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Epistemic Responsibility
Epistemic Responsibility (November 2020)
Lorraine Code - Author

Develops a new kind of epistemological position that highlights virtue over more standard epistemological theories.

Having adequate knowledge of the world is not just a matter of survival but also one of obligation. This obligation to “know well” is what philosophers have termed “epistemic responsibility.” In this innovative and eclectic study, Lorraine Code explores the po...(Read More)
 
 
Giallo!
Giallo! (November 2020)
Genre, Modernity, and Detection in Italian Horror Cinema
Alexia Kannas - Author

Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon.

Italian giallo films have a peculiar allure. Taking their name from the Italian for “yellow”— reflecting the covers of pulp crime novels—these genre movies were principally produced between 1960 and the late 1970s. ...(Read More)
 
 
Jews Out of the Question
Jews Out of the Question (November 2020)
A Critique of Anti-Anti-Semitism
Elad Lapidot - Author

A provocative study of opposition to anti-Semitism in contemporary political philosophy.

In post-Holocaust philosophy, anti-Semitism has come to be seen as a paradigmatic political and ideological evil. Jews Out of the Question examines the role that opposition to anti-Semitism has played in shaping contemporary political philosophy. Elad Lapidot argues that post-Holocaust p...(Read More)
 
 
Manufactured Uncertainty
Manufactured Uncertainty (November 2020)
Implications for Climate Change Skepticism
Lorraine Code - Author

Wide-ranging critique of the epistemological and ethical assumptions that underlie contemporary debates concerning climate change.

In this provocative work, Lorraine Code returns to the idea of “epistemic responsibility,” as developed in her influential 1987 book of the same name, to confront the telling new challenges we now face to know the world with some sense of responsibilit...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty (November 2020)
Ana-Maurine Lara - Author

Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.

Theoretically wide-ranging and deeply personal and poetic, Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty is based on more than three years of fieldwork in the Dominican Republic. Ana-Maurine Lara draws on her engagement in traditional ceremonies, observatio...(Read More)
 
 
The Blossom Which We Are
The Blossom Which We Are (November 2020)
The Novel and the Transience of Cultural Worlds
Nir Evron - Author

Charts the vicissitudes of a distinctly modern and peculiarly human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile, time-bound cultural framework that we inhabit—in the history of the realist novel.

The Blossom Which We Are traces the emergence of a distinctly modern form of human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile and time-bound cultural frameworks ...(Read More)
 
 
The Immortals
The Immortals (November 2020)
Makenzy Orcel - Author
Nathan H. Dize - Translator

Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.

The Immortals is set in an infamous neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, on Grand-Rue, where many women, young and old, trade in flesh, sex, and desire. We learn, in glimpses and fragments, about the lives of women who fa...(Read More)
 
 
The Specter of Babel
The Specter of Babel (November 2020)
A Reconstruction of Political Judgment
Michael J. Thompson - Author

Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.

In an age of rising groupthink, reactionary populism, social conformity, and democratic deficit, political judgment in modern society has reached a state of crisis. In The Specter of Babel, Michael J. Thompson offers a critical reconstruction of the concept of political judgment that can help resuscitate cri...(Read More)
 
 
The Split Economy
The Split Economy (November 2020)
Saint Paul Goes to Wall Street
Nimi Wariboko - Author

Draws on philosophy, economics, theology, and psychoanalytic theory to reveal a fundamental dynamic of capitalism.

Starting with Marx and Freud, scholars have attempted to identify the primary ethical challenge of capitalism. They have named injustice, inequality, repression, exploitative empires, and capitalism’s psychic hold over all of us, among other ills. Nimi Wariboko instea...(Read More)
 
 
Theosophy across Boundaries
Theosophy across Boundaries (November 2020)
Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Modern Esoteric Movement
Hans Martin Krämer - Editor
Julian Strube - Editor

Offers a new approach to Theosophy that takes into account its global dimensions and its interaction with highly diverse cultural contexts.

Theosophy across Boundaries brings a global history approach to the study of esotericism, highlighting the important role of Theosophy in the general histories of religion, science, philosophy, art, and politics. The first half of the b...(Read More)
 
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