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

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Book Announcement: On Trauma and Traumatic Memory

On Trauma and Traumatic Memory now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895095
Hardback, pp170, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of On Trauma and Traumatic Memory, edited by Bootheina Majoul.

On Trauma and Traumatic Memory focuses on the role of writing to preserve memories, to excavate traumas and to heal the ever-present scars of the past. The first part of the book focuses on trauma recalled through films, fiction and documentaries. The second chapter is devoted to analysing trauma in fiction, while the third deals with trauma in poetry. The topic of trauma is of interest to scholars across the globe, both students and professors, and is taught in almost all universities. This volume gathers research papers from different universities around the world, including the India, Italy, Tunisia and USA. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Shakespeare’s Ghosts Live: From Shakespeare’s Ghosts to Psychical Research (paperback)

Paperback edition of Shakespeare’s Ghosts Live: From Shakespeare’s Ghosts to Psychical Research now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443889216
Paperback, pp366, £49.99 / $84.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Shakespeare’s Ghosts Live: From Shakespeare’s Ghosts to Psychical Research by Annekatrin Puhle and Adrian Parker-Reed.

Shakespeare has been one of the most-cited authors since his plays were performed, and yet little attention has been paid to his views on psychic phenomena. It took another 300 years of paranormal experiences before scholars at Cambridge University helped to found the Society for Psychical Research, which brought scientific scrutiny to the area, and the UK is now a world leader in university research on this topic. This book throws new light on many historical case reports from Shakespeare’s time onwards. It identifies the core experiences that transcend time and give clues to an understanding of psychic phenomena. The book highlights Shakespeare’s insights, showing how these relate to, and even amplify, the conclusions of later and on-going research. In our time of disconnectedness from nature, the book discusses neglected human experiences which represent an important part of life and which do, in fact, occur to most of us. In doing so, the book raises awareness against the emptiness of a zombie-like existence in today’s society and offers a new approach to life and death, and their deeper meaning.
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Book Announcement: The Opportunity to Live Well: The Wisdom of Nelson Mandela, Gough Whitlam, Pete Seeger and Others

The Opportunity to Live Well: The Wisdom of Nelson Mandela, Gough Whitlam, Pete Seeger and Others now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886406
Hardback, pp185, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Opportunity to Live Well: The Wisdom of Nelson Mandela, Gough Whitlam, Pete Seeger and Others by Paul James.

What is the greatest, most precious, opportunity that life provides? It is not winning millions in a lottery. Money, fame, intelligence, beauty, a prestigious career, or mere existence will not simply provide us with a good life. We all have the potential to live well, to have a good life, but how can we do so? We can master complex subjects, attain advanced qualifications and demonstrate sound skills; we can become wealthy, and still make a mess of our lives. People can meet the accepted measures of success, yet still not live well. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference

Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881722
Hardback, pp185, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference, edited by Colin Stanley.

When the archive of the English philosopher and polymath Colin Wilson (1931–2013) was opened at the University of Nottingham, UK, in the summer of 2011, it was agreed among those present that a Conference should be arranged there to discuss his work. 2016 was mooted as an appropriate date coinciding with the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of his first (and still most famous) book, The Outsider; a book that has remained in print since publication day in May 1956 and now been translated into well over 30 languages. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity

Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881678
Hardback, pp155, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity by Christine E. Poteau.

Creating classroom spaces that allow for increased learner participation and lowered anxiety levels allows for an inclusive learning environment. Continuing collaborative efforts to challenge theories and further test methodologies by drawing upon research studies helps researchers and educators to become more informed about individual learner preferences and classroom contextual factors and to foster meaningful learning environments across disciplines. Specifically, examining distinct learner contexts can allow educators to explore new avenues of pedagogical design to improve learning contexts. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference

Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881722
Hardback, pp185, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference, edited by Colin Stanley.

When the archive of the English philosopher and polymath Colin Wilson (1931–2013) was opened at the University of Nottingham, UK, in the summer of 2011, it was agreed among those present that a Conference should be arranged there to discuss his work. 2016 was mooted as an appropriate date coinciding with the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of his first (and still most famous) book, The Outsider; a book that has remained in print since publication day in May 1956 and now been translated into well over 30 languages.
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