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

  • Knowing humanity in the social world : the path of Steve Fuller's social epistemology / Francis X. Remedios, Val Dusek

  • Formal approach to the metaphysics of perspectives : points of view as access / Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana

  • BUILDING THEORIES heuristics and hypotheses in sciences

  • Fable, method, and imagination in Descartes / james Griffith

  • The Kalām cosmological argument : a reassessment / Jacobus Erasmus

  • The Worlds of Positivism A Global Intellectual History, 1770-1930

  • Jehovah's Witnesses and the Secular World From the 1870s to the Present / by Zoe Knox

  • Vygotsky's notebooks : a selection / Ekaterina Zavershneva, René van der Veer, editors

  • Lacan and the nonhuman / Gautam Basu Thakur, Jonathan Michael Dickstein, editors

  • The theory of info-dynamics : rational foundations of information-knowledge dynamics / Kofi K. Dompere

  • Bounded Rationality in Decision Making Under Uncertainty : Towards Optimal Granularity / Joe Lorkowski, Vladik Kreinovich

  • Religious faith of the Chinese / Xinping Zhuo

  • Emotions and reflexivity and health and social care field research Helen T. Allan and Anne Arber, editors

  • Cultivating creativity in methodology and research : in praise of detours / editors, Charlotte Wegener, Ninna Meier, Elina Maslo

  • Religion and Civil Human Rights in Empirical Perspective

  • The making of a gay Muslim : religion, sexuality and identity in Malaysia and Britain / Shanon Shah

  • Self-tracking : empirical and philosophical investigations / Btihaj Ajana, editor

  • Mountains, mobilities and movement Christos Kakalis, Emily Goetsch, editors

  • The history of Islam : revelation, reconstruction or both? / Terence Lovat, Amir Moghadam

  • Moral claims in the age of spectacles : shaping the social imaginary / Brian M. Lowe
    BJ 320 L69 2018eb

  • The Catholic Church in Taiwan : problems and prospects / Francis K.H. So, Beatrice K.F. Leung, Ellen Mary Mylod, editors

  • The Catholic Church in Taiwan : birth, growth and development / Francis K.H. So, Beatrice K.F. Leung, Ellen Mary Mylod, editors

  • The politics and business of self-interest from Tocqueville to Trump / Richard Ned Lebow

  • The politics of Islamism : diverging visions and trajectories / John L. Esposito, Lily Zubaidah Rahim, Naser Ghobadzadeh, editors

  • Education in post-conflict transition : the politicization of religion in school textbooks / Gorana Ognjenović, Jasna Jozelić, editors

  • Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere : Comparing Nordic Countries / edited by Inger Furseth
    BL 860 R455 2018eb

  • When jihadi ideology meets social media / Jamil Ammar, Songhua Xu
    BP 173.7 A49274 2018eb

  • Conflict, violent extremism and development : new challenges, new responses / Andrew Glazzard, Sasha Jesperson, Thomas Maguire, Emily Winterbotham

  • Emancipation, democracy and the modern critique of law : reconsidering Habermas / Mikael Spång
    B 3258 H324S73 2018eb

  • Power, culture and situated research methodology autobiography, field, text / Cecilie Basberg Neumann, Iver B. Neumann
    BD 340 N48 2017eb

  • Religious renewal in France, 1789-1870 : the Roman Catholic Church between catastrophe and triumph / Roger Prince

  • Cultures of witchcraft in Europe from the middle ages to the present : essays in Honour of Willem de Blécourt / Jonathan Barry, Owen Davis, Cornelie Usborne, editors

  • Cognition, metacognition, and culture in STEM education : learning, teaching and assessment / Yehudit Judy Dori, Zemira R. Mevarech, Dale R. Baker, editors

  • Caribbean Achievement in Britain Psychosocial Resources and Lived Experiences / Winniey E Maduro

  • Historical development of human cognition : a cultural-historical neuropsychological perspective / Alfredo Ardila

  • Christian faith, formation and education / Ros Stuart-Buttle, John Shortt, editors

  • Prophecy, piety, and profits : a conceptual and comparative history of Islamic economic thought / Ayman Reda

  • Leadership in Islam : thoughts, processes and solutions in Australian organizations / Nezar Faris, Mohamad Abdalla

