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Items in Philosophy, Psychology or Religion that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • The life of the mind / Hannah Arendt
    B 29 A73 1981
    The author's final work, presented in a one-volume edition, is a rich, challenging analysis of man's mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging. Edited by Mary McCarthy; Indices.

  • Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde, représentées par des figures dessinées de la main de Bernard Picart: avec une explication historique, & quelques dissertations curieuses
    BL 75 C4

  • Hegel, Marx, and the necessity and freedom dialectic : Marxist-humanism and critical theory in the United States / Russell Rockwell
    B 809.8 R63 2019eb

  • The Open Brethren : A Christian Sect in the Modern World / Peter Herriot
    BX7020

  • The Church of England in the first decade of the 21st century : findings from the Church Times surveys / Andrew Village
    BX 5055.3 V55 2018eb

  • Catholocism engaging other faiths : Vatican II and its impact / Vladimir Latinovic, Gerard Mannion, Jason Welle, editors
    BX 1784 C43 2018eb

  • Animal Ethics and the Nonconformist Conscience / Philip J. Sampson
    BT747

  • Spirit-filled world : religious dis/continuity in African Pentecostalism / Allan Heaton Anderson
    BR1644.5.A35

  • Charismatic Christianity in Finland, Norway, and Sweden : Case Studies in Historical and Contemporary Developments / edited by Jessica Moberg, Jane Skjoldli
    BR1640

  • Consilience, Truth and the Mind of God : Science, Philosophy and Theology in the Search for Ultimate Meaning / Richard J. Di Rocco ; with Contributions by Arthur J. Kyriazis and Edgar E. Coons
    BL240.3

  • Palgrave handbook of philosophy and literature
    BH1

  • Psychologies of ageing : theory, research and practice / Elizabeth Peel, Carol Holland, Michael Murray, editors
    BF724.55.A35

  • Children, Dogs and Education : Caring for, Learning Alongside, and Gaining Support from Canine Companions / Mary Renck Jalongo, editor
    BF723.A45

  • Representing Communism after the fall : discourse, memory, and historical redress / Cristian Tileagă
    BF201.3

  • The making and meaning of relationships in Sri Lanka : an ethnography on university students in Colombo
    BF175

  • Handbook of parenting and child development across the lifespan / Matthew R. Sanders, Alina Morawska, editors
    BF 721 H36 2018eb

  • Allegories for psychotherapy, teaching, and supervision : windows, landscapes, and questions for the traveler / Mark A. Kunkel
    BF 636 K86 2018eb

  • Mind and Matter : Panpsychism, Dual-Aspect Monism, and the Combination Problem
    BD560

  • The philosophy of logical atomism : a centenary reappraisal / editors: Landon D.C. Elkind and Gregory Landini
    BC199.L6

  • An ethical and theological appropriation of Heidegger's critique of modernity : unframing existence / Zohar Atkins
    B2948

  • Hilary Putnam on Logic and Mathematics / editors, Geoffrey Hellman and Roy T. Cook
    B945.P874

  • Spirit of the arts : towards a pneumatological aesthetics of renewal / Steven Félix-Jäger
    BR 115 A8 F455 2017eb

  • The making of Islamic heritage : Muslim pasts and heritage presents / Trinidad Rico, editor
    BP 60 M276 2017eb
    This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
    Offering key insights into critical debates on the construction, management and destruction of heritage in Muslim contexts, this volume considers how Islamic heritages are constructed through texts and practices which award heritage value. It examines how the monolithic representation of Islamic heritage (as a singular construct) can be enriched by the true diversity of Islamic heritages and how endangerment and vulnerability in this type of heritage construct can be re-conceptualized. Assessing these questions through an interdisciplinary lens including heritage studies, anthropology, history, conservation, religious studies and archaeology, this pivot covers global and local examples including heritage case studies from Indonesia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, and Pakistan.

  • Redefining pilgrimage : new perspectives on historical and contemporary pilgrimages / edited by Antón M. Pazos
    BL 619 P5 R43 2014
    Exploring what does and what does not constitute pilgrimage, Redefining Pilgrimage draws together a wide variety of disciplines including politics, anthropology, history, religion and sociology. Leading contributors offer a broad range of case studies from a wide geographical area, exploring new ways of approaching pilgrimage beyond the classical religious model. Re-thinking the global phenomenon of pilgrimages in the 21st century, this book offers new perspectives to redefine pilgrimage.

