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Gestures

The Study of Religion as Practice

contributions by Michiel Leezenberg; Catrien Notermans; Martin M. van Bruinessen; Christoph Baumgartner; John R. Bowen; Rokus de Groot; Sanne Derks; Willy Jansen; Anne-Marie Korte; Yolande Jansen; Webb Keane; Michael Lambek; Bruno Latour; Annelies Moors; S. Brent Plate; Mariwan Kanie; Samuli Schielke; Regina M. Schwartz; Yvonne Sherwood; Thomas Tweed; Sander van Maas; Wendy Doniger; Martijn de Koning; Judith Butler; Rajeev Bhargava; Umut Azak & Ali Hassan Zaidi
edition: Hardcover
tagged: anthropology, religious, sociology of religion

This concluding volume of the Future of the Religious Past series approaches contemporary religion through the lens of practice: the rituals, performances, devotions, and everyday acts through which humans do religion. In spite of predictions about the inevitability of secularism, religion in the twenty-first century remains stubbornly resilient, …

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Cultures of Resistance in the Hellenistic East

edited by Paul J. Kosmin & Ian S. Moyer
edition: Hardcover
tagged: ancient & classical

This collaborative volume examines revolts and resistance to the successor states, formed after Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire, as a transregional phenomenon. The editors have assembled an array of specialists in the study of the various regions and cultures of the Hellenistic world - Judea, Egypt, Babylonia, Central Asia, and …

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The Semantics of Knowledge Attributions

by Michael Blome-Tillmann
edition: Hardcover
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In this book, Michael Blome-Tillmann offers a critical overview of the current debate on the semantics of knowledge attributions. The book is divided into five parts. Part 1 introduces the reader to the literature on 'knowledge' attributions by outlining the historical roots of the debate and providing an in-depth discussion of epistemic contextual …

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The Logic of Love in the Canterbury Tales

by Manish Sharma
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: medieval

The Logic of Love in The Canterbury Tales argues that Geoffrey Chaucer’s magnum opus draws inventively on the resources of late medieval logic to conceive of love as an "insoluble." Philosophers of the fourteenth century expended great effort to solve insolubilia, like the notorious Liar paradox, in order to decide upon their truth or falsity. Fo …

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Taoism, Teaching, and Learning

A Nature-Based Approach to Education

by John P. Miller, with Xiang Li & Tian Ruan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: philosophy & social aspects, religious

The ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism contains profound wisdom about the cosmos, nature, human life, and education. Taoism seeks to be in harmony with nature, and using it as a guide can help us live in a way that is healing to both ourselves and the planet.

 

Taoism, Teaching, and Learning identifies key aspects of Taoist thought and highlights h …

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Kant and the Naturalistic Turn of 18th Century Philosophy

by Catherine Wilson
edition: Hardcover
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Kant's philosophy is usually treated according to 'internalist' textual methodology rather than contextually according to 'externalist' methodology. Kant and the Naturalistic Turn of 18th Century Philosophy presents transcendental idealism, the metaphysics of morals, and other Kantian innovations in philosophy as a reaction to 18th century developm …

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On Decline

Stagnation, Nostalgia, and Why Every Year is the Worst One Ever

by Andrew Potter, read by Tom Lute
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
tagged: essays, disasters & disaster relief, ethics & moral philosophy

 

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On Believing

Being Right in a World of Possibilities

by David Hunter
edition: Hardcover
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Developing original accounts of the many aspects of belief, On Believing puts the believer at the heart of the story. Hunter argues that to believe something is to be in position to do, think, and feel things in light of a possibility whose obtaining would make one right. The logical aspect is that being right depends only on whether that possibili …

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