  • Elicitation : the science and art of structuring judgement / Luis C. Dias, Alec Morton, John Quigley, editors

  • Employees' Emotional Intelligence, Motivation & Productivity, and Organizational Excellence : a Future Trend in HRD / Gagari Chakrabarti, Tapas Chatterjea

  • Narcissism at work : personality disorders of corporate leaders / Marie-Line Germain

  • Mindfulness & acceptance for gender & sexual minorities : a clinician's guide to fostering compassion, connection & equality using contextual strategies / edited by Matthew D. Skina, Aising Curtin
    BF 692.2 M56 2016eb

    As more clinicians train in mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies, the demand for skills specifically for treating diverse clients grows. In this much-needed edited volume, you'll find evidence-based strategies for treating gender and sexual minorities with acceptance and compassion for better treatment outcomes.

    Gender and sexual minorities face unique concerns and, according to research, are actually more likely to want and seek therapeutic help due to greater levels of psychological distress. But research also shows that many psychologists and therapists do not feel adequately educated or efficacious discussing topics related to sexuality and gender in clinical practice. This book will address this significant gap with evidence-based and best-practice interventions and applications.

    Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities offers a number of practical strategies within a contextual behavioral science framework, including mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions, compassion-focused therapy (CFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), relational frame theory (RFT), and more. With chapters on stigma, shame, relationships, and parenting, this book will be a valuable resource for all therapists.

    If you're a clinician, you understand the ongoing need for cutting-edge, effective approaches for treating a variety of clients. With this guide, you'll learn about the unique application of contextual behavioral approaches as they relate specifically to the experiences of gender and sexual minorities, and feel better equipped to help all of your clients work toward happiness and health.

  • Supervision of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice edited by Arlene Vetere, Jim Sheehan

  • Deep experiencing dialogues within the self / edited by Olga V. Lehmann, Jaan Valsiner

  • Handbook of Applied Developmental Science in Sub-Saharan Africa edited by Amina Abubakar, Fons J.R. van de Vijver

  • Mindful Prevention of Burnout in Workplace Health Management / editor, Ingrid Pirker-Binder

  • The changing nature of happiness : an in-depth study of a town in north west England 1938-2016 / Sandie McHugh, editor

  • The feeling of certainty : psychosocial perspectives on identity and difference / Nikolay Mintchev, R.D. Hinshelwood, editors

  • Narcissism, melancholia and the subject of community / Barry Sheils, Julie Walsh, editors

  • Conditional citizens : rethinking children and young people's participation / Catherine Hartung

  • The Cambridge companion to medieval logic / edited by Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Stephen Read
    BC 34 C36 2016eb
    This volume, the first dedicated and comprehensive companion to medieval logic, covers both the Latin and the Arabic traditions, and shows that they were in fact sister traditions, which both arose against the background of a Hellenistic heritage and which influenced one another over the centuries. A series of chapters by both established and younger scholars covers the whole period including early and late developments, and offers new insights into this extremely rich period in the history of logic. The volume is divided into two parts, 'Periods and Traditions' and 'Themes', allowing readers to engage with the subject from both historical and more systematic perspectives. It will be a must-read for students and scholars of medieval philosophy, the history of logic, and the history of ideas.

  • The Cambridge companion to the problem of evil / edited by Chad Meister, Paul K. Moser
    BJ 1401 C27 2017eb
    For many centuries philosophers have been discussing the problem of evil - one of the greatest problems of intellectual history. There are many facets to the problem, and for students and scholars unfamiliar with the vast literature on the subject, grasping the main issues can be a daunting task. This Companion provides a stimulating introduction to the problem of evil. More than an introduction to the subject, it is a state-of-the-art contribution to the field which provides critical analyses of and creative insights on this longstanding problem. Fresh themes in the book include evil and the meaning of life, beauty and evil, evil and cosmic evolution, and anti-theodicy. Evil is discussed from the perspectives of the major monotheistic religions, agnosticism, and atheism. Written by leading scholars in clear and accessible prose, this book is an ideal companion for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, and scholars across the disciplines.

