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Is There a Universal Grammar of Religion?

by Henry Rosemont & Huston Smith

In this provocative volume two important scholars of religion, Huston Smith and Henry Rosemont, Jr., put forth their viewpoints and share a probing conversation. Though the two diverge considerably in their...


Against Capitalist Education: What is Education for?

by Nadim Bakhshov

The birth of a revolutionary art of world-creation.


Drone and Apocalypse: An Exhibit Catalog for the End of the World

Positive Realism

by Maurizio Ferraris

Things exist, and therefore undoubtedly resist us, but in doing so they offer affordances, resources, opportunities.


Sparing Civilians

by Seth Lazar

Killing civilians is worse than killing soldiers. If any moral principle commands near universal assent, this one does. It is written into every major historical and religious tradition that has addressed armed...


Rousseau and the Dilemmas of Modernity

by Mark Hulliung

This volume seeks to capture Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s astonishing contribution to our understanding of the dilemmas of modernity. For the contributors to this book Rousseau is present as well as past, because...


The Mystery of Capital and the Construction of Social Reality

by Barry Smith, David Mark & Isaac Ehrlich

John Searle’s The Construction of Social Reality and Hernando de Soto’s The Mystery of Capital shifted the focus of current thought on capital and economic development to the cultural and conceptual ideas...


The Soul of a Nation: America as a Tradition of Inquiry and Nationhood

by Christopher R. Altieri & Paolo Savarese

In The Soul of a Nation: America as a Tradition of Inquiry and Nationhood, Chris Altieri contends that the forma mentis of the founders of the political society often viewed--by its members and by those external...


Logic: The Theory of Formal Inference

by Alice Ambrose & Morris Lazerowitz

Geared toward college undergraduates new to the subject, this concise introduction to formal logic was written by Alice Ambrose and Morris Lazerowitz, a pair of noted scholars and prolific authors in this field....


We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data

by Curtis White

In the tradition of Jaron Lanier’s You Are Not a Gadget, a rousing, sharply argued—and, yes, inspiring!—reckoning with our blind faith in technology

 

Can technology solve all our problems? Despite overwhelming...


Aphorisms

by Franz Kafka & Daniel Frank

The aphorism eludes definition: it can appear to be a random jotting or a more polished observation. Whether arbitrary fragment or crystalline shard, an aphorism captures the inception of a thought. Franz Kafka...


Relativism and Religion: Why Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes

by Carlo Invernizzi Accetti

Moral relativism is deeply troubling for those who believe that, without a set of moral absolutes, democratic societies will devolve into tyranny or totalitarianism. Engaging directly with this claim, Carlo...


How to Relax

by Thich Nhat Hanh & Jason DeAntonis

How to Relax is part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice....


Kierkegaard After MacIntyre: Essays on Freedom, Narrative, and Virtue

by Anthony Rudd, John J. Davenport & Alasdair MacIntyre

In his extraordinarily influential book on ethics, After Virtue, Alasdair MacIntyre maintained that Kierkegaard's notion of "choosing" to interpret one's choices in ethical terms implies an arbitrary and irrational...


The Passions of the Soul and Other Late Philosophical Writings

by René Descartes & Michael Moriarty

Those most capable of being moved by passion are those capable of tasting the most sweetness in this life.Descartes is most often thought of as introducing a total separation of mind and body. But he also acknowledged...


Do Share Inspire: The Year I Changed My Life Through TED Talks

by Kylie Dunn

“I like to call myself a recovering judgemental, perfectionist control freak - I won’t tell you when I last relapsed.”

With two failed marriages and a couple of career changes under her belt, Kylie still...


Moby-Dick as Philosophy: Plato - Melville - Nietzsche

by Mark Anderson

Moby-Dick as Philosophy is at base a chapter-by-chapter commentary on Herman Melville’s masterwork, Moby-Dick. The commentary form of the book subserves a higher end, the presentation of an ideal of the type...


The Body and Its Symbolism: A Kabbalistic Approach

by Annick De Souzenelle, Christopher Chaplin & Tony James

This intricate and profound exploration of Kabbalistic symbolism as applied to the human body is a classic in French esoteric circles. It is the life work of psychotherapist Annick de Souzenelle, whose tremendous...


How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from an Atheist

by John W. Loftus & Peter Boghossian

The first book on Christian apologetics written by a leading atheist figure that teaches Christians the best and worst arguments for defending their faith against attack

 

The Christian faith has been vigorously...


Discrimination and Disrespect

by Benjamin Eidelson

Everyone agrees that discrimination can be a grave moral wrong. Yet this consensus masks fundamental disagreements about what makes something an act of discrimination, as well as precisely why (and hence when)...