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


  • Trent 1475 : stories of a ritual murder trial / R. Po-chia Hsia
    BM 585.2 H75 1992
    On Easter Sunday, 1475, the dead body of a two-year-old boy named Simon was found in the cellar of a Jewish family's house in Trent, Italy. Town magistrates arrested eighteen Jewish men and one Jewish woman on the charge of ritual murder - the killing of a Christian child in order to use his blood in Jewish religious rites.

  • James Hannington, D.D., F.L.S., F.R.G.S., first bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa : a history of his life and work, 1847-1885 / by E.C. Dawson
    BV 3522 H3D3 1887

  • Psychoanalysis and religion / Erich Fromm
    BF 173 F87 1967
    In this classic work a noted psychoanalyst assesses the persistent tension between traditional religion and the underlying philosophy of psychoanalysis, which many believe regards the satisfaction of instinctive and material wishes as the sole aim of life.

  • The Church is different / by Robert Adolfs, O.S.A. ; translated by Hubert Hoskins
    BX 891 A213 1966a

  • Paul : the pagans' apostle / Paula Fredriksen
    BS 2506.3 F74 2017
    A groundbreaking new portrait of the apostle Paul, from one of today's leading historians of antiquity

    Often seen as the author of timeless Christian theology, Paul himself heatedly maintained that he lived and worked in history's closing hours. His letters propel his readers into two ancient worlds, one Jewish, one pagan. The first was incandescent with apocalyptic hopes, expecting God through his messiah to fulfill his ancient promises of redemption to Israel. The second teemed with ancient actors, not only human but also divine: angry superhuman forces, jealous demons, and hostile cosmic gods. Both worlds are Paul's, and his convictions about the first shaped his actions in the second.

    Only by situating Paul within this charged social context of gods and humans, pagans and Jews, cities, synagogues, and competing Christ-following assemblies can we begin to understand his mission and message. This original and provocative book offers a dramatically new perspective on one of history's seminal figures.

  • The death of Sigmund Freud : the legacy of his last days / Mark Edmundson
    BF 109 F74E36 2007

    A dramatic revisiting of Freud's escape from Nazi-occupied Vienna , his final days on earth, and his most controversial work-- Moses and Monotheism .

    When Hitler invaded Vienna in March of 1938, Sigmund Freud, old and desperately ill, was among the city's 175,000 Jews dreading Nazi occupation. The Nazis hated Sigmund Freud with a particular vehemence: they detested his "soul-destroying glorification of the instinctual life." Here Mark Edmundson traces Hitler and Freud's oddly converging lives, then zeroes in on Freud's last two years, during which, with the help of Marie Bonaparte, he was at last rescued from Vienna and brought safely to London. There he was honored as he never had been during his long, controversial life. At the same time he endured the last of more than thirty operations for cancer of the jaw. Confronting certain death, Freud, in typical fashion, did not let fame make him complacent, but instead wrote his most provocative book, Moses and Monotheism , in which he questioned the legacy of the greatest Jewish leader. Focusing on Freud's last two years, Edmundson is able to probe Freud's ideas about death, and also about the human proclivity to embrace fascism in politics and fundamentalism in religion. Edmundson suggests new and important ways to view Freud's legacy, at a time when these forces are once again shaping world events.


  • Doing Q methodological research : theory, method and interpretation / Simon Watts and Paul Stenner
    BF 698.75 W38 2012eb

  • The metaphysics of morals / Immanuel Kant ; edited by Lara Denis ; translated by Mary Gregor
    B 2785 E5 G7413 2017
    The Metaphysics of Morals is Kant's final major work in moral philosophy. In it, he presents the basic concepts and principles of right and virtue and the system of duties of human beings as such. The work comprises two parts: the Doctrine of Right concerns outer freedom and the rights of human beings against one another; the Doctrine of Virtue concerns inner freedom and the ethical duties of human beings to themselves and others. Mary Gregor's translation, lightly revised for this edition, is the only complete translation of the entire text, and includes extensive annotation on Kant's difficult and sometimes unfamiliar vocabulary. This edition includes numerous new footnotes, some of which address controversial aspects of Gregor's translation or offer alternatives. Lara Denis's introduction sets the work in context, explains its structure and themes, and introduces important interpretive debates. The volume also provides thorough guidance on further reading including online resources.

