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  • The Cosmopolitan Tradition

    The Cosmopolitan Tradition
    av Martha C. Nussbaum

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674052499

    From one of our preeminent philosophers-winner of the Berggruen Prize-a work that engages critically with important examples of the cosmopolitan ideal from ancient Greece and Rome to the present.The cosmopolitan political tradition in Western though…

  • The Ethics of Authenticity

    The Ethics of Authenticity
    av Charles Taylor

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674987692

    Everywhere we hear talk of decline, of a world that was better once, maybe fifty years ago, maybe centuries ago, but certainly before modernity drew us along its dubious path. While some lament the slide of Western culture into relativism and nihili…

  • Never in Anger

    Never in Anger
    av Jean L. Briggs

    Häftad - 1974 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674608283

    Jean Briggs journeyed to the Canadian Northwest Territories in the summer of 1963 to begin a seventeen-month anthropological field study of the small group of Eskimos who live at the mouth of the Back River, northwest of Hudson Bay. Living with an E…

  • Persuasions of the Witch's Craft: Ritual Magic in Contemporary England

    Persuasions of the Witch's Craft: Ritual Magic in Contemporary England
    av T. M. Luhrmann

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674663244

    Profiles the surprising number of otherwise "normal" people who practice magic and witchcraft in England today, detailing how they became involved in witchcraft, the history and tradition of magic, and other fascinating details

  • The Great Acceleration

    The Great Acceleration
    av J. R. McNeill

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674545038

    The Earth has entered a new age-the Anthropocene-in which humans are the most powerful influence on global ecology. The accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a massive uncontrolle…

  • Economy and Society

    Economy and Society
    av Max Weber

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674916548

    The definitive new translation of Max Weber's classic work of social theory-arguably the most important book by the foremost social theorist of the twentieth century.Max Weber's Economy and Society is the foundational text for the social sciences of…

  • The Great Convergence

    The Great Convergence
    av Richard Baldwin

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674237841

    An Economist Best Book of the YearA Financial Times Best Economics Book of the YearA Fast Company "7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter" SelectionThe nature of globalization has changed but our thinking about globalizati…

  • The Myth of Race

    The Myth of Race
    av Robert Wald Sussman

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674660038

    Biological races do not exist--and never have. This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations. Yet racial prejudice and intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply ingrained in Western society. In his powerful…

  • Magic and the Dignity of Man

    Magic and the Dignity of Man
    av Brian P. Copenhaver

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674238268

    "This book is nothing less than the definitive study of a text long considered central to understanding the Renaissance and its place in Western culture." -James Hankins, Harvard UniversityPico della Mirandola died in 1494 at the age of thirty-one.…

  • Dying for Time

    Dying for Time
    av Martin Hagglund

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674066328

    Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, and Vladimir Nabokov transformed the art of the novel in order to convey the experience of time. Nevertheless, their works have been read as expressions of a desire to transcend time-whether through an epiphany of memo…

  • Science in Action

    Science in Action
    av Bruno Latour

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674792913

    Science and technology have immense authority and influence in our society, yet their working remains little understood. The conventional perception of science in Western societies has been modified in recent years by the work of philosophers, socio…

  • Mind in Society

    Mind in Society
    av L. S. Vygotsky

    Häftad - 1978 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674576292

    The great Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But somewhat ironically, his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society should correct much of th…

  • Altered Inheritance

    Altered Inheritance
    av Francoise Baylis

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674976719

    A leading bioethicist offers critical insights into the scientific, ethical, and political implications of human genome editing.Designer babies, once found only in science fiction, have become a reality. We are entering a new era of human evolution…

  • Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly

    Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly
    av Judith Butler

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674983984

    A Times Higher Education Book of the WeekJudith Butler elucidates the dynamics of public assembly under prevailing economic and political conditions, analyzing what they signify and how. Understanding assemblies as plural forms of performative actio…

  • The Inner Citadel

    The Inner Citadel
    av Pierre Hadot

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674007079

  • Foretelling the End of Capitalism

    Foretelling the End of Capitalism
    av Francesco Boldizzoni

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674919327

    Intellectuals since the Industrial Revolution have been obsessed with whether, when, and why capitalism will collapse. This riveting account of two centuries of failed forecasts of doom reveals the key to capitalism's durability. Prophecies about th…

  • The Bridge

    The Bridge
    av Thane Gustafson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674987951

    A noted expert on Russian energy argues that despite Europe's geopolitical rivalries, natural gas and deals based on it unite Europe's nations in mutual self-interest.Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet empi…

  • Creating Public Value

    Creating Public Value
    av Mark H. Moore

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674175587

    A seminal figure in the field of public management, Mark Moore presents his summation of fifteen years of research, observation, and teaching about what public sector executives should do to improve the performance of public enterprises. Useful for…

