New Publication: 'Issues in Political Theory' (Fourth Edition), Co-edited by Patrick Tomlin with Catriona McKinnon and Robert Jubb (Oxford University Press 2019)
With a focus on real-world problems and debates, Issues in Political Theory is a clear and engaging introduction to political theory and how it is applied to address a range of global challenges. Expert contributors ably introduce students to important concepts, key thinkers, and major texts in political theory, while extended case studies at the end of each chapter show how to apply theoretical ideas to real contemporary issues and debates. The text is supported by online resources (which include additional case studies intended to give students confidence in using theory to shed light on key issues) and a range of additional teaching and learning resources.
Launch of a New Book Series 'The Edinburgh Critical Guides to Nietzsche', co-edited by Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson
The important new series of Critical Guides, published by Edinburgh University Press and co-edited by Professor Ansell-Pearson (with Daniel Conway, Professor of Philosophy at Texas A+M) has now been launched. The series aims to enrich and enhance the reading and understanding of Nietzsche's writings for the benefit of students, teachers and scholars alike. Every volume will explore each text individually, and will incorporate new research and the latest scholarship to explain the seminal importance of Nietzsche's writing and to illuminate the significance of his body of work for contemporary thought.
The first volume in the series, entitled 'Nietzsche's Unfashionable Observations' by Jeffrey Church has just been published.
Keith Ansell-Pearson has been awarded the prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles Award (OAT) 2018 by CHOICE, for his publication, Bergson: Thinking Beyond the Human Condition, published by Bloomsbury Academic (2018).
Described by the judges of the Award as 'essential reading', this accolade recognises Professor Ansell-Pearson's outstanding scholarship and his facility to appeal to the general reader. The judges considered this volume to be the best introduction to Henri Bergson (1859-1941) now on the market.
The CHOICE Review observed that 'Ansell-Pearson touches on most of Bergson's major works and clearly articulates the most crucial Bergsonian concepts. Interest in Bergson is suddenly on the rise, and this volume, which is both spirited and rigorous, will more than meet the needs of newcomers to Bergson's corpus. But the book is much more than an introduction. It will offer clarity and support to those already immersed in Bergsonian philosophy. In sum, this book demonstrates that Bergson readily addresses 21st-century questions about the human condition'.
New Publication: 'Perceptual Ephemera', edited by Thomas Crowther (Warwick) and Clare Mac Cumhaill (Durham)
'Perceptual Ephemera' published by Oxford University Press (June 2018) is the first collective philosophical study of the perception of non-substantial objects, such as shadows, rainbows and reflections. It sets out to explore these unusual, marginal and neglected aspects of the perceived world in fifteen new essays. As well as research on the 'visibillia' already mentioned, the volume includes essays on sounds, smells, transparency, absences, camoufage, solidity and ambient vision.
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society/Oxford Academic: 'Moral Value and Objectivity - A Virtual Issue' edited by Guy Longworth
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society and Oxford Academic have launched 'Moral Value and Objectivity - A Virtual Issue', edited by Guy Longworth. The papers in this collection have been chosen from previous volumes of Proceedings as potentially illuminating the nature of moral values and directives. More specifically, each of the papers engages with questions about the extent to which our moral attitudes purport to reflect objective features of the world we share.
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