Philosophy

In Other Words: A Journey through Translation, Interpretation, and Meaning

Author: 

Kayyali, Mustafa, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Mustafa Kayyali, Ph.D., is an ardent advocate for excellence in higher education, driven by a relentless pursuit of quality, recognition, and innovation. As the Manager of HE Higher Education Ranking, he leads initiatives that play a crucial role in shaping the landscape of academia. Having earned a Master's in Quality Management and Evaluation in Higher Education from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, followed by a Ph.D. in Quality Management from Azteca University, his academic pursuits have laid a strong foundation for his expertise in Accreditation, Quality Assurance, and Higher Education Rankings. Dr. Kayyali has made significant contributions to academic literature, boasting more than 30 published papers and 10 book chapters. Additionally, he takes pride in his role as a translator, having translated five books, thus bridging language gaps and promoting knowledge exchange on a global scale. In recognition of his expertise, Dr. Kayyali serves on the British Accreditation Council’s Accreditation Committee, the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency as an International Expert, and the Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of Higher Education AKOKVO as an Accreditation Expert. His international engagements also include being an expert for the Kosovo Accreditation Agency KAA and the ECBE - European Council for Business Education, as well as serving as a Lead Auditor at the Centre of Assessments for Excellence (COAE). Dr. Kayyali has also submitted a patent to USPTO about rankings entitled Holistic & Multidimensional Ranking Methodology for Universities. As an entrepreneur, researcher, translator, and publisher, Dr. Kayyali is deeply involved in various facets of the academic world. His diverse interests encompass management, translation, interpretation, and academic consulting, contributing to a well-rounded understanding of the education industry.

In the labyrinth of human experience, language stands as both a monument to our ingenuity and a barrier to our understanding. It is the medium through which we convey not just thoughts and ideas but the very essence of our cultures, emotions, and identities. Yet, in its complexity lies a challenge—a challenge that has persisted through the ages, morphing with the times but never diminishing in significance.

Market: 
Language and Literature, Education, Humanities, Social Science, Translation, Cultural Studies, Philosophy
Release Date: 
April 1, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680533095 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Origin of Scientific Revolutions: The Clash Between Pervasive Research Traditions

Author: 

Nugayev, Rinat

Credentials: 

Rinat Nugayev graduated in physics from Kazan State University, studied astrophysics at the Moscow Institute of Space Research, and received graduate degrees in physics and philosophy from Moscow State University and the Moscow Institute of Philosophy. He began teaching at Kazan State University in 1982, becoming Professor of Philosophy in 1993. He has also taught at Indiana University and the Tatarstan Academy of Science, where he chaired the department of philosophy and sociology. The author of twelve books and over 50 articles, Nugayev is married and has two children.

What are the unequivocal causes of a scientific revolution? In The Origin of Scientific Revolutions, Rinat Nugayev proposes an ideal model that strives to reconcile cognitive and social facets of the advancement of science and to provide analytical tools for studying the social mechanisms by which diverse structures of scientific knowledge evolve and interweave. Like Bruno Latour, Nugayev strengthens efforts in landing the sky-high epistemological models of scientific revolutions.

Market: 
Science, Social Science, Philosophy, Epistemology, Scientific Revolution, Technology, Education
Release Date: 
March 15, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680533071 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
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Washington, DC 20036
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Cuba: A Brief History of the End

Author: 

Klvaňa, Tomáš

Credentials: 

Tomáš Klvaňa is Visiting Professor at New York University Prague and a senior international consultant. He was a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, served as the Press Spokesperson and Policy Adviser to the President of the Czech Republic, and was Special Coordinator for the Czech government’s missile defense program. Dr. Klvaňa co-founded the Aspen Institute Central Europe and served on its board. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where he received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals, and an M.A. from Charles University in Prague. Dr. Klvaňa is married with two daughters and lives in Prague.

In this vividly written, politically-oriented travelogue, Tomáš Klvaňa offers a stark narrative of his decade-long travels to Cuba, interweaving a political analysis of the country's current state with a critical assessment of the ideology that has shaped its development. Cuba: A Brief History of the End reveals an immersive tableau of tropical landscapes that set the stage for the human stories that have unfolded in the shadow of the communist regime.

