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  • Thinking Through Animalsby Matthew Calarco

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    The rapidly expanding field of critical animal studies now offers a myriad of theoretical and philosophical positions from which to choose. This timely book provides an overview and analysis of the most influential of these trends. Approachable and concise, it is intended for readers sympathetic to the project of changing our ways of thinking about... more...

  • A Force for Goodby Daniel Goleman; Dalai Lama

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00

    For more than half a century, in such books as The Art of Happiness and The Dalai Lama?s Little Book of Inner Peace, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. In A Force for Good, with the help of his longtime friend Daniel Goleman, the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional... more...

  • Erasmus, Man of Lettersby Lisa Jardine; Lisa Jardine

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual... more...

  • Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks: Volume 2: Journals EE-KKby Søren Kierkegaard; Bruce H. Kirmmse; K. Brian Söderquist; Niels Jørgen Cappelorn; Alastair Hannay; David Kangas; Vanessa Rumble; George Pattison

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 175.00

    Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) published an extraordinary number of works during his lifetime, but he left behind nearly as much unpublished writing, most of which consists of what are called his "journals and notebooks." Volume 2 of this 11-volume edition of Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks includes materials from 1836 to 1846, a period... more...

  • Existentialism: All That Mattersby David Cerbone

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    How does one become an individual? This is the question at the heart of existentialism, the trend within 19th and 20th century philosophy most associated with Jean-Paul Sartre, but which also encompasses other philosophical giants such as de Beauvoir, Kierkegaard and Heidegger, though the latter rejected the term, which only emerged in the 1940s.... more...

  • Existentialism: All That Mattersby David Cerbone

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 13.25

    How does one become an individual? This is the question at the heart of existentialism, the trend within 19th and 20th century philosophy most associated with Jean-Paul Sartre, but which also encompasses other philosophical giants such as de Beauvoir, Kierkegaard and Heidegger, though the latter rejected the term, which only emerged in the 1940s.... more...

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays: First and Second Seriesby Ralph Waldo Emerson; Douglas Crase

    Library of America 2015; US$ 12.95

    "Emerson's prose is his triumph, both as eloquence and as insight. After Shakespeare, it matches anything else in the language." -Harold Bloom Here are Ralph Waldo Emerson's classic essays, including the exhortation to "Self-Reliance," the embattled realizations of "Circles" and "Experience," and the groundbreaking achievement of "Nature." Our... more...

  • The Phenomenology of Danceby Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    When The Phenomenology of Dance was first published in 1966, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone asked: ?When we look at a dance, what do we see?? Her questions, about the nature of our experience of dance and the nature of dance as a formed and performed art, are still provocative and acutely significant today. Sheets-Johnstone considers dance as an aesthetic... more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Desiderius Erasmus (1466?1536) was a Dutch humanist, scholar, and social critic, and one of the most important figures of the Renaissance. The Praise of Folly is perhaps his best-known work. Originally written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, this satiric celebration of pleasure, youth, and intoxication irreverently pokes fun at the pieties... more...

  • Altruismby Matthieu Ricard

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism--and why we need it now more than ever. In Happiness , Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens... more...