  • The new Oxford annotated Bible with the Apocrypha / Michael D. Coogan, editor ; Marc Z. Brettler, Carol A. Newsom, and Pheme Perkins, associate editors
    BS 191.5 A1 2018 N49 2018
    For over 50 years students, professors, clergy, and general readers have relied on The New Oxford Annotated Bible as an unparalleled authority in Study Bibles. This fifth edition of the Annotated, thumb-indexed and in a protective two-piece box, remains the best way to study and understand theBible at home or in the classroom. This thoroughly revised and substantially updated edition contains the best scholarship informed by recent discoveries and anchored in the solid Study Bible tradition.* Introductions and extensive annotations for each book by acknowledged experts in the field provide context and guidance. * Introductory essays on major groups of biblical writings - Pentateuch, Prophets, Gospels, and other sections - give readers an overview that guides more intensive study.* General essays on history, translation matters, different canons in use today, and issues of daily life in biblical times inform the reader of important aspects of biblical study.* Maps and diagrams within the text contextualize where events took place and how to understand them.* Color maps give readers the geographical orientation they need for understanding historical accounts throughout the Bible.* Timelines, parallel texts, weights and measures, calendars, and other helpful tables help navigate the biblical world.* An extensive glossary of technical terms demystifies the language of biblical scholarship.* An index to the study materials eases the way to the quick location of information.The New Oxford Annotated Bible, with twenty new essays and introductions and others - as well as annotations - fully revised, offers the reader flexibility for any learning style. Beginning with a specific passage or a significant concept, finding information for meditation, sermon preparation, oracademic study is straightforward and intuitive.A volume that users will want to keep for continued reference, The New Oxford Annotated Bible continues the Oxford University Press tradition of providing excellence in scholarship for the general reader. Generations of users attest to its status as the best one-volume Bible reference tool for anyhome, library, or classroom.

  • Assessment using the Rorschach Inkblot Test / James P. Choca and Edward D. Rossini
    BF 698.8 R5C458 2018eb

  • A telepsychology casebook : using technology ethically and effectively in your professional practice / edited by Linda F. Campbell, Fred Millán, and Jana N. Martin
    BF 76.4 T45 2018eb

  • Parlons bioéthique / Margarita Boladeras ; entretiens avec Anne Fagot-Largeault, Jean-Yves Goffi, Gilbert Hottois, Jean-Noël Missa et Marie-Hélène Parizeau
    BJ 59 B6514 2017eb

  • L'immortelle illusion / Marcel Sylvestre ; préface de Louise Mailloux
    BL 51 S955 2017eb

  • Vatican II and beyond : the changing mission and identity of Canadian women religious / Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Heidi MacDonald, and Elizabeth M. Smyth
    BX 1421.3 B78 2017eb

  • Morals and consent : contractarian solutions to ethical worries / Malcolm Murray
    BJ 1500 C65M87 2017eb

  • The life of Luigi Giussani / Alberto Savorana ; translated by Mariangela Sullivan and Christopher Bacich
    BX 4705 G5564S2813 2018eb

  • Into silence and servitude : how American girls became nuns, 1945 1965 / Brian Titley
    BX 4220 U6T58 2017eb

  • God and government : Martin Luther's political thought / Jarrett A. Carty
    BR 333.5 P6C37 2017eb

  • Everyday sacred : religion in contemporary Quebec / edited by Hillary Kaell
    BL 2530 C2E94 2017eb

  • Boundless dominion : providence, politics, and the early Canadian Presbyterian worldview / Denis McKim
    BX 9001 M35 2017eb

  • Leibniz lecteur critique de Hobbes / sous la direction de Éric Marquer et Paul Rateau
    B 2598 L45 2017eb

