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Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures
Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures

This work deals with the medical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan medicine, the book includes essays on comparing Chinese and western medicine and religion and medicine. Each essay...

Three Worlds of Collective Human Experience: Individual Life, Social Change, and Human Evolution
Three Worlds of Collective Human Experience: Individual Life, Social Change, and Human Evolution
This book explores three worlds shared by the humans in their collective experiences. It identifies and explores the world of commonsense, the world of religion, and the world of science as three essential dimensions of human experience. The book helps understand that humans can gain comfort and pleasure in commonsense, achieve meaning and...
John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus
John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus
‘… The book is written in a very accessible and often … punchy way … In its overall thesis that liberalism requires a moral/religious underpinning, the book is very interesting and stimulating.’ Roger Woolhouse, University of York

'… engaging and thought-provoking … To the scholar of Locke,
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The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum
The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum
The Malleus Maleficarum, first published in 1486-7, is the standard medieval text on witchcraft and it remained in print throughout the early modern period. Its descriptions of the evil acts of witches and the ways to exterminate them continue to contribute to our knowledge of early modern law, religion and society. Mackay's highly acclaimed...
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...
The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s
The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s

Chronicling the emergence of an international society in the 1920s, Daniel Gorman describes how the shock of the First World War gave rise to a broad array of overlapping initiatives in international cooperation. Though national rivalries continued to plague world politics, ordinary citizens and state officials found common causes in...

Me (The Art of Living)
Me (The Art of Living)

'Who am I?' In a world where randomness and chance make life transient and unpredictable, religion, psychology and philosophy have all tried, in their different ways, to answer this question and to give meaning and coherence to the human person. How we should construct a meaningful 'me' - and to make sense of one's life -...

From a Philosophical Point of View: Selected Studies
From a Philosophical Point of View: Selected Studies
One of the most important philosophers of recent times, Morton White has spent a career building bridges among the increasingly fragmented worlds of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. From a Philosophical Point of View is a selection of White's best essays, written over a period of more than sixty years. Together these...
Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate
Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate

Politics in America are polarized and trivialized, perhaps as never before. In Congress, the media, and academic debate, opponents from right and left, the Red and the Blue, struggle against one another as if politics were contact sports played to the shouts of cheerleaders. The result, Ronald Dworkin writes, is a deeply depressing political...

Metaphors For God's Time in Science and Religion
Metaphors For God's Time in Science and Religion
Metaphors for God's Time in Science and Religion examines the exploratory work of metaphors for time in astrophysical cosmology, chaos theory, evolutionary biology and neuroscience. Stephen Happel claims that the Christian God is intimately involved at every level of physical and biological science. He compares how scientists and...
The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction (Routledge Literature Companions)
The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction (Routledge Literature Companions)

The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘contemporary’? How...

War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
The resurgence of violent terrorist organizations claiming to act in the name of God has rekindled dramatic public debate about the connection between violence and religion and its history.
 
Offering a panoramic view of the tangled history of war and religion throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, War and
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