  • Exploring the New Testament
    BS 2535.3 E96 2011
    Especially suited for introductory courses that focus on Jesus and the Gospels or the Gospels and Acts, Exploring the New Testament, Volume One introduces students toJewish and Greco-Roman backgroundliterary genres and formsdebated issues such as authorship, date and settingcontent and major themes of each bookconventional as well as new approaches to the study of the Gospels and Actsthe latest scholarship in the quest for the historical Jesusthe intersection of New Testament criticism with contemporary faith and cultureThis revised edition features updated text and bibliographies, and incorporates new material gleaned from the experience of classroom use.

  • The Jung reader / edited by David Tacey
    BF 109 J8 J868 2012

    Carl Gustav Jung was the pioneering founder of analytical psychology, a form of analysis that has revolutionised the approach to mental illness and the study of the mind. In this anthology, David Tacey brings together a selection of Jung's essays from his famous Collected Works. 

    Divided into four parts, each with a brand new introduction, this book considers 17 of Jung's most important papers covering:

    the nature of the psyche archetypes religion and culture therapy and healing.

    This accessible collection is essential reading for undergraduates on analytical psychology courses, those on psychotherapy training courses, and students studying symbolism and dreams, or archetypal approaches to literature, cinema, religious studies, sociology or philosophy. The text is an informative introduction for general readers as well as analysts and academics who want to learn more about C. G. Jung's contribution to psychoanalysis, and how his ideas are still extremely relevant in the world today.

    text is an informative introduction for general readers as well as analysts and academics who want to learn more about C. G. Jung's contribution to psychoanalysis, and how his ideas are still extremely relevant in the world today.

  • Assessment sensitivity : relative truth and its applications / John MacFarlane
    BD 221 M33 2014
    John MacFarlane debates how we might make sense of the idea that truth is relative, and how we might use this idea to give satisfying accounts of parts of our thought and talk that have resisted traditional methods of analysis. Although there is a substantial philosophical literature onrelativism about truth, going back to Plato's Theaetetus, this literature (both pro and con) has tended to focus on refutations of the doctrine, or refutations of these refutations, at the expense of saying clearly what the doctrine is. In contrast, Assessment Sensitivity begins with a clear accountof what it is to be a relativist about truth, and uses this view to give satisfying accounts of what we mean when we talk about what is tasty, what we know, what will happen, what might be the case, and what we ought to do. The book seeks to provide a richer framework for the description oflinguistic practices than standard truth-conditional semantics affords: one that allows not just standard contextual sensitivity (sensitivity to features of the context in which an expression is used), but assessment sensitivity (sensitivity to features of the context from which a use of anexpression is assessed).The Context and Content series is a forum for outstanding original research at the intersection of philosophy, linguistics, and cognitive science. The general editor is Francois Recanati (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris).

  • World religions demystified / Ebrahim E.I. Moosa with Matt Cleary
    BL 80.3 M66 2014
    Navigate the world's belief systems with this faith-filled resource!

    Want to learn more about Judaism? Confused about Confucianism? This book is the answer to your prayers! World Religions DeMYSTiFieD is filled with the knowledge you need to ace a religion exam or satisfy your own curiosity.

    Written by a professor of religion, World ReligionsDeMYSTiFieD gives you a tour of belief systems found around the globe. You will learn about the world's major religions--Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Islam--as well as Earth-based religions and native traditions of Australia, Africa, and the Americas. After reading this book, you will have a healthy understanding of these faiths without being overwhelmed by mystifying jargon or concepts.

    This fast and easy guide features:

    Step-by-step guidance through the fundamentals of world religions Major rituals, celebrations, traditions, sacred texts, and art from each faith Self-tests at the end of each chapter with complete answer explanations A comprehensive test at the end of the book to check your knowledge

    Perfect for religion majors and the just-curious alike, World Religions DeMYSTiFieD is your path toenlightenment on this subject.


