New Books Network

Lukas Rieppel, “Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle” (Harvard UP, 2019)
After the discoveries of dinosaur fossils in the American West in the late nineteenth century, the United States became world renown for vertebrate paleontology. In his new book Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle (Harvard University Press, 2019), Lukas Rieppel explains how the discoveries... Read More
Andrius Gališanka, “John Rawls: The Path to a Theory of Justice” (Harvard UP, 2019)
It is hard to overestimate the influence of John Rawls on political philosophy and theory over the last half-century. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide, and he is one of the few philosophers whose work is known in the corridors of power as well as in the halls... Read More
Violet Moller, “The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found” (Doubleday, 2019)
Violet Moller has written a narrative history of the transmission of books from the ancient world to the modern. In The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found (Doubleday, 2019), Moller traces the histories of migration of three ancient authors, Euclid, Ptolemy and Galen,... Read More
Elizabeth R. Baer, “The Genocidal Gaze: From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich” (Wayne State UP, 2017)
In her new book, The Genocidal Gaze: From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich (Wayne State University Press, 2017), Elizabeth R. Baer, professor of English at Gustavus Adolphus College, examines the threads of shared ideology in the Herero and Nama genocide and the Holocaust. Using concepts such as, racial... Read More
Jamie Aroosi, “The Dialectical Self: Kierkegaard, Marx, and the Making of the Modern Subject” (U Pennsylvania Press, 2019)
Jamie Aroosi has written an important book that brings together the theoretical work of Karl Marx and Soren Kierkegaard in a kind of intellectual encounter. Noting the common historical context for both authors, and how they both came to their philosophical approaches from and the through the work by G.... Read More
Ricardo Cubas Ramacciotti, “The Politics of Religion and the Rise of Social Catholicism in Peru (1884-1935)” (Brill, 2018)
In The Politics of Religion and the Rise of Social Catholicism in Peru (1884-1935): Faith, Workers, and Race Before Liberation Theology (Brill, 2018), Ricardo Cubas Ramacciotti, Associate Professor of Latin American History at the Universidad de los Andes (Chile), provides a lucid synthesis of the Catholic Church’s responses to the secularization of the... Read More
Tita Chico, “The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment” (Stanford UP, 2018)
Can science be seductive? According to Tita Chico, the answer is a resounding yes. In her new book, The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment (Stanford University Press, 2018), Dr. Chico’s new book upends the traditional, modern dichotomies which enforce strict separations between literature and science.... Read More