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Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber (September 2003)
Thought as Passion
Frank Visser - Author
Ken Wilber - Foreword by

The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.

This is the definitive guide to the life and work of Ken Wilber, widely regarded as the most comprehensive and passionate philosopher of our times. In this long overdue exploration of Wilber's life and work, Frank Visser not only outlines the theories of this profound thinker, but also uncovers his personal life, showing how...(Read More)
 
 
Rescuing the World
Rescuing the World (August 2002)
The Life and Times of Leo Cherne
Andrew F. Smith - Author
Henry A. Kissinger - Foreword by

A biography of one of America's leading humanitarians who, as an advisor to nine presidents, also had a lasting effect on American foreign policy.

Leo Cherne's life brimmed with paradox and improbability. He was born in the Bronx to a poor, immigrant, Jewish family, and yet rose to the heights of economic and political power in WASP America. A successful entrepreneur and an unofficial advisor to nine presidents, he neve...(Read More)
 
 
A Parliament of Minds
A Parliament of Minds (January 2000)
Philosophy for a New Millennium
Michael Tobias - Editor
J. Patrick Fitzgerald - Editor
David Rothenberg - Editor

In this companion volume to the national public television documentary of the same name, interviews of philosophy luminaries expose the relevance of philosophy to everyday life.

A Parliament of Minds brings together groundbreaking interviews with a diverse cross-section of contemporary philosophers, demystifying and humanizing this formal discipline, making philosophy accessible and relevant to all. The companion volume to the n...(Read More)
 
 
Onetti and Others
Onetti and Others (July 1999)
Comparative Essays on a Major Figure in Latin American Literature
Gustavo San Roman - Editor

Explores the connections between Onetti, a foundational figure of the 1960s "Boom" in Latin American literature, and other relevant writers and texts from Latin America and beyond.

International scholars explore the connections between Juan Carlos Onetti, one of the foundational figures of the 1960s "Boom" in Latin American literature, and other relevant writers and texts from Latin America and beyond. The essays reflec...(Read More)
 
 
Rene Daumal
Rene Daumal (March 1999)
The Life and Work of a Mystic Guide
Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt - Author

Demonstrates how Rene Daumal, author of Mount Analogue, (a study of Hindu philosophy and poetics) and the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff combined with Daumal's early surrealist tendencies in determining the quality of his writing.

"It throws light on an at-present relatively unknown twentieth century literary figure whose writings have a great deal to offer to today's spiritual seeker, including the gro...(Read More)
 
 
The Academic Kitchen
The Academic Kitchen (January 1999)
A Social History of Gender Stratification at the University of California, Berkeley
Maresi Nerad - Author

Presents a social history of gender stratification at the University of California at Berkeley through a combination of organizational theory and biography.

"The book brings women into the story of American higher education, especially the research university. But what is special about this feat is that it also provides a new model for institutional history--it corrects or avoids all the predictable mistakes and misplace...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Consequences of Thinking
The Political Consequences of Thinking (August 1997)
Gender and Judaism in the Work of Hannah Arendt
Jennifer Ring - Author

Applies the perspectives of gender and ethnicity in a feminist analysis of the Eichmann controversy and offers a wholly new interpretation of Arendt's work, from Eichmann in Jerusalem to The Life of the Mind.

In this book, Jennifer Ring offers a wholly new interpretation of Hannah Arendt's work, from Eichmann in Jerusalem, with its bitter reception by the Jewish community, to The Life of t...(Read More)
 
 
The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir
The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir (November 1996)
Gendered Phenomenologies, Erotic Generosities
Debra Bergoffen - Author

Challenges Beauvoir's self-portrait and argues that she was a philosopher in her own right.

“…Bergoffen carefully begins to tease from Beauvoir’s work an ‘ethic of generosity’ and a celebration—absent in Sartre—of the joys of giving and of sustaining human bonds.” — Feminist Studies

"Bergoffen's book overturns tradition by reading Simo...(Read More)
 
 
Boehme
Boehme (July 1991)
An Intellectual Biography of the Seventeenth-Century Philosopher and Mystic
Andrew Weeks - Author

This is a biography of one of the most original and one of the least understood seminal writers of the Baroque world, Jacob Boehme.

"This is the first book which describes Boehme's writings in the context of the events of his time as well as of his own life. It is a major contribution to Boehme material and to studies of seventeenth-century German thought." -- Henry Le Roy Finch, Hunter College

"The author's ability to provide an ove...(Read More)
 
 
Radhakrishnan
Radhakrishnan (September 1990)
His Life and Ideas
K. Satchidananda Murty - Author
Ashok Vohra - Author

"The authors have tapped a rich oral tradition to flesh out the rather meager autobiographical material on Radhakrishnan. Anecdotal, personal remembrances from those who knew him in various roles contribute significantly to the human portrait which emerges here. In addition, I appreciated the developed contextual element, which sets him not merely in places and times, but interactively with leading figures of his day." -- Hal W. French, Univers...(Read More)
 
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