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  • The Colosseum

    The Colosseum
    av Keith Hopkins, Mary Beard

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674060319

    Byron and Hitler were equally entranced by Rome's most famous monument, the Colosseum. Mid-Victorians admired the hundreds of varieties of flowers in its crannies and occasionally shuddered at its reputation for contagion, danger, and sexual temptat…

  • Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia

    Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia
    av Hesiod

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674997202

    Hesiod describes himself as a Boeotian shepherd who heard the Muses call upon him to sing about the gods. His exact dates are unknown, but he has often been considered a younger contemporary of Homer.The first volume of this revised Loeb Classical L…

  • Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis

    Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis
    av Walter Burkert

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674023994

    At the distant beginning of Western civilization, according to European tradition, Greece stands as an insular, isolated, near-miracle of burgeoning culture. This book traverses the ancient world's three great centers of cultural exchange--Babylonia…

  • The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture

    The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture
    av Benjamin G. Martin

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674545748

    Following France's crushing defeat in June 1940, the Nazis moved forward with plans to reorganize a European continent now largely under Hitler's heel. While Germany's military power would set the agenda, several among the Nazi elite argued that per…

  • Is There a Text in This Class?

    Is There a Text in This Class?
    av Stanley Fish

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674467262

    Stanley Fish is one of America's most stimulating literary theorists. In this book, he undertakes a profound reexamination of some of criticism's most basic assumptions. He penetrates to the core of the modern debate about interpretation, explodes n…

  • What It Means to Be Human

    What It Means to Be Human
    av O. Carter Snead

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674987722

    A leading expert on public bioethics advocates for a new conception of human identity in American law and policy. The natural limits of the human body make us vulnerable and therefore dependent, throughout our lives, on others. Yet American law and…

  • Roman History, Volume II

    Roman History, Volume II
    av Appian

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674996489

    Appian (Appianus) is among our principal sources for the history of the Roman Republic, particularly in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, and sometimes our only source, as for the Third Punic War and the destruction of Carthage. Born circa AD 95, Appian…

  • Research Interviewing

    Research Interviewing
    av Elliot G. Mishler

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674764613

    Interviews hold a prominent place among the various research methods in the social and behavioral sciences. This book presents a powerful critique of current views and techniques, and proposes a new approach to interviewing. At the heart of Mishler'…

  • Philosophy in a New Key

    Philosophy in a New Key
    av Susanne K. Langer

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674665033

    Modern theories of meaning usually culminate in a critique of science. This book presents a study of human intelligence beginning with a semantic theory and leading into a critique of music.By implication it sets up a theory of all the arts; the tra…

  • From Shame to Sin

    From Shame to Sin
    av Kyle Harper

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674660014

    When Rome was at its height, an emperor's male beloved, victim of an untimely death, would be worshipped around the empire as a god. In this same society, the routine sexual exploitation of poor and enslaved women was abetted by public institutions.…

  • From Shame to Sin

    From Shame to Sin
    av Kyle Harper

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674072770

    When Rome was at its height, an emperor's male beloved, victim of an untimely death, would be worshipped around the empire as a god. In this same society, the routine sexual exploitation of poor and enslaved women was abetted by public institutions.…

  • The Ecology of Human Development

    The Ecology of Human Development
    av Urie Bronfenbrenner

    Häftad - 1979 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674224575

    Here is a book that challenges the very basis of the way psychologists have studied child development. According to Urie Bronfenbrenner, one of the world's foremost developmental psychologists, laboratory studies of the child's behavior sacrifice to…

  • Private Wrongs

    Private Wrongs
    av Arthur Ripstein

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674659803

    A waiter spills coffee on a customer. A person walks on another person's land. A frustrated neighbor bangs on the wall. A reputation is ruined by a mistaken news report. Although the details vary, the law recognizes all of these as torts, different…