  • The Cambridge companion to religion and terrorism / [edited by] James Lewis, University of Tromsø
    BL 65 T47 C36 2017eb
    There is currently much discussion regarding the causes of terrorist acts, as well as the connection between terrorism and religion. Terrorism is attributed either to religious 'fanaticism' or, alternately, to political and economic factors, with religion more or less dismissed as a secondary factor. The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism examines this complex relationship between religion and terrorism phenomenon through a collection of essays freshly written for this volume. Bringing varying approaches to the topic, from the theoretical to the empirical, the Companion includes an array of subjects, such as radicalization, suicide bombing, and rational choice, as well as specific case studies. The result is a richly textured collection that prompts readers to critically consider the cluster of phenomena that we have come to refer to as 'terrorism,' and terrorism's relationship with the similarly problematic set of phenomena that we call 'religion.'

  • The Cambridge companion to ancient ethics / edited by Christopher Bobonich
    BJ 161 C36 2017eb
    The field of ancient Greek ethics is increasingly emerging as a major branch of philosophical enquiry, and students and scholars of ancient philosophy will find this Companion to be a rich and invaluable guide to the themes and movements which characterised the discipline from the Pre-Socratics to the Neo-Platonists. Several chapters are dedicated to the central figures of Plato and Aristotle, and others explore the ethical thought of the Stoics, the Epicureans, the Skeptics, and Plotinus. Further chapters examine important themes that cut across these schools, including virtue and happiness, friendship, elitism, impartiality, and the relationship between ancient eudaimonism and modern morality. Written by leading scholars and drawing on cutting-edge research to illuminate the questions of ancient ethics, the book will provide students and specialists with an indispensable critical overview of the full range of ancient Greek ethics.

  • The Cambridge companion to Fichte / edited by David James, University of Warwick, and Günter Zöller, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
    B 2848 C36 2016eb
    Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814) was the founding figure of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, a branch of thought which grew out of Kant's critical philosophy. Fichte's work formed the crucial link between eighteenth-century Enlightenment thought and philosophical, as well as literary, Romanticism. Some of his ideas also foreshadow later nineteenth- and twentieth-century developments in philosophy and in political thought, including existentialism, nationalism and socialism. This volume offers essays on all the major aspects of Fichte's philosophy, ranging from the successive versions of his foundational philosophical science or Wissenschaftslehre, through his ethical and political thought, to his philosophies of history and religion. All the main stages of Fichte's philosophical career and development are charted, and his ideas are placed in their historical and intellectual context. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Fichte currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Fichte.

  • The origins of happiness : the science of well-being over the life course / Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and George Ward
    BF 575 H27 C577 2018

    What makes people happy? Why should governments care about people's well-being? How would policy change if well-being were the main objective? The Origins of Happiness seeks to revolutionize how we think about human priorities and to promote public policy changes that are based on what really matters to people. Drawing on a uniquely comprehensive range of evidence from longitudinal data on over one hundred thousand individuals in Britain, the United States, Australia, and Germany, the authors consider the key factors that affect human well-being.

    The authors explore factors such as income, education, employment, family conflict, health, childcare, and crime--and their findings are not what we might expect. Contrary to received wisdom, income inequality accounts for only two percent or less of the variance in happiness across the population; the critical factors affecting a person's happiness are their relationships and their mental and physical health. More people are in misery due to mental illness than to poverty, unemployment, or physical illness. Examining how childhood influences happiness in adulthood, the authors show that academic performance is a less important predictor than emotional health and behavior, which is shaped tremendously by schools, individual teachers, and parents. For policymakers, the authors propose new forms of cost-effectiveness analysis that places well-being at center stage.

    Groundbreaking in its scope and results, The Origins of Happiness offers all of us a new vision for how we might become more healthy, happy, and whole.

  • Pure heart, enlightened mind : the life and letters of an Irish Zen saint / Maura Soshin O'Halloran ; introduction by Ruth O'Halloran ; illustrations by Beth O'Halloran
    BQ 976 H35 A3 2007
    One of the most beloved Buddhist books of all time-having inspired popular musicians, artists, a documentary film, and countless readers-is now in an expanded, new edition, loaded with extras. Absolutely absorbing from start to finish, this is a true story you might truly fall in love with.

