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    American Pulp

    Paula Rabinowitz
    The story of the midcentury golden age of pulp paperbacks and how they brought modernism to Main Street, democratized literature and ideas, spurred social mobility, and helped readers fashion new identities.
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    Why Tolerate Religion?

    Brian Leiter

    Addresses one of the most enduring questions in political philosophy and constitutional theory – why is religion given special treatment in both law and public discourse?

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    How to Write About Contemporary Art

    Gilda Williams

    Guidebook to writing engagingly about contemporary art, covering the key elements of style and content, from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language.

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    Chris Walsh

    Analyses a neglected but pervasive feature of human experience, recounting the great harm that both cowards and the fear of seeming cowardly have done, tracing the idea of cowardice’s power to its evolutionary roots.

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    Jacques Lacan; Jacques-Alain Miller (ed)

    In this book, now available for the first time in English, Jacques Lacan explores the nature of anxiety, suggesting that it is not nostalgia for the object that causes anxiety but rather its imminence.

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    Isaiah Berlin

    John Gray

    In a new introduction, John Gray argues that, in a world in which human freedom has spread more slowly than democracy, Berlin's account of liberty and basic decency is more instructive and useful than ever.

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    The Most Sublime Hysteric

    Slavoj Zizek
    Lacan described Hegel as the “most sublime hysteric” and in this new translation of an early work, Zizek reads Hegel with Lacan, revealing unique insights into the ideas of both philosophers. 
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    Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities

    James Turner
    Philology was for centuries synonymous with humanistic intellectual life encompassing Greek and Roman literature and indeed all other languages, literatures, histories and cultures.
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    Death, Burial, and the Afterlife

    Philip Cottrell and Wolfgang Marx (eds)
    This volume investigates death as an individual, social and metaphorical phenomenon that may be exemplified by themes involving burial rituals, identity and commemoration.
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    Symbolic Misery

    Bernard Stiegler
    This new book by a leading cultural theorist re-examines the relationship between  politics and aesthetics in our contemporary hyperindustrial age.
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    Knowledge for Whom?

    Christian Fleck and Andreas Hess (eds)
    This book analyses what happens when sociology and sociologists engage with or serve various publics. The contributors tackle the question of ‘knowledge for whom?' from different angles.
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    Can Science Fix Climate Change?

    Mike Hulme
    Mike Hulme argues against a 'hubristic' techno-fix for the problem of climate change. Drawing upon a distinguished career studying science, politics and ethics, he argues that the use of  science to 'fix' the climate is undesirable, ungovernable and unattainable.
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    Thinking Big, How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind

    Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar
    In this book the authors ask when and how did the brains of our homonin ancestors become human minds? When and why did our capacity for language or art, music and dance evolve? It is the contention of this pathbreaking and provocative book that it was the need for early humans to live in ever- larger social groups.
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    Are We all Scientific Experts Now?

    Collins, Harry
    In this provocative new book Harry Collins seeks to redeem scientific expertise, and reasserts sceience’s special status. Despite the messy realities of day-to-day scientific endeavour, he emphasises the superior moral qualities of science, dismissing the dubious “default” expertise displayed by many of those outside the scientific community.
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    Dictionary of Untranslatables

    Cassin, B (ed)
    This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy – or any – translation from one language and culture to another. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. 
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    The Silence of Animals

    John Gray
    Why do humans seek meaning to life? How do our imaginations leap into worlds so far beyond our actual reality? In this work, John Gray explores how we decorate our existence with countless fictions, twisting and turning to avoid acknowledging that we too are animal.
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    Revisiting the Jewish Question

    Roudinesco, Elisabeth
    What does it mean to be Jewish? What is an anti-Semite? Why does the enigmatic identity of the men who founded the first monotheistic religion arouse such passions? This thorough and timely re-examination of the Jewish question will be of great interest to students and scholars of modern history and contemporary thought and to a wide readership interested in anti-Semitism and the history of the Jews.
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    Protest Inc

    Dauvergne Peter, Lebaron Genevieve

    Protest Inc. tells a disturbingly different story of global activism. As millions of grassroots activists rally against capitalism, activism more broadly is increasingly mirroring business management and echoing calls for market-based solutions.
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    An Inquiry into Modes of Existence

    Latour, Bruno
    In this new book, Bruno Latour offers answers to questions raised in We Have Never Been Modern, a work that interrogated the connections between nature and culture. If not modern, he asked, what have we been, and what values should we inherit?
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    Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

    Agar, Jon
    Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond provides an overview of the history of science from 1900 to the present day.The author draws on a wave of recent scholarship to offer a readable synthesis that will be ideal for anyone curious about the profound place of science in the modern world.
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