  • Intrinsic hope : living courageously in troubled times / by Kate Davies, M.A., D. Phil
    BD 216 D38 2018eb

  • Qu'appelle-t-on destruction? : Heideggar, Derrida / Gil Anidjar
    B 809.6 A54 2017eb

  • Pierre Gassendi : le voyage vers la sagesse (1592-1655) / Judith Sribnai
    B 1887 S64 2017eb

  • Marcuse, Mai 68 et le retour de l'histoire? / Louis Desmeules
    B 945 M2984D47 2018eb

  • La pratique de la philosophie en communauté de recherche : entre rupture et continuité / Michel Sasseville ; avec la collaboration de Anda Fournel, Caroline MC Carty et Samuel Nepton
    B 105 C45S277 2018eb

  • Tout ce que la science sait sur la religion / Daniel Baril
    BL 240.3 B378 2018eb

  • Hegel : de la logophonie comme chant du signe / Jean-Luc Gouin
    B2948eb

  • Le patrimoine des communautés religieuses : empreintes et approches / sous la direction d'Etienne Berthold
    BR 115 C8P314 2018eb

  • L'autre morale de Thomas d'Aquin : son rapport à notre temps / Pierre Métivier
    B 765 T54M397 2018eb

  • Nouveaux entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes : essai de cosmologie sauvage à l'usage des profanes / Yvon Gauthier
    BD 655 G386 2018eb

  • Religion et sexualité à travers les âges / Guy Ménard
    BL 65 S4M567 2018eb

  • Sacred ritual, profane space : the Roman house as early Christian meeting place / Jenn Cianca
    BV 601.85 C53 2018eb

  • Beyond vision : going blind, inner seeing, and the nature of the self / Allan Jones
    B 132 V3J66 2018eb

  • Strategies for risk communication : evolution, evidence, experience / edited by W. Troy Tucker [and others]
    BF 637 R57S765 2008eb
    This volumes comes out of a symposium, sponsored by the Society for Risk Analysis and the National Science Foundation, which explored practical methods and robust theories of risk communication arising from recent research in risk perception, neuroscience, and the evolutionary social sciences. The symposium addressed how humans process and perceive uncertainty and risks. The purpose of the symposium was to synthesize the findings from these diverse fields to inform the development of practical strategies for risk communication.


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  • Religion, human dignity and liberation / Gerald M. Boodoo, (editor)
    BT 10 R45 2016

  • La politique russe du Saint-Siège (1905-1939) / par Laura Pettinaroli
    BX 1558.2 P47 2015

  • How like a god : deification in Japanese religion / Sato Hiroo ; translated by David Noble
    BL 2211 D35 S2813 2016

  • Inevitable illusions : how mistakes of reason rule our minds / Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini ; translated by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and Keith Botsford
    BF 442 P5213 1994
    "Fascinating and insightful. . . . I cannot recall a book that has made me think more about the nature of thinking." -- Richard C. Lewontin

    Harvard University

    Everyone knows that optical illusions trick us because of the way we see. Now scientists have discovered that cognitive illusions, a set of biases deeply embedded in the human mind, can actually distort the way we think.

    In Inevitable Illusions, distinguished cognitive researcher Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini takes us on a provocative, challenging, and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the games our minds play. He opens the doors onto the newly charted realm of the cognitive unconscious to reveal the full range of illusions, showing how they inhibit our ability to reason--no matter what our educational background or IQ. Inevitable Illusions is stimulating, eye-opening food for thought.

