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Columbia University Press

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  • Strategic Intuitionby William Duggan

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    How "Aha!" really happens. When do you get your best ideas? You probably answer "At night," or "In the shower," or "Stuck in traffic." You get a flash of insight. Things come together in your mind. You connect the dots. You say to yourself, "Aha! I see what to do." Brain science now reveals how these flashes of insight happen. It's a special form... more...

  • Soul and Formby Georg Lukacs; Judith Butler; John T. Sanders; Katie Terezakis; Anna Bostock

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    György Lukács was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher, writer, and literary critic who shaped mainstream European Communist thought. Soul and Form was his first book, published in 1910, and it established his reputation, treating questions of linguistic expressivity and literary style in the works of Plato, Kierkegaard, Novalis, Sterne, and others.... more...

  • The Most Important Thing Illuminatedby Howard Marks; Bruce C. Greenwald

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    In May of 2011, Columbia Business School Publishing released Howard Marks’ The Most Important Thing , a book that distilled the wisdom of Marks’ celebrated client memos into a single volume, making his time-tested investing philosophy available to general readers for the first time. The book was greeted with wide acclaim from investors—professional,... more...

  • Assuming a Bodyby Gayle Salamon

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    We believe we know our bodies intimately& mdash;that their material reality is certain and that this certainty leads to an epistemological truth about sex, gender, and identity. By exploring and giving equal weight to transgendered subjectivities, however, Gayle Salamon upends these certainties. Considering questions of transgendered embodiment via... more...

  • Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relationsby Mark Schafer; Scott Crichlow

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Are good and bad outcomes significantly affected by the decision-making process itself? Indeed they are, in that certain decision-making techniques and practices limit the ability of policymakers to achieve their goals and advance the national interest. The success of policy often turns on the quality of the decision-making process. Mark Schafer... more...

  • India, Pakistan, and the Bombby Sumit Ganguly; S. Paul Kapur

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    In May 1998, India and Pakistan put to rest years of speculation as to whether they possessed nuclear technology and openly tested their weapons. Some believed nuclearization would stabilize South Asia; others prophesized disaster. Authors of two of the most comprehensive books on South Asia's new nuclear era, Šumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur, offer... more...

  • United States Special Operations Forcesby David Tucker; Christopher J. Lamb

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 49.99

    In October and November of 2001, small numbers of soldiers from the Army Special Forces entered Afghanistan, linked up with elements of the Northern Alliance (an assortment of Afghanis opposed to the Taliban), and, in a remarkably short period of time, destroyed the Taliban regime. Trained to work with indigenous forces and personnel like the Northern... more...

  • Naturalism and Normativityby Mario De Caro; David Macarthur

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    Normativity concerns what we ought to think or do and the evaluations we make. For example, we say that we ought to think consistently, we ought to keep our promises, or that Mozart is a better composer than Salieri. Yet what philosophical moral can we draw from the apparent absence of normativity in the scientific image of the world? For scientific... more...

  • Leaving Homeby David P. Celani

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    Why, after a childhood of emotional neglect and abuse, would a man move next door to the very parents who caused him pain? And how can a woman emerge from her mother's control in order to form healthy adult relationships? Giving up family attachments that failed to meet our needs as children, David Celani argues, is the hardest psychological task... more...

  • Levinas and the Cinema of Redemptionby Sam B. Girgus

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    In his philosophy of ethics and time, Emmanuel Levinas highlighted the tension that exists between the "ontological adventure" of immediate experience and the "ethical adventure" of redemptive relationships-associations in which absolute responsibility engenders a transcendence of being and self. In an original commingling of philosophy and cinema... more...