Value Inquiry Book Series

Executive Editor: Leonidas Donskis

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Edited by Hanna Meretoja, Saija Isomaa, Pirjo Lyytikäinen, and Kristina Malmio

While scholars frequently discuss different types of value separately, this book approaches values of literature in the plural. It shows how and why the ethical, aesthetic, cognitive, affective, social, historical, and existential values of literature should be explored in connection with each...
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278
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9789042039230

Edited by Alexander N. Chumakov, Ivan I. Mazour and William C. Gay. With a Foreword by Mikhail Gorbachev

This book provides brief expositions of the central concepts in the field of Global Studies. Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev says, “The book is intelligent, rich in content and, I believe, necessary in our complex, turbulent, and fragile world.” 300 authors from...
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276
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Paperback
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9789042038554
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January 2014

Edited by Alexander N. Chumakov, Ivan I. Mazour and William C. Gay. With a Foreword by Mikhail Gorbachev

This book provides brief expositions of the central concepts in the field of Global Studies. Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev says, “The book is intelligent, rich in content and, I believe, necessary in our complex, turbulent, and fragile world.” 300 authors from...
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276
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Hardback
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9789042038547
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January 2014

Edited by Wojciech Małecki

This is the first collection in English devoted exclusively to pragmatist aesthetics. Its main aim is to employ the resources of that rich and exciting tradition in studying artistic phenomena such as film, sculpture, bio-art, poetry, the novel, cuisine, and various body arts. But it also...
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275
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9789042038363
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January 2014

Edited by Elena Namli, Jayne Svenungsson and Alana M. Vincent

In response to the grim realities of the present world Jewish thought has not tended to retreat into eschatological fantasy, but rather to project utopian visions precisely on to the present moment, envisioning redemptions that are concrete, immanent, and necessarily political in nature. In...
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274
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9789042038332
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January 2014

Hugh P. McDonald

Environmental Philosophy: A Revaluation of Cosmopolitan Ethics from an Ecocentric Standpoint calls for a new approach to ethics. Starting from the necessity for all life of air, water, and food, the book revalues the relation of ethics and environmentalism. Using insights of the environmental...
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273
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Hardback
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9789042038318
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January 2014

Bartholomew Ryan

This book argues that a radical political gesture can be found in Søren Kierkegaard’s writings. The chapters navigate an interdisciplinary landscape by placing Kierkegaard’s passionate thought in conversation with the writings of Georg Lukács, Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin...
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269
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Paperback
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9789042038134
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January 2014

Edited by Jakob Lothe and Jeremy Hawthorn

While Plato recommended expelling poets from the ideal society, W. H. Auden famously declared that poetry makes nothing happen. The 19 contributions to the present book avoid such polarized views and, responding in different ways to the “ethical turn” in narrative theory, explore the...
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267
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9789042037281
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January 2013

Giorgio A. Pinton

In September of 1701, events transpired in Naples that, through frequent retellings, became popularly known as “the conspiracy of the Prince of Macchia.” Rapidly gaining fame, this apparently anonymous narrative was soon incorporated by different historians in their history of the...
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260
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9789042036437
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January 2013

Raymond Angelo Belliotti

This book is an interdisciplinary work that weaves literary interpretation, legal theory, and philosophical doctrine about sex and love into a coherent mosaic in the context of two of Shakespeare’s plays: The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure. In the process, the work advances...
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256
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Hardback
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9789042035973
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January 2012

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Series edited by J. Everet Green, Rockland Community College

African American Philosophy solicits manuscripts in all areas of philosophy within the African-American Experience and on emerging paradigms within the broader tradition of Africana Philosophy. These may be monographs or collective volumes. Monographs on past masters, pioneers and current...
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Series edited by Emil Visnovský, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Central European Value Studies is a pluralistic project that makes available to the English-speaking world books in all areas of value inquiry that originate in Central Europe or that deal with its major philosophical traditions. Central European Value Studies is a special series in the Value...
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Edited by Francesc Forn i Argimon

Cognitive Science provides an original corpus of scholarly work that makes explicit the import of cognitive-science research for philosophical analysis. Topics include the nature, structure, and justification of knowledge, cognitive architectures and development, brain-mind theories, and...
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Series edited by Willam C. Gay, University of North Carolina

Contemporary Russian Philosophy explores a variety of perspectives in and on philosophy as it is currently being practiced in Russia. Co-sponsored by the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and by the Russian Philosophical Society, this...
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Series edited by Roland Faber, Claremont School of Theology, and Brian G. Henning, Gonzaga University

Contemporary Whitehead Studies solicits manuscripts from scholars with contemporary and innovative approaches to Whitehead studies, that is, Whitehead’s philosophy and Whitehead's text (as a whole). Contemporary Whitehead Studies is a special series in the Value Inquiry Book Series.
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Series edited by George David Miller, Lewis University

Daisaku Ikeda Studies investigates the full range of philosophical thought of Daisaku Ikeda, philosopher, poet, photographer, peace advocate, and founder of educational and cultural centers around the world. Daisaku Ikeda Studies is a special series in the Value Inquiry Book Series.
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Series edited by Olli Loukola, University of Helsinki

Ethical Theory and Practice is dedicated to those works, which attempt to develop contemporary ethical thought through crossing the gap between ethical theory and practice. Thus it welcomes all critical and/or interdisciplinary works uniting the empirical, conceptual and normative endeavours of...
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Series edited by Peter A. Redpath, St. John's University

Gilson Studies revisits Étienne Gilson’s prodigious scholarship to help keep it alive for future generations, familiarize readers with Gilsonian humanism, and foster among contemporary and future intellectuals a greater appreciation of the philosophical and Thomistic realism that was...
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Series edited by C. Stephen Byrum and Rem B. Edwards

Hartman Institute Axiology Studies is a scholarly project of the R.S. Hartman Institute, which is devoted to the study, development, and application of the formal axiology initiated by Robert S. Hartman. Hartman Institute Axiology Studies is a special series in the Value Inquiry Book Series.&...
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Series edited by Richard T. Hull, Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Buffalo

Histories and Addresses of Philosophical Societies preserves the presidential and other major addresses of philosophical societies. The intellectual and biographical contexts of the documents are provided so that the volumes contribute to the vitality and continuity of thought as well as to its...
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