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  • Michael Oakeshott: Notebooks, 1922-86

    Michael Oakeshott

    The sixth volume in the series Michael Oakeshott: Selected Writings. From the 1920s to the 1980s Oakeshott filled dozens of notebooks with his private reflections, both personal and intellectual. Their contents range from aphorisms to miniature essays, forming a unique record of his intellectual trajectory over his entire career.

  • Freedom's Progress?

    A History of Political Thought
    Gerard Casey

    Freedom's Progress is a history of Western political thought, a conceptual map as it were, tracking the fitful journey of one particular concept — liberty — through time. The book covers the full philosophical canon — from Plato to Rawls — but is written from the perspective of the libertarian tradition of Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard.

  • Thomas Reid on Religion

    James J.S. Foster

    This volume — a companion to Thomas Reid: Selected Philosophical Writings (2012) — makes available material from Thomas Reid's autograph manuscripts and student notes of his lectures. It includes an introductory essay by Nicholas Wolterstorff.

  • Get Over Yourself

    Nietzsche for Our Times
    Patrick West

    Get Over Yourself both uses Nietzsche's philosophy to understand our society, and takes our society to explain his philosophy.

  • The Many Faces of Coincidence

    Laurence Browne

    The Many Faces of Coincidence proposes an inclusive categorisation for coincidences of all shapes and sizes. At the same time, some of the implications arising from the various explanations are explored, including the possibility of an underlying unity of mind and matter constituting the ground of being.

  • The Place of Michael Oakeshott in Contemporary Western and Non-Western Thought

    Noël O'Sullivan

    Essays by contributors from Britain, Canada, Hong Kong, India, and the USA provide a comprehensive critical assessment of the principal aspects of Oakeshott's thought that account for his contemporary relevance.

  • A Guide to the Classics

    Or How to Pick the Derby Winner
    Guy Griffith

    A Guide to the Classics is a light-hearted manual on how to pick the Derby winner. This long-awaited edition of Griffith and Oakeshott's classic text includes a new preface and foreword by horse racing journalist and author Sean Magee, and political commentator Peter Oborne.

  • The Chamberlain Legacy

    Charles Nettlefold

    In this book, the author has sought to re-examine the reputations of the Chamberlains by concentrating as much on their personal lives and the motives that drove them as on the mighty political events that dominated their times. His conclusions may surprise the reader.

  • Metapsychology of the Creative Process

    Continuous Novelty as the Ground of Creative Advance
    Jason W. Brown

    This book discusses a process (microgenetic) theory of the mental state of creativity that differs markedly from mainstream (cognitive) psychology, but with the potential to clarify many features of thought and imagery, normal and exceptional. Creativity is not an isolated problem but touches many central issues in philosophical psychology.

  • Art, Morality and Human Nature

    Writings by Richard W. Beardsmore
    John Haldane

    This collection brings together the text of the monograph Art and Morality by the philosopher Richard Beardsmore along with fourteen other essays (both published and previously unpublished) in which he explores further some of the themes of his seminal book.

  • Before Consciousness

    In Search of the Fundamentals of Mind
    Zdravko Radman

    This book aims to integrate the non-conscious as a constitutive dimension of the mind and also to outline how it is indispensable in virtually everything we do.

  • Lord Kames

    Selected Writings
    Andreas Rahmatian

    Library of Scottish Philosophy volume containing selected writings of Henry Home, Lord Kames, judge, jurist and philosopher.

  • Morse Code Wrens of Station X

    Bletchley's Outer Circle
    Anne Glyn-Jones

    Morse Code Wrens of Station X is a very personal memoir of a young woman's experiences of war time service, as well as providing fascinating insights into the daily realities of the battle for military intelligence superiority.

  • Your Brain's Politics

    How the Science of Mind Explains the Political Divide
    George Lakoff

    In this brief introduction, Lakoff and Wehling reveal how cognitive science research has advanced our understanding of political thought and language, forcing us to revise common folk theories about the rational voter.

