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Philosophy, Aesthetics, Ethics - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range B - BD (Philosophy) and BH - BJ (Aesthetics, Ethics) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • A Foucault primer : discourse, power, and the subject / Alec McHoul and Wendy Grace
    B 2430 F724M346 2015eb
    Who are we today? That deceptively simple question continued to be asked by the French historian and philosopher, Michel Foucault, who for the last three decades has had a profound influence on English-speaking scholars in the humanities and social sciences.; This text is designed for undergraduates and others who feel in need of some assistance when coming to grips with Foucault's voluminous and complex writings. Instead of dealing with them chronologically, however, this book concentrates on some of their central concepts, primarily Foucault's rethinking of the categories of "discourse", "power", and " the subject".; Foucault's writings contribute collectively to what he himself calls "an ontology of the present". His historical research was always geared towards showing how things could have been and still could be otherwise. This is especially the case with respect to the production of human subjects.

  • Beyond Bergson : examining race and colonialism through the writings of Henri Bergson / edited by Andrea J. Pitts and Mark William Westmoreland ; foreword by Leonard Lawlor
    B 2430 B43B479 2019eb

  • Foundations of a free society : reflections on Ayn Rand's political philosophy / edited by Gregory Salmieri and Robert Mayhew
    B 945 R234F68 2019eb

  • On freedom / Cass R. Sunstein
    BJ 1533 D49S86 2019eb

    From New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein, a brisk, provocative book that shows what freedom really means--and requires--today

    In this pathbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein asks us to rethink freedom. He shows that freedom of choice isn't nearly enough. To be free, we must also be able to navigate life. People often need something like a GPS device to help them get where they want to go--whether the issue involves health, money, jobs, children, or relationships.

    In both rich and poor countries, citizens often have no idea how to get to their desired destination. That is why they are unfree. People also face serious problems of self-control, as many of them make decisions today that can make their lives worse tomorrow. And in some cases, we would be just as happy with other choices, whether a different partner, career, or place to live--which raises the difficult question of which outcome best promotes our well-being.

    Accessible and lively, and drawing on perspectives from the humanities, religion, and the arts, as well as social science and the law, On Freedom explores a crucial dimension of the human condition that philosophers and economists have long missed--and shows what it would take to make freedom real.


  • Prolegomena to any future materialism. Adrian Johnston
    B 1809 M3J642 2019eb
    "In this the second volume of his trilogy, Adrian Johnston delineates the philosophy of nature requisite for a properly materialist theory of irreducible autonomous subjectivity. Bringing to light a hitherto invisible undercurrent linking together Hegelian "Naturphilosophie," Marxian-Engelsian-Leninist dialectical materialism, Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalytic metapsychology, and today's approaches to metaphysics and the philosophy of science on both sides of the analytic-continental divide, he assembles an ontology that dramatically transfors our understandings of figures like Hegel, Marx, Engels, Lenin, Lukács, Freud, Lacan, Althusser, and McDowell. In turn, this work looks to provide answer to the fundamental question: How must nature be conceptualized insofar as it happens to have eventuated in, and continues to contain the structures and dynamics peculiar to, full-fledged subjectivity? According to "A Weak Nature Alone," images of nature as akin to either a machine or organism in which each and every entity and event is governed by unbreakable causal laws preclude satisfying explanations of the emergence of human subjects with their spontaneous and self-determining capacities. Such explanations instead demand what Johnston as a "dialectical naturalism," namely, a materialism of a selfdenaturalizing nature radically altering itself in and through its human offspring. The transcendental materialism on display in "A Weak Nature Alone" is a systematic intervention that changes our senses of the philosophical past as well as the future while moving effortlessly within and between traditions and positions (Western and Soviet Marxisms, continental and analytic philosophy, etc.)"--Provided by publisher.

  • The Michel Henry reader edited by Scott Davidson and Frédéric Seyler
    B2430eb

  • Our great purpose : Adam Smith on living a better life / Ryan Patrick Hanley
    B 1545 Z7H365 2019eb

    Adam Smith is best known today as the founder of modern economics, but he was also an uncommonly brilliant philosopher who was especially interested in the perennial question of how to live a good life. Our Great Purpose is a short and illuminating guide to Smith's incomparable wisdom on how to live well, written by one of today's leading Smith scholars.