    At only 24, Maura O'Halloran left her Irish-American family stateside and traveled to Japan, where she began studying under an inscrutable Zen master. She would herself become recognized as a Zen master-in an uncommonly brief amount of time. Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind is Maura's beautifully-written account of her journey. These journal entries and letters home reveal astonishing, wise-beyond-her-years humor, compassion, wisdom, and commitment.

    This expanded edition includes never-before-seen entries and poems, the author's unfinished novel, and an afterword that discusses the book's cultural impact. It will be a must-have for Maura's previous fans--and will surely find her thousands of new ones.

  • The Cambridge companion to German idealism / edited by Karl Ameriks, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    B 2745 C36 2017eb
    This updated edition offers a comprehensive, penetrating, and informative guide to what is regarded as the classical period of German philosophy. Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Schelling are all discussed in detail, along with contemporaries such as Hölderlin, Novalis, and Schopenhauer, whose influence was considerable but whose work is less well known in the English-speaking world. Leading scholars trace and explore the unifying themes of German Idealism and discuss its relationship to Romanticism, the Enlightenment, and the culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe. This second edition offers an updated bibliography and includes three entirely new chapters, which address aesthetic reflection and human nature, the chemical revolution after Kant, and organism and system in German Idealism. The result is an illuminating overview of a rich and complex philosophical movement, and will appeal to a wide range of interested readers in philosophy, literature, theology, German studies, and the history of ideas.

  • Women in Mark's Gospel / Susan Miller
    BS 2585.52 M55 2004

    "[This] is a timely topic, one that has not yet been dealt with. Miller writes clearly and competently. The first chapter sets out her method, which draws from both literary critical and feminist work. She then treats the women of Mark's Gospel in sequence. Her work will provide a helpful supplement to the standard commentaries. It will also be useful in women's studies classes, and provides a nice example of a balanced feminist interpretation of the Gospels." --Dr. Alan Culpepper, Mercer University, Atlanta.

    Miller examines the accounts of women in Mark's gospel and interprets them in relation to Mark's definition of discipleship and his understanding of new creation.

  • Kabbalistic circles in Jerusalem (1896-1948) / by Jonatan Meir ; translated by Avi Aronsky
    BM 526 M4513 2016eb

  • Thinking without banisters : essays in understanding, 1953-1975 / Hannah Arendt ; edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kohn
    B 945 A694 2018
    Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906 and lived in America from 1941 until her death in 1975. Thus her life spanned the tumultuous years of the twentieth century, as did her thought. She did not consider herself a philosopher, though she studied and maintained close relationships with two great philosophers--Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger--throughout their lives. She was a thinker, in search not of metaphysical truth but of the meaning of appearances and events. She was a questioner rather than an answerer, and she wrote what she thought, principally to encourage others to think for themselves. Fearless of the consequences of thinking, Arendt found courage woven in each and every strand of human freedom.

    In 1951 she published The Origins of Totalitarianism, in 1958 The Human Condition, in 1961 Between Past and Future, in 1963 On Revolution and Eichmann in Jerusalem, in 1968 Men in Dark Times, in 1970 On Violence, in 1972 Crises of the Republic, and in 1978, posthumously, The Life of the Mind. Starting at the turn of the twenty-first century, Schocken Books has published a series of collections of Arendt's unpublished and uncollected writings, of which Thinking Without a Banister is the fifth volume.

    The title refers to Arendt's description of her experience of thinking, an activity she indulged without any of the traditional religious, moral, political, or philosophic pillars of support. The book's contents are varied: the essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials, taken together, manifest the relentless activity of her mind as well as her character, acquainting the reader with the person Arendt was, and who has hardly yet been appreciated or understood.

    (Edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kohn)

  • The spiritual seed : the church of the 'Valentinians' / by Einar Thomassen
    BT 1475 T46 2008
    Global warming. Soil loss. Freshwater scarcity. Extinction. Overconsumption. Toxic waste production. Habitat and biodiversity erosion. These are only a few of our most urgent ecological crises. There are others as well and, despite the popularity of good-news environmentalism, few of them are going away. In this wide-ranging, grimly entertaining commentary on the environmental debate, Tom Athanasiou finds that these problems are exacerbated, if not caused, by the planet's division into "warring camps of rich and poor."Writing with passionate intelligence, Athanasiou proposes a simple yet radical solution--stop indulging easy, calming fantasies in which everything seems to change, but nothing important changes at all. Instead, do what needs to be done, now, while there is still time and goodwill. The bottom line, he concludes, is that there will be no sustainability without a large measure of justice. Without profound political and economic change, he argues, there can be no effective global environmental action, no real effort to save the planet.

