Book Announcement: Quakerism, Its Legacy, and Its Relevance for Gandhian Research

Quakerism, Its Legacy, and Its Relevance for Gandhian Research now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500105
Hardback, pp332, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Quakerism, Its Legacy, and Its Relevance for Gandhian Research by Satish Sharma.

This elaborate book explores Quakerism, its legacy, and its relevance for Gandhian research. The topics covered here include the historical circumstances, conditions, and thought that led to the birth of Quakerism; the seeds and history of the movement; the themes, principles, and practices of the sect; and the aid, change, reform, and conciliation efforts Quakers made to make people, communities, and nations more tolerant, problem-free, and united. As such, the book will appeal to scholars, planners, policy-makers, and practitioners concerned with the boundaries of liberties, freedoms, pacifism, peace, and justice across people, communities, and nations. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Aphorisms of Masquism: The Wisdom of the Fundamental Grammar of Life and a Religion for Democracy

Aphorisms of Masquism: The Wisdom of the Fundamental Grammar of Life and a Religion for Democracy now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500099
Hardback, pp200, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Aphorisms of Masquism: The Wisdom of the Fundamental Grammar of Life and a Religion for Democracy, edited by Meera Grimes.

This book represents the monumental work of Swami R. Vaidyanathan (1913-1990), who was a research student at Cambridge under Lord Rutherford from 1934 to 1938. Through nine aphorisms, it presents a complete and unique philosophy. It is an independent work, not based on any book or person or symbol, and offers a new view of a way of living and a new conception of self-regarding. Though the main aim of this philosophy is the reduction of human suffering and the promotion of world welfare, the foundation it gives to establish the philosophy to achieve that aim represents a complex network of ideas that are all amazingly interwoven and interrelated. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Perspectives

Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Perspectives now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500006
Hardback, pp397, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Manuel Curado and Steven S. Gouveia.

The human mind is one of the most extraordinary mysteries of the contemporary sciences and philosophy. We know for sure that we have one, and that we have feelings and conscious experience. But why is that? This anthology addresses contemporary issues in the field of study that is the philosophy of mind. It is divided into five main parts: i) the concept of Self in the contemporary philosophy of mind; ii) sensory experience: odors, vision and colors; iii) Artificial Intelligence: the future, the ethics and the costs; iv) the relationship between neuroscience and philosophy; and, finally, v) the influences and history of the philosophy of mind. This book will be useful for specialists of the field, but also for others who are interested in some of the more updated sciences of the mind. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Role of the Self in Language Learning

The Role of the Self in Language Learning now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500013
Hardback, pp175, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Role of the Self in Language Learning, edited by Sehnaz Sahinkarakas and Jülide Inozu.

The role played by concepts of the “Self” in the learning of languages has recently received increasing attention in academic studies. In the same way that fingerprints represent each person’s uniqueness, the self here is related to the uniqueness of learners, the way they receive and transmit their identity in the teaching and learning process. It is this uniqueness that brings dynamism, challenge and inspiration to learning and teaching. By focusing on language learners’ self-concept, this book foregrounds the role of the learner in the process of language learning. It presents a number of empirical studies that bring into focus various aspects of the self, and will, as such, be of interest to EFL teachers, researchers and the general reader interested in the self and its effects on learners’ approaches, motivation and interest in foreign language learning. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Systemic Actions in Complex Scenarios

Systemic Actions in Complex Scenarios now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500068
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Systemic Actions in Complex Scenarios, edited by Edit Fabó, Emilia Ferone and James Ming Chen.

What is the contribution of General System Theory to the macro-level understanding of economic, social and technological changes in our epoch from a multidimensional perspective? What is the contribution of Social Action Theory on a micro-scale? Can complex scenario analyses, although based upon uncertainty and unpredictability, offer a viable toolkit for managing these transformations? Continue reading

Book Announcement: Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions

Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879002
Hardback, pp145, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions by Michael Jasper.

This book examines the role of art in French philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s (1925–1995) late writings. Can works of art produce not only visual and spatial effects but also render ideas manifest? Can movement be treated in architecture so that it changes our relation to time? In what ways can sculpture help us to think differently, in a more open and creative way? In the last decade of his life, Deleuze wrote about these and other questions, increasingly turning to art as a model for a new way of thinking. Using examples from twentieth-century architecture, film, literature, painting and sculpture, this book follows Deleuze’s engagement with art to illustrate a new image of thought. This book is of interest to architects, artists and theorists and to those wishing to learn about Deleuze’s work and contemporary aesthetic practice and theory. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Encyclical, Laudato si’

Reflections on Pope Francis’s Encyclical, Laudato si’ now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879095
Hardback, pp225, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Reflections on Pope Francis’s Encyclical, Laudato si’, edited by Prof. Mary Mills SHCJ, Rev. Dr. John Arthur Orr and Rev. Dr. Harry Schnitker.

This volume represents a collection of essays by emerging and well-established Catholic scholars on Laudato si’, Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment. All contributors are connected with the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, the only Vatican approved Higher Institute of Religious Sciences in the English-speaking world. When it appeared, Laudato si’ was widely welcomed by many, and strongly criticised by others. All agreed that the encyclical was an important voice in the environmental debate. Continue reading