  • New life for old ideas : Chinese philosophy in the contemporary world : a festschrift in honour of Donald J. Munro / edited by Yanming An and Brian Bruya
    B 5231 N485 2019eb

  • Watsuji on Nature Japanese Philosophy in the Wake of Heidegger / David W. Johnson
    B 5244 W354J64 2019eb

  • Moral formation and the virtuous life / Paul M. Blowers, volume editor
    BJ 1212 M674 2019eb
    In Moral Formation and the Virtuous Life, volume editor Paul M. Blowers has translated and gathered several key texts from early Christian sources to explore the broad themes of moral conscience and ethics. Readers will gain a sense of how moral formation was part of a process sustained by pastoral instruction and admonition based on ritual practice (baptism, eucharist, and liturgy) as well as learned ethical behaviors related to moral issues, such as sexual ethics, marriage and celibacy, wealth and poverty, pagan entertainment, military service, and more. Moral Formation and the Virtuous Life is part of Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources, a series designed to present ancient Christian texts essential to an understanding of Christian theology, ecclesiology, and practice. The books in the series will make the wealth of early Christian thought available to new generations of students of theology and provide a valuable resource for the Church. Developed in light of recent Patristic scholarship, the volumes will provide a representative sampling of theological contributions from both East and West.The series aims to provide volumes that are relevant for a variety of courses: from introduction to theology to classes on doctrine and the development of Christian thought. The goal of each volume is not to be exhaustive, but rather representative enough to denote for a non-specialist audience the multivalent character of early Christian thought, allowing readers to see how and why early Christian doctrine and practice developed the way it did.

  • How to human : an incomplete manual for living in a messed-up world / Alice Connor
    BJ 1589 C66 2019eb
    Being human is hard. Being a good human is even harder. Practicing kindness, honesty, and self-awareness in the face of doubt, failure, ambiguity, and vulnerability can feel insurmountable.How to Human is here to help. Alice Connor draws on nearly a decade of experience as a college chaplain to provide a tender and irreverent take on one of life's most fundamental questions: how to be a better human in a world dead set against it.Connor offers sage wisdom and no-nonsense realism through real-life examples that strike right at the rashes and rubs of the human experience. She'll take you by the hand, tell you what you need to hear, and encourage you to embrace the chaos. How to Human will help you see life as an experiment--not a quest for the right answers.

  • The reproduction of life death : Derrida's La vie la mort / Dawne McCance
    B 2430 D483V53 2019eb

  • Husserl : German perspectives / John J. Drummond and Otfried Höffe, editors
    B 3279 H94H88125 2019eb

  • The singular voice of being : John Duns Scotus and ultimate difference / Andrew LaZella
    B765.D74eb

  • Thinking and the I : Hegel and the Critique of Kant / Alfredo Ferrarin
    B 2949 T48F4713 2019eb

  • Reoccupy earth : notes toward an other beginning / David Wood
    BD 581 W59 2019eb

  • Aquinas on emotion's participation in reason Nicholas Kahm
    B 765 T54K24 2019eb

  • The Ethics of St. Thomas Aquinas Happiness, Natural Law, and the Virtues / Leo J. Elders
    B 765 T54E36 2005eb

  • The power of cute / Simon May
    BH301.C4eb

  • Irrationality : a history of the dark side of reason / Justin E.H. Smith
    BC 177 S65 2019eb

  • Analogy after Aquinas : logical problems, Thomistic answers / Dominic D'Ettore
    B 765 T54D4658 2019eb

  • No spiritual investment in the world : gnosticism and postwar German philosophy / Willem Styfhals
    B 3181 S825 2019eb

  • The moral nexus / R. Jay Wallace
    BJ 1458.3 W35 2019eb

    The Moral Nexus develops and defends a new interpretation of morality--namely, as a set of requirements that connect agents normatively to other persons in a nexus of moral relations. According to this relational interpretation, moral demands are directed to other individuals, who have claims that the agent comply with these demands. Interpersonal morality, so conceived, is the domain of what we owe to each other, insofar as we are each persons with equal moral standing.

    The book offers an interpretative argument for the relational approach. Specifically, it highlights neglected advantages of this way of understanding the moral domain; explores important theoretical and practical presuppositions of relational moral duties; and considers the normative implications of understanding morality in relational terms.