  • Benjamin and Adorno on art and art criticism : critique of art / Thijs Lijster
    BH 203 L55 2017eb

  • The effect of distraction on reaction time, with special reference to practice and the transfer of training, by John E. Evans ..
    BF 21 A7 no.37

  • Is the latent time in the Achilles tendon reflex a criterion of speed in mental reactions? by George H. Rounds ..
    BF 21 A7 no.95

  • Suggestibility in the normal and hypnotic states, by Griffith W. Williams ..
    BF 21 A7 no.122

  • The learning and retention of pleasant and unpleasant activities, by Hulsey Cason ..
    BF 21 A7 no.134

  • The auditory threshold in reverie; a study of normal and psychopathic individuals, by Marion R. Bartlett ..
    BF 21 A7 no.182

  • Perception of number as affected by the monetary value of the objects: a critical study of the method used in the extended constancy phenomenon, by Heinz Ansbacher ..
    BF 21 A7 no.215

  • Pantheon : a new history of Roman religion / Jorg Rupke ; translated by David M.B. Richardson
    BL 803 R84513 2018

    From one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, an innovative and comprehensive account of religion in the ancient Roman and Mediterranean world

    In this ambitious and authoritative book, J#65533;rg R#65533;pke provides a comprehensive and strikingly original narrative history of ancient Roman and Mediterranean religion over more than a millennium--from the late Bronze Age through the Roman imperial period and up to late antiquity. While focused primarily on the city of Rome, Pantheon fully integrates the many religious traditions found in the Mediterranean world, including Judaism and Christianity. This generously illustrated book is also distinguished by its unique emphasis on lived religion, a perspective that stresses how individuals' experiences and practices transform religion into something different from its official form. The result is a radically new picture of both Roman religion and a crucial period in Western religion--one that influenced Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and even the modern idea of religion itself.

    Drawing on a vast range of literary and archaeological evidence, Pantheon shows how Roman religion shaped and was shaped by its changing historical contexts from the ninth century BCE to the fourth century CE. Because religion was not a distinct sphere in the Roman world, the book treats religion as inseparable from political, social, economic, and cultural developments. The narrative emphasizes the diversity of Roman religion; offers a new view of central concepts such as "temple," "altar," and "votive"; reassesses the gendering of religious practices; and much more. Throughout, Pantheon draws on the insights of modern religious studies, but without "modernizing" ancient religion.
    With its unprecedented scope and innovative approach, Pantheon is an unparalleled account of ancient Roman and Mediterranean religion.

  • Psychobook : games, tests. questionnaires, histories / edited by Julian Rothenstein ; introduction by Lionel Shriver ; history by Oisín Wall ; commentaries by Mel Gooding
    BF 176 P74 2017
    Who knew a trip to the therapist could be so much fun, even aesthetically rewarding? Beyond sharing feelings or complaining about your mother, Psychobook reveals the rich history of psychological testing in a fascinating sideways look at classic testing methods, from word-association games to inkblots to personality tests.

    Psychobook includes never-before-seen content from long-hidden archives, as well as reimagined tests from contemporary artists and writers, to try out yourself, at home or at parties. A great gift for the therapist in your life and the therapist in you, for anyone interested in the history of psychology and psychological paraphernalia, or for anyone who enjoys games and quizzes.Psychobook will brighten your day and outlook.

  • Foucault on painting / Catherine M. Soussloff
    B 2430 F724 S68 2017

    Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the meaning of the image from his earliest publications, yet this aspect of his thought is largely neglected within the disciplines of art history and aesthetic theory. In Foucault on Painting , Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Foucault's sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age.

