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Race, Rhetoric, and the Postcolonial
Race, Rhetoric, and the Postcolonial (January 1999)
Gary A. Olson - Editor
Lynn Worsham - Editor

Six internationally renowned intellectuals are brought together in a cross-disciplinary dialogue that addresses rhetoric, writing, race, feminist theory, cultural studies, and postcolonial theory.

Race, Rhetoric, and the Postcolonial brings together six scholarly interviews with internationally renowned intellectuals outside of rhetoric and composition whose work has direct implications for scholarship within the...(Read More)
 
 
Kenneth Burke and the 21st Century
Kenneth Burke and the 21st Century (November 1998)
Bernard L. Brock - Editor

Kenneth Burke was an influential thinker, literary critic, and rhetorician in the transition between the 20th and 21st centuries. This volume, edited by an influential Burkean scholar, addresses the question: Who was Burke and how can his work be helpful to those who must face new problems and challenges?

"For the first time we have an account of the development of Burke's thought over seven decades. Kenneth Burke an...(Read More)
 
 
User-Centered Technology
User-Centered Technology (November 1998)
A Rhetorical Theory for Computers and Other Mundane Artifacts
Robert R. Johnson - Author

1999 Best Book - National Council of Teachers of English NCTE Awards for Excellence in Technical and Scientific Communication

Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective.

User-Centered Technology presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective. Johnson begins with a historical overview of the problem of technological...(Read More)
 
 
The Last Conceptual Revolution
The Last Conceptual Revolution (October 1998)
A Critique of Richard Rorty's Political Philosophy
Eric M. Gander - Author

A critique of Rorty's own provocative political philosophy, as well as an in-depth look at both the issues concerning the relationship between the public and the private, and arguments on the role of reason in liberal political discourse generally.

In 1989, with the publication of Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, and in articles throughout the 1990s, Richard Rorty developed a detailed social and political phil...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Violence, and Peace
Community, Violence, and Peace (October 1998)
Aldo Leopold, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gautama the Buddha in the Twenty-First Century
A. L. Herman - Author

Replaces communal altruism with communal egoism as a way of solving problems of too much violence and too little peace in the twenty-first century.

"Community, Violence, and Peace takes up key questions facing the world today and engages them from the best of Western and Eastern wisdom. How to create community in the face of individualism on the one hand and group violence on the other (especially when nature is ...(Read More)
 
 
Jivanmukti in Transformation
Jivanmukti in Transformation (September 1998)
Embodied Liberation in Advaita and Neo-Vedanta
Andrew O. Fort - Author

Examines the Hindu concept of liberation while living from the perspective of the Advaita Vedanta school from the Upanisads to modern times.

Liberation (mukti) is a central concern in Hinduism, particularly in Advaita (nondual) Vedanta, perhaps the best known school of Hindu thought. There has been vigorous debate and analysis about the possibility and nature of liberation while living (jivanmukti) i...(Read More)
 
 
Traditional and Modern Approaches to the Environment on the Pacific Rim
Traditional and Modern Approaches to the Environment on the Pacific Rim (July 1998)
Tensions and Values
Harold Coward - Editor
Maurice Strong - Foreword by

An interdisciplinary exploration of the tension between traditional and modern approaches to the environment in Pacific Rim countries.
The most vigorously developing economies and largest markets today are located on the Pacific Rim, suggesting that the economic "center of gravity" is shifting from the shores of the North Atlantic. Yet the Pacific Rim is also the location of much of the earth's natural beauty as well as the home of still ...(Read More)
 
 
Scholasticism
Scholasticism (June 1998)
Cross-Cultural and Comparative Perspectives
Jose Ignacio Cabezon - Editor

Leading scholars in the field of religious studies show that scholasticism as a comparative category is useful in the analysis of a variety of religious and philosophical traditions and even in the task of cultural criticism.

Leading religious studies scholars join forces in this book to show that scholasticism as a comparative category is a useful tool in the analysis of a variety of religious and philosophical traditio...(Read More)
 
 
The Construction of Orthodoxy and Heresy
The Construction of Orthodoxy and Heresy (April 1998)
Neo-Confucian, Islamic, Jewish, and Early Christian Patterns
John B. Henderson - Author

Presents the first systematic and cross-cultural examination of ideas of orthodoxy and heresy in a group of major religious traditions.

This book presents the first systematic and cross-cultural exploration of ideas of heresy, as well as orthodoxy, in a group of major religious traditions, including Neo-Confucianism, Sunni Islam, rabbinic Judaism, and early Christianity. It shows how authorities in all four of these tra...(Read More)
 
 
A Comparative History of World Philosophy
A Comparative History of World Philosophy (March 1998)
From the Upanishads to Kant
Ben-Ami Scharfstein - Author

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book

Breaks through the cultural barriers between Western, Indian, and Chinese philosophy and demonstrates that despite considerable differences between these three great philosophical traditions, there are fundamental resemblances in their abstract principles.

"Given the current interest in cultural diversity, this book could not have come at a better moment....(Read More)
 
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