    The book features a novel defense of the relational approach to morality, which emphasizes the special significance that moral requirements have, both for agents who are deliberating about what to do and for those who stand to be affected by their actions. The book argues that relational moral requirements can be understood to link us to all individuals whose interests render them vulnerable to our agency, regardless of whether they stand in any prior relationship to us. It also offers fresh accounts of some of the moral phenomena that have seemed to resist treatment in relational terms, showing that the relational interpretation is a viable framework for understanding our specific moral obligations to other people.


  • The human spirit : beginnings from Genesis to science / Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle
    B 105 S64B69 2018eb

  • Deep time, dark times : on being geologically human / David Wood
    B 821 W664 2019eb

  • Walter Kaufmann : philosopher, humanist, heretic / Stanley Corngold
    B945.K3754eb

    The first complete account of the ideas and writings of a major figure in twentieth-century intellectual life

    Walter Kaufmann (1921-1980) was a charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, and poet who fled Nazi Germany at the age of eighteen, emigrating alone to the United States. He was astonishingly prolific until his untimely death at age fifty-nine, writing some dozen major books, all marked by breathtaking erudition and a provocative essayistic style. He single-handedly rehabilitated Nietzsche's reputation after World War II and was enormously influential in introducing postwar American readers to existentialism. Until now, no book has examined his intellectual legacy.

    Stanley Corngold provides the first in-depth study of Kaufmann's thought, covering all his major works. He shows how Kaufmann speaks to many issues that concern us today, such as the good of philosophy, the effects of religion, the persistence of tragedy, and the crisis of the humanities in an age of technology. Few scholars in modern times can match Kaufmann's range of interests, from philosophy and literature to intellectual history and comparative religion, from psychology and photography to art and architecture. Corngold provides a heartfelt portrait of a man who, to an extraordinary extent, transfigured his personal experience in the pages of his books.

    This original study, both appreciative and critical, is the definitive intellectual life of one of the twentieth century's most engaging yet neglected thinkers. It will introduce Kaufmann to a new generation of readers and serves as a fitting tribute to a scholar's incomparable libido sciendi , or lust for knowledge.


  • Autobiography of Solomon Maimon : the complete translation / edited by Yitzhak Y. Melamed & Abraham P. Socher ; translated by Paul Reitter ; with an afterword by Gideon Freudenthal
    B 3068 A32 2018eb

    The first complete and annotated English translation of Maimon's influential and delightfully entertaining memoir

    Solomon Maimon's autobiography has delighted readers for more than two hundred years, from Goethe, Schiller, and George Eliot to Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt. The American poet and critic Adam Kirsch has named it one of the most crucial Jewish books of modern times. Here is the first complete and annotated English edition of this enduring and lively work.

    Born into a down-on-its-luck provincial Jewish family in 1753, Maimon quickly distinguished himself as a prodigy in learning. Even as a young child, he chafed at the constraints of his Talmudic education and rabbinical training. He recounts how he sought stimulation in the Hasidic community and among students of the Kabbalah--and offers rare and often wickedly funny accounts of both. After a series of picaresque misadventures, Maimon reached Berlin, where he became part of the city's famed Jewish Enlightenment and achieved the philosophical education he so desperately wanted, winning acclaim for being the "sharpest" of Kant's critics, as Kant himself described him.

    This new edition restores text cut from the abridged 1888 translation by J. Clark Murray, which has long been the only available English edition. Paul Reitter's translation is brilliantly sensitive to the subtleties of Maimon's prose while providing a fluid rendering that contemporary readers will enjoy, and is accompanied by an introduction and notes by Yitzhak Melamed and Abraham Socher that give invaluable insights into Maimon and his extraordinary life. The book also features an afterword by Gideon Freudenthal that provides an authoritative overview of Maimon's contribution to modern philosophy.


  • Intention, character, and double effect / Lawrence Masek
    BJ 1500 D68M37 2018eb

  • The tomb of the artisan God : on Plato's Timaeus / Serge Margel ; translated by Philippe Lynes
    B 387 M3713 2019eb

    A far-reaching reinterpretation of Plato's Timaeus and its engagement with time, eternity, body, and soul that in its original French edition profoundly influenced Derrida

    The Tomb of the Artisan God provides a radical rereading of Timaeus, Plato's metaphysical text on time, eternity, and the relationship between soul and body. First published in French in 1995, the original edition of Serge Margel's book included an extensive introductory essay by Jacques Derrida, who drew on Margel's insights in developing his own concepts of time, the promise, the world, and khōra . Now available in English with a new preface by Margel, this engagement with Platonic thought proceeds from two questions that span the history of philosophy: What is time? What is the body?