  • Belief change : introduction and overview / Eduardo Fermé, Sven Ove Hansson
    BF311

  • Quantitative psychology : The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 2017 / Marie Wiberg, Steven Culpepper, Rianne Janssen, Jorge González, Dylan Molenaar, editors
    BF39

  • Fundamentals of applied multidimensional scaling for educational and psychological research / Cody S. Ding
    BF39.2.M85

  • Rhythm, play and interaction design / Brigid M. Costello
    BF475

  • Persuasive technology : 13th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2018, Waterloo, ON, Canada, April 18-19, 2018, proceedings / Jaap Ham [and others] (eds.)
    BF 637 P4 I58 2018eb

  • Muslims, trust and multiculturalism : new directions / edited by Amina Yaqin, Peter Morey, Asmaa Soliman
    BP190.5.E76

  • Cross-cultural perspectives on personhood and the life course / Cathrine Degnen
    BF697

  • A new approach to Kant : a Confucian-Marxist's viewpoint / Zehou Li
    B2798

  • Learning from Other Religious Traditions Leaving Room for Holy Envy
    BL41BL51BL60

  • Toward a Philosophy of the Documentarian : a Prolegomenon / by Dan Geva
    BH1-301

  • Hegel in the Arab World Modernity, Colonialism, and Freedom / by Lorella Ventura
    B2948

  • A Conceptual and Therapeutic Analysis of Fear / by Sergio Starkstein
    B53

  • Handbook of potentiality
    BD111

  • The philosophy of Ch'eng I
    B128.C364

  • Islam, Securitization, and US Foreign Policy / Erdoan A. Shipoli
    BP173.7

  • Nietzsche and modernism : nihilism and suffering in Lawrence, Kafka and Beckett / Stewart Smith
    B791

  • Medicine, magic and art in early modern Norway : conceptualizing knowledge / Ane Ohrvik
    BF1622.N67
    This book addresses magical ideas and practices in early modern Norway. It examines a large corpus of Norwegian manuscripts from 1650-1850 commonly called Black Books which contained a mixture of recipes on medicine, magic, and art. Ane Ohrvik assesses the Black Books from the vantage point of those who wrote the manuscripts and thus offers an original study of how early modern magical practitioners presented their ideas and saw their practices. The book show how the writers viewed magic and medicine both as practical and sacred art and as knowledge worth protecting through encoding the text. The study of the Black Books illuminates how ordinary people in Norway conceptualized magic as valuable and useful knowledge worth of collecting and saving despite the ongoing witchcraft prosecutions targeting the very same ideas and practices as the books promoted. Medicine, Magic and Art in Early Modern Norway is essential for those looking to advance their studies in magical beliefs and practices in early modern Europe as well as those interested in witchcraft studies, book history, and the history of knowledge.

  • Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium (PROMS) 2016 conference proceedings : Rasch and the future / Quan Zhang, editor
    BF39.2.R37

  • Outline of theoretical psychology : critical investigations / Thomas Teo
    BF38

  • Contemporary Masculinities : Embodiment, Emotion and Wellbeing / by Brendan Gough
    BF692

  • Women and Leadership / edited by Florence L. Denmark, Michele A. Paludi
    BF692

  • Neuroscience of Mathematical Cognitive Development : From Infancy Through Emerging Adulthood / Rhonda Douglas Brown
    BF723.N8

  • Lovesong : becoming a Jew / by Julius Lester
    BM 755 L425 A3 1988
    The author chronicles his earliest encounters with faith in the figure of his father, a black Methodist minister, his earliest recollections of the lure of Judaism, the South before the Civil Rights movement, and his conversion to Judaism.

  • Seven deadly sins in consumption / edited by Henna Syrjälä and Hanna Leipämaa-Leskinen (School of Marketing and Communication, University of Vaasa, Finland)
    BR 115 C67 S48 2018eb
    Offering a novel view on morality in consumption, this book creatively examines how the seven deadly sins - pride, greed, lust, gluttony, envy, wrath, and sloth - are embodied in contemporary consumer society. Each of the seven chapters summarizes previous literature of the sins across disciplinary boundaries, and explores how consumption is likely to change in the future.The sins are presented as social, historical, cultural and political constructs, relying on the underlying assumptions of cultural consumer research. Each is elaborated on within particular consumption and marketing-related spheres, including advertising, retail environment, convenience food consumption, poverty, and ethical consumption. Consequently, the book provides a new way to understand contemporary consumer culture. Although beginning with the dark notions of sinfulness, the authors conclude with a hopeful tone for positive transformations in consumption.This fascinating book will be of significant interest to consumer researchers and post-graduate students studying the effects of consumption in social science disciplines, including marketing, business and sociology.