  • Eyewitness Testimony

    Eyewitness Testimony
    av Elizabeth F. Loftus

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674287778

    Every year hundreds of defendants are convicted on little more than the say-so of a fellow citizen. Although psychologists have suspected for decades that an eyewitness can be highly unreliable, new evidence leaves no doubt that juries vastly overes…

  • Imagined Futures

    Imagined Futures
    av Jens Beckert

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674088825

    In a capitalist system, consumers, investors, and corporations orient their activities toward a future that contains opportunities and risks. How actors assess uncertainty is a problem that economists have tried to solve through general equilibrium…

  • Internal Time

    Internal Time
    av Till Roenneberg

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674975392

    Winner of a British Medical Association Book Award A Brain Pickings Best Science Book of the YearEarly birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns may be the most obvious manifestation of the highly individualized biological clocks we in…

  • Internal Time

    Internal Time
    av Till Roenneberg

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674065857

    Early birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns may be the most obvious manifestation of the highly individualized biological clocks we inherit, but these clocks also regulate bodily functions from digestion to hormone levels to cognit…

  • The New Despotism

    The New Despotism
    av John Keane

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674660069

    A disturbing in-depth expose of the antidemocratic practices of despotic governments now sweeping the world. One day they'll be like us. That was once the West's complacent and self-regarding assumption about countries emerging from poverty, imperia…

  • Apollonius of Tyana, Volume II

    Apollonius of Tyana, Volume II
    av Philostratus

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674996144

    This biography of a first-century CE holy man has become one of the most widely discussed literary works of later antiquity. With an engaging style, Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern…

  • Apollonius of Tyana, Volume I

    Apollonius of Tyana, Volume I
    av Philostratus

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674996137

    This biography of a first-century CE holy man has become one of the most widely discussed literary works of later antiquity. With an engaging style, Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern…

  • Orations, Volume I

    Orations, Volume I
    av Aelius Aristides

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674996465

    Publius Aelius Aristides Theodorus was among the most celebrated authors of the Second Sophistic and an important figure in the transmission of Hellenism. Born to wealthy landowners in Mysia in 117, he studied in Athens and Pergamum before he fell c…

  • The Footnote: A Curious History

    The Footnote: A Curious History
    av Anthony Grafton

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674307605

    The weapon of pedants, the scourge of undergraduates, the b te noire of the "new" liberated scholar: the lowly footnote, long the refuge of the minor and the marginal, emerges in this book as a singular resource, with a surprising history that says…

  • The Origins of You

    The Origins of You
    av Jay Belsky

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674983458

    After tracking the lives of thousands of people from birth to midlife, four of the world's preeminent psychologists reveal what they have learned about how humans develop. Does temperament in childhood predict adult personality? What role do parents…

  • One of Us

    One of Us
    av Alice Domurat Dreger

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674018259

    Must children born with socially challenging anatomies have their bodies changed because others cannot be expected to change their minds? One of Us views conjoined twinning and other "abnormalities" from the point of view of people living with such…

  • The Cultural Logic of Computation

    The Cultural Logic of Computation
    av David Golumbia

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674032927

    Advocates of computers make sweeping claims for their inherently transformative power: new and different from previous technologies, they are sure to resolve many of our existing social problems, and perhaps even to cause a positive political revolu…

  • First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within, Second Edition

    First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within, Second Edition
    av Geoffrey Hosking

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674304437

    The First Socialist Society is the compelling and often tragic history of what Soviet citizens lived through from 1917 to 1993, told with great sympathy and perception. Tracing the evolution of the Soviet political system from its origins in 1917, G…

  • Menander Rhetor. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ars Rhetorica

    Menander Rhetor. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ars Rhetorica
    av Menander Rhetor

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674997226

    This volume contains three rhetorical treatises dating probably from the reign of Diocletian (AD 285-312) that provide instruction on how to compose epideictic (display) speeches for a wide variety of occasions both public and private. Two are attri…

  • The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar

    The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar
    av Helen Vendler

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674736566

    One of our foremost commentators on poetry examines the work of a broad range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century English, Irish, and American poets. The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar gathers two decades' worth of Helen Vendler's essays, book re…

