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The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia (December 2019)
Cheng Chen - Editor
Meredith L. Weiss - Editor

Examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts in Asia.

Focusing on Northeast and Southeast Asia—regions notable for political diversity, difficult environments for fighting corruption, and multifarious anticorruption outcomes—this book examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts there. The contributors present case studies of the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, S...(Read More)
 
 
Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism
Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism (November 2019)
Robert Krueger - Editor
Tim Freytag - Editor
Samuel Mössner - Editor

Opens up new ways of thinking about and debating the consequences of sustainable urbanism as it moves from planning to practice.

In the context of urban sustainable development, the “details” of sustainability’s current expressions perpetuate environmental injustice, untenable growth, and the destruction of functioning ecosystems. In response to this state of affairs, Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism a...(Read More)
 
 
An Accidental Theodicy
An Accidental Theodicy (November 2019)
Genuflexions on a Fractured Knee
Arvind Sharma - Author

A highly personal meditation on the nature and meaning of suffering.

An adequate explanation of suffering is perhaps the most intractable issue in the study of religion and philosophy, and the answer to the question “Why me?” has eluded not only those who are the victims of suffering, but those who sympathize with them and try to understand and explain their suffering. In this highly personal account, Arvind Sharma ...(Read More)
 
 
Argentine Intimacies
Argentine Intimacies (November 2019)
Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890−1910
Joseph M. Pierce - Author

Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.

As Argentina rose to political and economic prominence at the turn of the twentieth century, debates about the family, as an ideological structure and set of lived relationships, took center stage in efforts to shape the modern nation. In Argentine Intimacies, Joseph ...(Read More)
 
 
Being Measured
Being Measured (November 2019)
Truth and Falsehood in Aristotle's Metaphysics
Mark R. Wheeler - Author

Advances an interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of truth in terms of accurate measurement.

On the basis of careful textual exegesis and philosophical analysis of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Mark R. Wheeler offers a groundbreaking interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of truth in terms of measurement. Wheeler demonstrates that Aristotle’s investigation of truth and falsehood in the Metaphysics i...(Read More)
 
 
Brute Force
Brute Force (November 2019)
Animal Horror Movies
Dominic Lennard - Author

Considers how dangerous beasts in horror films illuminate the human-animal relationship.

It’s always been a wild world, with humans telling stories of killer animals as soon as they could tell stories at all. Movies are an especially popular vehicle for our fascination with fierce creatures. In Brute Force, Dominic Lennard takes a close look at a range of cinematic animal attackers, including killer gorillas, sharks...(Read More)
 
 
Cinematic Skepticism
Cinematic Skepticism (November 2019)
Across Digital and Global Turns
Jeroen Gerrits - Author

Drawing on the film-philosophies of Stanley Cavell and Gilles Deleuze, argues that skepticism is an ethical problem that pervades contemporary film.

Because of its automatic way of recording reality, film has a privileged relation to the problem of skepticism. If early film theorists celebrate cinema for overcoming skeptical doubt about the power of human vision, recent film-philosophers argue that our postphotographic, digital...(Read More)
 
 
Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy
Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy (November 2019)
Steven Skultety - Author

Offers a careful analysis of how Aristotle understands civil war, partisanship, distrust in government, disagreement, and competition, and explores ways in which these views are relevant to contemporary political theory.

Do only modern thinkers like Machiavelli and Hobbes accept that conflict plays a significant role in the origin and maintenance of political community? In this book, Steven Skultety argues that Aristotle not on...(Read More)
 
 
Dancing with Sophia
Dancing with Sophia (November 2019)
Integral Philosophy on the Verge
Michael Schwartz - Editor
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens - Editor
Brian Schroeder - Foreword by
Ken Wilber - Afterword

Explores the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory.

Dancing with Sophia is the first book of essays to focus on the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory. A metatheory that organizes first order theories and disciplines into higher order modes of knowing and insight needed to address the complexity of today’s world, integral theory has already impacted a wide range of d...(Read More)
 
 
Eckhart, Heidegger, and the Imperative of Releasement
Eckhart, Heidegger, and the Imperative of Releasement (November 2019)
Ian Alexander Moore - Author

Provides the first systematic interpretation of Heidegger’s relation to Eckhart, centering on the idea that we must release ourselves in order to know the truth.

In the late Middle Ages the philosopher and mystic Meister Eckhart preached that to know the truth you must be the truth. But how to be the truth? Eckhart’s answer comes in the form of an imperative: release yourself, let be. Only then will you be able to u...(Read More)
 
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