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Fire and Snow
Fire and Snow (August 2018)
Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones
Marc DiPaolo - Author

 
 
Platonic Mysticism
Platonic Mysticism (September 2017)
Contemplative Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Art
Arthur Versluis - Author

Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how it helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.

In Platonic Mysticism, Arthur Versluis clearly and tautly argues that mysticism must be properly understood as belonging to the great tradition of Platonism. He demonstrates how mysticism was historically understood in Western philosophical and religio...(Read More)
 
 
Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides
Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides (December 2016)
The Natural History of a Long Island Pocket Bay
R. Lawrence Swanson - Author
Malcolm J. Bowman - Author

2017 Robert Cushman Memorial Award, presented by the Three Village Historical Society
Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.
Stony Brook Harbor, or Three Sisters Harbor as it was known historically, is perhaps the most pristine of the Long Island north shore pocket bays. Untouched by major commercialization, it has been designated a Si...(Read More)
 
 
Out of Control
Out of Control (June 2016)
Confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas
Richard A. Cohen - Author

Explores the fundamental confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas in ethics, politics, science, and religion.
After the end of superstitious religion, what is the meaning of the world? Baruch Spinoza’s answer is truth, Emmanuel Levinas’s is goodness: science versus ethics. In Out of Control, Richard A. Cohen brings this debate to life, providing a nuanced exposition of Spinoza and Levinas and the confrontat...(Read More)
 
 
From Modernity to Cosmodernity
From Modernity to Cosmodernity (January 2014)
Science, Culture, and Spirituality
Basarab Nicolescu - Author

Offers a new paradigm of reality, based on the interaction between science, culture, spirituality, religion, and society.

The quantum, biological, and information revolutions of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries should have thoroughly changed our view of reality, yet the old viewpoint based on classical science remains dominant, reinforcing a notion of a rational, mechanistic world that allows for endless ...(Read More)
 
 
Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls
Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls (October 2009)
Science at the Margins in the Victorian Age
Sherrie Lynne Lyons - Author

Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.

Science permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, and yet, as current debates over intelligent design, the causes of global warming, and alternative health practices indicate, the question of how to distinguish science from pseudoscience remains a difficult one. To address this question, Sherrie Lynne Lyons draws on four examples from the nineteenth ce...(Read More)

 
 
The Passionate Empiricist
The Passionate Empiricist (January 2009)
The Eloquence of John Quincy Adams in the Service of Science
Marlana Portolano - Author

Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.

This book introduces readers to the role that classical oratory played in changing early American attitudes about pure scientific research. Marlana Portolano investigates the impact of John Quincy Adams’s oratorical campaigns on the origins of government-funded science in America, with a special focus on his classical...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Gregory Bateson
Understanding Gregory Bateson (May 2008)
Mind, Beauty, and the Sacred Earth
Noel G. Charlton - Author

Introduction to Gregory Bateson’s unique perspective on the relationship of humanity to the natural world.

Gregory Bateson (1904–1980), anthropologist, psychologist, systems thinker, student of animal communication, and insightful environmentalist, was one of the most important holistic thinkers of the twentieth century. Noel G. Charlton offers this first truly accessible introduction to Bateson&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
How the Gene Got Its Groove
How the Gene Got Its Groove (April 2008)
Figurative Language, Science, and the Rhetoric of the Real
Elizabeth Parthenia Shea - Author

Traces the rhetorical work of the gene in scientific and nonscientific discourse throughout the twentieth century.

Against a backdrop of the history of the gene as a scientific and a cultural icon, How the Gene Got Its Groove examines how “genes” function as rhetorical objects. Returning to Wilhelm Johannsen’s original argument for the term, Elizabeth Parthenia Shea maintains that the gene w...(Read More)
 
 
Karl Popper and the Social Sciences
Karl Popper and the Social Sciences (January 2006)
William A. Gorton - Author


The first systematic treatment of Karl Popper’s contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences.

This is the first book-length exploration of Karl Popper’s often-neglected contributions to the philosophy of social science. William A. Gorton situates Popper’s ideas on social inquiry within the broader framework of his thought, including his philosophy of natural science, ...(Read More)
 
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