  • Women, religion, and the body in South Asia : living with Bengali Bauls / Kristin Hanssen
    BL 1284.84 H36 2018eb

  • Bertrand Russell and the nature of propositions : a history and defence of the multiple relation theory of judgement / Samuel Lebens
    B 1649 R94 L38 2017

    Bertrand Russell and the Nature of Propositionsoffers the first book-length defence of the Multiple Relation Theory of Judgement (MRTJ). Although the theory was much maligned by Wittgenstein and ultimately rejected by Russell himself, Lebens shows that it provides a rich and insightful way to understand the nature of propositional content.

    In Part I, Lebens charts the trajectory of Russell's thought before he adopted the MRTJ. Part II reviews the historical story of the theory: What led Russell to deny the existence of propositions altogether? Why did the theory keep evolving throughout its short life? What role did G. F. Stout play in the evolution of the theory? What was Wittgenstein's concern with the theory, and, if we can't know what his concern was exactly , then what are the best contending hypotheses? And why did Russell give the theory up? In Part III, Lebens makes the case that Russell's concerns with the theory weren't worth its rejection. Moreover, he argues that the MRTJ does most of what we could want from an account of propositions at little philosophical cost.

    This book bridges the history of early analytic philosophy with work in contemporary philosophy of language. It advances a bold reading of the theory of descriptions and offers a new understanding of the role of Stout and the representation concern in the evolution of the MRTJ. It also makes a decisive contribution to philosophy of language by demonstrating the viability of a no-proposition theory of propositions.


  • The Blackwell companion to substance dualism / edited by Jonathan Loose, Angus Menuge, and J.P. Moreland
    B 105 M53B53 2018eb

    A groundbreaking collection of contemporary essays from leading international scholars that provides a balanced and expert account of the resurgent debate about substance dualism and its physicalist alternatives.

    Substance dualism has for some time been dismissed as an archaic and defeated position in philosophy of mind, but in recent years, the topic has experienced a resurgence of scholarly interest and has been restored to contemporary prominence by a growing minority of philosophers prepared to interrogate the core principles upon which past objections and misunderstandings rest. As the first book of its kind to bring together a collection of contemporary writing from top proponents and critics in a pro-contra format, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism captures this ongoing dialogue and sets the stage for rigorous and lively discourse around dualist and physicalist accounts of human persons in philosophy.

    Chapters explore emergent, Thomistic, Cartesian, and other forms of substance dualism--broadly conceived--in dialogue with leading varieties of physicalism, including animalism, non-reductive physicalism, and constitution theory. Loose, Menuge, and Moreland pair essays from dualist advocates with astute criticism from physicalist opponents and vice versa, highlighting points of contrast for readers in thematic sections while showcasing today's leading minds engaged in direct debate. Taken together, essays provide nuanced paths of introduction for students, and capture the imagination of professional philosophers looking to expand their understanding of the subject.

    Skillfully curated and in touch with contemporary science as well as analytic theology, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism strikes a measured balanced between advocacy and criticism, and is a first-rate resource for researchers, scholars, and students of philosophy, theology, and neuroscience.


  • Engaging with living religion : a guide to fieldwork in the study of religion / Stephen E. Gregg and Lynne Scholefield
    BL 41 G74 2015

    Understanding living religion requires students to experience everyday religious practice in diverse environments and communities. This guide provides the ideal introduction to fieldwork and the study of religion outside the lecture theatre. Covering theoretical and practical dimensions of research, the book helps students learn to 'read' religious sites and communities, and to develop their understanding of planning, interaction, observation, participation and interviews. Students are encouraged to explore their own expectations and sensitivities, and to develop a good understanding of ethical issues, group-learning and individual research. The chapters contain student testimonies, examples of student work and student-led questions.


