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Humanities
Practical Rationality and Human Difference Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9788869774119
Pub Date: 23 Jan 2023
Series: Philosophy
Description:
One of the fundamental aspects of the cultural landscape of the last century has been the revival of philosophical anthropology, in the form of a radical examination of the humanum: an examination that has attempted to meet the primary challenge of an era which, in an increasingly radical way, doubts the very possibility of a semantics of humanism. This book argues that MacIntyrean thought can provide an important contribution towards rethinking a new semantics of humanism, on the basis that MacIntyre's contribution stands up to dialogue with and rational competition from perspectives belonging to rival research traditions. The volume emerged from the 2021 conference at the University of Bergamo, in collaboration with the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry.
The Ideal and the Real Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9788869774126
Pub Date: 23 Jan 2023
Series: Philosophy
Description:
The current volume provides an interpretation of American pragmatism according to which pragmatism is not opposed to metaphysics but instead represents a vital, non-dismissive, non-deflationary attempt to respond to classical questions of philosophy concerning the nature of reality, truth, goodness, beauty, ideality, etc. American pragmatism has been often interpreted as a form of crass utilitarianism applied to all areas of philosophy – a precipitation of the “industrialist” spirit of the United States. This book demonstrates how such an interpretation is misguided.
As Is Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780822967026
Pub Date: 17 Jan 2023
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
As Is gathers everyday poems written over time and mostly at the poet’s home in the Ridge and Valley province of northern Appalachia. This work pays attention to the world as it is with curiosity, candor, and delight. Seeking connection with others and the earth and savoring the fine details of a messy life, these poems reckon with the demands of family, pandemic, aging, and loss even as they witness injustice, violence, environmental degradation, and climate crisis.
The Anxiety Workbook Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780822967033
Pub Date: 17 Jan 2023
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
The Anxiety Workbook is a full-length manuscript that explores contemporary anxiety, grief in its multitude of forms, and complicated familial dynamics via the lens of science and history while utilizing the language of therapy. These poems grapple with the ever-evolving collective and individual trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as seek answers and lessons from the natural world. The termination of a pregnancy, a distant father, the untimely death of a friend, our society’s obsession with Dateline and missing white girls, the estivation of the West African lungfish - The Anxiety Workbook covers these topics and much more in poems ranging from the hyper-narrative to the highly lyrical, rich in voice and description.
An Introduction to the History of Chronobiology, Volume 3 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780822947332
Pub Date: 27 Dec 2022
Description:
In three volumes, historian Jole Shackelford delineates the history of the study of biological rhythms – now widely known as chronobiology – from antiquity into the twentieth century. Perhaps the most well-known biological rhythm is the circadian rhythm, tied to the cycles of day and night and often referred to as the “body clock.” But there are many other biological rhythms, and although scientists and the natural philosophers who preceded them have long known about them, only in the past thirty years have a handful of pioneering scientists begun to study such rhythms in plants and animals seriously.
Her Birth and Later Years Cover Her Birth and Later Years Cover
Format: 
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780819500168
Pub Date: 06 Dec 2022
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780819501080
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2024
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Description:
A trailblazing lesbian poet, child Holocaust survivor, and political activist whose work is deeply informed by socialist values, Irena Klepfisz is a vital and individual American voice. This book is the first complete collection of her work. For fifty years, Klepfisz has written powerful, searching poems about relatives murdered during the war, recent immigrants, a lost Yiddish writer, a Palestinian boy in Gaza, and various people in her life.
Kairotic Inspiration Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9780822947509
Pub Date: 06 Dec 2022
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Description:
On the precipice of the Sixth Extinction, we face a frightening fate - ongoing ecological crises that may result in not only the extinction of a million species within decades but another mass extinction event like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. In Kairotic Inspiration: Imagining the Future in the Sixth Extinction, Sarah Allen suggests that humans face this future, whatever it brings, by attending to the ways in which all beings are caught in the entangled processes of becoming. But change is often painful and requires inspiration.
