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Memory of Touch, For Love of the Other
Memory of Touch, For Love of the Other (January 2008)
Tahseen Bea - Author

Creates contexts for the body to interpret and reinterpret its experiences of touch.

The writing of Memory of Touch celebrates the touch of love as well as mourns of loss of that touch. On both levels, the writing creates contexts for the body to interpret and reinterpret its experiences of touch. The readers of Memory of Touch are on a journey, in which they witness the body on the one hand, melt...(Read More)
 
 
Social Philosophy and Our Changing Points of View
Social Philosophy and Our Changing Points of View (January 2008)
Steven Scalet - Editor

Essays on contemporary issues in political philosophy.

This book is a collection of six essays adapted from an undergraduate honors conference held at Binghamton University, Spring 2008. Each essay addresses a contemporary issue in political philosophy. The essays originated as Honors Projects administered through the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Law (PPL) at Binghamton University. The major leads to an ...(Read More)
 
 
Transitions and Consolidation of Democracy in Africa
Transitions and Consolidation of Democracy in Africa (January 2008)
Samuel E. Quainoo - Author

Examines the transitions to democracy in Africa.

What conditions motivate a transition to democracy? Can the dynamics of a transition influence its outcome? Under what circumstances has democracy been consolidated in Africa? This trilogy of questions has become necessary in light of the current democratic wave engulfing Africa and the rest of the world. In examining the conditions that initiate democratic transit...(Read More)
 
 
Being in the Pampas
Being in the Pampas (January 2006)
The Question of Being in Argentine Literature
Julio Cesar Diaz - Author

Explores the question of being through readings of Parmenides’s Poem, Zeno’s paradoxes, and Plato’s Parmenides.

The question of being arose in Greek philosophy out of a sense of awe before the diversity and plurality of beings. In Eleatic philosophy, this sense of awe soon became a quest for unity in the multiplicity of beings. The history of Western ontology is an attempt to convey, interpret, ...(Read More)
 
 
Companion to Dante's Divine Comedy
Companion to Dante's Divine Comedy (January 2006)
A Comprehensive Guide for the Student and General Reader, Revised Edition
Aldo S. Bernardo - Editor
Anthony L. Pellegrini - Editor

An in-depth companion guide to Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Companion to Dante’s Divine Comedy is a comprehensive in-depth guide for the student at any level, as well as the general reader. It seeks to unlock the complexities of Dante’s meaning and to initiate the reader to the poet’s incomparable aesthetic achievement that has made this artifact such an ageless classic. The guide is purp...(Read More)
 
 
Progressive Illumination
Progressive Illumination (January 2006)
A Journey with John Henry Cardinal Newman, 1980–2005
Edward J. Ondrako - Author

Remarkable reflection on Cardinal Newman.

Throughout his book, Ondrako makes the consistent point that offers practical suggestions for a broad and rigorous higher education, not so much from a controlling point of view but like his mentor, Newman, with gentleness. Newman, the tutor at Oxford, knew that one must satisfy and convince, not lord it over with pronouncements.

If Newman is read w...(Read More)
 
 
Biondo Flavio's Italia Illustrata
Biondo Flavio's Italia Illustrata (January 2005)
Text, Translation and Commentary, Volume 1: Northern Italy
Catherine J. Castner - Author

An English translation of Biondo Flavio’s Italia Illustrata, with commentary.

In 1447 Alfonso of Aragon, King of Naples, engaged the humanist antiquarian Biondo Flavio to compose in Latin a catalogue of famous men of Italy. This commission became Italia Illustrata, the first historical topography. In it, Biondo superimposed upon Italy’s classical heritage and her troubled medie...(Read More)
 
 
Probing in Islamic Philosophy
Probing in Islamic Philosophy (January 2005)
Studies in the Philosophies of Ibn Sina, al-Ghazali, and Other Major Muslim Thinkers
Michael E. Marmura - Author

Analyzes major Muslim philosophers.

For the historian of ideas, interest in medieval Islamic philosophy is not something new. But this interest has been intensified with the growth of a fuller awareness of the impact this philosophy has had on the development of European thought. Overemphasis of this influence, however, can distract from treating the Islamic philosophers in their own right, that is, as philosophers w...(Read More)
 
 
The Gift of Self
The Gift of Self (January 2005)
Shattering Emptiness, Betrayal
Stephen David Ross - Author

Explores themes of dispossession, shattering, and fragmentation that arise in contemporary writings from the point of view of the selves whose subjectivities and practices are said to be fragmented, shattered, and dispossessed.

In this book Stephen David Ross explores themes of dispossession, shattering, and fragmentation that arise in contemporary writings from the point of view of the selves whose subjectiviti...(Read More)
 
 
The War and Peace of a New Metaphysical Perception, Volume III
The War and Peace of a New Metaphysical Perception, Volume III (January 2005)
Daniel J. Shepard - Author
Stephen Moore - Editor

A futuristic examination of metaphysical systems, responsibility, understanding, conceit, continuums, and history’s vector.

Volume three moves the work into a futuristic examination of metaphysical systems, responsibility, understanding, conceit, continuums, and history’s vector. In addition, this volume examines three new categories of metaphysics which emerge from this metaphysical model. These three ca...(Read More)
 
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