AND SCIENCE, by Julie K. Ward (
Cambridge University Press; 230 pages; $85).
A study of the Greek philosopher’s view
of how language shapes our notion of what
BE YOND REDUCTION: PHILOSOPH Y OF
MIND AND POST-REDUC TIONIST PHILOSOPH Y OF SCIENCE, by Steven Horst (Oxford
University Press; 228 pages; $49.95).
Develops a theory of cognitive pluralism
as an alternative to reductionist, dualist,
and other approaches in the philosophy of
mind and of science.
ETHICS AND THE BEAST: A SPECIESIST
ARGUMEN T FOR ANIMAL LIBERA TION, by
Tzachi Zamir (Princeton University Press;
146 pages; $35). Argues that favoring
humans over nonhuman animals in the
cases of pressing need does not mean that
marginal human needs should trump the
life and death interests of animals.
FEMINIS T IN TERPRE TATIONS OF AUGUSTINE, edited by Judith Chelius Stark (Penn
State University Press; 326 pages; $75
hardcover, $35 paperback). Topics include
the early Christian theologian’s views on
women and sexuality.
GOD AND THE REACH OF REASON: C. S.
LE WIS, DAVID HUME, AND BERTRAND RUSSELL, by Erik J. Wielenberg (Cambridge
University Press; 254 pages; $75 hardcover, $21.99 paperback). Sets Lewis, as a
Christian apologist, in dialogue with two
critics of the faith.
KAN T ON BEAU TY AND BIOLOGY: AN
IN TERPRE TATION OF THE “CRI TIQUE OF
JUDGMENT,” by Rachel Zuckert (
Cambridge University Press; 424 pages; $99).
Argues that the Critique represents a unified treatment of its three subjects: beauty,
biology, and empirical knowledge, rather
than the separate treatment described by
LEIBNIZ ON THE TRINI T Y AND THE INCARNATION: REASON AND REVELATION IN
THE SEVEN TEEN TH CEN TURY, by Maria
Rosa Antognazza, translated by Gerald
Parks (Yale University Press; 322 pages;
$60). Analyzes the German philosopher’s
writings on two central mysteries of
NOZICK, AUTONOMY, AND COMPENSATION, by Dale F. Murray (Continuum; 156
pages; $110). A study of the American
philosopher Robert Nozick (1938-2002).
RICHARD RORTY’S NE W PRAGMATISM:
NEI THER LIBERAL NOR FREE, by Edward
J. Grippe (Continuum; 210 pages; $110).
A critique of the American philosopher
RICOEUR AND LACAN, by Karl Simms
(Continuum; 161 pages; $120). Compares
the work, intellectual influences, and
philosophical legacy of the two French
thinkers: Jacques Lacan (1901-81) and
Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005).
RUSSELL AND WI TTGENS TEIN ON THE
NATURE OF JUDGEMEN T, by Rosalind
Carey (Continuum; 150 pages; $110). A
study of Russell’s 1913 exchanges with his
then-student Wittgenstein, a dialogue that
altered Russell’s course on his Theory of
SOCRATIC EPIS TEMOLOG Y: EXPLORATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE-SEEKING BY
QUESTIONING, by Jaako Hintikka (
Cambridge University Press; 248 pages; $80
hardcover, $24.99 paperback). Develops a
model of knowledge seeking that combines
the traditional Socratic method with updates from the logical theory of questions.
SPINOZA’S RADICAL CARTESIAN MIND, by
Tammy Nyden-Bullock (Continuum; 164
pages; $120). Sets the development of Spinoza’s philosophy of mind in the context
of the development of radical cartesianism
in 17th-century Amsterdam, a philosophy
that became a weapon of the newly ruling
STYLES OF THOUGHT: INTERPRETATION,
INQUIR Y, AND IMAGINATION, by David
Weissman (State University of New York
Press; 189 pages; $60). Considers differences
between inquiry and interpretation as modes
of thought in science and everyday life.
