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The Cultural Power of Personal Objects
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects (December 2021)
Traditional Accounts and New Perspectives
Jared Kemling - Editor

Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.

The Cultural Power of Personal Objects seeks to understand the value and efficacy of objects, places, and times that take on cultural power and reverence to such a degree that they are treated (whether metaphorically or actually) as “persons,” or as objects wi...(Read More)
 
 
Pragmatist Ethics
Pragmatist Ethics (November 2021)
A Problem-Based Approach to What Matters
James Jakób Liszka - Author

Argues that the path to the good life does not consist in working toward some abstract concept of the good, but rather by ameliorating the problems of the practices and institutions that make up our practical life.

Grounded in American pragmatism, Pragmatist Ethics proposes a rethinking of ethics. Rather than looking to the good—a concept for which consensus is difficult to ...(Read More)
 
 
The Humanistic Background of Science
The Humanistic Background of Science (October 2021)
Philipp Frank - Author
George A. Reisch - Editor
Adam Tamas Tuboly - Editor

The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.

Philipp Frank (1884–1966) was an influential philosopher of science, public intellectual, and Harvard educator whose last book, The Humanistic Background of Science, is finally available. Never publishe...(Read More)
 
 
The Critical Margolis
The Critical Margolis (June 2021)
Joseph Margolis - Author
Russell Pryba - Edited and with a preface by

This critical reader covers Joseph Margolis’s controversial views of mind, truth, science, and reality, along with his revolutionary theories about culture, art, language, personhood, and morality.

Pragmatism’s revival since 1980 can be credited to several thinkers, among them the longtime professor of philosophy at Temple University, Joseph Margolis. The Critical Margolis c...(Read More)
 
 
The Rorty-Habermas Debate
The Rorty-Habermas Debate (May 2021)
Toward Freedom as Responsibility
Marcin Kilanowski - Author

Argues that out of the confrontation between Rorty and Habermas, we might be able to find a new way to think about the kind of politics we need today.

The Rorty-Habermas debate has been written on widely, but a full treatment of its importance had to wait until now. We have some historical distance from this exchange, which extended over three decades, and which touches upon the ce...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey's Later Logical Theory
John Dewey's Later Logical Theory (September 2020)
James Scott Johnston - Author

A study of the development of Dewey's logic from 1916-1937 leading up to his final 1938 book on the subject.

By 1916, Dewey had written two volumes on logical theory. Yet, in light of what he would write in his 1938 Logic: The Theory of Inquiry, much remained to be done. Dewey did not yet have an adequate account of experience suitable to explain how our immediate experienci...(Read More)
 
 
American Aesthetics
American Aesthetics (May 2020)
Theory and Practice
Walter B. Gulick - Editor
Gary Slater - Editor

Proposes a distinctly American approach to aesthetic judgment and practice.

Although there are distinctly American artists—Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Grandma Moses, Thomas Hart Benton, and Andy Warhol, for example—very little attention has been devoted to formulating any distinctively American characteristics of aesthetic judgment and practice. This volume takes a step in this direction, presenting an introducto...(Read More)
 
 
Hyperthematics
Hyperthematics (August 2019)
The Logic of Value
Marc M. Anderson - Author

Presents a new and unique method for developing principles to be applied in creating and increasing value.

In this innovative work, Marc M. Anderson presents an account of value and value creation, which both defines value and introduces a method to manipulate value practically. Using this new methodology, Anderson first explores where value lies in experience, both human and otherwise, uncovering tendencies in human action and...(Read More)
 
 
Life as Insinuation
Life as Insinuation (May 2019)
George Santayana's Hermeneutics of Finite Life and Human Self
Katarzyna Kremplewska - Author

A holistic reinterpretation of Santayana’s thought in terms of a dramatic philosophy of life.

In this book, Katarzyna Kremplewska offers a thorough analysis of Santayana’s conception of human self, viewed as part of his larger philosophy of life. Santayana emerges as an author of a provocative philosophy of drama, in which human life is acted out. Kremplewska demonstrates how his thought addresses the dynamics of hum...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Paradigms
The Politics of Paradigms (May 2019)
Thomas S. Kuhn, James B. Conant, and the Cold War “Struggle for Men’s Minds”
George A. Reisch - Author

Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind-control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.



The Politics of Paradigms shows that America’s most famous and influential book about science, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions of 1962, was inspired and shaped by Thomas Kuhn’s politi...(Read More)
 
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