    Foucault's writing on painting covers four discrete periods in European art history (seventeenth-century southern Baroque, mid-nineteenth century French painting, Surrealism, and figurative painting in the 1960s and '70s) as well as five individual artists: Vel#65533;zquez, Manet, Magritte, Paul Reyberolle, and G#65533;rard Fromanger. As Soussloff reveals in this book, Foucault followed a French intellectual tradition dating back to the seventeenth century, which understands painting as a separate area of knowledge. Painting, a practice long considered silent in its operations and effects, afforded Foucault an ideal discipline to think about history and philosophy simultaneously. Using a comparative approach grounded in art history and aesthetics, Soussloff explores the meaning of painting for Foucault's philosophy, and for contemporary art theory, proposing a new relevance for a Foucauldian view of ethics and the pleasures and predicaments of contemporary existence.

  • Varieties of skepticism : essays after Kant, Wittgenstein, and Cavell / edited by James Conant and Andrea Kern
    BD 201 V37 2014

    This volume brings out the varieties of forms of philosophical skepticism that have continued to preoccupy philosophers for the past of couple of centuries, as well as the specific varieties of philosophical response that these have engendered -- above all, in the work of those who have sought to take their cue from Kant, Wittgenstein, or Cavell -- and to illuminate how these philosophical approaches are related to and bear upon one another. The philosophers brought together in this volume are united by the thought that a proper appreciation of the depth of the skeptical challenge must reveal it to be deeply disquieting, in the sense that skepticism threatens not just some set of theoretical commitments, but also-and fundamentally-our very sense of self, world, and other. Second, that skepticism is the proper starting point for any serious attempt to make sense of what philosophy is, and to gauge the prospects of philosophical progress.

  • Thinking of water in the early Second Temple period / edited by Ehud Ben Zvi and Christoph Levin
    BM 729 W38 T45 2014

    Water is a vital resource and is widely acknowledged as such. Thus it often serves as an ideological and linguistic symbol that stands for and evokes concepts central within a community. This volume explores 'thinking of water' and concepts expressed through references to water within the symbolic system of the late Persian/early Hellenistic period and as it does so it sheds light on the social mindscape of the early Second Temple community.

  • Lucrecia the dreamer : prophecy, cognitive science, and the Spanish Inquisition / Kelly Bulkeley
    BF 1815 L46B85 2018

    Set in late sixteenth-century Spain, this book tells the gripping story of Lucrecia de Le#65533;n, a young woman of modest background who gained a dangerously popular reputation as a prophetic dreamer predicting apocalyptic ruin for her country. When Lucrecia was still a teenager, several Catholic priests took great interest in her prolific dreams and began to record them in detail. But the growing public attention to the dreams eventually became too much for the Spanish king. Stung that Lucrecia had accurately foreseen the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, Philip II ordered the Inquisition to arrest her on charges of heresy and sedition. During Lucrecia's imprisonment, trial, and torture, the carefully collected records of her dreams were preserved and analyzed by the court. The authenticity of these dreams, and their potentially explosive significance, became the focal point of the Church's investigation.

    Returning to these records of a dreamer from another era, Lucrecia the Dreamer is the first book to examine Lucrecia's dreams as dreams, as accurate reports of psychological experiences with roots in the brain's natural cycles of activity during sleep. Using methods from the cognitive science of religion, dream researcher Kelly Bulkeley finds meaningful patterns in Lucrecia's dreaming prophecies and sheds new light on the infinitely puzzling question at the center of her trial, a question that has vexed all religious traditions throughout history: How can we determine if a dream is, or is not, a true revelation?

  • Cognitive psychology : theory, process, and methodology / Dawn M. McBride, Illinois State University, J. Cooper Cutting, Illinois State University
    BF 201 M37 2019

    Cognitive Psychology: Theory, Process, and Methodology introduces readers to the main topics of study in this exciting field through an engaging presentation of how cognitive processes have been and continue to be studied by researchers. Using a reader-friendly writing style and focusing on methodology, authors Dawn M. McBride and J. Cooper Cutting cover such core content as perception, attention, memory, language, reasoning and problem solving, and cognitive neuroscience. Updates to the Second Editioninclude a reorganization of long-term memory topics to improve readability, revised pedagogical tools throughout, a refreshed visual program, and additional real-life examples to enhance understanding.