    Margel's twinned interrogation centers around Plato's concept of the demiurge (divine artisan or craftsman): its body, its anthropomorphic attributes, its productive capacities and regulatory functions in the ordering/organization/assembling of the world. He posits that this paradoxical figure is not merely a cosmological metaphor for the living body but also the site of its destruction, dissolution, and disappearance. Torn between the finite and the infinite, being and becoming, the concept of demiurge also poses metaphysical questions about time, time before time, and the end of time. The ontological status of the demiurge's body, Margel argues, would become increasingly decisive in the history of philosophy, particularly in Christianity and the dogma of incarnation.


  • The technique of thought : Nancy, Laruelle, Malabou, and Stiegler after naturalism / Ian James
    B2421eb

    Interrogating the work of four contemporary French philosophers to rethink philosophy's relationship to science and science's relationship to reality

    The Technique of Thought explores the relationship between philosophy and science as articulated in the work of four contemporary French thinkers--Jean-Luc Nancy, François Laruelle, Catherine Malabou, and Bernard Stiegler. Situating their writings within both contemporary scientific debates and the philosophy of science, Ian James elaborates a philosophical naturalism that is notably distinct from the Anglo-American tradition. The naturalism James proposes also diverges decisively from the ways in which continental philosophy has previously engaged with the sciences. He explores the technical procedures and discursive methods used by each of the four thinkers as distinct "techniques of thought" that approach scientific understanding and knowledge experimentally.

    Moving beyond debates about the constructed nature of scientific knowledge, The Technique of Thought argues for a strong, variably configured, and entirely novel scientific realism. By bringing together post-phenomenological perspectives concerning individual or collective consciousness and first-person qualitative experience with science's focus on objective and third-person quantitative knowledge, James tracks the emergence of a new image of the sciences and of scientific practice.

    Stripped of aspirations toward total mastery of the universe or a "grand theory of everything," this renewed scientific worldview, along with the simultaneous reconfiguration of philosophy's relationship to science, opens up new ways of interrogating immanent reality.


  • The kingdom of man : genesis and failure of the modern project / Rémi Brague ; translated by Paul Seaton
    BD 450 B642413 2018eb

  • Diverse voices in modern US moral theology / Charles E. Curran
    BJ 1249 C81724 2018eb

  • The impact of Aristotelianism on modern philosophy / edited by Riccardo Pozzo
    B 485 I525 2004eb

  • Thinking with Adorno : the uncoercive gaze / Gerhard Richter
    B 3199 A34R53 2019eb

  • Quaint, exquisite : Victorian aesthetics and the idea of Japan / Grace E. Lavery
    BH 191 L38 2019eb

    From the opening of trade with Britain in the 1850s, Japan occupied a unique and contradictory place in the Victorian imagination, regarded as both a rival empire and a cradle of exquisite beauty. Quaint, Exquisite explores the enduring impact of this dramatic encounter, showing how the rise of Japan led to a major transformation of Western aesthetics at the dawn of globalization.

    Drawing on philosophy, psychoanalysis, queer theory, textual criticism, and a wealth of in-depth archival research, Grace Lavery provides a radical new genealogy of aesthetic experience in modernity. She argues that the global popularity of Japanese art in the late nineteenth century reflected an imagined universal standard of taste that Kant described as the "subjective universal" condition of aesthetic judgment. The book features illuminating cultural histories of Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado , English derivations of the haiku, and retellings of the Madame Butterfly story, and sheds critical light on lesser-known figures such as Winnifred Eaton, an Anglo-Chinese novelist who wrote under the Japanese pseudonym Onoto Watanna, and Mikimoto Ryuzo, a Japanese enthusiast of the Victorian art critic John Ruskin. Lavery also explains the importance and symbolic power of such material objects as W. B. Yeats's prized katana sword and the "Japanese vellum" luxury editions of Oscar Wilde.

    Quaint, Exquisite provides essential insights into the modern understanding of beauty as a vehicle for both intimacy and violence, and the lasting influence of Japanese forms today on writers and artists such as Quentin Tarantino.