The Dynamics of Science Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780822947370
Pub Date: 06 Dec 2022
Description:
Millions of scientific articles are published each year, making it difficult to stay abreast of advances within even the smallest subdisciplines. Traditional approaches to the study of science, such as the history and philosophy of science, involve closely reading a relatively small set of journal articles. And yet many questions benefit from casting a wider net: Is most scientific change gradual or revolutionary?
What it Means to Be Literate Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9780822947233
Pub Date: 06 Dec 2022
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Description:
Disability and literacy are often understood as incompatible. Disability is taken to be a sign of illiteracy, and illiteracy to be a sign of disability. These oppositions generate damaging consequences for disabled students (and those labeled as such) who are denied full literacy education and for nonliterate adults who are perceived as lacking intelligence, knowledge, and ability.
Gregory Barhebraeus' Mystical Hermeneutics of the Love of God in Dialogue with Islamic Tradition Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781463242473
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
This book is an inquiry into the mystical thought of Gregory Barhebraeus (1226-1286CE) and its contemporary relevance, to offer a reading of Barhebraeus’ mystical texts by bringing them into conversation with critical religious studies and the hermeneutical tradition of philosophy. The methodological focus of my thesis has led me to pay particular attention to the language used for the study of mysticism, and I lay emphasis on finding a new language that avoids the phenomenological assumptions concerning ‘mysticism’ to attend to the particularity of ‘mystic’ traditions, such as that of the Syriac mystic tradition inherited by Barhebraeus.
Restraining Air Power Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780813196015
Pub Date: 29 Nov 2022
Series: Aviation & Air Power
Illustrations: 4 maps, 1 table, 16 b&w illustrations
Description:
Is it possible for two combatants who possess equally strong air forces to conduct limited warfare by restraining air operations? In Restraining Air Power, Robert C. Owen asks this question and allows contributing authors to provide theoretical and empirical assessments of restrained air warfare through five historical case studies since 1945.
On Fear Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9788869774157
Pub Date: 28 Nov 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
The volume considers the theories of the passions in Hobbes, Descartes and Spinoza. Particular attention is given to the passion of fear, highlighting how these three writers considered fear as both an individual and a collective affect. Cerrato underlines the characteristics, relevance and usefulness of these affects, together with the strategies of control used to prevent their transformation into passions that can inhibit rational action.
A Strange Whim of the Sea Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780813196220
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2022
Illustrations: 1 map, 29 b&w illustrations
Description:
On January 16, 1944, the submarine rescue vessel USS Macaw (ASR-11) ran aground at Midway Atoll while attempting to get a towing line to the stranded submarine USS Flier (SS-250). The Flier was pulled free six days later, but another three weeks of salvage efforts, plagued by rough seas and equipment problems, failed to dislodge the Macaw. Then on Saturday, February 12, amid an episode of freakishly enormous waves, the sea accomplished that task, nudging the ship from her perch backward into deeper water.
Baghdad Blues Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781636241722
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2022
Description:
At a dusty intersection in Baghdad, Sergeant Thomas Kirkland is seconds away from unleashing a hail of bullets on a possible suicide bomber when he's stopped by the unexpected — the piercing dark eyes of a young girl sitting on her mother's lap in the passenger seat. For a split second he'd held the life of this child and her family in his hands. Plagued by fear and anxiety, Sergeant K struggles with his own inner demons as he confronts a population around him that wishes him dead.
Endurable Infinity Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 79
ISBN: 9780822966951
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2022
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
In Endurable Infinity, Tony Kitt creates his own tangential surrealism through wonder, intuition, and surprising connections. If the original surrealists of the 1930s sought to unleash the unconscious mind by bringing elements of dreams to the waking world with jarring juxtapositions, Kitt’s poetry is more about transmutation, or leaps, from word to word and phrase to phrase. He takes American poet Charles Borkhuis’s statement that contemporary surrealist poets write “from inside language” as a challenge and a call to action.
Jedburghs Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781636241746
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2022
Series: Set Europe Ablaze
Description:
Summer 1942, and the nascent French Resistance is asking the Allies for help as they become increasingly active against the German occupiers. Their requests for arms and equipment are urgent, but the Allies are hesitant to respond until they know more about the willingness of the French to fight. The decision is made to parachute special operatives – Jedburghs – into France to determine the state of the Resistance.