  • Said the prophet of God : Hadith commentary across a millennium / Joel Blecher
    BP 136.8 B54 2018
    Although scholars have long studied how Muslims authenticated and transmitted Muhammad's sayings and practices (hadith), the story of how they interpreted and reinterpreted the meanings of hadith over the past millennium has yet to be told. Joel Blecher takes up this charge, illuminating the rich social and intellectual history of hadith commentary at three critical moments and locales: classical Andalusia, medieval Egypt, and modern India. Weaving together tales of public debates, high court rivalries, and colonial politics with analyses of ethnographic field notes and fine-grained arguments adorning the margins of manuscripts, Said the Prophet of God offers new avenues for the study of religion, history, anthropology, and law.

  • Shanzhai : deconstruction in Chinese / Byung-Chul Han ; translated by Philippa Hurd
    BH 301 O75 H3613 2017

    Tracing the thread of "decreation" in Chinese thought, from constantly changing classical masterpieces to fake cell phones that are better than the original.

    Shanzhai is a Chinese neologism that means "fake," originally coined to describe knock-off cell phones marketed under such names as Nokir and Samsing. These cell phones were not crude forgeries but multifunctional, stylish, and as good as or better than the originals. Shanzhai has since spread into other parts of Chinese life, with shanzhai books, shanzhai politicians, shanzhai stars. There is a shanzhai Harry Potter: Harry Potter and the Porcelain Doll , in which Harry takes on his nemesis Yandomort. In the West, this would be seen as piracy, or even desecration, but in Chinese culture, originals are continually transformed -- deconstructed. In this volume in the Untimely Meditations series, Byung-Chul Han traces the thread of deconstruction, or "decreation," in Chinese thought, from ancient masterpieces that invite inscription and transcription to Maoism -- "a kind a shanzhai Marxism," Han writes.

    Han discusses the Chinese concepts of quan, or law, which literally means the weight that slides back and forth on a scale, radically different from Western notions of absoluteness; zhen ji , or original, determined not by an act of creation but by unending process; xian zhan , or seals of leisure, affixed by collectors and part of the picture's composition; fuzhi , or copy, a replica of equal value to the original; and shanzhai . The Far East, Han writes, is not familiar with such "pre-deconstructive" factors as original or identity. Far Eastern thought begins with deconstruction.

  • Leo Strauss and the theological-political problem / Heinrich Meier ; translated by Marcus Brainard
    BL 65 P7 M4513 2008
    This book, by one of the most prominent interpreters of Leo Strauss's thought, was the first to address the problem that Leo Strauss himself said was the theme of his studies: the theologico-political problem or the confrontation with the theological and the political alternative to philosophy as a way of life. In his theologico-political treatise, which comprises four parts and an appendix, Heinrich Meier clarifies the distinction between political theology and political philosophy and reappraises the unifying center of Strauss's philosophical enterprise. The book is the culmination of Meier's work on the theologico-political problem. It will interest anyone who seeks to understand both the problem caused by revelation for philosophy and the challenge posed by political-religious radicalism. The appendix makes available for the first time two lectures by Strauss that are immediately relevant to the subject of this book and that will open the way for future research and debate on the legacy of Strauss.

  • Old and dirty gods : religion, antisemitism, and the origins of psychoanalysis / Pamela Cooper-White
    BF 175.4 R44 C66 2018

    Freud#65533;s collection of antiquities#65533;his "old and dirty gods"#65533;stood as silent witnesses to the early analysts#65533; paradoxical fascination and hostility toward religion. Pamela Cooper-White argues that antisemitism, reaching back centuries before the Holocaust, and the acute perspective from the margins that it engendered among the first analysts, stands at the very origins of psychoanalytic theory and practice.

    The core insight of psychoanalytic thought#65533; that there is always more beneath the surface appearances of reality, and that this "more" is among other things affective, memory-laden and psychological#65533;cannot fail to have had something to do with the experiences of the first Jewish analysts in their position of marginality and oppression in Habsburg-Catholic Vienna of the 20th century. The book concludes with some parallels between the decades leading to the Holocaust and the current political situation in the U.S. and Europe, and their implications for psychoanalytic practice today.

    Covering Pfister, Reik, Rank, and Spielrein as well as Freud, Cooper-White sets out how the first analysts#65533; position as Europe#65533;s religious and racial "Other" shaped the development of psychoanalysis, and how these tensions continue to affect psychoanalysis today. Old and Dirty Gods will be of great interest to psychoanalysts as well as religious studies scholars.

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