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Identity and Difference
Identity and Difference (July 2007)
Studies in Hegel's Logic, Philosophy of Spirit, and Politics
Philip T. Grier - Editor

Contributors draw on Hegel’s account of identity and difference to challenge conventional theories of identity.

Identity and difference (or sameness and otherness) are contrasting but interrelated terms that have played an explicit role in the development of Western philosophy at least since Plato wrote the Sophist. As Plato pointed out then, and Hegel reiterated more recently in his Science of Logic...(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)
 
 
C. I. Lewis
C. I. Lewis (October 2005)
The Last Great Pragmatist
Murray G. Murphey - Author

2006 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

An intellectual biography of the American philosopher C. I. Lewis.

Noted scholar-historian Murray G. Murphey explores the life and intellectual work of C. I. Lewis (1883–1964), the central figure in American philosophy between the "golden age" of James and Royce and the later scene of Quine and Goodman, Sellars and Rorty. As profe...(Read More)
 
 
John Dee's Occultism
John Dee's Occultism (June 2005)
Magical Exaltation through Powerful Signs
Gyorgy E. Szonyi - Author

A comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the towering figures of Renaissance mysticism.

Delving into the life and work of John Dee, Renaissance mathematician and "conjurer to Queen Elizabeth," György E Szonyi presents an analysis of Renaissance occultism and its place in the chronology of European cultural history. Culling examples of "magical thinking" from classical, medieval, and R...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Discourses on the Peasant, 1900-1949
Chinese Discourses on the Peasant, 1900-1949 (March 2005)
Xiaorong Han - Author

Shows how Chinese intellectuals with varying politics envisioned the peasantry and its role in changing society during the first half of the twentieth century.

Xiaorong Han explores how Chinese intellectuals envisioned the peasantry and its role in changing society during the first half of the twentieth century. Politically motivated intellectuals, both Communist and non-Communist, believed that rural peasants and the...(Read More)
 
 
Leaving Us to Wonder
Leaving Us to Wonder (December 2004)
An Essay on the Questions Science Can't Ask
Linda Wiener - Author
Ramsey Eric Ramsey - Author

Explores the larger social, political, and philosophical contexts in which the current vitriolic science vs. anti-science debates occur.

This exciting collaboration between a biologist and a philosopher explores the meaning of the scientific worldview and how it plays out in our everyday lives. The authors investigate alternatives to scientism, the view that science is the proper and exclusive foundation for thinking ...(Read More)
 
 
Peking University
Peking University (December 2004)
Chinese Scholarship and Intellectuals, 1898-1937
Xiaoqing Diana Lin - Author

Discusses the first decades of Peking University and its role in shaping Chinese intellectual culture.

Peking University, founded in 1898, was at the center of the major intellectual movements of twentieth-century China. In this institutional and intellectual history, author Xiaoqing Diana Lin shows how the university reflected and shaped Chinese intellectual culture in an era of great change, one that saw both a surg...(Read More)
 
 
Political Liberalism
Political Liberalism (August 2004)
Variations on a Theme
Shaun P. Young - Editor

Leading theorists explore the concept of political liberalism.

The concept of a purely political liberalism that first emerged in the writings of John Rawls has attracted a significant amount of commentary and proven to be one of the most provocative and influential developments in contemporary political theory. Political Liberalism gathers together a number of eminent theorists, each with their own distinctive u...(Read More)
 
 
Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber (September 2003)
Thought as Passion
Frank Visser - Author
Ken Wilber - Foreword by

The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.

This is the definitive guide to the life and work of Ken Wilber, widely regarded as the most comprehensive and passionate philosopher of our times. In this long overdue exploration of Wilber's life and work, Frank Visser not only outlines the theories of this profound thinker, but also uncovers his personal life, showing how...(Read More)
 
 
Order and Agency in Modernity
Order and Agency in Modernity (November 2002)
Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, and Harold Garfinkel
Kwang-ki Kim - Author

Addresses the relationship between modernity and social theory by looking at the works of Parsons, Goffman, and Garfinkel.

In this unique analysis of three prominent theorists of modern sociology, theory is understood as implicitly, but importantly, reflecting especially modern problems of individual and social life. From the grand-theoretical systems of Talcott Parsons to the unique symbolic interactionism of Erving Gof...(Read More)
 
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