BOOKS RECEIVED: Gregory Kneidel, “John Donne and Early Modern Legal Culture: The End of Equity in the Satyres” (Duquesne UP, 2015)
Though law and satire share essential elements both aim to correct individual vice, to promote justice, and to claim authority amid competing perspectives their commonality has gone largely unexplored by both legal theorists and literary critics. Gregory Kneidel, in this… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Kevin C. Krycka, George Kunz and George Sayre, eds., “Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship” (Duquesne UP, 2015)
When George Kunz, a coeditor of the present volume, visited with Emmanuel Levinas in 1987, Levinas asked, Why would a psychologist be interested in my philosophy?Psychotherapy for the Other represents the latest and one of the most innovative and in-depth… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anthony M. Wachs, “The New Science of Communication: Reconsidering McLuhan’s Message for Our Modern Moment” (Duquesne UP, 2015)
The medium is the message, and we now live in a global village much of Marshall McLuhans significant contributions to communication theory has been reduced to these well-known aphorisms. And while these catchphrases do indeed capture certain aspects of his… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Elisabeth Goldwyn, “Reading Between the Lines: Form and Content in Levinas’s Talmudic Readings” (Duquesne UP, 2015)
Originally published in Hebrew, Reading between the Lines takes up philosopher Emmanuel Levinas’s fascinating contributions to Jewish thought, concentrating specifically on his talmudic readings in the context of “contemporary midrash.” Herself a scholar and teacher of the Talmud, Elisabeth Goldwyn… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Antonio Calcagno, “Lived Experience from the Inside Out: Social And Political Philosophy In Edith Stein” (Duquesne UP, 2014)
While most works devoted to Edith Steins philosophical legacy focus on her later, more explicitly Christian works, including Finite and Eternal Being, this comprehensive account offers readers a look into the early social and political philosophy of Stein before her… Read More
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