  • Mountain, water, rock, god : understanding Kedarnath in the twenty-first century / Luke Whitmore
    BL 1215 N34 W45 2018
    A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

    In Mountain, Water, Rock, God , Luke Whitmore situates the disastrous flooding that fell on the Hindu Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath in 2013 within a broader religious and ecological context. Whitmore explores the longer story of this powerful realm of the Hindu god Shiva through a holistic theoretical perspective that integrates phenomenological and systems-based approaches to the study of religion, pilgrimage, place, and ecology. He argues that close attention to places of religious significance offers a model for thinking through connections between ritual, narrative, climate destabilization, tourism, development, and disaster, and he shows how these critical components of human life in the twenty-first century intersect in the human experience of place.

  • Predictably irrational : the hidden forces that shape our decisions / Dan Ariely
    BF 448 A75 2010

    "A marvelous book... thought provoking and highly entertaining."

    --Jerome Groopman, New York Times bestselling author of How Doctors Think

    "Ariely not only gives us a great read; he also makes us much wiser."

    --George Akerlof, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics

    "Revolutionary."

    --New York Times Book Review

    Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup?

    When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we?

    In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable--making us predictably irrational.


  • The development of play / David Cohen
    BF 717 C63 2019

    Why is play so important in child development? Are children in today's society suffering from a lack of time for free play, with the emerging dominance of screen play? Can play therapy help to uncover, rescue and rehabilitate children living in abusive environments, or even in war-torn countries? Is play also important for adult development?

    Play is a learning experience and a crucial component to childhood development as it allows children to emulate the behaviours of those around them and to develop their social skills. In this engaging book, David Cohen examines how children play with objects, language, each other, and their parents to reveal how play enables children to learn how to move, think independently, speak and imagine. Cohen suggests that much of our formative experiences of play informs our future selves, and explores how play can help us to become better parents.

    This new edition of The Development of Play offers a fascinating review of the importance of play in all our lives. It includes the latest research on the impact of digital technology, brain development, cultural differences in play and toys, and also looks at why parents sometimes choose different toys for girls and boys. The book also provides advice and guidance on how parents can play creatively and imaginatively with their children. It is essential reading for Early Years, health care and education professionals as well as undergraduate students in developmental psychology and education.


  • Motor control and learning : a behavioral emphasis / Richard A. Schmidt, Timothy D. Lee, Carolee J. Winstein, Gabriele Wulf, Howard N. Zelaznik
    BF 295 S248 2019

    Motor Control and Learning, Sixth Edition With Web Resource, focuses on observable movement behavior, the many factors that influence quality of movement, and how movement skills are acquired. The text examines the motivational, cognitive, biomechanical, and neurological processes of complex motor behaviors that allow human movement to progress from unrefined and clumsy to masterfully smooth and agile.

    This updated sixth edition builds upon the foundational work of Richard Schmidt and Timothy Lee in previous editions. The three new authors--each a distinguished scholar--offer a range and depth of knowledge that includes current directions in the field. The extensively revised content reflects the latest research and new directions in motor control and learning. Additional new features of the sixth edition include the following:

    * A web resource that includes narratives and learning activities from Motor Control in Everyday Actions that correspond with the chapters in the book, giving students additional opportunities to analyze how research in motor learning and control can be expanded and applied in everyday settings

    * An instructor guide that offers sample answers for the learning experiences found in the student web resource

    * New content on sleep and movement memory, the role of vision, illusions and reaching, the OPTIMAL theory of motor learning, the neuroscience of learning, and more

    Motor Control and Learning begins with a brief introduction to the field and an introduction to important concepts and research methods. Part II thoroughly covers motor control with topics such as closed-loop perspective, the role of the central nervous system for movement control, speed and accuracy, and coordination. Part III deals with motor learning, exploring the effects of attentional focus, the structure of practice sessions, the role of feedback, theoretical views of motor learning, and the retention and transfer of skills.

    Throughout the book, art and practical examples are included to elucidate complex topics. Sidebars with historical examples, classic research, and examples of real-world applications highlight the importance of motor control and learning research and bring attention to influential research studies and pioneers. End-of-chapter summaries and student assignments reinforce important concepts and terms and provide review opportunities. For instructors, an image bank complements the new instructor guide; it is available to course adopters at www.HumanKinetics.com/MotorControlAndLearning.