  • The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar

    The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar
    av Helen Vendler

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984080

    A Times Higher Education Book of the WeekOne of our foremost commentators on poetry examines the work of a broad range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century English, Irish, and American poets. The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar gathers two decades'…

  • The Condemnation of Blackness

    The Condemnation of Blackness
    av Khalil Gibran Muhammad

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674238145

    Winner of the John Hope Franklin PrizeA Moyers & Company Best Book of the Year"A brilliant work that tells us how directly the past has formed us."-Darryl Pinckney, New York Review of BooksHow did we come to think of race as synonymous with crime? A…

  • Who Needs a World View?

    Who Needs a World View?
    av Raymond Geuss

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674245938

    One of the world's most provocative philosophers attacks the obsession with comprehensive intellectual systems-the perceived need for a world view. We live in a unitary cosmos created and cared for in all its details by a benevolent god. That, for c…

  • Boundaries of the International

    Boundaries of the International
    av Jennifer Pitts

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674980815

    It is commonly believed that international law originated in relations among European states that respected one another as free and equal. In fact, as Jennifer Pitts shows, international law was forged at least as much through Europeans' domineering…

  • Dominance without Hegemony

    Dominance without Hegemony
    av Ranajit Guha

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674214835

    What is colonialism and what is a colonial state? Ranajit Guha points out that the colonial state in South Asia was fundamentally different from the metropolitan bourgeois state which sired it. The metropolitan state was hegemonic in character, and…

  • Crime in the Making

    Crime in the Making
    av Robert J. Sampson

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674176058

    This new theory of crime over the life course provides an important foundation for rethinking criminal justice policy. It is based on the reanalysis of a classic set of data: Sheldon and Eleanor Gluecks' mid-century study of 500 delinquents and 500…

  • The Culture of Education

    The Culture of Education
    av Jerome Bruner

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674179530

    What we don't know about learning could fill a book--and it might be a schoolbook. In a masterly commentary on the possibilities of education, the eminent psychologist Jerome Bruner reveals how education can usher children into their culture, though…

  • Hierarchy in the Forest

    Hierarchy in the Forest
    av Christopher Boehm

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674006911

    Are humans by nature hierarchical or egalitarian? Hierarchy in the Forest addresses this question by examining the evolutionary origins of social and political behavior. Christopher Boehm, an anthropologist whose fieldwork has focused on the politic…

  • Just around Midnight

    Just around Midnight
    av Jack Hamilton

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674416598

    By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet a mere ten years earlier, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and…

  • An Inquiry into Modes of Existence

    An Inquiry into Modes of Existence
    av Bruno Latour

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984028

    Over the past twenty-five years, Bruno Latour has developed a research protocol different from the actor-network theory with which his name is now associated-a research protocol that follows the different types of connectors that provide specific tr…

  • Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind

    Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
    av Wilfrid Sellars

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674251557

    The most important work by one of America's greatest twentieth-century philosophers, Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind is both the epitome of Wilfrid Sellars' entire philosophical system and a key document in the history of philosophy. First pub…

  • Four Walls and a Roof

    Four Walls and a Roof
    av Reinier de Graaf

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674241466

    A Financial Times Best Book of the YearA Guardian Best Architecture Book of the Year"Sharp, revealing, funny."-The Guardian"An original and even occasionally hilarious book about losing ideals and finding them again... [De Graaf] deftly shows that a…

  • Four Walls and a Roof

    Four Walls and a Roof
    av Reinier de Graaf

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674976108

    Architecture, we like to believe, is an elevated art form that shapes the world as it pleases. Four Walls and a Roof challenges this notion, presenting a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect.Drawing on his own tragicomic…

  • After Nature

    After Nature
    av Jedediah Purdy

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674979864

    An Artforum Best Book of the Year A Legal Theory Bookworm Book of the YearNature no longer exists apart from humanity. Henceforth, the world we will inhabit is the one we have made. Geologists have called this new planetary epoch the Anthropocene, t…

