Early Modern Studies, French, French Literature, New book, Philosophy, Renaissance

Richard Scholar discusses Montaigne at the Oxford Literary Festival

We are delighted to announce that Dr Richard Scholar, author of Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking, will be presenting his book at the Oxford Literary Festival at 3.15pm on Friday 31 March. The event takes place in the Blackwell's Festival Marquee in the Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian library and is free to attend!… Continue reading Richard Scholar discusses Montaigne at the Oxford Literary Festival

Education, Ethics, Philosophy, Theology

Rethinking the Human Person published

Recent developments in the natural and social sciences have brought great benefits to humanity, both in terms of our material wellbeing and our intellectual and conceptual capacities. Yet, despite a broad ethical consensus and highly developed innate faculties of reason and conscience, there seems to be a significant discrepancy between how we ought to behave… Continue reading Rethinking the Human Person published

Education, history, New series, Philosophy, Psychology, Series, Sociology

New series: New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education

Book proposals are welcome for the new series   New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education   Series Editors: Dr Jones Irwin, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University Dr Stephen Cowden, Coventry University Educational theory has always been framed within a wider context including philosophy, psychology, sociology and history. In the last ten years, educational discourse has… Continue reading New series: New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education

Education, Philosophy

Author Patrick Quinn interviewed in the Irish Times

Patrick Quinn, author of Wittgenstein on Thinking, Learning and Teaching, was interviewed by Joe Humphreys in today's Irish Times. To read the interview, please click here. Wittgenstein is not generally thought of as a philosopher of education, yet his views on how we think, learn and teach have the potential to contribute significantly to our… Continue reading Author Patrick Quinn interviewed in the Irish Times


Dialectic and Paradox

From Hegel to the present, the humanities and social sciences have revealed the volatile power of third agency. Systems of thought and practice are often disturbed by the presence of a figure that exceeds traditional binary oppositions. The articles in this volume trace the role of these triadic figures across a broad range of discourses… Continue reading Dialectic and Paradox

Art, Cultural Studies, Philosophy

Making Sense

This book is a collection of essays and creative expressions, written and produced in response to the second Making Sense colloquium, which was held in 2010 at the Centre Pompidou and the Institut Télécom in Paris. The contributions to the volume represent the ongoing aim of Making Sense: providing a voice that is at once… Continue reading Making Sense

Architecture, Art, gender, New book, Philosophy, Sociology

Francis Bacon

This collection of essays on Francis Bacon (1909-1992) pays tribute to the legacy, influence and power of his art. The volume widens the relevance of Bacon in the twenty-first century and looks at new ways of thinking about or reframing him. The contributors consider the interdisciplinary scope of Bacon's work, which addresses issues in architecture,… Continue reading Francis Bacon

Cultural Studies, Modernism, Philosophy

The Primordial Dance

This book argues that a silent axis of the unconscious world rests largely undiscovered. It recasts foundational concepts in the psychology of Freud, Jung, Carol Gilligan and R.D. Laing, as well as in cognitive science, to highlight this hidden unconscious axis: primordial spaces of diametric and concentric structures. The author generates fresh approaches to understanding the… Continue reading The Primordial Dance

Back list, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Politics

Anglo-American Idealism: Thinkers and Ideas

Our backlist contains lots of fascinating titles - this is one to look at while the American Presidential election campaign rages on across the pond: This volume is devoted to a critical discussion and re-appraisal of the work of Anglo-American Idealists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Idealism was the dominant philosophy in Britain and… Continue reading Anglo-American Idealism: Thinkers and Ideas

New book, Philosophy

Duration, Temporality, Self

Elena Fell's new book turns time and causality upside down: What is the nature of time? This new study engages with the philosophy of Henri Bergson on time and proposes a new way of thinking about the effects of future events on the past. According to Bergson, time is an integral feature of real things,… Continue reading Duration, Temporality, Self