Books

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Hemispheric Blackness and the Exigencies of Accountability

Hemispheric Blackness and the Exigencies of Accountability

Critically Assesses How Black Collectives across the Hemisphere Evoke Their Rights

Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge

Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge

Reflections on Objectivist Epistemology

Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge offers scholarly analysis of key elements of Ayn Rand’s radically new approach to epistemology. The four essays, by contributors intimately familiar with this area of her work, discuss Rand’s theory of concepts—including its new account of abstraction and essence—and its central role in her epistemology; how that view leads to a distinctive conception of the justification of knowledge; her realist account of perceptual awareness and its role in the acquisition of knowledge; and finally, the implications of that theory for understanding the growth of scientific knowledge. The volume concludes with critical commentary on the essays by distinguished philosophers with differing philosophical viewpoints and the author’s responses to those commentaries.

Claiming Brazil

Claiming Brazil

Performances of Citizenship in the Centenary of Independence

A Timely Study of Brazil’s First Centenary of Independence and Exploration of Brazilian Nationhood and Citizenship

Five Bay Landscapes

Five Bay Landscapes

Curious Explorations of the Great Lakes Basin

Offers Fresh Insights about Environmental Design and Planning along the Great Lakes Shoreline

Polygynous Marriages among the Kyrgyz

Polygynous Marriages among the Kyrgyz

Institutional Change and Endurance

An Original Account of Marriage Practices in Kyrgyzstan in the Pre-Soviet, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Eras

The Dynamics of Science

The Dynamics of Science

Computational Frontiers in History and Philosophy of Science

Provides a Fresh Perspective on What Science Is and How and Why It Changes

The Shale Renaissance

The Shale Renaissance

How Fracking Has Changed Pennsylvania in the Twenty-First Century

Examines the Administrative Challenges and Politics Associated with Fracking in Pennsylvania

Concepts, Theories, and Rationality in the Biological Sciences

Concepts, Theories, and Rationality in the Biological Sciences

Leading biologists and philosophers of biology discuss the basic theories and concepts of biology and their connections with ethics, economics, and psychology, providing a remarkably unified report on the “state of the art” in the philosophy of biology.

The Globalization of Wheat

The Globalization of Wheat

A Critical History of the Green Revolution

Debunks Myths of the Green Revolution with a Long-Awaited Critique of Wide Adaptation

Blessing the Exoskeleton

Blessing the Exoskeleton

Poems

A Collection of Meditative Poetry Complicated by the Stark Potential Reality of the Future

Endurable Infinity

Endurable Infinity

Poems

Effervescent Surrealist Poems That Imagine and Reimagine What Is Possible

Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich

The Artist Who Would Be King

The Definitive English-Language Biography of a Noteworthy and Controversial Artist Who Packed Several Lives into a Single Lifetime

Making Entomologists

Making Entomologists

How Periodicals Shaped Scientific Communities in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Illuminates the Diverse Communities of Victorian Insect Collectors Who Contributed to the Study of Natural History

Kairotic Inspiration

Kairotic Inspiration

Imagining the Future in the Sixth Extinction

Offering a New, Ecological Theory of Inspiration That Shifts the Concept toward Deep, Transformative Connections

What It Means to Be Literate

What It Means to Be Literate

A Disability Materiality Approach to Literacy after Aphasia

Offers a New Perspective on Developing More Accessible Research and Teaching Practices and Learning Spaces

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