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  • Speech Mattersby Seana Valentine Shiffrin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    To understand one another as individuals and to fulfill the moral duties that require such understanding, we must communicate with each other. We must also maintain protected channels that render reliable communication possible, a demand that, Seana Shiffrin argues, yields a prohibition against lying and requires protection for free speech. This book... more...

  • Sociological Theory and the Question of Religionby Andrew McKinnon; Marta Trzebiatowska

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book offers a variety of theoretical perspectives on the study of religion that bridge the gap between mainstream concerns of sociologists and the sociology of religion. Following an assessment of the current state of the field, the authors develop an emerging critical perspective within the sociology of religion with particular focus on the importance... more...

  • A Kryptic Model of the Incarnationby Andrew Ter Ern Loke

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Being divine seems to entail being omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, but the New Testament portrays Jesus as having human properties. It seems logically impossible that any single individual could possess such mutually exclusive sets of properties. A Kryptic Model of the Incarnation aims to provide a critical reflection of these challenges and... more...

  • The Roots of Religionby Roger Trigg; Justin L. Barrett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The cognitive science of religion is a new discipline that looks at the roots of religious belief in the cognitive architecture of the human mind. This book deals with the philosophical and theological implications of the cognitive science of religion which grounds religious belief in human cognitive structures: religious belief is ‘natural’,... more...

  • Kooperation unter Egoistenby Rudolf Schüßler

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 133.00

    Der Autor untersucht vier unterschiedliche Probleme, die eines gemeinsam haben: Die Mitglieder einer Gruppe verfolgen ihre egoistischen Interessen; zu dem, was einst Adam Smith annahm ("Unsichtbare-Hand-Theorie"!) fördern sie dadurch aber nicht notwendigerweise das Wohl der Gesamtgruppe. Ein Beispiel dafür ist das Gefangenen-Dilemma. Schüßler untersucht:·... more...

  • Aping Mankindby Raymond Tallis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    In a devastating critique Raymond Tallis exposes the exaggerated claims made for the ability of neuroscience and evolutionary theory to explain human consciousness, behaviour, culture and society. While readily acknowledging the astounding progress neuroscience has made in helping us understand how the brain works, Tallis directs his guns at neuroscience?s... more...

  • Historical Judgementby Jonathan Gorman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The historical profession is not noted for examining its own methodologies. Indeed, most historians are averse to historical theory. In "Historical Judgement" Jonathan Gorman's response to this state of affairs is to argue that if we want to characterize a discipline, we need to look to persons who successfully occupy the role of being practitioners... more...

  • The Knowledge Bookby Steve Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    "The Knowledge Book" is a unique interdisciplinary reference work for students and researchers concerned with the nature of knowledge. It is the first work of its kind to be organized on the assumption that whatever else knowledge might be, it is intrinsically social. The book consists of 42 alphabetically arranged entries on key concepts at the intersection... more...

  • Classics in Chinese Philosophyby Wade Baskin

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    During the last century China has undergone more change than during any other period in its long and turbulent history. Roughly a quarter of the world?s population has been directly affected by the radical transformation that culminated in the establishment of the present Communist state?one which claims to have translated into reality the Confucian... more...

  • Know Where You're Goingby Ayya Khema

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 16.95

    Experience a complete meditation course with one of the West?s most renowned Buddhist teachers. Know Where You're Going provides a full course of instruction in Buddhist meditation and reflection, and contains a wealth of exercises and advice to help the reader grow. As we put these teachings into practice over time, we learn to see things as they... more...