2007 University Press Books

 

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100-199 Philosophy, Psychology, and Ethics


103

Protevi, John

A Dictionary of Continental Philosophy

640 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $75.00 cloth

March 2006

Yale University Press

With over 450 definitions and articles, this comprehensive dictionary encompasses all the important thinkers, topics, and technical terms associated with continental philosophy. The volume features extensive cross-referencing that will enable professionals, students, and general readers to pursue related subjects and examine ideas in depth. "Generous and readable...A high-level convenience of the best kind in a world that more than threatens to exceed our information-gathering capacities. A reference tool that will be pulled off one's shelf with affectionate regularity."--Professor Joseph Margolis, Temple University

LC 2005931727, ISBN 978-0-300-11605-2

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110.22

Oliver, Harold H.

Metaphysics, Theology, & Self: Relational Essays

112 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $30.00 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Mercer University Press

This collection of eight essays represent Professor Oliver's third contribution in which he proposes a system of relational philosophy and theology, extending his monograph, A Relational Metaphysic, along new lines.

LC 2006025953, ISBN 978-0-881460-278

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115.22

Muldoon, Mark S.

Tricks of Time: Bergson, Merleau-Ponty and Ricoeur in Search of Time, Self and Meaning

299 pp., 6" x 9", index, $70.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Duquesne University Press

Tricks of Time invites readers into the labyrinthine discussions of time, self, and meaning under the auspices of three thinkers: Henri Bergson, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Paul Ricoeur. Following the lead of Ricoeur's central thesis, that time only becomes human to the extent that it is articulated through a narrative mode, Muldoon identifies unquestionable hints of the link between time and narrative in both Bergson and Merleau-Ponty.

LC 2006006252, ISBN 978-0-8207-0379-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8207-0381-7 (p.)

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133.4

Berger, Helen A. (Editor)

Witchcraft and Magic: Contemporary North America

216 pp., 6" x 9", $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Magic, always part of the occult underground in North America, has experienced a resurgence since the 1960s. Although most contemporary magical religions have come from abroad, they have found fertile ground in which to develop in North America. Who are today's believers in Witchcraft and how do they worship? In original essays Witchcraft and Magic explores the religions that incorporate magical or occult beliefs and practices, and contemporary responses to these religions in North America and the Caribbean.

LC 2004065106, ISBN 978-0-8122-3877-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8122-1971-5 (p.)

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150.195

Frankl, Viktor E. Foreword by Harold S. Kushner

Man's Search for Meaning

192 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $12.00 paper

September 2006

Beacon Press

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.

LC 2006287144, ISBN 978-0-8070-1427-1

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155.456

Benzaquè, Adriana S.

Encounters with Wild Children: Temptation and Disappointment in the Study of Human Nature

400 pp., 6" x 9", index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Stories of encounters with strange children in unusual circumstances have been recorded in Europe and North America not simply as myths or legends but as occurrences deserving serious scrutiny by philosophers and scientists. "Wild children" were seen as privileged objects of knowledge, believed to hold answers to fundamental questions about the boundaries of the human, the character and significance of civilization, and the relation between nature and culture, heredity and environment. Through detailed readings of a wide variety of accounts, debates, and representations, this book explores the different meanings these children were given and the varied responses they elicited.

C20059055960, ISBN 978-0-7735-2972-4

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155.911

Augoyard, Jean Francois and Henry Torgue

Sonic Experience: A Guide to the Effects of Sound

230 pp., 7" x 9", $80.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

In a multidisciplinary work spanning musicology, electro-acoustic composition, architecture, urban studies, communication, phenomenology, social theory, physics, and psychology, Jean-François Augoyard, Henry Torgue, and their associates at the Centre for Research on Sonic Space and the Urban Environment (CRESSON) in Grenoble, France, provide an alphabetical sourcebook of eighty sonic/auditory effects. "Reading this book is like a stimulating listening experience: I found myself measuring the effects of sounds heard, overheard, or imagined."--R. Murray Schafer, composer and author of The Tuning of the World

C20069074876, ISBN 978-0-7735-2548-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-2942-7 (p.)

