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Legislature by Lot: Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance (Real Utopias Project)
Legislature by Lot: Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance (Real Utopias Project)
Democracy means rule by the people, but in practice even the most robust democracies delegate most rule making to a political class

The gap between the public and its representatives might seem unbridgeable in the modern world, but Legislature by Lot examines an inspiring solution: a legislature chosen through...

Hearing Voices: The Histories, Causes and Meanings of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations
Hearing Voices: The Histories, Causes and Meanings of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations
The meanings and causes of hearing voices that others cannot hear (auditory verbal hallucinations, in psychiatric parlance) have been debated for thousands of years. Voice-hearing has been both revered and condemned, understood as a symptom of disease as well as a source of otherworldly communication. Those hearing voices have been viewed as...
Conscious Experience: A Logical Inquiry
Conscious Experience: A Logical Inquiry

A distinguished philosopher offers a novel account of experience and reason, and develops our understanding of conscious experience and its relationship to thought: a new reformed empiricism.

The role of experience in cognition is a central and ancient philosophical concern. How, theorists ask, can our private...

Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature
Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature
This book explores the miscommunications of the prophet Cassandra - cursed to prophesy the truth but never to be understood until too late - in Greek and Latin poetry. Using insights from the field of translation studies, the book focuses on the dialogic interactions that take place between the articulation and the realization of Cassandra's...
Explanation and Proof in Mathematics: Philosophical and Educational Perspectives
Explanation and Proof in Mathematics: Philosophical and Educational Perspectives

In the four decades since Imre Lakatos declared mathematics a "quasi-empirical science," increasing attention has been paid to the process of proof and argumentation in the field -- a development paralleled by the rise of computer technology and the mounting interest in the logical underpinnings of mathematics.  Explanantion...

Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition
Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition
Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and...
Basic English Grammar: For English Language Learners: Book 1
Basic English Grammar: For English Language Learners: Book 1
Grammar is a very old field of study. Did you know that the sentence was first divided into subject and verb by Plato, the famed philosopher from ancient Greece? That was about 2,400 years ago! Ever since then, students all over the world have found it worthwhile to study the structure of words and sentences. Why? Because...
Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart: The Taoist Path through Stress and Spirituality
Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart: The Taoist Path through Stress and Spirituality
"Reading Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart is like eavesdropping on a conversation between Lao Tzu and Joseph Campbell—a pure pleasure to read!"
—Deepak Chopra, M.D., coauthor of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and author of The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

"Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart is an enchanting piece...

Ethics in the Gospel of John (Biblical Interpretation Series)
Ethics in the Gospel of John (Biblical Interpretation Series)
"In Ethics in the Gospel of John Sookgoo Shin seeks to challenge the dominant scholarly view of John's ethics as an ineffective and unhelpful companion for moral formation. In order to demonstrate the relevance of John's ethics, Shin argues that the development of discipleship in John's Gospel should be understood as moral...
A Walk through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends
A Walk through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends
What star is that? Where is the Southern Cross? Who was Orion? Answering these questions and many more, this book will become an essential traveling companion for amateur astronomers heading abroad. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find the constellations in the southern hemisphere skies, and the stars within them. Clear instructions...
Empire: A New History of the World
Empire: A New History of the World

A dazzling new history of the world told through the ten major empires of human civilization.

Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire,...

The Making of History's Greatest Star Map (Astronomers' Universe)
The Making of History's Greatest Star Map (Astronomers' Universe)

From prehistoric times, mankind has looked up at the night sky, and puzzled at the changing positions of the stars. How far away they are is a question that has confounded scientists for centuries. Over the last few hundred years, many scientific careers – and considerable resources – have been devoted to measuring their positions...

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