  • The Singularity

    Could artificial intelligence really out-think us (and would we want it to)?
    Uziel Awret

    Volume combining two special issues of the Journal of Consciousness Studies on the philosophical aspects of a possible artificial intelligence singularity.

  • What is Wrong with Us?

    Essays in Cultural Pathology
    Eric Coombes

    The pieces collected in this volume are not presented as amounting to an overall account or theory of our cultural condition. They are offered merely as examples of serious criticism, of what we need if we are to begin to think more profitably about our condition.

  • Insides and Outsides

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Animate Nature
    Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

    Insides and Outsides brings together diverse aspects of animate nature, showing that scientific understandings of animate nature are — or can be — complementary to philosophical understandings.

  • Ranulph Glanville and How to Live the Cybernetics of Unknowing

    Soren Brier

    A festschrift issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing focusing on the work of Ranulph Glanville, cybernetician, design researcher, theorist, educator and multi-platform artist/designer/performer.

  • The Moral Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe

    Luke Gormally

    In this collection of new essays deriving from a conference held in Oxford aspects of Elizabeth Anscombe's moral philosophy are examined. Anyone interested in Anscombe's work all want to read this volume.

  • The Demarchy Manifesto

    For Better Public Policy
    John Burnheim

    Demarchy exploits the possibilities of modern communications to give new role to public discussion. It takes the initiative in formulating policy on each specific problem out of the hands of political parties and into the hands of those most strongly affected by that particular problem. John Burnheim explains why this needs to be done.

  • Spinoza

    Basic Concepts
    Andre Santos Campos

    Spinoza: Basic Concepts explores key concepts involved in Spinoza's thinking, relating it to his understanding of philosophy, outlining the arguments and explaining the implications of each concept. Together, the chapters cover the full range of Spinoza’s interdisciplinary system of philosophy.

  • Logic, Truth and Meaning

    Writings of G.E.M. Anscombe
    Mary Geach

    This fourth and final volume of writings by Elizabeth Anscombe reprints her Introduction to Wittgenstein's Tractatus, together with a number of later essays on thought and language in which she explores issues of reason, representation, truth and existence.

  • Playing the Long Game

    How to Save the West from Short-Termism
    Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

    This book explains how short-termism is damaging our economy and what we can do about it.

  • Why Rape Culture is a Dangerous Myth

    From Steubenville to Ched Evans
    Luke Gittos

    This book argues that the belief in a 'rape culture' is seriously distorting our discussion of sexual violence.

  • Paradigm Shift

    How expert opinions keep changing on life, the universe, and everything
    Martin Cohen

    This book offers vital clues for understanding not only the way knowledge develops, but also into the dangers of accepting too readily or too uncritically the claims of experts of all kinds — even philosophical ones! The claims are invariably presented as objective fact, yet are rooted in human subjectivity.

  • Social Radicalism and Liberal Education

    Lindsay Paterson

    The book examines why social radicals supported liberal education, why they have moved away from it, and what the implications are for the future of an intellectually stimulating and culturally literate education.

  • In Their Right Minds

    The Lives and Shared Practices of Poetic Geniuses
    Carole Brooks Platt

    Based on nearly twenty years of scientific and literary research, this book enters the atypical minds of poetic geniuses — Blake, Keats, Hugo, Rilke, Yeats, Merrill, Plath and Hughes — by way of the visible signs in their lives, beliefs, and shared practices.

  • Capitalism and Human Values

    Tony Wilkinson

    In this book we construct a foundation for values based on our common humanity and explore personal, social and political values from a fresh perspective.

  • The Decision Trap

    Genetic Education and Its Social Consequences
    Silja Samerski

    The Decision Trap questions a dogma of our time: the assumption that genetic education empowers citizens and increases their autonomy.