    The updated research, new features, and highly respected authors of Motor Control and Learning, Sixth Edition With Web Study Guide, provide a solid foundation for both students and practitioners who study and work in fields that encompass movement behavior.


  • Psychoanalytic perspectives on the shadow of the parent : mythology, history, politics, and art / edited by Jonathan Burke
    BF 723 P25 P76 2019

    Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Shadow of the Parentexplores the psychological challenges faced by the offspring of either famous or notorious parents.

    Beginning with parental legacies found in mythology and the Bible, the book presents a series of case studies drawn from a range of narrative contexts, selecting personalities drawn from history, politics, psychoanalysis and literature, all viewed from an analytic perspective. The concluding section focuses on the manifestation of this parental shadow within the field of fine art, as written by artists themselves.  

    This is a lively and varied collection from a fascinating range of contributors. It provides readers with a new understanding of family history, trauma and reckoning screened through a psychoanalytic perspective, and will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, counsellors and anyone interested in the dynamics of the family.


  • The happiness fantasy / Carl Cederström
    BF 575 H27 C43 2019
    Happiness has meant different things in different times: according to Aristotle, only the gods could be truly happy, but if you lived ethically, you might come close; for medieval Christians, the best way to be happy was to suffer pain and for Romantic philosophers like Rousseau, society made happiness impossible.

    But what does it mean to be happy today?

    In this devastatingly witty new book, Carl Cederstrom traces our present-day fantasy of happiness from its roots in the 60 s counter-culture. He argues that happiness is now defined by a desire to be authentic , to experience physical pleasure, and to cultivate one s brand as an employee. Along the way we encounter the renegade Austrian psychoanalysts, Big Pharma, Californian bohemians, self-help gurus and Silicon Valley CEOs who have all contributed to our current fantasy.

    Whilst these ideals may have depicted the good life in the 70s, a time of affluence and abundance, they are no longer sustainable in our current age of austerity. It is high time, Cederstrom argues, that we construct new fantasies of happiness.

  • Burning bodies : communities, eschatology, and the punishment of heresy in the Middle Ages / Michael D. Barbezat
    BT 741.3 B37 2018

    Burning Bodies interrogates the ideas that the authors of historical and theological texts in the medieval West associated with the burning alive of Christian heretics. Michael Barbezat traces these instances from the eleventh century until the advent of the internal crusades of the thirteenth century, depicting the exclusionary fires of hell and judicial execution, the purifying fire of post-mortem purgation, and the unifying fire of God's love that medieval authors used to describe processes of social inclusion and exclusion.

    Burning Bodies analyses how the accounts of burning heretics alive referenced, affirmed, and elaborated upon wider discourses of community and eschatology. Descriptions of burning supposed heretics alive were profoundly related to ideas of a redemptive Christian community based upon a divine, unifying love, and medieval understandings of what these burnings could have meant to contemporaries cannot be fully appreciated outside of this discourse of communal love. For them, human communities were bodies on fire. Medieval theologians and academics often described the corporate identity of the Christian world as a body joined together by the love of God. This love was like a fire, melting individuals together into one whole. Those who did not spiritually burn with God's love were destined to burn literally in the fires of Hell or Purgatory, and the fires of execution were often described as an earthly extension of these fires. Through this analysis, Barbezat demonstrates how presentations of heresy, and to some extent actual responses to perceived heretics, were shaped by long-standing images of biblical commentary and exegesis. He finds that this imagery is more than a literary curiosity; it is, in fact, a formative historical agent.


  • Transforming psychological worldviews to confront climate change : a clearer vision, a different path / F. Stephan Mayer
    BF 353.5 C55 M37 2019
    In the continuing debate of how to confront the challenges of climate change, individuals, advocacy groups, and political parties in the United States offer arguments and solutions based on economic and political viewpoints. But what if we are beginning from a distorted view?