Market: 
Political Science, History, International Relations, Economics, Philosophy, Latin America, Cuba, Communism, Post-Communism, Eastern Europe, Czechoslovakia
Release Date: 
May 15, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680533033 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Postmodernists: An Introduction

Author: 

Young, Julian

Credentials: 

Julian Young, a New Zealand philosopher, is W. R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Wake Forest University and Honorary Research Associate at the University of Auckland. His sixteen books have been translated into many languages. His Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography won the Association of American Publishers 2010 PROSE award for philosophy. Apart from postmodernism, his main interests are nineteenth- and twentieth-century German philosophy, the philosophy of art, religion, opera and tragedy, and the meaning of life.

What is postmodern—postmodernism as philosophy—and what should we think of it? The first eight chapters of Julian Young’s new book examine the thought of key postmodernist philosophers: Lyotard, Deleuze, Foucault, Baudrillard, Derrida, Vattimo, Richard Rorty, and Judith Butler.

Market: 
Philosophy, Literature, Humanities, European Studies, Cultural Studies, Twentieth Century Literature, Postmodernism, Lyotard, Deleuze, Foucault, Baudrillard, Derida, Vattimo, Rorty, Judith Butler, Nietzsche
Release Date: 
June 25, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680533002 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
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Washington, DC 20036
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From Metaphysics to Decision Making

Author: 

Mitjashin, Alexander

Credentials: 

Alexander Mitjashin graduated and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from St. Petersburg State University. After teaching philosophy, he is now retired. His books include The World and Language: The Ontology for Natural Language, Knowledge and Capitalism, Liberalism and Skepticism, Physics and Metaphysics, and The Epistemology of Experience.

In From Metaphysics to Decision Making, Alexander Mitjashin argues that the laws of logic should be regarded as a paraphrase of an ontology – an understanding of “being” – whose components are distinct one from another, no matter how similar we may consider them. This approach allows us to remove antinomies without using any axiomatic method. The bases of that ontology are much easier to understand than the ones of symbolic logic and may enable us to introduce optimal societal decision making in the realm of public policy.

Market: 
Humanities, Philosophy, Social Science, Logic, Ontology, Metaphysics, Political Science, Public Policy, Emmy Noether, David Hume
Release Date: 
March 15, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680533453 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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From Natura to Nature: How Love, Imagination, and Integrity Formed the Modern World

Author: 

Hipolito, T. A.

Credentials: 

T. A. (Terry) Hipolito has a background in medieval literature, having received his Ph.D. in that subject from the University of California Los Angeles, and a career in software development and artificial intelligence. His amateur endeavors have included history and philosophy. He has attempted to unify all of these disciplines in a study of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy, which he believes endeavors to do much the same.

From Natura to Nature traces the career of the medieval goddess Natura – Mother Nature – as she influenced the literature of the High Middle Ages up to the time of William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser. After that, Natura’s medieval aspect morphed into the mathematics of the early modern era. The book’s subtitle includes the terms Love, Integrity, and Imagination, subjects that complement Natura’s well-known sponsorship of the phenomenon of romantic love.

Market: 
Philosophy, Literature, Science, Social Science, Mathematics, Psychology, European Studies, Metaphysics, Logic, Calculus, Romance
Release Date: 
March 15, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680533477 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Prequel to The Ring of the Nibelung: How Wagner’s Three Canonical Operas (The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, and Lohengrin) Paved the Way to his Mature Music Dramas

Author: 

Heise, Paul Brian

Credentials: 

Paul Brian Heise has studied the works of Richard Wagner since 1971. While pursuing graduate studies in anthropology at Southern Illinois University, he developed an argument that Wagner’s works could be understood as an allegory and withdrew from formal studies to devote his life to discovering and sharing his wholesale reassessment of the meaning of Wagner’s dramas and their music. Heise has published extensively on Wagner, including The Wound That Will Never Heal: An Allegorical Interpretation of Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung (Academica Press, 2021), and, with the support of the late British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, the website www.wagnerheim.com, an online compendium of Heise’s thoughts about Wagner.

