Philosophy

Emperor Whisperers: A Comparative History of Ancient Chinese and Western Philosophy

Author: 

Roman, David

Credentials: 

David Roman was born in Madrid in 1973. After a long career as a foreign correspondent with the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region, he started work on Emperor Whisperers, his first non-fiction book. He is married with two children and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Emperor Whisperers charts a comparative history of the two largest strains of ancient philosophy, from the first millennium BC to around AD 500. The book examines how philosophy arose from atheism in both China and Greece but entered a cul de sac when atheism spread from the elites to the middle classes. China’s philosophy evolved to oppose law with morals, which created a mandarin class of “emperor whisperers,” while Western philosophy was complicated by competing political systems that were only harmonized by the triumph of the Roman Empire.

Market: 
Religion, History, Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Classics, Ancient History, Social Science, Asian Studies, Critical Studies, Chinese History, China, Greece
Release Date: 
February 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537321 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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6x9
Pages: 
210
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Finding Arcadia: Wisdom, Truth, and Love in the Classics

Author: 

Krause, Paul

Credentials: 

Paul Krause is the editor-in-chief of VoegelinView. He was educated at Baldwin Wallace University, Yale Divinity School, and the University of Buckingham, where he studied with Sir Roger Scruton. His writings on the arts, classics, literature, politics, philosophy, and religion have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and journals. He is the author of The Odyssey of Love and contributed to The College Lecture Today and Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters.

“Paul Krause has written a beautiful and accessible commentary on the Greeks, Romans, and Saint Augustine, illuminating the wisdom of the ancients for a contemporary audience. Rather than engaging in an anachronistic reading of these works, Krause uncover the enduring truths that these authors offer us today.”
– Lee Trepanier, Samford University

Market: 
Literature, Classics, Philosophy, Education, Social Science, Critical Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537147 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Inventing the Philosopher: An Essay on the Dialogues of Plato

Author: 

Dixsaut, Monique

Credentials: 

Monique Dixsaut is Professeur Honoraire at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. A
Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, she is the author of several books on Plato and Nietzsche, including Plato-Nietzsche, Philosophy the Other Way (Academica, 2018), and new commentaries on Plato’s Statesman and Sophist, as well as numerous articles in academic journals and the leading French newspaper Le Monde.

Translator: Kenneth Quandt holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has written commentaries on the Greek text of Plato’s Republic, Phaedrus, Laches, and the Gorgias. He translates books by such European thinkers as Monique Dixsaut, Giuseppe Fornari, and Reinhold Knoll.

Market: 
Philosophy, Political Science, History, Ancient History, Greece, Greek Philosophy, Plato, European Studies
Release Date: 
December 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538229 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
362
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Cicero, Politics, and the 21st Century

Author: 

Nelson, Scott, Ph.D. & Matthew Edwards

Credentials: 

Scott B. Nelson is Research and Strategy Advisor at the Austrian Economics Center and the Hayek Institute, in Vienna, Austria. He is the author of Tragedy and History: The German Influence on Raymond Aron’s Political Thought. Nelson holds a B.A. in Greek and Roman Studies from the University of Calgary, an M.A. in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and a doctorate from the University of Vienna.

Matthew Edwards is an analyst and consultant, based in Vienna, who focuses on security affairs, political risk, and international development. Prior to the private sector, he previously worked in the UK Civil Service, including for the UK Ministry of Defence. He has authored numerous articles, reports, and papers for government, business, and public audiences, including on themes such as resource politics, counterterrorism, and state and policy development, and has presented at conferences, workshops, and seminars. In addition to his M.A. in War Studies from King’s College, London, he has a B.A.(Hons.) in History from the University of York and is currently undertaking an MLitt in Viking Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Cicero, Politics, and the 21st Century addresses the West’s current crisis of confidence. Reflecting on how the famed Roman philosopher-statesmen Marcus Tullius Cicero thought and acted in a time of great turbulence in the ancient world, this book offers lessons to 21st century students of politics and statesmen alike.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Ancient History, Cicero, Roman Republic, Intellectual History
Release Date: 
August 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538762 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Carl vs. Karl: Jung and Marx, Two Icons for our Age

Author: 

Driscoll, James P., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

A scholar of Renaissance drama and Jungian psychology, James P. Driscoll, Ph.D., explores psychological approaches to the arts, religion, and public philosophy. He has written seven previous books: Identity in Shakespearean Drama, The Unfolding God of Jung and Milton, Shakespeare and Jung: The God in Time, Shakespeare’s Identities, How AIDS Activists Challenged America, Jung’s Cartography of the Psyche, and The Devil and Dr. Fauci. Driscoll has long applied his academic skills and original thinking to the LGBT, HIV, and patient rights causes. During the 1990s, he led the AIDS activist movement for FDA reform. Since then, he has distinguished himself with trenchant criticisms of oppressive bureaucracies and his work implementing critical reforms.

By drawing on the opposing ideas of Carl Jung and Karl Marx, James Driscoll’s develops fresh perspectives on urgent contemporary problems. Jung and Marx as thinkers, Driscoll contends, carry the projections of archetypal complexes that go back to the hostile Old Testament brothers Cain and Abel, whose enduring tensions shape our postmodern era.