  • Poetics of history : Rousseau and the theater of originary mimesis / Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe ; translated by Jeff Fort
    B2137eb

  • Mechanism : a visual, lexical, and conceptual history / Domenico Bertoloni Meli
    BD 553 M45 2019eb

  • Wittgenstein's ethics and modern warfare / Nil Santiáñez
    B 3376 W564S263 2018eb
    This original and insightful book establishes a reciprocal relationship between Ludwig Wittgenstein's notion of ethics and the experience of war. It puts forth an interpretation of Wittgenstein's early moral philosophy that relates it to the philosopher's own war experience and applies Wittgenstein's ethics of silence to analyze the ethical dimension of literary and artistic representations of the Great War. In a compelling book-length essay, the author contends that the emphasis on "unsayability" in Wittgenstein's concept of ethics is a valuable tool for studying the ethical silences embedded in key cultural works reflecting on the Great War produced by Mary Borden, Ellen N. La Motte, Georges Duhamel, Leonhard Frank, Ernst Friedrich, and Joe Sacco. Exploring their works through the lens of Wittgenstein's moral philosophy, this book pays particular attention to their suggestion of an ethics of war and peace by indirect means, such as prose poetry, spatial form, collage, symbolism, and expressionism. This cultural study reveals new connections between Wittgenstein's philosophy, his experience during the First World War, and the cultural artifacts produced in its aftermath. By intertwining ethical reflection and textual analysis, Wittgenstein's Ethics and Modern Warfare aspires to place Wittgenstein's moral philosophy at the centre of discussions on war, literature, and the arts.

  • Les sociétés de l'expérimentation : enjeux épistémologiques, éthiques et politiques / sous la direction de Tarik Benmarhnia, Pierre-Marie David, Baptiste Godrie
    BD 175 S63 2019

  • A feeling of wrongness : pessimistic rhetoric on the fringes of popular culture / Joseph Packer and Ethan Stoneman
    B 829 P23 2018eb

  • Under Representation : the Racial Regime of Aesthetics
    BH 301 P64L569 2019

  • Andean ontologies : new archaeological perspectives / edited by María Cecilia Lozada and Henry Tantaleán
    BD 357 A53 2019eb
    Andean Ontologies is a fascinating interdisciplinary investigation of how ancient Andean people understood their world and the nature of being. Exploring pre-Hispanic ideas of time, space, and the human body, these essays highlight a range of beliefs across the region's different cultures, emphasizing the relational aspects of identity in Andean worldviews. Studies included here show that Andeans physically interacted with their pasts through recurring ceremonies in their ritual calendar and that Andean bodies were believed to be changeable entities with the ability to interact with nonhuman and spiritual worlds. A survey of rock art describes Andeans' changing relationships with places and things over time. Archaeological and ethnographic evidence reveals head hair was believed to be a conduit for the flow of spiritual power, and bioarchaeological remains offer evidence of Andean perceptions of age and wellness.This volume breaks new ground by bringing together an array of renowned specialists including anthropologists, bioarchaeologists, historians, linguists, ethnohistorians, and art historians to evaluate ancient Amerindian ideologies through different interpretive lenses. Many are local researchers from South American countries such as Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina, and this volume makes their work available to North American readers for the first time. Their essays are highly contextualized according to the territories and time periods studied. Instead of taking an external, outside-in approach, they prioritize internal and localized views that incorporate insights from today's indigenous societies. This cutting-edge collection demonstrates the value of a multifaceted, holistic, inside-out approach to studying the pre-Columbian world. Contributors: Catherine J. Allen | Richard Lunniss | Matthew Sayre | Nicco La Mattina | Luis Muro | Luis Jaime Castillo | Elsa Tomasto | Giles Spence-Morrow | Edward Swenson | Mary Glowacki | Andres Laguens | Bruce Mannheim | Juan Villanueva | Andrés Troncoso

  • The drama of celebrity / Sharon Marcus
    BJ 1470.5 M37 2019eb

    A bold new account of how celebrity works

    Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive?

    In this fascinating and deeply researched book, Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Icons are not merely famous for being famous; the media alone cannot make or break stars; fans are not simply passive dupes. Instead, journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete, passionately and expertly, to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans. The result: a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable.

