BOOKS RECEIVED: Daniel D. Miller, “The Myth of Normative Secularism: Religion and Politics in the Democratic Homeworld” (Duquesne UP, 2016)
Modern political thought at least in the West has long presupposed that religion and politics constitute two distinct spheres with clearly demarcated boundaries. However, recent political developments, such as the rise of global Islamism and the American religious Right, have… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Alexander Riley, W. S. F. Pickering, and William Watts Miller, eds., “Durkheim, the Durkheimians, and the Arts” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Using a broad definition of the Durkheimian tradition, this book offers the first systematic attempt to explore the Durkheimians’ engagement with art. It focuses on both Durkheim and his contemporaries as well as later thinkers influenced by his work. The… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Yvonna Lincoln and Egon Guba, “The Constructivist Credo” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
The Constructivist Credo is a set of foundational principles for those wishing to conduct social science research within the constructivist paradigm. They were distilled by Yvonna Lincoln and Egon Guba from their many writings on this topic and are provided… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Scott R. Stroud, “Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Immanuel Kant is rarely connected to rhetoric by those who study philosophy or the rhetorical tradition. If anything, Kant is said to see rhetoric as mere manipulation and as not worthy of attention. In Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Andre C. Willis, “Toward a Humean True Religion: Genuine Theism, Moderate Hope, and Practical Morality” (Penn State UP, 2015)
David Hume is traditionally seen as a devastating critic of religion. He is widely read as an infidel, a critic of the Christian faith, and an attacker of popular forms of worship. His reputation as irreligious is well forged among… Read More
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