  • The normativity of rationality / Benjamin Kiesewetter
    BC 177 K517 2017
    Sometimes our intentions and beliefs exhibit a structure that proves us to be irrational. The Normativity of Rationality is concerned with the question of whether we ought to avoid such irrationality. Benjamin Kiesewetter defends the normativity of rationality by presenting a new solution tothe problems that arise from the common assumption that we ought to be rational. The argument touches upon many other topics in the theory of normativity, such as the form and the content of rational requirements, the preconditions of criticism, and the function of reasons in deliberation andadvice. Drawing on an extensive and careful assessment of the problems discussed in the literature, Kiesewetter provides a detailed defence of a reason-response conception of rationality, a novel, evidence-relative account of reasons, and an explanation of structural irrationality in terms of theseaccounts.

  • New materialism : interviews & cartographies / Rick Dolphijn and Iris van der Tuin
    B 825 D65 2012

  • Sonic agency : sound and emergent forms of resistance / Brandon LaBelle
    B 105 S59 L33 2018

    A timely exploration of whether sound and listening can be the basis of political change.

    In a world dominated by the visual, could contemporary resistances be auditory? This timely and important book from Goldsmiths Press highlights sound's invisible, disruptive, and affective qualities and asks whether the unseen nature of sound can support a political transformation. In Sonic Agency, Brandon LaBelle sets out to engage contemporary social and political crises by way of sonic thought and imagination. He divides sound's functions into four figures of resistance--the invisible, the overheard, the itinerant, and the weak--and argues for their role in creating alternative "unlikely publics" in which to foster mutuality and dissent. He highlights existing sonic cultures and social initiatives that utilize or deploy sound and listening to address conflict, and points to their work as models for a wider movement. He considers issues of disappearance and hidden culture, nonviolence and noise, creole poetics, and networked life, aiming to unsettle traditional notions of the "space of appearance" as the condition for political action and survival.

    By examining the experience of listening and being heard, LaBelle illuminates a path from the fringes toward hope, citizenship, and vibrancy. In a current climate that has left many feeling they have lost their voices, it may be sound itself that restores it to them.


  • Whither Fanon? : studies in the Blackness of being / David Marriott
    B 1029 F354 M37 2018

    Frantz Fanon may be most known for his more obviously political writings, but in the first instance, he was a clinician, a black Caribbean psychiatrist who had the improbable task of treating disturbed and traumatized North African patients during the wars of decolonization. Investigating and foregrounding the clinical system that Fanon devised in an attempt to intervene against negrophobia and anti-blackness, this book rereads his clinical and political work together, arguing that the two are mutually imbricated. For the first time, Fanon's therapeutic innovations are considered along with his more overtly political and cultural writings to ask how the crises of war affected his practice, informed his politics, and shaped his subsequent ideas. As David Marriott suggests, this combination of the clinical and political involves a psychopolitics that is, by definition, complex, difficult, and perpetually challenging. He details this psychopolitics from two points of view, focusing first on Fanon's sociotherapy, its diagnostic methods and concepts, and second, on Fanon's cultural theory more generally. In our present climate of fear and terror over black presence and the violence to which it gives rise, Whither Fanon? reminds us of Fanon's scandalous actuality and of the continued urgency of his message.


  • Jewish masculinity in the Holocaust : between destruction and construction / Maddy Carey
    BF 692.5 C37 2017
    This book explores, for the first time, the impact of the Holocaust on the gender identities of Jewish men. Drawing on historical and sociological arguments, it specifically looks at the experiences of men in France, Holland, Belgium, and Poland.

    Jewish Masculinity in the Holocaust starts by examining the gendered environment and ideas of Jewish masculinity during the interwar period and in the run-up to the Holocaust. The volume then goes on to explore the effect of Nazi persecution on various elements of male gender identity, analysing a wide range of sources including diaries and journals written at the time, underground ghetto newspapers and numerous memoirs written in the intervening years by survivors. Taken together, these sources show that Jewish masculinities were severely damaged in the initial phases of persecution, particularly because men were unable to perform the gendered roles they expected of themselves. More controversially, however, Maddy Carey also shows that the escalation of the persecution and later enclosure whether through ghettoisation or hiding offered men the opportunity to reassert their masculine identities. Finally, the book discusses the impact of the Holocaust on the practice of fatherhood and considers its effect on the transmission of masculinity.

