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The Hand of the Engraver
The Hand of the Engraver (December 2018)
Albert Flocon Meets Gaston Bachelard
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger - Author
Kate Sturge - Translator

A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.

This book is the first to explore in detail the encounter between Albert Flocon and Gaston Bachelard in postwar Paris. Bachelard was a philosopher and historian of science who was also involved in literary studies and poetics. Flocon was a student of the Bauhaus in De...(Read More)
 
 
Sons of Sarasvati
Sons of Sarasvati (September 2018)
Late Exemplars of the Indian Intellectual Tradition
Chinya V. Ravishankar - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

Presents rare biographies of traditional Indian scholars during the nineteenth century, a critical moment of transition for the Indian intellectual tradition.

Traditional Indian pāṇḍitya (scholarship) has a long and distinguished history but is now practically extinct. Its decline is remarkably recent—traditional pāṇḍitya flourished as recently as 150 years ago. The decline is...(Read More)
 
 
The Concept of Bharatavarsha and Other Essays
The Concept of Bharatavarsha and Other Essays (September 2018)
B. D. Chattopadhyaya - Author

This exploration of key terms related to social and political order, found in early Indian texts, challenges the idea of a unified ancient India and a unified national identity at that time.

This collection explores what may be called the idea of India in ancient times. Its undeclared objective is to identify key concepts which show early Indian civilization as distinct and differently oriented from other formations.

The...(Read More)
 
 
The Pen Confronts the Sword
The Pen Confronts the Sword (September 2018)
Exiled German Scholars Challenge Nazism
Avihu Zakai - Author

Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.

During 1942, the decisive battles of Stalingrad and El Alamein raged and the Nazi genocide was at its lethal peak. The Pen Confronts the Sword examines the shared motives behind four remarkable texts German exiles began writing that year: Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus (1947); Ernst Cassirer’s The Myth o...(Read More)
 
 
Another white Man's Burden
Another white Man's Burden (August 2018)
Josiah Royce's Quest for a Philosophy of white Racial Empire
Tommy J. Curry - Author

Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.

Another white Man’s Burden performs a case study of Josiah Royce’s philosophy of racial difference. In an effort to lay bare the ethnological racial heritage of American philosophy, Tommy J. Curry challenges the common notion that the cultural racism of the twentieth century was more...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Unreason
The Politics of Unreason (September 2017)
The Frankfurt School and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism
Lars Rensmann - Author

The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.

Although the Frankfurt School represents one of the most influential intellectual traditions of the twentieth century, its multifaceted work on modern antisemitism has so far largely been neglected. The Politics of Unreason fills this gap, providing the first systematic study of the Frankfurt School’s philosophical,...(Read More)
 
 
Text and Tradition in South India
Text and Tradition in South India (July 2017)
Velcheru Narayana Rao - Author
Sanjay Subrahmanyam - Introduction

Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao.

Velcheru Narayana Rao’s contribution to understanding Indian cultural history, literary production, and intellectual life—specifically from the vantage of the Andhra region—has few parallels. He is one of the very rare scholars to be able to reflect magisterially on the precolonial and colonial periods. He mo...(Read More)
 
 
Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures
Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures (June 2017)
With Historical Supplements
Johann Martin Wagner - Author
F. W. J. Schelling - Editor
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr. - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.

The controversial removal of the Parthenon sculptures from Greece to England in the first decade of the nineteenth century by Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin, sparked an international competition for classical antiquities. This volume tells a lesser-known chapter of that story...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss, Philosopher
Leo Strauss, Philosopher (June 2016)
European Vistas
Antonio Lastra - Editor
Josep Monserrat-Molas - Editor

European scholars discuss Leo Strauss as a major figure in the history of philosophy.

This volume presents, for the first time in English, the approaches to Leo Strauss being pursued by European scholars in Spain, Italy, and Germany. Whereas the traditions of Strauss interpretation have, until recently, focused on issues of interest to political science and, to a lesser extent, religious studies, this collection...(Read More)
 
 
Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought
Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought (April 2016)
Christopher Lynch - Editor
Jonathan Marks - Editor

Reflections on principle and prudence in the thoughts and actions of great thinkers and statesmen.

Discussions of the place of moral principle in political practice are haunted by the abstract and misleading distinction between realism and its various principled or “idealist” alternatives. This volume argues that such discussions must be recast in terms of the relationship between principle and prudence: as Nathan T...(Read More)
 
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