    In this book, F. Stephan Mayer argues that our psychological representation of the world is at the heart of the underlying causes of climate change. Mayer posits that we need to change the way we see the world if we are to effectively take a new course of action to address this threat. Through an alternative worldview based on Aldo Leopold's concept of land ethic, Mayer furthers the conversation by promoting a clearer vision of our relationship to nature and how it leads to a different path directed toward environmental sustainability. Based on over 20 years of psychological research examining the impact of the land ethic on pro-environmental behavior and personal well being, Mayer's accessible tone invites readers to place their worldview within a broader framework, draw connections to their lives, and spark ideas of next steps that individuals and groups can take to transition to this alternative worldview and rectify this situation.

  • When Christians were Jews : the first generation / Paula Fredriksen
    BR 165 F743 2018
    A compelling account of Christianity's Jewish beginnings, from one of the world's leading scholars of ancient religion

    How did a group of charismatic, apocalyptic Jewish missionaries, working to prepare their world for the impending realization of God's promises to Israel, end up inaugurating a movement that would grow into the gentile church? Committed to Jesus's prophecy--"The Kingdom of God is at hand!"--they were, in their own eyes, history's last generation. But in history's eyes, they became the first Christians.

    In this electrifying social and intellectual history, Paula Fredriksen answers this question by reconstructing the life of the earliest Jerusalem community. As her account arcs from this group's hopeful celebration of Passover with Jesus, through their bitter controversies that fragmented the movement's midcentury missions, to the city's fiery end in the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, she brings this vibrant apostolic community to life. Fredriksen offers a vivid portrait both of this temple‑centered messianic movement and of the bedrock convictions that animated and sustained it.

  • Early modern women on metaphysics / edited by Emily Thomas
    B 105 W6 E27 2018
    The work of women philosophers in the early modern period has traditionally been overlooked, yet their writing on topics such as reality, time, mind and matter holds valuable lessons for our understanding of metaphysics and its history. This volume of new essays explores the work of nine key female figures: Bathsua Makin, Anna Maria van Schurman, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, Damaris Cudworth Masham, Mary Astell, Catharine Trotter Cockburn, and milie Du Chtelet. Investigating issues from eternity to free will and from body to natural laws, the essays uncover long-neglected perspectives and demonstrate their importance for philosophical debates, both then and now. Combining careful philosophical analysis with discussion of the intellectual and historical context of each thinker, they will set the agenda for future enquiry and will appeal to scholars and students of the history of metaphysics, science, religion and feminism.

  • The book of Job / translation, introduction, and notes by Raymond P. Scheindlin
    BS 1413 S34 1998
    The Book of Job addresses the most disturbing themes in the Western tradition. What is our place in God's creation? Are the good rewarded? The evil punished? Can we grasp the ways of creation or are they beyond the range of our understanding?

  • Creative evolution / Henri Bergson ; authorized translation by Arthur Mitchell
    B 2430 B4 E72 1998
    The most famous and influential work of distinguished French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941), Creative Evolution features the fullest expression of the philosopher's ideas about the problem of existence, propounding a theory of evolution completely distinct from these of earlier thinkers and scientists.
    In discussing the meaning of life, Bergson considers the order of nature and the form of intelligence, including the geometrical tendency of the intellect, and examines mechanisms of thought and illusion. In addition, he presents a critique of the idea of immutability and the concept of nothingness, from Plato and Aristotle through the evolutionism of his contemporaries.
    Bergson's influence on Marcel Proust and other twentieth-century writers renders a grasp of his theories imperative to students of literature as well as philosophy. Historians of science and other readers will also appreciate the importance of this milestone in philosophical and evolutionary thought.

  • Making up your own mind : thinking effectively through creative puzzle-solving / Edward B. Burger
    BF 441 B87 2019

    How you can become better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills

    We solve countless problems--big and small--every day. With so much practice, why do we often have trouble making simple decisions--much less arriving at optimal solutions to important questions? Are we doomed to this muddle--or is there a practical way to learn to think more effectively and creatively? In this enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring book, Edward Burger shows how we can become far better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills using simple, effective thinking techniques.