THINGS AND PLACES: HOW THE MIND
CONNEC TS WI TH THE WORLD, by Zenon
W. Pylyshyn (MIT Press; 255 pages; $34).
Discusses the visual capacity to track and
differentiate several independent moving
POLI TICAL SCIENCE
BE YOND THE LAW: THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S UNLAWFUL RESPONSES IN THE
“WAR” ON TERROR, by Jordan J. Paust
(Cambridge University Press; 326 pages;
$85 hardcover, $29.95). Documents what
are termed violations of international law
by the administration, including in the areas of interrogation and detention.
GRASSROOTS RULES: HOW THE IOWA CAUCUS HELPS ELEC T AMERICAN PRESIDEN TS,
by Christopher C. Hull (Stanford University Press; 240 pages; $35). Analyzes the
workings of the first-in-the-nation contest.
THE PENINSULA QUESTION: A CHRONICLE OF THE SECOND KOREAN NUCLEAR
CRISIS, by Yoichi Funabashi (Brookings
Institution Press; 592 pages; $36.95). Examines the crisis that developed in 2002
when the United States confronted North
Korea with evidence of secret plans to
POLI TICAL DISAFFEC TION IN CUBA’S REVOLU TION AND EXODUS, by Silvia Pedraza
(Cambridge University Press; 382 pages;
$75 hardcover, $27.99 paperback). Draws
on interviews and participant observation in a study contrasting the political
attitudes of four different waves of Cuban
migration to the United States.
POPULIST RADICAL RIGH T PARTIES IN
EUROPE, by Cas Mudde (Cambridge University Press; 404 pages; $95 hardcover,
$34.99 paperback). Focuses on nativism
in a study of right-wing populist parties in
both Eastern and Western Europe.
THE POST-SOVIET POTEMKIN VILLAGE:
POLI TICS AND PROPERT Y RIGHTS IN THE
BLACK EARTH, by Jessica Allina-Pisano
(Cambridge University Press; 248 pages;
$75 hardcover, $24.99 paperback). Examines the impoverishment of former
collective farmers following post-Soviet
land privatization in the Russia-Ukraine
REVOLU TIONARY HORIZONS: PAST AND
PRESENT IN BOLIVIAN POLI TICS, by Forrest Hylton and Sinclair Thomson (Verso;
177 pages; $90 hardcover, $22.95 paperback). Traces the rise to power of Evo
Morales, the first president with origins in
Bolivia’s indigenous community.
STANDING ON AN ISTHMUS: ISLAMIC NARRATIVES ON WAR AND PEACE IN PALESTINIAN TERRI TORIES, by S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana (Lexington Books; 329 pages;
$75). A study of how Islam has shaped
political beliefs among Palestinians; draws
on fieldwork in East Jerusalem, as well as
Bethlehem, Hebron, and Beit Jala on the
TECHNOLOGICAL EMPO WERMEN T: THE
INTERNET, STATE, AND SOCIETY IN CHINA,
by Yongnian Zheng (Stanford University
Press; 272 pages; $50). Topics include how
the Internet’s decentralized nature poses a
challenge to state power.
TORTURE AND DEMOCRAC Y, by Darius
Rejali (Princeton University Press; 849
pages; $39.50). Examines the history of
torture since the late 19th century and
argues that the United States, Britain, and
France pioneered and exported “clean”
techniques that have become the standard
for modern torture.
THE HEALTHCARE FIX: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE FOR ALL AMERICANS, by Laurence J.
Kotlikoff (MI T Press; 116 pages; $17.95).
Discusses a voucher system for health insurance in which the vouchered amount would
depend on current medical condition.
CHRIS T AS MEDIATOR: A S TUD Y OF THE
THEOLOGIES OF EUSEBIUS OF CAESAREA,
MARCELLUS OF ANC YRA, AND ATHANASIUS
OF ALEXANDRIA, by Jon M. Robertson
(Oxford University Press; 256 pages;
$110). Uses the writings of three participants in the Council of Nicaea (325) to
examine an idea of divine mediation that
was at the center of Christological debates
in the fourth century.
IMI TATING JESUS: AN INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO NE W TES TAMEN T E THICS, by
Richard A. Burridge (Wm. B. Eerdmans
Publishing; 490 pages; $35). Offers a
biographical approach to understanding
Jesus’ ethical example.