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170.92

Hatley, James, Janice McLane, and Christian Diehm (Editors)

Interrogating Ethics: Embodying the Good in Merleau-Ponty

386 pp., 6" x 9", index, $70.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

June 2006

Duquesne University Press

The essays in this unique and timely volume focus on our embodied responsiveness to others, particularly as this is illuminated in the thought of French phenomenologist and psychologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Articles by both established Merleau-Ponty scholars and relative newcomers explore Merleau-Ponty's understanding of human subjectivity, corporeality and active engagement in the world.

LC 2006006276, ISBN 978-0-8207-0382-4 (c.), ISBN 978-08207-0383-1 (p.)

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170.973

Holbrook, Kate (Editor), et al.

Global Values 101: A Short Course

256 pp., 6" x 9", $14.00 paper

February 2006

Beacon Press

Global Values 101 grew out of one of the most popular courses ever offered at Harvard University, in which some of the most original thinkers of our day sat down with students and explored how ideas have made them--and can make us--more engaged, involved, and compassionate citizens. They addressed the topics of war, religion, the global economy, and social change.

LC 2005013091, ISBN 978-0-8070-0305-3

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174.2

Kelly, David F.

Medical Care at the End of Life: A Catholic Perspective

180 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", bibliog., index, $16.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

Georgetown University Press

"Strong in clinical experience and engagement with patients and families, Kelly offers a Catholic perspective on hotly contested issues... An excellent introduction to many legal controversies and rulings in the matter of health care."--America. "Kelly brings his expansive knowledge of Catholic health care ethics, church teachings and legal precedent together to contribute a fresh perspective on end-of-life care."--Conscience

LC 2006003017, ISBN 978-1-58901-112-0

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174.2

Sulmasy, Daniel P., O.F.M., M.D.

A Balm for Gilead: Meditations on Spirituality and the Healing Arts

154 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", bibliog., $16.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Georgetown University Press

"To read A Balm for Gilead is to want author/friar/physician Daniel Sulmasy and his disciples to be your doctor. Inspires and reaffirms that faith can properly be incorporated into medical and health care practice."--America. "A Balm For Gilead offers readers a scholarly yet personal insight into the important role of spirituality in the care of patients as well as recognizing the importance of spirit in the call to service that all healthcare professionals share. Dr. Sulmasy challenges us to think of spirituality as an ethical mandate, not an option."--Christina Puchalski, M.D., Director, The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health

LC 2006006700, ISBN 978-1-58901-122-9

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174.93

Keohane, Nannerl O.

Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University

296 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

Duke University Press

Nannerl O. Keohane is one of the most widely respected leaders in higher education. A political theorist who served as President of Wellesley College and Duke University, she has firsthand knowledge of the challenges facing modern universities: rising costs, the temptations of "corporatization," consumerist students, nomadic faculty members, and a bewildering wave of new technologies. Her views on these issues and on the role and future of higher education are captured in Higher Ground, a collection of speeches and essays that she wrote over a twenty-year period.

LC 2005030739, ISBN 978-0-8223-3786-7

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179.309

Beers, Diane L.

For the Prevention of Cruelty: The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States

312 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", photos, index, $34.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

Ohio University Press/Swallow Press

"Destined to become a classic in its field, historian Beers's study of the animal advocacy movement in the U.S. since the ASPCA's founding in 1866 fills a glaring historical gap with exceptional style, accuracy and insight... Displaying an impressive mastery of social and environmental contexts, the author reviews a range of activism, from the influence of the abolitionist movement on 'radical humanists' working for the emancipation of animals in the post-Civil War era...to the impact of historic legislation such as the 1958 federal Humane Slaughter Act."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2006004294, ISBN 978-0-8040-1086-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8040-1087-0 (p.)

