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Thomas Traherne and the Felicities of the Mind

James Balakier
ISBN: 9781604977233

The discovery of Thomas Traherne's lost manuscripts at the beginning of the twentieth century aroused an intense interest among poetry lovers and scholars of seventeenth-century literature, which has continued to this day. Praised by CHOICE for being "an accessible study," this is the first book-length study to concentrate on the multiple roles played by Felicity in Traherne's canon, including his far-reaching repudiation of the materialist ideas of Thomas Hobbes. Read More..

Observing Society:

Meaning, Communication, and Social Systems
Daniel B. Lee and Achim Brosziewski
ISBN: 9781604976397

Using clear illustrations and effectively citing original material previously unavailable in English, the authors carefully explain the logic of drawing distinctions to make observations, the concepts of meaning and communication, the forms of communication media such as speech and writing, the evolution of forms of organizing society, the functional differentiation of modern systems, and how social system theory informs sociological research and methodology. Read More..

Existentialism, Film Noir, and Hard-Boiled Fiction

Stephen Faison
ISBN: 9781604975734

Faison effectively challenges the frequent assertion that the intellectual and creative sources of film noir are to be found in European thinkers and movements, and establishes film noir, like hard-boiled fiction, as a uniquely American phenomenon. Read More..

Emmanuel Levinas on the Priority of Ethics:

Putting Ethics First
Joshua James Shaw
ISBN: 9781604975215

This bold book departs from trends in Levinas scholarship and is an important work for Levinas scholars, particularly those interested in his relevance for contemporary ethical debates and for social and political philosophy. Read More..

 

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