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Philosophy

  • The Myth of Disenchantmentby Jason A. Josephson-Storm

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 32.00

    A great many theorists have argued that the defining feature of modernity is that people no longer believe in spirits, myths, or magic. Jason ?. Josephson-Storm argues that as broad cultural history goes, this narrative is wrong, as attempts to suppress magic have failed more often than they have succeeded. Even the human sciences have been more enchanted... more...

  • Approaching Philosophy of Religionby Anthony C. Thiselton

    SPCK 2017; US$ 18.99

    The book opens with an engaging history of the subject, mapping the major landmarks and outlining the main issues of current debate. The rest of the book falls into three parts: Part 1: Approaches. Descriptions of the main approaches developed by scholars to study the subject, with lively case histories and working examples showing the approaches... more...

  • Under the Bodhi Treeby Buddhadasa; Santikaro

    Wisdom Publications 2017; US$ 16.95

    A renowned Buddhist master digs into the idea of interdependency?the very core of the Buddha?s teachings. Under the Bodhi Tree  takes us back to the principles at the heart of Buddha?s teachings?conditionality and dependent co-arising. Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu makes the case for dependent co-arising as a natural law, and builds a compelling presentation... more...

  • The Writings of Kierkegaardby Soren Kierkegaard

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Collected here in one volume are three of Søren Kierkegaard's most important works: Fear and Trembling, Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing, and Sickness Unto Death. Fear and Trembling: In our time nobody is content to stop with faith but wants to go further. It would perhaps be rash to ask where these people are going, but it is surely a sign of... more...

  • The Writings of William Jamesby Dr. William James

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    William James was the older brother of novelist Henry James, and a pioneering psychologist and philosopher. His works pushed the boundaries of psychology and helped shape the direction the field would grow in. Collected here are four of his most important books: 'Essays in Radical Empiricism', 'The Meaning of Truth', 'The Varieties of Religious Experience',... more...

  • God, Education, and Modern Metaphysicsby Nigel Tubbs

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Western tradition has long held the view that while it is possible to know that God exists, it nevertheless remains impossible to know what God is. The ineffability of the monotheistic God extends to each of the Abrahamic faiths. In this volume, Tubbs considers Aristotle?s logic of mastery and questions the assumptions upon which God?s ineffability... more...

  • Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks, Volume 9by Søren Kierkegaard; Niels Jørgen Cappelørn; Alastair Hannay; Bruce H. Kirmmse; David D. Possen; Joel D.S. Rasmussen; Vanessa Rumble; Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 150.00 US$ 136.50

    For over a century, the Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813?55) has been at the center of a number of important discussions, concerning not only philosophy and theology, but also, more recently, fields such as social thought, psychology, and contemporary aesthetics, especially literary theory. Despite his relatively short life, Kierkegaard was... more...

  • Emptinessby Guy Armstrong; Joseph Goldstein

    Wisdom Publications 2017; US$ 29.95

    If everything is empty, then what ceases in Nirvana and is born in rebirth? How can you live in the world without feeling trapped by it? Guy Armstrong tackles these questions and more in this richly informed, practical guide to emptiness for the meditator. It may seem odd for  emptiness  to serve as the central philosophy of a major religion. In... more...

  • Violence in the Films of Alfred Hitchcockby David Humbert

    Michigan State University Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    Parting ways with the Freudian and Lacanian readings that have dominated recent scholarly understanding of Hitchcock, David Humbert examines the roots of violence in the director?s narratives and finds them not in human sexuality but in mimesis. Through an analysis of seven key films, he argues that Girard?s model of mimetic desire?desire oriented... more...

  • Kierkegaard's Existential Approachby Arne Grøn; René Rosfort; K. Brian Söderquist

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Recently there has been a growing interest not only in existentialism, but also in existential questions, as well as key figures in existential thinking. Yet despite this renewed interest, a systematic reconsideration of Kierkegaard?s existential approach is missing. This anthology is the first in a series of three that will attempt to fill this lacuna.... more...