    This important study breaks new ground in its coverage of gender and masculinities and is an important text for anyone studying the history of the Holocaust.

  • Heidegger's Black notebooks : responses to anti-Semitism / edited by Andrew J. Mitchell and Peter Trawny
    B 3279 H48 S36234 2017
    From the 1930s through the 1970s, the philosopher Martin Heidegger kept a running series of private writings, the so-called Black Notebook s . The recent publication of the Black Notebooks volumes from the war years have sparked international controversy. While Heidegger's engagement with National Socialism was well known, the Black Notebooks showed for the first time that this anti-Semitism was not merely a personal resentment. They contain not just anti-Semitic remarks, they show Heidegger incorporating basic tropes of anti-Semitism into his philosophical thinking. In them, Heidegger tried to assign a philosophical significance to anti-Semitism, with "the Jew" or "world Judaism" cast as antagonist in his project.

    How, then, are we to engage with a philosophy that, no matter how significant, seems contaminated by anti-Semitism? This book brings together an international group of scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss the ramifications of the Black Notebooks for philosophy and the humanities at large. Bettina Bergo, Robert Bernasconi, Martin Gessmann, Sander Gilman, Peter E. Gordon, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Michael Marder, Eduardo Mendieta, Richard Polt, Tom Rockmore, Peter Trawny, and Slavoj Zizek discuss issues including anti-Semitism in the Black Notebooks and Heidegger's thought more broadly, such as German conceptions of Jews and Judaism, Heidegger's notions of metaphysics, and anti-Semitism's entanglement with Heidegger's views on modernity and technology, grappling with material as provocative as it is deplorable. In contrast to both those who seek to exonerate Heidegger and those who simply condemn him, and rather than an all-or-nothing view of Heidegger's anti-Semitism, they urge careful reading and rereading of his work to turn Heideggerian thought against itself. These measured and thoughtful responses to one of the major scandals in the history of philosophy unflinchingly take up the tangled and contested legacy of Heideggerian thought.

  • The epistemic lightness of truth : deflationism and its logic / Cezary Cieśliński
    BD 171 C584 2017
    This book analyses and defends the deflationist claim that there is nothing deep about our notion of truth. According to this view, truth is a 'light' and innocent concept, devoid of any essence which could be revealed by scientific inquiry. Cezary Cieśliński considers this claim in light of recent formal results on axiomatic truth theories, which are crucial for understanding and evaluating the philosophical thesis of the innocence of truth. Providing an up-to-date discussion and original perspectives on this central and controversial issue, his book will be important for those with a background in logic who are interested in formal truth theories and in current philosophical debates about the deflationary conception of truth.

  • Early modern women and the problem of evil : atrocity & theodicy / Jill Graper Hernandez
    BL 216 G73 2016

    Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evilexamines the concept of theodicy--the attempt to reconcile divine perfection with the existence of evil--through the lens of early modern female scholars. This timely volume knits together the perennial problem of defining evil with current scholarly interest in women's roles in the evolution of religious philosophy. Accessible for those without a background in philosophy or theology, Jill Graper Hernandez's text will be of interest to upper-level undergraduates as well as graduate students and researchers.


  • The forgotten sense : meditations on touch / Pablo Maurette
    BF 275 M397 2018
    Of all the senses, touch is the most ineffable--and the most neglected in Western culture, all but ignored by philosophers and artists over millennia. Yet it is also the sense that links us most intimately to the world around us, from our mother's caress when we're born to the gentle lowering of our eyelids after death.

    The Forgotten Sense gives touch its due, addressing it in multifarious ways through a series of six essays. Literary in feel, ambitious in conception, admirable in their range of reference and insight, these meditations address questions fundamental to the understanding of touch: What do we mean when we say that an artwork touches us? How does language affect our understanding of touch? Is the skin the deepest part of the human body? Can we philosophize about a kiss? To aid him in answering these questions, Pablo Maurette recruits an impressive roster of cultural figures from throughout history: Homer, Lucretius, Chrétien de Troyes, Melville, Sir Thomas Browne, Knausgaard, Michel Henry and many others help him unfurl the underestimated importance of the sense of touch and tactile experience.

