Philosophy

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Frankenstein

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Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Mary Shelley

Edited by Jason Scott Robert, Ed Finn and David H. Guston

Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old…

Cover of Fortino Samano translated by Sylvain Gallais and Cynthia Hogue

Fortino Sámano (The Overflowing of the Poem)

Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy

Translated by Sylvain Gallais and Cynthia Hogue

"Fortino Sámano (The Overflowing of The Poem)," translated by Cynthia Hogue and Sylvain Gallais, with French on facing pages, is a collaborative work by the emerging French poet…

The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies, co-edited by Lynn Turner, Undine Sellbach and Ron Broglio

The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies

Edited by Undine Sellbach, Ron Broglio and Lynn Turner

This volume critically investigates current topics and disciplines that are affected, enriched or put into dispute by the burgeoning scholarship on animal studies. What new…

Cover of Optics, Ethics, and Art in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries edited by Herbert L. Kessler and Richard G. Newhauser

Optics, Ethics, and Art in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries

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Looking into Peter of Limoges's 'Moral Treatise on the Eye'

Edited by Arthur J. Russell, Richard G. Newhauser and Herbert L. Kessler

This volume examines afresh how the introduction of ancient and Arabic optical theories transformed 13th-century thinking about vision, how scientific learning came to be…

The Short List of Certainties by Lois Roma-Deeley

The Short List of Certainties

Lois Roma-Deeley

Winner of the Jacopone da Todi Poetry Book Prize, "The Short List of Certainties" explores the many ways that we are blind to the depths of our fears and to the heights of our…

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After the Afterlife

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Poems

T. R. Hummer

"After the Afterlife" explores the zone between language and spirit. It is a book of inner and outer boundaries: of blockades, of tunnels, of wormholes. Where does our…

Cover of Lumen de Lumine by Norman Dubie

Lumen de Lumine

Norman Dubie

Norman Dubie is the author of 30 collections of poetry. He lives in Tempe, Arizona, where he works with young poets and novelists. This current title, which he thinks of as a…

Doing Valuable Time

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The Present, the Future, and Meaningful Living

Cheshire Calhoun

"Doing Valuable Time" explores the human concern with expending our life's time well. We pursue what we take to be valuable, strive to live meaningfully, judge whether our present…

Knowledge as Acceptable Testimony

Steven L. Reynolds

Standard philosophical explanations of the concept of knowledge invoke a personal goal of having true beliefs, and explain the other requirements for knowledge as indicating the…

The Origin and Evolution of Cultures

The Origin and Evolution of Cultures

Robert Boyd and Peter J. Richerson

In one convenient and coherently organized volume, 20 influential, but until now relatively inaccessible, articles are presented that form the backbone of Boyd and Richerson's path…