2004 University Press Books


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100-199 Philosophy, Psychology, and Ethics


Brady, Emily

Aesthetics of the Natural Environment

256 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $67.50 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

February 2003

The University of Alabama Press

A new statement of how "beauty" in nature is understood and appreciated. Aesthetic experience is one of the fundamental ways that we develop a relationship to our natural surroundings. Emily Brady provides a comprehensive study of this type of experience and the central philosophical issues related to it, developing her own original theory of aesthetic appreciation of nature. She provides useful background to the current debate and an up-to-date critical appraisal of contemporary theories.

LC 2002015643, ISBN 0-8173-1374-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5013-6 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed



Sallis, John

Phenomenology and the Return to Beginnings

120 pp., 8 7/8" x 6", $18.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

Duquesne University Press

Originally published in 1973, this book, now re-released with a new preface by Sallis, continues to be a classic in the field of French phenomenology. By tracing how Merleau-Ponty accounts for the beginning of philosophical thought in the dual sense of understanding its origin and showing how that origin permits philosophy (and all thought) to achieve truth, Sallis demonstrates that this process is never fully completed. That is, because Merleau-Ponty understands our fundamental rootedness as belonging to the perceptual world and that the perceptual world is prelinguistic, then philosophy must ultimately fail since it tries to give voice to what is ultimately silent.

LC 2003005055, ISBN 0-8207-0338-9



Cottle, Thomas J.

A Sense of Self: The Work of Affirmation

240 pp., 6 1/8" x 8 1/4", bibliog., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

"Cottle analyzes the role that affirmation and disaffirmation play in the development of self, quality of relationships, and quality of life. Extremely well grounded in literature and theory, this book is still accessible to a wide audience."--Choice. "Cottle has written a tour de force, filled with ideas, insights, and questions. He tells an engrossing story of a notion called affirmation, of the power of its presence to light up our lives, and the power of its absence to plunge us into the darkness of despair."--Lane K. Conn, M.D., clinical psychologist

LC 2002015644, ISBN 1-55849-367-0




Seibert, Dinah, Judy C. Drolet, and Joyce V. Fetro

Helping Children Live with Death and Loss

144 pp., 7" x 9 1/2", 19 b&w illus., $20.00 paper, CIP included

March 2003

Southern Illinois University Press

A practical guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, clergy, funeral directors, and other adults who may interact with young children between the ages of two and ten. Utilizing a developmental approach that is critical for understanding the unique characteristics and needs among children under ten, the volume is enhanced by an accessible style and format, numerous illustrations, and the positive attitude that make it possible for any reader to comprehend and apply the concepts when discussing death and loss with young children.

LC 2002018701, ISBN 0-8093-2464-4




Rumbaugh, Duane M. and David A. Washburn

Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

352 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 35 illus., $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Yale University Press

"Intelligence of Apes and other Rational Beings is the best single source where one can find out what apes and monkeys know and how we know it. It is also an entertaining, highly informative candid history of studies of anthropoid learning and cognition, which points the way toward future discoveries."--Russ Tuttle, University of Chicago. "This passionately argued and well-substantiated summation judiciously renders the complexities of the animal mind."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2002156629, ISBN 0-300-09983-5




Walter, Jennifer and Eran Klein (Editors)

The Story of Bioethics: From Seminal Works to Contemporary Explorations

264 pp., 6" x 9", index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

Georgetown University Press

This "refreshing" collection is based on the notion that the future of bioethics is inseparable from its past. Seminal works provide a unique and relatively unexplored vehicle for investigating not only where bioethics began, but where it may be going as well. In this volume, a number of the pioneers in bioethics, Tom Beauchamp, Lisa Sowle Cahill, James Childress, Charles E. Curran, Patricia King, H. Tristram Engelhardt, William F. May, Edmund D. Pellegrino, Warren Reich, Robert Veatch and LeRoy Walters, reflect on their early work and how they fit into the past and future of bioethics.