    Making Up Your Own Mind teaches these techniques--including how to ask good questions, fail and try again, and change your mind--and then helps you practice them with fun verbal and visual puzzles. The goal is not to quickly solve each challenge but to come up with as many different ways of thinking about it as possible. As you see the puzzles in ever-greater depth, your mind will change, helping you become a more imaginative and creative thinker in daily life. And learning how to be a better thinker pays off in incalculable ways for anyone--including students, businesspeople, professionals, athletes, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners.

    A book about changing your mind and creating an even better version of yourself through mental play, Making Up Your Own Mind will delight and reward anyone who wants to learn how to find better solutions to life's innumerable puzzles.

    And the puzzles extend to the thought-provoking format of the book itself because one of the later short chapters is printed upside down while another is printed in mirror image, further challenging the reader to see the world through different perspectives and make new meaning.


  • Declarations of the Perfected. Thomas E. Smith
    BL 1900 T354 E5 2013

    Declarations of the Perfected is the first complete, annotated translation of the Zhen'gao, Tao Hongjing's (456-536) masterful compilation of the Shangqing, or Higher Clarity revelations, setting the stage for the heyday of medieval Daoism. This volume presents its first part (fasc. 1-4), centering around the practice of achieving "spiritual union," a spiritual analogue to sexual intercourse, with Perfected partners. The book is the first to examine in depth the full process of this practice.


  • The Confucian Four books for women / a new translation of the Nü sishu and the commentary of Wang Xiang ; translated with introductions and notes by Ann A. Pang-White
    BJ 1609 N813 2018
    This volume brings the first English translation of the Confucian classics, Four Books for Women, to the English-speaking world with extensive commentary by the compiler, Wang Xiang, and annotations by the translator. Written by women for women's education, the Confucian Four Books for Womenspanned the 1st to the 16th centuries, and encompassed Ban Zhao's Lessons for Women, Song Ruoxin's and Song Ruozhao's Analects for Women, Empress Renxiaowen's Teachings for the Inner Court, and Madame Liu's (Chaste Widow Wang's) Short Records of Models for Women. As a female counterpart to the famous Sishu (Four Books) compiled by Zhu Xi, Wang Xiang's Nu sishu was an indispensable primer for women's education from its publication in the 16th century until the beginning of the 20th century. This work provides an invaluable look at the long-standing historyand evolution of Chinese women's writing, education, identity, and philosophical discourse, along with their struggles and triumphs, across the millenniums and numerous Chinese dynasties. This volume also comes with a substantial main introduction, additional introductions preceding each of the fourbooks, and other helpful resources to acclimate the reader to the historical and cultural background in which each book is situated, to illustrate why these women wrote and how they empower women, and to bring the women to life as real, living people.

  • Compassionate moral realism / Colin Marshall
    BJ 1500 M67 M37 2018
    Colin Marshall offers a ground-up defense of objective morality, drawing inspiration from a wide range of philosophers, including John Locke, Arthur Schopenhauer, Iris Murdoch, Nel Noddings, and David Lewis. Marshall's core claim is compassion is our capacity to perceive other creatures' pains, pleasures, and desires. Non-compassionate people are therefore perceptually lacking, regardless of how much factual knowledge they might have. Marshall argues that people who do have this form of compassion thereby fit a familiar paradigm of moral goodness. His argument involves the identification of an epistemic good which Marshall dubs "being in touch". To be in touch with some property of a thing requires experiencing it in a way that reveals that property - that is, experiencing it as it is in itself. Only compassion, Marshall argues, lets us be in touch with others' motivational mental properties.

    This conclusion about compassion has two important metaethical consequences. First, it generates an answer to the question "Why be moral?", which has been a central philosophical concern since Plato. Second, it provides the keystone for a novel form of moral realism. This form of moral realism has a distinctive set of virtues: it is anti-relativist, naturalist, and able to identify a necessary connection between moral representation and motivation. The view also implies that there is an epistemic asymmetry between virtuous and vicious agents, according to which only morally good people can fully face reality.