    ​The resulting book is essay writing at its best--exploratory, surprising, dazzling, a reading experience like no other. You will come away from it with a new appreciation of touch, and a new way of understanding our interactions with the world around us.

  • The complete Dead Sea scrolls in English / [translated with an introduction by] Geza Vermes
    BM 487 A3 2011
    'He will heal the wounded and revive the dead and bring good news to the poor' The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. This acclaimed translation by Geza Vermes, the world's leading Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, has established itself as the classic version of these texts. This revised seventh edition contains a new foreword, amendments and a fully updated bibliography. 'No translation of the scrolls is either more readable or more authoritative than that of Vermes' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Excellent, up-to-date . . . will enable the general public to read the non-biblical scrolls and to judge for themselves their importance' The New York Times Book Review Translated and edited with an introduction and notes by GEZA VERMES

  • Catholics confronting Hitler : the Catholic Church and the Nazis / Peter Bartley
    BX 1536 B28 2016

    Written with economy and in chronological order, this book offers a comprehensive account of the response to the Nazi tyranny by Pope Pius XII, his envoys, and various representatives of the Catholic Church in every country where Nazism existed before and during WWII.

    Peter Bartley makes extensive use of primary sources - letters, diaries, memoirs, official government reports, German and British. He manifestly quotes the works of several prominent Nazis, of churchmen, diplomats, members of the Resistance, and ordinary Jews and gentiles who left eye-witness accounts of life under the Nazis, in addition to the wartime correspondence between Pius XII and President Roosevelt.

    This book reveals how resistance to Hitler and rescue work engaged many churchmen and laypeople at all levels, and was often undertaken in collaboration with Protestants and Jews. The Church paid a high price in many countries for its resistance, with hundreds of churches closed down, bishops exiled or martyred, and many priests shot or sent to Nazi death camps.

    Bartley also explores the supposed inaction of the German bishops over Hitler's oppression of the Jews, showing that the Reich Concordat did not deter the hierarchy and clergy from protesting the regime's iniquities or from rescuing its victims. While giving clear evidence for Papal condemnation of the Jewish persecution, he also explains why Pius XII could not completely set aside the language of diplomacy and be more openly vocal in his rebuke of the Nazis.


  • The groaning of creation : God, evolution, and the problem of evil / Christopher Southgate
    BT 160 S67 2008

    Pain, suffering, and extinction are intrinsic to the evolutionary process. In this book Christopher Southgate shows how the world that is "very good" is also "groaning in travail" and subjected by God to that travail. Southgate then evaluates several attempts at evolutionary theodicy and argues for his own approach--an approach that takes full account of God's self-emptying and human beings' special responsibilities as created co-creators.


  • Celestial masters : history and ritual in early daoist communities / Terry F. Kleeman
    BL 1910 K54 2016

    In 142 CE, the divine Lord Lao descended to Mount Cranecall (Sichuan province) to establish a new covenant with humanity through a man named Zhang Ling, the first Celestial Master. Facing an impending apocalypse caused by centuries of sin, Zhang and his descendants forged a communal faith centering on a universal priesthood, strict codes of conduct, and healing through the confession of sins; this faith was based upon a new, bureaucratic relationship with incorruptible supernatural administrators. By the fourth century, Celestial Master Daoism had spread to all parts of China, and has since played a key role in China's religious and intellectual history.

    Celestial Masters is the first book in any Western language devoted solely to the founding of the world religion Daoism. It traces the movement from the mid-second century CE through the sixth century, examining all surviving primary documents in both secular and canonical sources to offer a comprehensive account of the development of this poorly understood religion. It also provides a detailed analysis of ritual life within the movement, covering the roles of common believer or Daoist citizen, novice, and priest or libationer.

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