LC 2003004678, ISBN 0-87840-138-5


PLA: not reviewed


Dallmeyer, Dorinda G.

Values at Sea: Ethics for the Marine Environment

304 pp., 6" x 9", 2 photos, 16 tables, 1 figure, $44.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

The University of Georgia Press

The human impact on vast areas of the oceans remains relatively unregulated. While the field of environmental ethics has explored rights and duties for land use, stewardship, and policy, relatively little attention has been given to comparable issues of marine environments. Values at Sea makes an important step toward moving environmental ethics discussions into a broader framework. Gathered here are fifteen papers by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including ethicists, marine scientists, anthropologists, economists, geographers, lawyers, and activists.

LC 2002010198, ISBN 0-8203-2466-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8203-2470-1 (p.)




Gudorf, Christine E. and James E. Huchingson

Boundaries: A Casebook in Environmental Ethics

264 pp., 6" x 9", index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

Georgetown University Press

Beginning with an outstanding overview of the field, the authors highlight key developments and schools of thought in the environmentalist movement, then proceed to lay out a series of cases on such topics as: preservation of the Everglades; preserving ecosystems in Madagascar; the battle over deforestation in Java; disposing of nuclear waste in Nevada; and xenotransplantation (implantations of living cells from other species). Boundaries is a fresh, rich, and vigorous case-study textbook on environmental ethics featuring an appendix for teachers on how to use the cases in the classroom.

LC 2003004438, ISBN 0-87840-134-2


PLA: not reviewed


Miller, William Ian

Faking It

290 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", works cited, index, $29.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

Cambridge University Press

In this book, polymath William Ian Miller probes one of the dirty little secrets of humanity: that we are all faking it much more than anyone would care to admit. He writes with wit and wisdom about the vain anxiety of being exposed as frauds in our professions, cads in our loves, and hypocrites to our creeds. He finds, however, that we are more than mere fools for wanting so badly to look good to ourselves and others. Sometimes, when we are faking it, our vanity leads to virtue, and we actually achieve something worthy of esteem and praise.

LC 2003043750, ISBN 0-521-83018-4



Dizard, Jan E.

Mortal Stakes: Hunters and Hunting in Contemporary America

240 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $70.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

February 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

"One of the strengths of the book is Dizard's insistence on presenting hunting--his own and other people's--warts and all. He doesn't shy away from taking on some tough ethical and emotional issues--issues a lot of writing about hunting either skirts or downplays."--Mary Zeiss Stange, author of Woman the Hunter. "For those honestly searching for the place of the hunt in an evolving society, this book offers exceptional insight into who all those folks armed in the forest are and why they are out there."--Jim Posewitz, author of Inherit the Hunt: A Journey into the Heart of American Hunting

LC 2002010179, ISBN 1-55849-365-4 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-384-0 (p.)




Grondin, Jean

Hans-Georg Gadamer: A Biography

512 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 30 illus., $35.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Yale University Press

"This book has no rival and is an extraordinary achievement. Thanks to exemplary research, the facts of Gadamer's life can be understood fully in historical context."--Donald G. Marshall, University of Illinois at Chicago. "Grondin's book is a welcome and gracious gift to those of us eager to understand as much as possible about one aspect of Gadamer's hermeneutic philosophy, that is, the man himself who was its occasion."--Francis J. Ambrosio, Georgetown University

LC 2003000026, ISBN 0-300-09841-3

AASL: not reviewed



McInerny, Ralph

The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain: A Spiritual Life

248 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", notes, index, $32.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of Notre Dame Press

"McInerny delivers a luminous biography of one of Thomas Aquinas' most astute modern commentators. In narrating Maritain's life, McInerny illustrates the transforming power of truth, pursued not merely to stimulate the intellect but to redeem the soul. This nuanced portrait...is a major work and will help secure Maritain's status as a modern Catholic icon."--Booklist (October 15, 2003)

LC 2003012371, ISBN 0-268-04359-0


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