Market: 
Political Science, Philosophy, Social Science, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Carl Jung, Karl Marx
Release Date: 
August 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536966 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
248
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Communist Temptation: Rolland, Gide, Malraux, and Their Times

Author: 

Conner, Tom, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Tom Conner is Professor of Modern Language and Literatures at St. Norbert College, in De Pere, Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. at Yale University and also studied at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, and at the Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He has taught French at St. Norbert College for the past 5 years, as well as at Miami University of Ohio, Yale, Nihon University in Japan, the University of the Philippines-Diliman, and at the Johns Hopkins University Center for International studies at Nanjing University, in China. He has published five previous books, including The Dreyfus Affair and the Emergence of the French Intellectual, 1898-1914. He and his wife Ikuko live in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Tokyo.

The Communist Temptation: Rolland, Gide, Malraux, and Their Times traces the evolution of the committed left-wing public intellectual in the interwar period, specifically in the 1930s, and focuses on leading left-wing intellectuals, such as Romain Rolland, André Gide, and André Malraux, and their relationships with communism and the broader anti-fascist movement.

Market: 
History, Philosophy, Social Science, Sociology, France, European History, Intellectual History, Public Intellectuals, Twentieth-Century Europe, Communism, Anti-Fascism, Romain Rolland, André Gide, André Malraux
Release Date: 
July 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536881 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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French Intellectuals at a Crossroads, 1918-1939

Author: 

Conner, Tom, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Tom Conner is Professor of Modern Language and Literatures at St. Norbert College, in De Pere, Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. at Yale University and also studied at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, and at the Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He has taught French at St. Norbert College for the past 5 years, as well as at Miami University of Ohio, Yale, Nihon University in Japan, the University of the Philippines-Diliman, and at the Johns Hopkins University Center for International studies at Nanjing University, in China. He has published five previous books, including The Dreyfus Affair and the Emergence of the French Intellectual, 1898-1914. He and his wife Ikuko live in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Tokyo.

French Intellectuals at a Crossroads examines a broad array of interrelated subjects: the effect of World War I on France’s intellectual community, the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the rise of international communism, calls for pacifism, the creation of an “Intellectuals’ International of the Mind,” the debate over the myth of the disengaged intellectual, the apolitical group of “intellectuels non-conformistes,” and, finally, the challenges of surrealism.

Market: 
History, Philosophy, Social Science, Sociology, France, European History, Intellectual History, Public Intellectuals, Twentieth-Century Europe, World War I, World War II, Communism, Surrealism
Release Date: 
July 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536867 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
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The Emergence of the French Public Intellectual

Author: 

Conner, Tom, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Tom Conner is Professor of Modern Language and Literatures at St. Norbert College, in De Pere, Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. at Yale University and also studied at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, and at the Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He has taught French at St. Norbert College for the past 5 years, as well as at Miami University of Ohio, Yale, Nihon University in Japan, the University of the Philippines-Diliman, and at the Johns Hopkins University Center for International studies at Nanjing University, in China. He has published five previous books, including The Dreyfus Affair and the Emergence of the French Intellectual, 1898-1914. He and his wife Ikuko live in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Tokyo.

The Emergence of the French Public Intellectual provides a working definition of “public intellectuals” in order to clarify who they are and what they do. It then follows their varied itineraries from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to the nineteenth century. Public intellectuals became a fixture in French society during the Dreyfus Affair but have a long history in France, as the contributions of Christine de Pizan, Voltaire, and Victor Hugo, among many others, illustrate.

Market: 
History, Philosophy, Social Science, Sociology, France, European History, Intellectual History, Public Intellectuals, Zola, Dreyfus Affair
Release Date: 
July 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536843 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
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The Prague Circle: Franz Kafka, Egon Erwin Kisch, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Their Legacies

Author: 

Shearier, Stephen, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Stephen Shearier holds a Ph.D., cum laude, in German Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin, New York University, Rutgers University, CUNY, and the New School. Among his publications are articles on Naturlyrik in East and West Germany, Reinhard Sorge, and Franz Kafka, along with biographies of expressionist writers and a book-length study of expressionist theater in Berlin. Dr. Shearier is now retired and lives in New York City, where he is working on his next volume of poetry.

A group of mostly Jewish German-speaking writers, the Prague Circle included some of the most significant figures in modern Western literature. Its core members, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Egon Erwin Kisch, are renowned for their seminal dramas, lyric poetry, novels, short stories, and essays on aesthetics. The writers of the Prague Circle were bound together not by a common perspective or a particular ideology, but by shared experiences and interests.

Market: 
Literature, History, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Jewish History, Modernism, Expressionism, Prague Circle, German Literature, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, Egon Erwin Kisch
Release Date: 
February 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537765 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Face: A Cultural Geography

Author: 

Roth, Marty

Credentials: 

Marty Roth is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Minnesota.

The face circulates through most things of this world: anything that has presence, that presents itself, that has a front, a surface, an appearance, an aspect, a reputation, or honor – anything that confronts, opposes, or defies – has a face. And the face is a front: from the back it is just a head, a radically different entity. In this exciting new book, distinguished philosopher Marty Roth pursues considerations of the human face in art, literature, philosophy, and other manifestations of human culture.

Market: 
Philosophy, Art, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Literature, History, Human Physiology
Release Date: 
December 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537505 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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