  • Thought Thinking

    The Philosophy of Giovanni Gentile
    Bruce Haddock

    This book comprises eleven essays on Gentile's thought. Seven of these are new pieces written especially for Thought Thinking, supplemented by new English translations of four of Gentile's shorter works, selected to offer some direct insight into his ideas and style of writing.

  • Beyond the Subjectivity Trap

    Martin O'Dea

    Beyond the Subjectivity Trap challenges the paradigm of the hard problem of consciousness by contesting the relevance and primacy of human thought.

  • Orwell's Faded Lion

    The Moral Atmosphere of Britain 1945-2015
    Anthony James

    This book confronts the actual direction taken by British society against the background of the high hopes of the generation that survived the war.

  • Church-going, Going, Gone!

    A Movement of the Human Spirit Begins
    Michael Horan

    Church-going, Going, Gone! is concerned less with teaching than with learning. It provides atheists, agnostics and believers-in-exile, as well as those who have given little thought to belief, with a framework for collaborating as learners, working toward equality, peace and reconciliation, and dedicated to unselfish and imaginative social action.

  • Microgenetic Theory and Process Thought

    Jason W. Brown

    The chapters in this volume attempt to establish some foundational principles of a theory of the mind/brain grounded in evolutionary and process theory.

  • Giovanni Gentile and the State of Contemporary Constructivism

    A Study of Actual Idealist Moral Theory
    James Wakefield

    Giovanni Gentile and the State of Contemporary Constructivism represents the first book-length treatment of actual idealist moral theory.

  • A Scientist in Wonderland

    A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble
    Edzard Ernst

    This memoir provides a unique insight into the cutthroat politics of academic life and offers a sobering reflection on the damage already done by pseudoscience in the field of medicine.

  • Educating Character Through Stories

    David Carr

    This book argues that the narratives and stories of great literary works are of neglected significance and value for contemporary understanding of human moral association and character.

  • New Labour's Old Roots

    Revisionist Thinkers in Labour's History
    Patrick Diamond

    Fully updated and revised edition of New Labour's Old Roots.

  • The Legendary Past

    Michael Oakeshott on Imagination and Political Identity
    Natalie Riendeau

    The book explores Oakeshott's thought on the key role human imagination plays in relation to the political.

  • That's Racist!

    How the Regulation of Speech and Thought Divides Us All
    Adrian Hart

    This book suggests that modern day anti-racism can be argued as having taken over from old-fashioned racism as the dominant racialising force in British society.

  • Global Philosophy

    What Philosophy Ought to Be
    Nicholas Maxwell

    This book is about education, learning, rational inquiry, philosophy, science studies, problem solving, academic inquiry, global problems, wisdom and, above all, the urgent need for an academic revolution.

  • Francis Hutcheson

    Selected Philosophical Writings
    John McHugh

    Known today mainly as a teacher of Adam Smith (1723–90) and an influence on David Hume (1711–76), Francis Hutcheson (1694–1746) was a first-rate thinker whose work deserves study on its own merit. Spanning his entire literary career, this collection brings together selections from Hutcheson's greater and lesser known works.

  • Mechanisms in World and Mind

    Perspective Dualism, Systems Theory, Neuroscience, Reductive Physicalism
    Bernd Lindemann

    This book is about philosophical aspects of neuroscience, centred on perspective dualism.

  • Depression, Emotion and the Self

    Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
    Matthew Ratcliffe

    This volume addresses the question of what it is like to be depressed. Despite the vast amount of research that has been conducted into the causes and treatment of depression, the experience of depression remains poorly understood.

  • The Unleashed Scandal

    The End of Control in the Digital Age
    Hanne Detel

    In an age of ubiquitous digital media and permanent mutual observation scandals are omnipresent. This books describes recent case-(hi)stories, discussing public figures such as Tiger Woods and Anthony Weiner, the powerful and the helpless that suddenly find themselves in a worldwide pillory.