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191.14

Bloechl, Jeffrey and Jeffrey L. Kosky (Editors)

Levinas Studies: An Annual Review, Volume 1

211 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", index, $56.00 cloth

February 2006

Duquesne University Press

Dedicated to scholarly work on the innovations and implications of the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, Levinas Studies includes inspiring essays written by well-known Levinas scholars. One volume of original essays appears each year. "Useful, thought-provoking, current, and fresh, Duquesne University Press has begun a series which any scholar taking up Levinas will find useful and inspiring. This collection of essays carries Levinas' thought forward with new questions and research rather than summarizing what's already been written."--Janus Head

LC 2005213329, ISBN 978-0-8207-0371-8

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191.22

Anderson, Douglas R.

Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture

308 pp., 6" x 9", index, $75.00 cloth, $24.00 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Fordham University Press

This book offers an alternative way of taking up the American philosophical tradition as a way of doing philosophy and a way of life. Douglas Anderson explores the relationship between American philosophy and other features of American culture, including where in that culture thinking that could be called "philosophical" is to be found. Anderson traverses American life to find places in the wider culture where professional philosophy in the distinctively American tradition can strike up a conversation. How might American philosophers talk to us about our religious experience, or political engagement, or literature--or even, popular music?

LC 2006001853, ISBN 978-0-8232-2550-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8232-2551-4 (p.)

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191.22

Rhu, Lawrence F. Foreword by Stanley Cavell

Stanley Cavell's American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Hollywood Movies

256 pp., 6" x 9", index, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

Fordham University Press

By artfully bridging the gap between elite and popular culture, Stanley Cavell makes provocative use of the energy of Hollywood dialogue comedy, the poetry of ideas in Emerson and Thoreau, and the profundity of Shakespeare's tragic skepticism. This book explores the convergence and elaboration of these three major subjects in the Cavell's writings. "A work for every Shakespearean-experts and amateurs, teachers and their students, whom this book will delight and instruct. Its eloquence and accessibility make it ideal for graduate and undergraduate classes."--John Tobin, coeditor of The Riverside Shakespeare

LC 2006007880, ISBN 978-0-8232-2596-5

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194

Malka, Salomon

Emmanuel Levinas: His Life and Legacy

330 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 19 b&w photos, index, $60.00 cloth, $21.50 paper, CIP included

August 2006

Duquesne University Press

Originally published in French, Emmanuel Levinas: His Life and Legacy provides the only in-depth biography to appear in English of this interesting thinker, whose influence has only continued to grow since his death in 1995. This informative biography follows the ascent of Emmanuel Levinas from solitary thinker to one who is universally influential, and includes personal accounts of his family, friends, colleagues, and students. It is essential reading for all those interested in Levinas and his thought, but also for anyone who wishes to better understand contemporary continental thought and its foundations and implications.

LC 2005030728, ISBN 978-0-8207-0357-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8207-0358-9 (p.)

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194.22

Meynard, Thierry, S.J. (Editor)

Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

184 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", index, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Fordham University Press

Teilhard and the Future of Humanity brings together original essays by leading experts who reflect on Teilhard's legacy for today's globalized world. They explore such topics as the idea of God and the person; quantum reality and Teilhard's vision; spiritual resources for the future; politics and economics; and a charter for co-evolution. "A well-conceived volume that reveals Teilhard's understanding of the creativeness of life."--Jim Salmon, S.J., Loyola College

LC 2006021329, ISBN 978-0-8232-2690-0

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198.9

Perkins, Robert L.

Prefaces and Writing Sampler and Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions: International Kierkegaard Commentary 9 & 10

454 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2006

Mercer University Press

This newest commentary on the writings of Kierkegaard includes two volumes in one. They focus on the Dane's Prefaces and Writing Sampler (Volume 9) and Three Dis-courses on Imagined Occasions (Volume10). Robert Perkins has once again commissioned and collected essays from an international group of Kierkegaardian scholars for this volume.

LC 2006004850, ISBN 978-0-88146-021-6

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