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Book Review: COVID-19 and Psychology: People and Society in Times of Pandemic by John G. Haas

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 02/07/2022 - 7:00pm in

In COVID-19 and Psychology: People and Society in Times of Pandemic, John G. Haas explores the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic at all levels of society. This book will be useful for those in the social sciences, policymakers and the general public looking to understand how to build resilience through social support and combat the fear of … Continued

The Critique of Commodification: Contours of a Post-Capitalist Society - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 6:17am in

An analysis of commodification in The Critique of Commodification provides useful insights, but the exploitation of labour remains key to the system, argues Dominic Alexander

Online Philosophy Resources Monthly Update

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 27/06/2022 - 10:26pm in

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The usual weekly report on new and revised entries at online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books is a monthly report this summer.

Here’s the edition for the past month.

SEP

New:    

  1. Bayesian Epistemology by Hanti Lin.
  2. The Moral/Conventional Distinction by Edouard Machery and Stephen Stich.
  3. Theories of Biological Development by Melinda Bonnie Fagan and Jane Maienschein.
  4. Culture and Cognitive Science by Daniel Kelly and Andreas De Block.
  5. Theories of the Common Law of Torts by Arthur Ripstein.
  6. Primary and Secondary Qualities in Early Modern Philosophy by Martha Bolton.

Revised:

  1. Medieval Theories of the Emotions by Simo Knuuttila.
  2. Promises by Allen Habib.
  3. Vagueness by Roy Sorensen.
  4. Marin Mersenne by Philippe Hamou.
  5. Constitutionalism by Wil Waluchow and Dimitrios Kyritsis.
  6. Judah Abrabanel by Aaron Hughes.
  7. Process Theism by Donald Viney.
  8. Gilles Deleuze by Daniel Smith, John Protevi, and Daniela Voss.
  9. Eugenics by Inmaculada de Melo-Martin and Sara Goering.
  10. Abhidharma by Noa Ronkin.
  11. John Cook Wilson by Mathieu Marion.
  12. Supertasks by JB Manchak and Bryan W. Roberts.
  13. Scottish Philosophy in the 18th Century by Alexander Broadie and Craig Smith.
  14. Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe by Eric Wiland and Julia Driver.
  15. Harold Arthur Prichard by Jonathan Dancy.

IEP   

  1. Immanuel Kant: Transcendental Idealism by Marialena Karampatsou.     
  2. The Divine Hiddenness Argument Against God’s Existence by Luke Teeninga.
  3. Renaissance Skepticism by Margaret Matthews.       

NDPR    

  1. We Are Not Born Submissive: How Patriarchy Shapes Women’s Lives by Manon Garcia is reviewed by Ellie Anderson.
  2. Apt Imaginings: Feelings for Fictions and Other Creatures of the Mind by Jonathan Gilmore is reviewed by Moonyoung Song.
  3. Heidegger and the Contradiction of Being: An Analytic Interpretation of the Late Heidegger by Filippo Casati is reviewed by Katherine Withy.
  4. Reading David Hume’s “Of the Standard of Taste” by Babette Babich (ed.) is reviewed by Stephanie Ross.
  5. What is Political Philosophy? by Charles Larmore is reviewed by Thom Brooks.
  6. The Virtues of Limits by David McPherson is reviewed by Todd May.
  7. The Will to Nothingness: An Essay on Nietzsche’s On The Genealogy of Morality by Bernard Reginster is reviewed by Mark Migotti.
  8. Essays in Ancient Epistemology by Gail Fine is reviewed by Lloyd P. Gerson.
  9. Wrongdoing and the Moral Emotions by Derk Pereboom is reviewed by Pamela Hieronymi.

1000-Word Philosophy    

  1. Philosophy of Space and Time: Are the Past and Future Real? by Dan Peterson.
  2. Philosophy and Race: An Introduction to Philosophy of Race by Thomas Metcalf.
  3. Bayesianism by Thomas Metcalf.
  4. Praise and Blame by Daniel Miller.

Project Vox     ∅

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media  

  1. The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics by Benjamin Lipscombe, and Metaphysical Animals: How Four Women Brought PHilosophy Back to Life by Clare Mac Cumhaill and Rachel Wiseman are reviewed by Alice Crary at Boston Review.
  2. How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur is reviewed by Steven A. Miller at LA Review of Books.
  3. Recognition: A Chapter in the History of European Ideas by Axel Honneth (trans. Joseph Ganahl) is reviewed by Peter E. Gordon at The New York Review of Books.
  4. Here and There: Sites of Philosophy by Stanley Cavell, edited by Nancy Bauer, Alice Crary, and Sandra Laugier is reviewed by Colin Burrow at London Review of Books.
  5. Elite Capture by Olúfémi Táíwò is reviewed by John-Baptiste Oduor at Jacobin.
  6. Free: Coming of Age at the End of History by Lea Ypi is reviewed by Thomas Meaney at the London Review of Books.

(If you are aware of any reviews of philosophy books in the popular press that were published during this time but aren’t listed below, please share them in the comments. Thanks.)

Compiled by Michael Glawson

BONUS: Even when you’re taking a break

 

Book Review: Revolutionary Routines: The Habits of Social Transformation by Carolyn Pedwell

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 25/06/2022 - 7:00pm in

In Revolutionary Routines: The Habits of Social Transformation, Carolyn Pedwell examines how social change can be enacted through everyday habits and routinised practices, arguing that such ‘minor’ gestures may be just as transformative as major events. This exploration of the conditions of political possibility is an important endeavour, write Alice Menzel and Jessica Pykett, and will be of particular interest to … Continued

Mao Zedong Thought - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/06/2022 - 2:13am in

A Chinese Trotskyist during the country’s revolution, Wang Fanxi’s Mao Zedong Thought shines valuable light on the nature of the Chinese state, finds Sean Ledwith

Reclaiming Histories with Feminist Digitisation Practices: Researching Millicent Garrett Fawcett: Selected Writings

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 18/06/2022 - 7:00pm in

In 2018, to mark the centenary of partial suffrage in Britain, the Towers at Clement’s Inn on LSE campus were renamed Pankhurst House, Fawcett House and Pethick-Lawrence House after three key suffrage campaigners with specific connections to LSE. In this post, Melissa Terras and Elizabeth Crawford reflect on the importance of feminist digitisation practices for editing Millicent Garrett Fawcett – available open access from … Continued

Stuck Nation - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 17/06/2022 - 7:21am in

Robert Hennelly’s Stuck Nation is a vigorous and well-researched analysis of the exploitative and racist nature of US capitalism, but falls short of a convincing way to be rid of it, argues John Clarke

Book Review: Transnational Black Feminism and Qualitative Research: Black Women, Racialization and Migration by Tanja J. Burkhard

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/06/2022 - 7:00pm in

In Transnational Black Feminism and Qualitative Research: Black Women, Racialization and Migration, Tanja J. Burkhard explores Transnational Black Feminism as a qualitative research framework that centres the narratives of Black women. This book is a valuable resource for those committed to conducting more equitable research that disrupts extractive modes of knowledge production, writes Lydia Ayame Hiraide, and will particularly … Continued

Brigadistes: Lives for Liberty - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/06/2022 - 4:02am in

Chris Bambery welcomes Brigadistes, a wonderful collection of portraits of international volunteers for the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War

How the right took back control of Labour: The Starmer Project review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/06/2022 - 7:05am in

Oliver Eagleton’s The Starmer Project shows the Labour leader to be a devious, self-interested defender of the conservative establishment, finds Terina Hine

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