  • Being Cultured

    in defence of discrimination
    Angus Kennedy

    In this book Angus Kennedy asks if the explosion of culture, and the breaking down of distinctions between high and low culture, has emancipated us or left us adrift without cultural moorings. Is it true that all cultures are equal? Is cultural diversity a good thing? Is it unacceptably elitist to insist on the highest standards of judgment?

  • The Pauli-Jung Conjecture

    And its impact today
    Harald Atmanspacher

    Related to the key areas of Pauli's and Jung's joint interests, the book covers overlapping issues from the perspectives of physics, philosophy, and psychology. Of primary significance are epistemological questions connected to issues such as realism, measurement, observation, consciousness, and the unconscious.

  • Scottish Philosophy of Rhetoric

    Rosaleen Keefe

    The selected writings chosen for this volume show how Scottish rhetorical textbooks were a practical extension of the philosophy of language developed by 18th century Scottish philosophers.

  • How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World

    The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution
    Nicholas Maxwell

    In this lucid and provocative book, Nicholas Maxwell argues convincingly that we need urgently to bring about a revolution in universities round the world so that their basic aim becomes wisdom, and not just knowledge.

  • History as Thought and Action

    The Philosophies of Croce, Gentile, de Ruggiero and Collingwood
    Rik Peters

    This is the first book-length study of the relationship between Benedetto Croce (1866-1952), Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944), Guido de Ruggiero (1888-1948) and Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943).

  • General Will in Political Philosophy

    Janusz Grygienc

    This book deals with the role and place of the general will in modern and contemporary political thought.

  • Knowing, Doing, and Being

    New Foundations for Consciousness Studies
    Chris Clarke

    Between 1965 and 2002 several key lines of research emerged which, taken together, can potentially revolutionise our understanding of the place of consciousness in the universe. In this book the author explains the close connections between these new ingredients.

  • God versus Particle Physics

    A No-Score Draw
    John Davies

    This book presents the conclusions of a psychologist seeking to make sense of contemporary particle physics as described in a number of popular science texts and media articles, written by physicists, seeking to explain the workings of the sub-atomic world.

  • Global Modernity

    And Other Essays
    Tom Rubens

    This group of essays follows a similar eclectic pattern to that found in Tom Rubens' previous essay-collections published by Imprint Academic. The author's aim is to appeal widely but also succinctly: in a way that will stimulate readers to develop their own thoughts on, and consult more extensive treatments of, the subjects in question.

  • A Philosopher and Appeasement

    R.G. Collingwood and the Second World War
    Peter Johnson

    The two volumes of A Philosopher at War examine the political thought of the philosopher and archaeologist, R G Collingwood, against the background of the First and Second World Wars.

  • Oakeshott on Rome and America

    Gene Callahan

    This book explores how the histories of Rome and America can help us to understand Oakeshott's claims about rational versus traditional politics.

  • In the Name of the People

    Pseudo-Democracy and the Spoiling of our World
    Ivo Mosley

    Are our 'democracies' truly democratic? In the Name of the People examines the myth of modern democracy and finds it wanting.

  • Amputated Souls

    The Psychiatric Assault on Liberty 1935-2011
    Anthony James

    Amputated Souls explores the subject of the assault upon human rights and human freedom by psychiatrists and the clinical methods they use. The book traces the history of lobotomy and ECT from their invention in southern Europe in the 1930s, under fascist and authoritarian regimes, to the present day.

  • Civil Society, Capitalism and the State

    Part Two of the Liberal Socialism of T.H. Green
    Colin Tyler

    This book presents a critical reconstruction of the social and political facets of Thomas Hill Green's liberal socialism. It builds on Colin Tyler's The Metaphysics of Self-realisation and Freedom (2010), although it can also be read as a freestanding work.

  • Tell My Mother I'm Not Dead

    A Case Study in Mediumship Research
    Trevor Hamilton

    This book divides into two parts. The first is a personal narrative of the impact of the death of the author's son Ralph on him and his family. The second is an attempt to evaluate that evidence objectively (based on an extensive survey of current and past scientific research in the UK and the USA).