  • After Nature

    After Nature
    av Jedediah Purdy

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674368224

    Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. The world we will inhabit is the one we have made. Geologists call this epoch the Anthropocene, Age of Humans. The facts of the Anthropocene are scientific-emissions, pollens, extinctions-but its shape an…

  • Neptune's Laboratory

    Neptune's Laboratory
    av Antony Adler

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674972018

    A eyewitness to profound change affecting marine environments on the Newfoundland coast, Antony Adler argues that the history of our relationship with the ocean lies as much in what we imagine as in what we discover.We have long been fascinated with…

  • The Black Box Society

    The Black Box Society
    av Frank Pasquale

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674970847

    Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior--silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point of being invasive…

  • Early Greek Philosophy, Volume III

    Early Greek Philosophy, Volume III

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674996915

    The fragments and testimonia of the early Greek philosophers (often labeled the Presocratics) have always been not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and ancient philosophy but also a perennially fresh resource that ha…

  • The Black Book of Communism

    The Black Book of Communism
    av Stephane Courtois

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674076082

    Already famous throughout Europe, this international bestseller plumbs recently opened archives in the former Soviet bloc to reveal the actual, practical accomplishments of Communism around the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and…

  • Ugly Feelings

    Ugly Feelings
    av Sianne Ngai

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674024090

    Envy, irritation, paranoia--in contrast to powerful and dynamic negative emotions like anger, these non-cathartic states of feeling are associated with situations in which action is blocked or suspended. In her examination of the cultural forms to w…

  • As If

    As If
    av Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674237711

    "Appiah is a writer and thinker of remarkable range... [He] has packed into this short book an impressive amount of original reflection... A rich and illuminating book."-Thomas Nagel, New York Review of BooksIdealization is a fundamental feature of…

  • As If

    As If
    av Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674975002

    Idealization is a fundamental feature of human thought. We build simplified models in our scientific research and utopias in our political imaginations. Concepts like belief, desire, reason, and justice are bound up with idealizations and ideals. Li…

  • Music as Biology

    Music as Biology
    av Dale Purves

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674545151

    The universality of musical tones has long fascinated philosophers, scientists, musicians, and ordinary listeners. Why do human beings worldwide find some tone combinations consonant and others dissonant? Why do we make music using only a small numb…

  • Democracy Disfigured

    Democracy Disfigured
    av Nadia Urbinati

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674725133

    In Democracy Disfigured, Nadia Urbinati diagnoses the ills that beset the body politic in an age of hyper-partisanship and media monopolies and offers a spirited defense of the messy compromises and contentious outcomes that define democracy.Urbinat…

  • The Anatomy of Racial Inequality

    The Anatomy of Racial Inequality
    av Glenn C. Loury

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674012424

    Speaking wisely and provocatively about the political economy of race, Glenn Loury has become one of our most prominent black intellectuals--and, because of his challenges to the orthodoxies of both left and right, one of the most controversial. A m…

  • The Enchantments of Mammon

    The Enchantments of Mammon
    av Eugene McCarraher

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984615

    Far from displacing religions, as has been supposed, capitalism became one, with money as its deity. Eugene McCarraher reveals how mammon ensnared us and how we can find a more humane, sacramental way of being in the world.If socialists and Wall Str…

  • A Spirit of Trust

    A Spirit of Trust
    av Robert B. Brandom

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674976818

    Forty years in the making, this long-awaited reinterpretation of Hegel's The Phenomenology of Spirit is a landmark contribution to philosophy by one of the world's best-known and most influential philosophers.In this much-anticipated work, Robert Br…

  • Talk Radio's America

    Talk Radio's America
    av Brian Rosenwald

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674185012

    The cocreator of the Washington Post's "Made by History" blog reveals how the rise of conservative talk radio gave us a Republican Party incapable of governing and paved the way for Donald Trump.America's long road to the Trump presidency began on A…