  • The Bloomsbury research handbook of Chinese philosophy and gender / edited by Ann A. Pang-White
    B 125 B56 2018
    Covering the historical, social, political, and cultural contexts, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender presents a comprehensive overview of the complexity of gender disparity in Chinese thought and culture. Divided into four main sections, an international group of experts in Chinese Studies write on Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist approaches to gender relations. Each section includes a general introduction, a set of authoritative articles written by leading scholars and comprehensive bibliographies, designed to provide the non-specialist with a practical and broad overview. Beginning with the Ancient and Medieval period before moving on to Modern and Contemporary approaches, specially commissioned chapters include Pre-Qin canonical texts, women in early Chinese ethics, the yin-yang gender dynamic and the Buddhist understanding of the conception of gender. Considering why the philosophy of women and gender dynamics in Chinese thought is rarely confronted, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender is a pioneering cross-disciplinary introduction to Chinese philosophy's intersection with gender studies. By bridging the fields of Chinese philosophy, religion, intellectual history, feminism, and gender studies, this cutting-edge volume fills a great need in the current literature on Chinese philosophy and provides student and scholars with an invaluable research resource to a growing field.

  • The origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind / Julian Jaynes
    BF 311 J36 1978

  • The cult of Mithras in late antiquity : development, decline and demise ca. A.D. 270-430 / by David Walsh
    BL 1585 W335 2019
    In The Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity David Walsh explores how the cult of Mithras developed across the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. and why by the early 5th century the cult had completely disappeared. Contrary to the traditional narrative that the cult was violently persecuted out of existence by Christians, Walsh demonstrates that the cult's decline was a far more gradual process that resulted from a variety of factors. He also challenges the popular image of the cult as a monolithic entity, highlighting how by the 4th century Mithras had come to mean different things to different people in different places.

  • Material enlightenment : women writers and the science of mind, 1770-1830 / Joanna Wharton
    BD 418.3 W43 2018
    Women writers played a central, but hitherto under-recognised, role in the development of the philosophy of mind and its practical outworkings in Romantic era England, Scotland and Ireland. This book focuses on the writings and lives of five leading figures - Anna Barbauld, Honora Edgeworth, Hannah More, Elizabeth Hamilton and Maria Edgeworth - a group of women who differed profoundly in their political, religious and social views but were nevertheless associated through correspondence, family ties and a shared belief in the importance of female education. It shows how through the philosophical language of materiality and embodiment that they developed and the 'enlightened domesticity' that they espoused they transformed educational practice and made substantial interventions into the social reformist politics of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Alive to the manifold overlaps between emotional, and often religious, experience and experiment in the developing science of mind at this time, the book illuminates the potential and the limits of domestic Enlightenment, particularly in projects of moral and industrial 'improvement' and casts new light on a wide variety of other fields: the history of science, early psychology and religion, reformist politics and Romanticism, and how all these reflected the political and social fallout of the French Revolution in the first years of the nineteenth century. JOANNA WHARTON is an Early Career Fellow at Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Sensual religion : religion and the five senses / edited by Graham Harvey and Jessica Hughes
    BL 65 B63 S47 2018
    Sensual Religion demonstrates the value of paying attention to the senses and materials in lived religion and also leads the way for improved studies of religion as sensuality. Each of the five senses - vision, hearing, taste, touch and smell - will be covered by two chapters, the first historical and the second contemporary. The historical discussions focus on the sensuality of religion in ancient Greece, Samaria, Rome and Byzantium - including reflections on their value for understanding other historical and contemporary contexts. Chapters with a contemporary focus engage with Chinese, African-Brazilian, Sikh, First Nations and Metis, and Spanish Catholic religious lives and activities. Beyond the rich case studies, each chapter offers perspectives and arguments about better ways of approaching lived, material and performative religion - or sensual religion. Historical and ethnographic critical and methodological expertise is presented in ways that will inspire and enable readers to apply, refine and improve on their practice of the study of religions. In particular, our intention is to foreground the senses and sensuality as a critical issue in understanding religion and to radically improve multi- and inter-disciplinary research and teaching about the lived realities of religious people in this sensual world.

  • Jeanne le Ber : recluse en Nouvelle-France : Lampe ardente : Sentinelle dans la nuit
    BX 4705 4124 J43 2001

  • The Irish Celtic magical tradition / Steve Blamires
    BF 1622 I73 B57 1992
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