, Literature, and Language is a collection of interdisciplinary essays arguing that the concept of “erasure” is an essential analytical tool/mode of thought in shaping conceptualizations of change and continuity in subjects of human knowledge.

Market: 
Literature, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Literary Theory, Language, Postmodernism, Postmodern Theory, Erasure, Martin Heidegger Jacques Derrida
Release Date: 
September 15, 2020
ISBN: 
9781680539509: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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To Tell the Truth: Fifty Years of Politics in the Promised Land

Author: 

Kuhrt, David

Credentials: 

Author of "Wittgenstein the Tartar", and "The Trojan War Has Not Been Won"

This collection of essays reflect the prolific philosopher David Kuhrt’s prescient thesis that subjectivity can be bypassed, thereby exploding the myth of positivist philosophy. In bypassing intuition with abstract ideas, “science,” as we have described it, has informed the notion of Western imperialism in the Middle East, from the dogmatic Christianity of the medieval Papacy through transnational corporate investment today.

Market: 
Philosophy, Religion, Middle East, International Relations, East-West Relations, Middle East Politics, Positivism, Subjectivism, Israel, Arab-Israeli Conflict
Release Date: 
July 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532128 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Reform For An Enlightenment Education

Author: 

Thiher, Allen: Curators’ Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, Columbia and Permanent Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

Drawing on a distinguished 40-year university career, Allen Thiher probes the subjects that serve as a basis for higher education in the twenty-first century. Addressing the general reader as well as the scholar, he argues that all the best about contemporary culture springs directly from the unfettered rationalism of the Enlightenment. Provocatively, Thiher argues that today’s education system is failing to produce students with the enlightened sensibilities they need to lead good and ethical lives and instead focuses on short-term utilitarian aims.

Market: 
9781680531077
Release Date: 
May 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531077 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
218
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

The Phaedrus of Plato: A Translation with Notes and Dialogical Analysis

Author: 

Quandt, Kenneth Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

This pioneering translation of Plato’s Phaedrus, with detailed summary and full philological and exegetical notes taking into consideration all commentaries since Hermias, followed by a painstaking dialogical analysis of the text that shows what we must think at every moment in order to understand the thinking that brings the Greek text to life.

Market: 
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Ancient Studies, Plato, Translation, Ancient Greek, Language Arts
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531084 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
445
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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