MIRACLES AND WONDERS: THE DEVELOPMEN T OF THE CONCEP T OF MIRACLE,
1150-1350, by Michael E. Goodich (Ashgate
Publishing Company; 148 pages; $99.95).
Examines scholastic theologians’ efforts
to develop a rational foundation for Christian belief in miracles.
RENOWNED GODDESS OF DESIRE: WOMEN,
SEX, AND SPEECH IN TANTRA, by Loriliai Bier-nacki (Oxford University Press; 312 pages;
$99 hardcover, $25 paperback). Analyzes depictions of women in eight Sanskrit texts from
the 15th through the 18th centuries.
SACRED KOYASAN: A PILGRIMAGE TO THE
MOUN TAIN TEMPLE OF SAIN T KOBO DAISHI
AND THE GREAT SUN BUDDHA, by Philip
L. Nicoloff (State University of New
York Press; 392 pages; $89.50 hardcover,
$29.95 paperback). Combines scholarly
and personal perspectives in a study of
Mount Koya, a remote site of pilgrimage
SHEPHERDS AND DEMONS: A STUDY OF
EXORCISM AS PRAC TISED AND UNDERSTOOD BY SHEPHERDS IN THE MALAGAS Y
LUTHERAN CHURCH, by Hans Austna-berg (Peter Lang Publishing; 410 pages;
$86.95). Focuses on southern Imerina,
Madagascar, in a study of exorcism as
performed by MLC “shepherds,” the name
given lay, unsalaried but consecrated
TROUBLED WATERS: RELIGION, ETHICS,
AND THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS, by Gary
L. Chamberlain (Rowman & Littlefield;
227 pages; $72 hardcover, $24.95 paperback). Explores the varied meanings of
water in different religious traditions and
considers their implications for resource
AUTHEN TIC NEW ORLEANS: TOURISM,
CULTURE, AND RACE IN THE BIG EASY, by
Kevin Fox Gotham (New York University
Press; 281 pages; $70 hardcover, $23 paperback). A study of the city’s historical
rise as a tourist destination.
THE BEST-KEPT SECRET: WOMEN CORPORATE LOBBYISTS, POLIC Y, AND POWER
IN THE UNI TED STATES, by Denise Benoit
(Rutgers University Press; 166 pages; $62
hardcover, $19.95 paperback). Explores
the “gendered” strategies of women who
lobby in Washington on behalf of major
PENSION PUZZLES: SOCIAL SECURI TY AND
THE GREAT DEBATE, by Melissa Hardy and
Lawrence Hazelrigg (Russell Sage Foundation; 284 pages; $37.50). Identifies what
are termed faulty assumptions behind current proposals to privatize Social Security.
STEP BY S TEP: EVERYDAY WALKS IN A
FRENCH URBAN HOUSING PROJEC T, by
Jean-François Augoyard, translated by
David Ames Curtis (University of Minnesota Press; 280 pages; $67.50 hardcover,
$22.50 paperback). First English translation of an influential work of French urban
sociology, originally published in 1979.
TEMPORARILY YOURS: INTIMACY, AUTHEN TICI T Y, AND THE COMMERCE OF SEX,
by Elizabeth Bernstein (University of Chicago Press; 291 pages; $55 hardcover, $22
paperback). Draws on interviews with sex
workers, their clients, and public officials in
Amsterdam, San Francisco, and Stockholm.
BRIAN FRIEL, IRELAND, AND THE NORTH,
by Scott Boltwood (Cambridge University Press; 280 pages; $95). Traces four
decades of the Irish playwright’s career,
with particular attention to his politics in a
series of articles for The Irish Press in the
MASK AND PERFORMANCE IN GREEK
TRAGEDY: FROM ANCIEN T FES TIVAL TO
MODERN EXPERIMENTATION, by David
Wiles (Cambridge University Press; 332
pages; $95). Examines the mask as a vehicle of transformation for actors in the age
of Sophocles (fifth century BC); contrasts
their approach with tragedians today.
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