  • Famous Women

    Famous Women
    av Giovanni Boccaccio

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674003477

    After the composition of the Decameron, and under the influence of Petrarch's humanism, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) devoted the last decades of his life to compiling encyclopedic works in Latin. Among them is "Famous Women", the first collection…

  • Toward a Feminist Theory of the State

    Toward a Feminist Theory of the State
    av Catharine A. MacKinnon

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674896468

    Presents the author's analysis of politics, sexuality and the law from the perspective of women. Using the debate over Marxism and feminism as a point of departure, MacKinnon develops a theory of gender centred on sexual subordination and applies it…

  • The Cigarette

    The Cigarette
    av Sarah Milov

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674241213

    The untold political story of the most controversial consumer product in American history.Tobacco is the quintessential American product. From Jamestown to the Marlboro Man, the plant occupied the heart of the nation's economy and expressed its endu…

  • The Enigma of Reason

    The Enigma of Reason
    av Hugo Mercier, Dan Sperber

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674237827

    "Brilliant...Timely and necessary." --Financial Times"Especially timely as we struggle to make sense of how it is that individuals and communities persist in holding beliefs that have been thoroughly discredited." --Darren Frey, Science If reason is…

  • The Enigma of Reason

    The Enigma of Reason
    av Hugo Mercier, Dan Sperber

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674368309

    Reason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom. If reason is so useful, why didn't it also evolve in other animals? If reason is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? In their gro…

  • The Harm in Hate Speech

    The Harm in Hate Speech
    av Jeremy Waldron

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674416864

    Every liberal democracy has laws or codes against hate speech-except the United States. For constitutionalists, regulation of hate speech violates the First Amendment and damages a free society. Against this absolutist view, Jeremy Waldron argues po…

  • Automation and Utopia

    Automation and Utopia
    av John Danaher

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984240

    Automating technologies threaten to usher in a workless future. But this can be a good thing-if we play our cards right.Human obsolescence is imminent. The factories of the future will be dark, staffed by armies of tireless robots. The hospitals of…

  • Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons

    Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons
    av Igor Stravinsky

    Häftad - 1974 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674678569

    One of the greatest of contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts of his own experience as a composer. Every concert-goer and lover of music will take keen pleasure in hi…

  • Neutron Stars

    Neutron Stars
    av Katia Moskvitch

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674919358

    The astonishing science of neutron stars and the stories of the scientists who study them. Neutron stars are as bewildering as they are elusive. The remnants of exploded stellar giants, they are tiny, merely twenty kilometers across, and incredibly…

  • Biography

    Biography
    av Nigel Hamilton

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674034716

    For thousands of years we have recorded real lives--the lives of others, and of ourselves. For what purpose and for whom has this universal and timeless pursuit endured? What obstacles have lain in the path of biographers in the past, and what conti…

  • Posthomerica

    Posthomerica
    av Quintus Smyrnaeus

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674997165

    Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica, the only long mythological epic to survive in Greek from the period between Apollonius' Argonautica (3rd century BC) and Nonnus' Dionysiaca (5th century AD), fills in the whole story of the Trojan expedition between…

  • A Natural History of Human Thinking

    A Natural History of Human Thinking
    av Michael Tomasello

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674986831

    A Wall Street Journal Favorite Read of the YearA Guardian Top Science Book of the YearTool-making or culture, language or religious belief: ever since Darwin, thinkers have struggled to identify what fundamentally differentiates human beings from ot…

  • A Natural History of Human Thinking

    A Natural History of Human Thinking
    av Michael Tomasello

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674724778

    Tool-making or culture, language or religious belief: ever since Darwin, thinkers have struggled to identify what fundamentally differentiates human beings from other animals. In this much-anticipated book, Michael Tomasello weaves his twenty years…

  • Constitutional Choices

    Constitutional Choices
    av Laurence H. Tribe

    Häftad - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674165397

    Constitutional Choices illuminates the world of scholarship and advocacy uniquely combined by Laurence Tribe, one of the nation's leading professors of constitutional law and most successful practitioners before the Supreme Court. In his new hook, T…

  • Famous Women

    Famous Women
    av Giovanni Boccaccio

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674011304

    The more than 100 women whose life stories make up this volume range from the exemplary to the notorious, from historical and mythological figures to Renaissance contemporaries of its author, the master storyteller Giovanni Boccaccio. The first coll…

  • The World Republic of Letters

    The World Republic of Letters
    av Pascale Casanova

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674010215

    The "world of letters" has always seemed a matter more of metaphor than of global reality. In this book, Pascale Casanova shows us the state of world literature behind the stylistic refinements--a world of letters relatively independent from economi…

  • Colors of the Mind

    Colors of the Mind
    av Angus Fletcher

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674334137

    Angus Fletcher is one of our finest theorists of the arts, the heir to I. A. Richards, Erich Auerbach, Northrop Frye. This, his grandest book since the groundbreaking "Allegory" of 1964, aims to open another field of study: how thought--the act, th…

  • The Social Construction of What?