    Drawing on scrapbooks, personal diaries, and vintage fan mail, Marcus traces celebrity culture back to its nineteenth-century roots, when people the world over found themselves captivated by celebrity chefs, bad-boy poets, and actors such as the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), as famous in her day as the Beatles in theirs. Known in her youth for sleeping in a coffin, hailed in maturity as a woman of genius, Bernhardt became a global superstar thanks to savvy engagement with her era's most innovative media and technologies: the popular press, commercial photography, and speedy new forms of travel.

    Whether you love celebrity culture or hate it, The Drama of Celebrity will change how you think about one of the most important phenomena of modern times.


  • Handbook of logical thought in India / editor, Sundar Sarukkai
    BC 39.5 I4H36 2019eb

  • Handbook of African philosophy of difference / editor, Elvis Imafidon
    B 5315 D54H36 2019eb

  • Encyclopedia of food and agricultural ethics edited by David M. Kaplan
    BJ 52.5 E53 2019eb

  • Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy edited by Marco Sgarbi
    B 775 E53 2019eb

  • The Logic of Sortals A Conceptualist Approach / by Max A. Freund
    BC 181 F74 2019

  • Unstaging war, confronting conflict and peace / Tony Fry
    B 105 W3F79 2019

  • Hegel and phenomenology / Alfredo Ferrarin, Dermot Moran, Elisa Magrí, Danilo Manca, editors
    B 2948 H31783 2019

  • The Later Solov'ëv : Philosophy in Imperial Russia
    B108-5802HM623BL51BL

  • Dynamics, Uncertainty and Reasoning: The Second Chinese Conference on Logic and Argumentation
    BC1-199Q334-342

  • An externalist approach to epistemic responsibility : intellectual norms and their application to epistemic peer disagreement / Andrea Robitzsch
    BD 161 R63 2019

  • An applied perspective on Indian ethics / P. K. Mohapatra
    BJ 122 M64 2019

  • The body in Spinoza and Nietzsche / Razvan Ioan
    B 105 B64I63 2019eb

  • The Mind-Body Politic / Michelle Maiese, Robert Hanna
    BD 418.3 M35 2019

  • Encyclopedia of medieval philosophy / editors, Henrik Lagerlund
    B 721 E53 2019

  • Encyclopedia of food and agricultural ethics edited by David M. Kaplan
    BJ 52.5 E53 2019eb

  • Encyclopedia of early modern philosophy and the sciences / editors, Dana Jalobeanu, Charles T. Wolfe
    B 67 E53 2019eb

  • Applying wisdom to contemporary world problems / edited by Rovert J. Sternberg, Howard C. Nusbaum, Judith Glück
    BD181

  • The transhumanism handbook / editor, Newton Lee
    B821

  • Art as revolt : thinking politics through immanent aesthetics / edited by David Fancy and Hans Skott-Myhre
    BH 301 P64A78 2019

  • Moving images of eternity : George Grant's critique of time, teaching, and technology / William F. Pinar
    B 995 G724P56 2019eb

    William F. Pinar presents a comprehensive and original study that demonstrates the significance and pertinence of the scholarship of George Grant for teaching today. While there are studies of Grant's political philosophy, there has been no sustained study of his teaching. Pinar not only draws upon the collected works; he has also consulted Grant's PhD thesis at Oxford, as well as the philosopher's biography, collected letters, and the vast secondary literature.

    What emerges is a treatise that reveals Grant's timeliness and his prescience in identifying and critiquing key educational issues nearly half a century ago, from academic vocationalism and educational technology to privatization and the ascendency of research--issues that are eminently relevant today.

    Beyond the classroom, Grant's concerns extended to the impact of economic globalization which, he feared, would erase distinctive national histories and cultures. As such, Grant foresaw the current issues of right-wing populism, notably in the UK and the US, as reactions against these historical tendencies.

    This volume is destined to become an indispensable reference work for students of Grant in particular and for students of education in general.

    This book is published in English.

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    S'il existe des études portant sur la philosophie politique et la théologie de George Grant, il n'y avait jusqu'à maintenant aucune étude soutenue sur son enseignement et, plus précisément, sur la relation de son approche pédagogique à celles-ci. Aucune étude ne puisait de façon aussi poussée à l'oeuvre complète - y compris à ses présentations aux enseignants et à sa thèse doctorale d'Oxford en philosophie - ou à sa biographie, sa correspondance, et la vaste littérature secondaire.

