As we move into the second half of October, our tributes to and reflections on the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche continue. This time, Dylan Daniel has penned his reflections on Nietzsche and truth in our contemporary – sometimes called post-truth – era. Dylan is one of our Editorial Board Members in Philosophy, and the authored of the just published book Formal Dialectics, which is available to buy now – use the discount code DIALECTICS20 when buying on our website for 20% off. You can hear more about Dylan’s work on this podcast here. Read on for his thoughts on one of the most important issues of our day… Continue reading
We are delighted to share news that registration is now open for the New Research in Military History Conference at the University of Southampton, which will be taking place on the 16th and 17th of November. We are pleased to be partnering with the British Commission for Military History to support the conference, and delegates will be entitled to exclusive offers on some of our recent titles in the field.
The Bangladeshi daily The Daily Star has published a superb open access review of Md. Munir Hossain Talukder’s book Nature and Life: Essays on Deep Ecology and Applied Ethics. The review is available open access here, and an indicative excerpt is below:
“How is a philosophical worldview of nature and life (in the sense of its totality) possible? The answer to this question can be found in the philosophical approach of Md. Munir Hossain Talukder who invites us to take the universe in its totality as a way of correcting the metaphysics of ‘self’ and its relation with the nature.Of all the far reaching insights, the one most relevant of Professor Talukder’s book is his engagement in exploring the issues of values, virtues and attitude towards life and nature through a common lens of culture in which the “quality of life” is emphasized not only as a logical outcome of “Self-realization” but also as a common denominator of (bio)ethical choice. This way of thinking as such would contribute profoundly to the ongoing dialogue about deep ecology and applied ethics, generated from the renewed interests in transforming the metaphysic of self into a philosophical worldview of life and nature.”
Muhammad A Sayeed, Jahangirnagar University, The Daily Star
The book is out now, and can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars by clicking here.
Santiago Sia was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of Milltown Institute at the National University of Ireland prior to his retirement. Author and editor of several books and articles, and an international lecturer, he was previously Professor of Philosophy and Director of Ethical Studies for several years at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA. His specialised fields are the philosophy of religion, ethics, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, he has been closely associated with the academic and research programmes of various universities and professional institutions in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Santiago is one of Cambridge Scholars’ most prolific and renowned authors, with titles such as Society in its Challenges: Philosophical Considerations of Living in Society (2014), This Deep Pierian Spring: An Account of the Human Quest for Meaning (2016), and most recently The Christian Message as Vision and Mission: Philosophical Considerations of its Significance (2017). His books eschew traditional divides between philosophy, fiction, poetry, and academic writing, and are consistently and positively reviewed in journals around the world.
Santiago reflects on his ongoing experiences of working with Cambridge Scholars:
“Publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing has been, for me, a most positive and highly energising experience. The editorial team and administrative staff have always been thoroughly professional, highly supportive and invariably efficient. One can always rely on their prompt attention to queries and requests. While insisting on the traditional high standards for scholarly publications and on rigorous peer review they have also been encouraging of innovative methods and in the imaginative content of one’s academic output. Scholarship demands selective productivity, but it also expects courage to forge into new territories, to test less familiar fields, and to gather together one’s findings so as to share them with others. In this respect, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, living up to their name as publishers of scholarship, have shown themselves to be reliable guides and intrepid leaders. Not surprisingly, therefore, they have continued to be the publishers of choice for a number of established scholars in various fields throughout the world.”
As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on both the hardback and paperback variants of Santiago’s latest book, The Christian Message as Vision and Mission: Philosophical Considerations of its Significance. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAOCT18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th November 2018.
A former professional swimmer, Anna Gadd Colombi has been teaching and coordinating units of Translation Studies, Italian Studies and Spanish Studies at The University of Western Australia since 2012, and is a NAATI certified translator from English into Italian. She attended Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, and Universidad Complutense de Madrid whilst competing internationally. After her BA and MA studies, from 2011 to 2015 she held a scholarship for doctoral studies at The University of Western Australia, where she completed a thesis in Italian Studies and Translation Studies. In doing so, she attended and presented at translation and language teaching and learning conferences in Australia, Europe and Canada.
In July of this year, she published her maiden monograph with Cambridge Scholars, entitled Translation as Criticism: Elizabeth Jolley’s Mr Scobie’s Riddle. A revised version of her doctoral thesis, the book is an in-depth analysis of the themes, places, characters and voices of the novelist Elizabeth Jolley’s acclaimed Mr Scobie’s Riddle.
Publishing your first book can be a daunting endeavour, and Anna explains her experiences of working with Cambridge Scholars on hers:
“I came across Cambridge Scholars Publishing through a colleague in the School of Italian Studies at The University of Western Australia. My colleague showed me his recently published doctoral thesis, which is a milestone for many young academics. Soon after completing my own PhD in Italian Studies and Translation Studies I received an email from Cambridge Scholars and decided to review my thesis to create a manuscript on translation as criticism, as analysis of an existing work, in particular, on Elizabeth Jolley’s Mr Scobie’s Riddle. I am incredibly happy I went with Cambridge Scholars Publishing as they were very attentive and punctual throughout the publishing process.”
As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Translation as Criticism: Elizabeth Jolley’s Mr Scobie’s Riddle. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAOCT18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th November 2018.
Today marks the 174th birthday of Friedrich Nietzsche. Throughout the month, we have been posting a number of short blog posts from our authors and Editorial Advisory Board members reflecting on Nietzsche’s thinking, and his ongoing relevance to our contemporary lives. Today, on his special day, we are delighted to share an extract from Paul van Tongeren’s recent book on Nietzsche, Friedrich Nietzsche and European Nihilism. A pathbreaking book that caused a stir when presented at the recent Friedrich Nietzsche Society conference at Newcastle University, Paul’s book is set to take its place as the definitive history and analysis of Nietzsche’s understanding of nihilism, and has already been described in a recent review as having “tremendous value for those who want to better understand the thinker and the topic [nihilism].”
To read the extract, what Paul describes as the most crucial pages in the entire book, please click here.
As part of our celebrations of Friedrich Nietzsche’s birthday, we are offering a 50% discount on five of our most important recent titles on the enigmatic thinker, including Paul’s. Please click here to see more.
Dr Maxwell Gordon Lay’s new book with Cambridge Scholars, The Harnessing of Power: How 19th Century Transport Innovators Transformed the Way the World Operates, has been reviewed in the latest issue of the widely read Australian road magazine Highway Engineering Australia:
“The Harnessing of Power: How 19th Century Transport Innovators Transformed the Way the World Operates is definitely recommended reading for industry professionals, or in deed for anyone with an interest in transportation, roads or history. […] The book adopts a broad, global perspective, but initially has a strong British focus as the Revolution was a process predominantly initiated and implemented in Britain. Nevertheless, when it lost momentum, Britain began to lose its leadership. By century’s end France and south-western Germany were the dominant changemakers and the USA was appearing on the horizon […] [the book] maintains his reputation for extremely high quality, well researchedcontent which is both informative and insightful.”
The book is available to purchase directly from Cambridge Scholars by clicking here.