    The Social Construction of What?
    av Ian Hacking

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674004122

    Lost in the raging debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what, precisely, is being constructed. Facts, gender, quarks, reality? Is it a person? An object? An idea? A theory? Each entails a different notion of social cons…

  • Psychophysiology

    Psychophysiology
    av Kenneth Hugdahl

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674005617

    In our high-speed culture, terms like "stressed-out," "Type-A personality," "biofeedback," and "relaxation response" have become commonplaces. More than ever before, we are aware of the relationship between our mental and emotional states and our ph…

  • Lines of Descent

    Lines of Descent
    av Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674724914

    W. E. B. Du Bois never felt so at home as when he was a student at the University of Berlin. But Du Bois was also American to his core, scarred but not crippled by the racial humiliations of his homeland. In Lines of Descent, Kwame Anthony Appiah tr…

  • We Have Never Been Modern

    We Have Never Been Modern
    av Bruno Latour

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674948396

    With the rise of science, we moderns believe, the world changed irrevocably, separating us forever from our primitive, premodern ancestors. But if we were to let go of this fond conviction, Bruno Latour asks, what would the world look like? His book…

  • Smellosophy

    Smellosophy
    av A. S. Barwich

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674983694

    A pioneering exploration of olfaction that upsets settled notions of how the brain translates sensory information. Decades of cognition research have shown that external stimuli "spark" neural patterns in particular regions of the brain. This has fo…

  • The Nature of Fear

    The Nature of Fear
    av Daniel T. Blumstein

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674916487

    A leading expert in animal behavior takes us into the wild to better understand and manage our fears. Fear, honed by millions of years of natural selection, kept our ancestors alive. Whether by slithering away, curling up in a ball, or standing stil…

  • Why We Act

    Why We Act
    av Catherine A. Sanderson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674241831

    Why do good people so often do nothing when a seemingly small action could make a big difference? A pioneering social psychologist explains why moral courage is so rare-and reveals how it can be triggered or trained.We are bombarded every day by rep…

  • After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000-5000 BC

    After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000-5000 BC
    av Steven Mithen

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674019997

    20,000 B.C., the peak of the last ice age--the atmosphere is heavy with dust, deserts, and glaciers span vast regions, and people, if they survive at all, exist in small, mobile groups, facing the threat of extinction.But these people live on the br…

  • Our Aesthetic Categories

    Our Aesthetic Categories
    av Sianne Ngai

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674088122

    The zany, the cute, and the interesting saturate postmodern culture. They dominate the look of its art and commodities as well as our discourse about the ambivalent feelings these objects often inspire. In this radiant study, Sianne Ngai offers a th…

  • The Confederate War

    The Confederate War
    av Gary W. Gallagher

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674160569

    If one is to believe contemporary historians, the South never had a chance. Many allege that the Confederacy lost the Civil War because of internal division or civilian disaffection; others point to flawed military strategy or ambivalence over slave…

  • The Mind of a Mnemonist

    The Mind of a Mnemonist
    av A. R. Luria

    Häftad - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674576223

    This study explores the inner world of a rare human phenomenon-a man who was endowed with virtually limitless powers of memory. From his intimate knowledge of S., the mnemonist, gained from conversations and testing over a period of almost thirty ye…

  • The Union War

    The Union War
    av Gary W. Gallagher

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674066083

    Even one hundred and fifty years later, we are haunted by the Civil War-by its division, its bloodshed, and perhaps, above all, by its origins. Today, many believe that the war was fought over slavery. This answer satisfies our contemporary sense of…

  • Cognitive Development

    Cognitive Development
    av A. R. Luria

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674137325

    Alexander Romanovich Luria, one of the most influential psychologists of the twentieth century, is best known for his pioneering work on the development of language and thought, mental retardation, and the cortical organization of higher mental proc…

  • Exit, Voice, and Loyalty

    Exit, Voice, and Loyalty
    av Albert O. Hirschman

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674276604

    An innovator in contemporary thought on economic and political development looks here at decline rather than growth. Albert O. Hirschman makes a basic distinction between alternative ways of reacting to deterioration in business firms and, in genera…

  • Capitalism, Alone

    Capitalism, Alone
    av Branko Milanovic

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674987593

    A provocative account of capitalism's rise to global dominance and, as different models of capitalism vie for world leadership, a look into what the future may hold.We are all capitalists now. For the first time in human history, the globe is domina…

  • Fires of Hatred

    Fires of Hatred
    av Norman M. Naimark

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674009943

    Of all the horrors of the last century--perhaps the bloodiest century of the past millennium--ethnic cleansing ranks among the worst. The term burst forth in public discourse in the spring of 1992 as a way to describe Serbian attacks on the Muslims…

  • The Black Death and the Transformation of the West

    The Black Death and the Transformation of the West
    av David Herlihy

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674076136

    In this small book David Herlihy makes subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about the Black Death. Looking beyond the view of the plague as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy finds evidence for its role in the advent of n…