    Conçu comme livre de référence pour les adeptes de Grant de même que comme un manuel pour les étudiants en éducation, cet ouvrage arrive à point nommé. Pinar souligne la prescience de Grant, qui identifiait et critiquait il y a déjà cinquante ans des questions d'ordre éducationnel - vocation académique, technologie pédagogique, privatisation de l'enseignement, ascendance de la recherche sur l'enseignement - qui sont d'actualité.

    Grant était aussi préoccupé par le destin de ce qu'il appelait la particularité au Canada et à l'étranger, et s'inquiétait que la mondialisation économique effacerait les histoires et cultures nationales distinctives. Un état mondial, universel et homogène les remplacerait, ce qui représenterait la pire tyrannie infligée à l'humanité. Grant avait vu venir le populisme de droite que l'on voit actuellement prendre prise notamment au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis, comme réaction à ces tendances historiques.

    Ce livre est publié en anglais.


  • Feminist history of philosophy : the recovery and evaluation of women's philosophical thought / Eileen O'Neill, Marcy P. Lascano, editors
    B 791 F45 2019

  • The reception of Husserlian phenomenology in North America / Michela Beatrice Ferri, editor ; in collaboration with Carlo Ierna
    B 829.5 R43 2019

  • The Dao Companion to Japanese Buddhist Philosophy / Gereon Kopf, editor ; Francesca Soans, assistant editor
    B 162 D36 2019

    The volume introduces the central themes in and the main figures of Japanese Buddhist philosophy. It will have two sections, one that discusses general topics relevant to Japanese Buddhist philosophy and one that reads the work of the main Japanese Buddhist philosophers in the context of comparative philosophy. It combines basic information with cutting edge scholarship considering recent publications in Japanese, Chinese, English, and other European languages. As such, it will be an invaluable tool for professors teaching courses in Asian and global philosophy, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the people generally interested in philosophy and/or Buddhism.


  • Structural rationality and other essays on practical reason / Julian Nida-Rümelin
    BC 177 N53 2019

  • Thinking about Oneself : The Place and Value of Reflection in Philosophy and Psychology / editors, Waldomiro J. Silva-Filho and Luca Tateo
    B105.R27

  • Alasdair MacIntyre, rationality and education : against education of our age / Steven A. Stolz
    B 1647 M124S765 2019

  • Practicing transcendence Axial Age spiritualities for a world in crisis / Christopher Peet
    BD362

  • Metaphysics : a contemporary introduction / Michael J. Loux and Thomas M. Crisp
    BD 131 L83 2017

    Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction is for students who have already completed an introductory philosophy course and need a fresh look at the central topics in the core subject of metaphysics. It is essential reading for any student of the subject. This Fourth Edition is revised and updated and includes two new chapters on (1) Parts and Wholes, and (2) Metaphysical Indeterminacy or vagueness. This new edition also keeps the user-friendly format, the chapter overviews summarizing the main topics, concrete examples to clarify difficult concepts, annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, endnotes, and a full bibliography.

    Topics addressed include:

    the problem of universals the nature of abstract entities the problem of individuation the nature of modality identity through time the nature of time the nature of parts and wholes the problem of metaphysical indeterminacy the Realism/anti-Realism debate.

    Wherever possible, Michael J. Loux and Thomas M. Crisp relate contemporary views to their classical sources in the history of philosophy. As experienced teachers of philosophy and important contributors to recent debates, Loux and Crisp are uniquely qualified to write this book.


  • On the decline of the genteel virtues : from gentility to technocracy / Jeff Mitchell
    BJ1521

  • Social Science Research Ethics in Africa / Nico Nortjé, Retha Visagie, J. S. Wessels, editors
    H 62.5 A33S53 2019

  • Towards reunion in ethics / Jan Österberg
    BJ 1012 O88 2019

  • Categories, creation and cognition in Vaiśeṣika philosophy / ShashiPrabha Kumar
    B 132 V2K86 2019

  • Care ethics and poetry / Maurice Hamington and Ce Rosenow
    BJ1475

  • New phenomenological studies in Japan / editors, Nicolas de Warren and Shigeru Taguchi
    B829.5

  • Georges Canguilhem and the problem of error / Samuel Talcott
    B2430.C3554

  • Ultralogic as universal? : The Sylvan jungle -- Volume 4, with notes and commentaries / Richard Routley, author ; Zach Weber, editor
    BC135

  • Aesthetic realism / Inês Morais
    BH301.R42
Updated: Tuesday 24 September 2019
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