BOOKS RECEIVED: Maria-Jos Blanco and Ricarda Vidal. eds., “The Power of Death: Contemporary Reflections on Death in Western Society” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books The social and cultural changes of the last century have transformed death from an everyday fact to something hidden from view. Shifting between the practical and the theoretical, the professional and the intimate, the real… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Danila Sokolov,”Renaissance Texts Medieval Subjectivities: Rethinking Petrarchan Desire from Wyatt to Shakespeare” (Duquesne UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In a major contribution to the burgeoning area of study that crosses between early modern texts and premodern cultures, Danila Sokolov argues for the necessity of reading the work of English Petrarchan writers in light… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eric Severson, Brian Becker, and David M. Goodman, eds., “In the Wake of Trauma: Psychology and Philosophy for the Suffering Other” (Duquesne UP, 2016)
When traumatic experiences occur, our patterns of livingthe ways in which our bodies and minds have grown accustomed to feeling and reactingare threatened. When psychologists, philosophers, or theologians turn their attention to trauma, they face a daunting task, as trauma… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: G.L. Ercolini, “Kant’s Philosophy of Communication” (Duquesne UP, 2016)
One might assume that another study of Immanuel Kant, one of the most prominent philosophers in the history of Western thought, is either presumptuous or unnecessary. But in this highly original work, G. L. Ercolini engages in a new and… 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
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