Scholars of Richard Wagner’s works have long noted his numerous comparisons between their characters and plots in his letters, essays, and recorded remarks. Yet no one has previously attempted to assess their implications for our understanding of his art systematically. Paul Heise’s quest to grasp the allegorical unity underlying Wagner’s canonical artworks began in the 1970s.

Market: 
History, Music, Philosophy, Richard Wagner, Performing Arts, Opera, Mythology, Allegory, Comparative Literature, Germany
Release Date: 
January 15, 2025
ISBN: 
9781680532951 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Wagner’s Mature Music-Dramas (Tristan and Isolde, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, and Parsifal) in Light of Their Allegorical Relationship to The Ring of the Nibelung

Author: 

Heise, Paul Brian

Credentials: 

Paul Brian Heise has studied the works of Richard Wagner since 1971. While pursuing graduate studies in anthropology at Southern Illinois University, he developed an argument that Wagner’s works could be understood as an allegory and withdrew from formal studies to devote his life to discovering and sharing his wholesale reassessment of the meaning of Wagner’s dramas and their music. Heise has published extensively on Wagner, including The Wound That Will Never Heal: An Allegorical Interpretation of Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung (Academica Press, 2021), and, with the support of the late British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, the website www.wagnerheim.com, an online compendium of Heise’s thoughts about Wagner.

Scholars devoted to analysis of Richard Wagner’s operas and music-dramas have long noted his numerous comparisons between their characters and plots in his letters, essays, and recorded remarks. Yet no one has previously attempted to assess their implications for our systematic understanding of his art.

Market: 
History, Music, Philosophy, Richard Wagner, Performing Arts, Opera, Mythology, Allegory, Comparative Literature, Germany
Release Date: 
January 15, 2025
ISBN: 
9781680532920 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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American Spirit or Great Awokening?: The Battle to Restore or Destroy Our Nation

Author: 

Abramson, Bruce D.

Credentials: 

Bruce D. Abramson is Executive Director of New Student and Graduate Admissions at New College of Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University, a J.D. from Georgetown University, and has served on the faculty of the University of Southern California and as a research adjunct at Carnegie Mellon University. He has spent decades as an independent troubleshooter, problem solver, economic analyst, and strategic consultant; published widely in the scholarly literature of computing, management, and law; and written over 250 columns on politics and public policy. His previous books have addressed technology policy, innovation law, Middle East politics, political philosophy, and the corruption of higher education.

America is suffering from a deep spiritual crisis. The national polarization that so many miscast as political is really a conflict between two spiritual solutions pointing in drastically different directions. One is Wokeism, a new religion that speaks most clearly to America’s spiritually starved young, urban, credentialed, professional elites.

Market: 
Social Science, Political Science, Current Affairs, Philosophy, American Studies, Education, Higher Education, Culture Wars, Cancel Culture, Political Correctness, Wokeism, Traditionalism
Release Date: 
February 15, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680533385 Hardcover
Price: 
$35
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
120
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Sleepless Nights: The Faults and Failings of Love

Author: 

Walton, Stuart

Credentials: 

Stuart Walton is a cultural historian, novelist, and critic based in southwest England. He is the author of An Excursion through Chaos (2021), Introducing Theodor Adorno (2018), In The Realm of the Senses: A Materialist Theory of Seeing and Feeling (2016), A Natural History of Human Emotions (2004), and Out Of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication (2001; 2016), as well as a number of books on food and drink.

Sleepless Nights: The Faults and Failings of Love is an inquiry into the cultural and psychological forces at work in our most intimate relationships. Romanticized and theorized throughout all ages, love remains the paradigm of human experience, the one aspect of life that could redeem all the suffering and disappointment to which we are otherwise heir. And yet it too often forms part of that very suffering itself. In this daring and reflective book, Stuart Walton invites the reader to check into a love hotel with a difference.

Market: 
Social Science, Philosophy, History, Religion, Psychology, Sociology, Emotions, Emotional Intelligence
Release Date: 
November 28, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680533217 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
298
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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