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Becoming Immortal: Combining Cloning and Stem-Cell Therapy
Becoming Immortal: Combining Cloning and Stem-Cell Therapy
Expecting to relax during a routine flight home, I casually glanced through the contents of the airline’s magazine and practically suffered a heart attack. The first feature article was entitled, “How to Live Forever”! Believing for a moment that Becoming Immortal had been scooped, I tore through the magazine...
Transforming Emotions With Chinese Medicine: An Ethnographic Account from Contemporary China (Suny Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)
Transforming Emotions With Chinese Medicine: An Ethnographic Account from Contemporary China (Suny Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Explores how Chinese medicine deals with emotional disorders.

This book has benefited from the generous assistance and support of many individuals and institutions. The study leading to this book began at the University of Hawaii at Manoa when I was a graduate student. I have had wonderful teachers: Roger Ames, Jack Bilmes, Fred...

What If Medicine Disappeared?
What If Medicine Disappeared?

I was trying to imagine what the world would look like without Western medicine. Gone would be primary care physicians, surgeons, psychiatry—all the various medical specialties. There would be no treatment for trauma, nor fractures. Sufferers from the common cold would need to recover without their physician’s help. There would be...

Race, Class, and the Death Penalty: Capital Punishment in American History
Race, Class, and the Death Penalty: Capital Punishment in American History

No scholarly effort is ever conducted without heavy indebtedness to others. This is particularly true of efforts that rest as heavily as this one does upon data collection efforts carried out by others. Our largest debt is, of course, to M. Watt Espy. Without his continuing effort, this study would have been impossible. We are profoundly...

Physics and Whitehead: Quantum, Process, and Experience (Suny Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought)
Physics and Whitehead: Quantum, Process, and Experience (Suny Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought)

The Center for Process Studies in Claremont, California held a conference on Physics and Time in August 1984 with David Bohm, Ilya Prigogine, Henry Stapp, and other leading scientists and philosophers. During that conference, a spontaneous conjunction of energies emerged from a conversation between two participants who also appear in these...

The End of Comparative Philosophy and the Task of Comparative Thinking: Heidegger, Derrida, and Daoism
The End of Comparative Philosophy and the Task of Comparative Thinking: Heidegger, Derrida, and Daoism

Monotonization of the world. Strong spiritual impression of all travels of the last years, despite the individual happiness: a pale drab of monotonization of the world. Everything is becoming similar in its outward appearances, leveling out in a uniform cultural scheme. The individual customs of peoples are wearing off , the way of dress is...

Heidegger's Neglect of the Body (S U N Y Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)
Heidegger's Neglect of the Body (S U N Y Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

It has been over fi fty years since French philosophers began criticizing the “starting-point” (Ausgang) of Being and Time (1927)—specifi cally Heidegger’s account of everyday practices, practices that initially give us “access” (Zugang) to the question of the meaning of being. Alphonse de Waelhens, for...

Dreaming Blackness: Black Nationalism and African American Public Opinion
Dreaming Blackness: Black Nationalism and African American Public Opinion

Black Nationalism is one of the oldest and most enduring ideological constructs developed by African Americans to make sense of their social and political worlds. In Dreaming Blackness, Melanye T. Price explores the current understandings of Black Nationalism among African Americans, providing a balanced and critical view of...

The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism
The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism

In this unique collection of essays, some of todayÂ’s smartest Jewish thinkers explore a broad range of fundamental questions in an effort to balance ancient tradition and modern sexuality.

In the last few decades a number of factors—post-modernism, feminism, queer liberation, and more—have brought discussion of...

Fairy Tales: A New History (Excelsior Editions)
Fairy Tales: A New History (Excelsior Editions)
Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.

Where did Cinderella come from? Puss in Boots? Rapunzel? The origins of fairy tales are looked at in a new way in these highly engaging pages. Conventional wisdom holds that fairy tales originated in the oral
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Film Production Theory (The Suny Series, Cultural Studies in Cinema/Video)
Film Production Theory (The Suny Series, Cultural Studies in Cinema/Video)
To all appearances, the business of cinema goes on as usual. Yes, movies are being made. The production lines in the studios keep churning out their images. The digital effects specialists stay up late at night to meet endless deadlines. Films open in Berlin or Cannes. Critics write their reviews. People talk about the latest releases at work or...
Dreaming About the Divine (S U N Y Series in Dream Studies)
Dreaming About the Divine (S U N Y Series in Dream Studies)
Explores the role of dreams in spiritual work.

In Dreaming about the Divine, Bonnelle Lewis Strickling argues that people dream about the divine in forms that fit their current emotional and spiritual condition. Using Jungian psychology and the philosophy of Karl Jaspers, Strickling contends that dreams
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