Book Announcement: Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?

Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443872874
Hardback, pp295, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?, edited by Yunus Tuncel.

This essay collection deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist. This book combines existing papers, from these journals, with new material, to highlight some of the important issues surrounding this argument. The collection addresses a variety of issues to show whether or not there is a close connection between transhumanist concerns for progress and technology and Nietzsche’s ideas.
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Book Announcement: Communication as a Life Process: Beyond Human Cognition

Communication as a Life Process: Beyond Human Cognition now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873215
Hardback, pp165, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Communication as a Life Process: Beyond Human Cognition, edited by Marta Bogusławska-Tafelska and Małgorzata Haładewicz-Grzelak.

This volume presents the meta-proposals of the ecolinguistic paradigm within contemporary language and communication studies, and will serve to incite further scholarly work within this research program. Eclectic and interdisciplinary as the contributions gathered here are, they all pertain to a dynamic, multilayer approach to human communication.
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Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

As part of our commitment to showcasing the best collections of academic research and writing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is delighted to be featuring another well-established and successful series this month. We recognise the growing demand for leading-edge, peer-reviewed research amongst our author community, and are eager to develop and promote both new and existing series.

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PODCAST: From academia to pop culture to body hair, porn culture has permeated almost every aspect of our lives

Today, pornography is inescapable. It shapes our self-image, our relationships, our sexualities — even our body hair removal practices. In academia, many media scholars have taken a non-critical approach to porn and third wave feminists have embraced it. If it feels like the pornographers have won, it’s because in many ways they have.

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Book Announcement: A Study on Existence: Two Approaches and a Deflationist Compromise

A Study on Existence: Two Approaches and a Deflationist Compromise now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443850681
Hardback, pp201, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Study on Existence: Two Approaches and a Deflationist Compromise by Giuliano Bacigalupo.

The problem of existence is reputed to be one of the oldest and most intractable problems of philosophy: what do we mean when we say that something exists or, even more challengingly, that something does not exist? Intuitively, it seems that we all have a firm grip upon what we are saying. But how should we explain the difference – if any – between statements about existence and other, garden-variety predicative statements? What is the difference between saying that something exists and saying, for instance, that something is red, heavy, or soft? These questions provide the focus for this book. The authors discussed here include Hume, Kant, Brentano, Frege, Meinong, the Neo-Meinongians Routley, Parsons, Rapaport, Zalta, and Priest, and the free logicians Leonard, Lambert and Bencivenga. Finally, this study develops a deflationist account of existence, suggesting that there is no such thing as a nature of existence awaiting discovery. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Controversies and Consequences

The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Controversies and Consequences now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443850636
Hardback, pp345, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Controversies and Consequences by Charles Vergeer.

“Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked.” Who was this man who had undergone such tribulations? For centuries, Paul’s letters have been read in a theological context, forming as they do part of the foundation of the Christian faith. This book, however, maintains that it is important to read these letters in a different way, to learn to analyse them in their original, contemporary context. It scrutinizes Paul’s letters, showing that the texts as we now have them form a kind of palimpsest in which other layers and text fragments are visible. It also studies Paul’s views on the resurrection, investigating Paul’s idea of the son of God and the sermon in Athens with whetted-knife precision. In addition, it deals with the alleged letter to the Romans and considers the trial of Paul and his burial place in Rome. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Theory of War and Peace: The Geophilosophy of Europe

The Theory of War and Peace: The Geophilosophy of Europe now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443898836
Hardback, pp185, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Theory of War and Peace: The Geophilosophy of Europe by Oleg Bazaluk.

This book explores the ontology of war and peace. Using the results of empirical and theoretical research in the field of geophilosophy, as well as neuroscience, psychology, social philosophy and military history, it defines axiomatics of the theory of war and peace; formulates its consequences; tests the theory on the geophilosophy of Europe; and offers a new theoretical basis for the definition of the European Security Strategy.
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