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Thinking through Kierkegaard: Existential Identity in a Pluralistic World

by Peter J. Mehl

Thinking through Kierkegaard is a critical evaluation of Søren Kierkegaard's vision of the normatively human, of who we are and might aspire to become, and of what Mehl calls our existential identity. Through...


Eight Women Philosophers: Theory, Politics, and Feminism

by Jane Duran

Spanning over nine hundred years, Eight Women Philosophers is the first singly-authored work to trace the themes of standard philosophical theorizing and feminist thought across women philosophers in the Western...


Embodied Care: Jane Addams, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Feminist Ethics

by Maurice Hamington

Until now, ethicists have said little about the body, limiting their comments on it to remarks made in passing or, at best, devoting a chapter to the subject. Embodied Care is the first work to argue for the...


Ubiquitous Learning

by Bill Cope & Mary Kalantzis

This collection seeks to define the emerging field of "ubiquitous learning," an educational paradigm made possible in part by the omnipresence of digital media, supporting new modes of knowledge creation, communication,...


Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection

by Randolph Feezell

In paperback for the first time, Randolph Feezells Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection immediately tackles two big questions about sport: What is it?? and Why does it attract so many people?? Feezell argues...


Speech Rights in America: The First Amendment, Democracy, and the Media

by Laura Stein

The First Amendment is the principle guarantor of speech rights in the United States, but the Supreme Court's interpretations of it often privilege the interests of media owners over those of the broader citizenry....


English in Print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton

by Valerie Hotchkiss & Fred C. Robinson

English in Print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton examines the history of early English books, exploring the concept of putting the English language into print with close study of the texts, the formats,...


Books of Secrets: Natural Philosophy in England, 1550-1600

by Allison Kavey

The rise of print culture in early modern England is one of the most important and most frequently studied changes of the period. Often viewed as a marker of modernity, this shift provides the starting point...


New Philosophy of Human Nature: Neither Known to nor Attained by the Great Ancient Philosophers, Which Will Improve Human Life and Health

by Mary Ellen Waithe & Maria Colomer Vintro

This volume is a critical edition of the 1587 treatise by Oliva Sabuco, New Philosophy of Human Nature, written during the Spanish Inquisition. Puzzled by medicines abject failure to find a cure for the plague,...


The Scripps Newspapers Go to War, 1914-18

by Dale Zacher

In an age before radio and television, E. W. Scripps's twenty-one newspapers, major newswire service, and prominent news syndication service composed the first truly national media organization in the United...


Human Organizations and Social Theory: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Adaptation

by Murray J. Leaf

In the 1930s, George Herbert Mead and other leading social scientists established the modern empirical analysis of social interaction and communication, enabling theories of cognitive development, language acquisition,...


Normative Theories of the Media: Journalism in Democratic Societies

by Clifford G. Christians & Theodore L. Glasser

In this book, five leading scholars of media and communication take on the difficult but important task of explicating the role of journalism in democratic societies. Using Fred S. Siebert, Theodore Peterson,...


Muting Israeli Democracy: How Media and Cultural Policy Undermine Free Expression

by Amit M. Schejter

Analyzing a wide range of legal documents recorded in Israel from 1961 to 2007, this book argues that the laws governing Israeli electronic media are structured to limit the boundaries of public discourse. Amit...


On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism

by Matt Carlson

Matt Carlson confronts the promise and perils of unnamed sources in this exhaustive analysis of controversial episodes in American journalism during the George W. Bush administration, from prewar reporting mistakes...


Unruly Spirits: The Science of Psychic Phenomena in Modern France

by M. Brady Brower

In Unruly Spirits, M. Brady Brower connects the study of seances, telepathy, telekinesis, materializations, and other parapsychic phenomena in modern France to an epistemological crisis that would eventually...


We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

by Dana L. Cloud

Dana L. Cloud engages union reformers at Boeing to reveal how ordinary workers attempted to take command of their futures by chipping away at the partnership between union leadership and corporate management....


Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many

by Hélène Landemore

Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the other hand, can be surprisingly accurate. In Democratic Reason, Hélène Landemore...


From Words to Reading for Understanding

by Anne Britt, Susan Goldman & Jean-Francois Rouet

Increasing the mastery of reading and text literacy in the general population is one of the most important challenges faced by both developed and developing societies. Providing a new reference for researchers...


Subjectivity in Motion: Life, Art, and Movement in the Work of Hermann Rorschach

by Naamah Akavia

The motif of human movement has long been understood as central to Hermann Rorschach's strikingly innovative inkblot experiment. But owing to Rorschach's untimely death a year after publishing his famous work,...


Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited

by Vasso Kindi & Theodore Arabatzis

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Thomas S. Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Up until recently, the book's philosophical reception has been shaped, for the most part,...