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November 20, 2014

In 2005, UNESCO established World Philosophy Day, thus highlighting the importance of philosophy as a discipline and solidifying philosophy as a field that “encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of the world and promoting tolerance and peace.” Sample some of our philosophy titles including the Philosophical Review and My Father’s House: On Will Barnet’s Paintings by Thomas Dumm.

ddpr_123_4David Sanford of Duke University says, “No philosophy journal published in English is more highly regarded than the Philosophical Review.” The journal has been in publication since 1892 and has a long-standing reputation for excellence, publishing many papers now considered classics in the field such as W. V. O. Quine’s “Two Dogmas of Empiricism,” Thomas Nagel’s “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?” and the early work of John Rawls. The journal publishes original scholarly work in all areas of...

November 17, 2014

ddrhr_120Radicalizing Histories of Science and Technology

Issue number 127 (January 2017)
Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2015
Issue editors: Simon Schaffer, David Serlin, and Jennifer Tucker

The Radical History Review invites proposals for submissions that put innovative scholarship from fields such as science and technology studies, environmental studies, and feminist, postcolonial and queer approaches to the STEM fields into dialogue with radical history. We are especially interested in submissions that reflect upon innovative interpretive sources and methods for producing new histories by scholars and activists who seek to make a radical political intervention into traditional academic disciplines.

Science, medicine, and technology are integral to the histories of many societies and cultures throughout the world. Yet contemporary case studies of science and technology often lack a broad historical perspective. Meanwhile,...

November 14, 2014

upw-logo-2014Today is the final day of the university press blog tour and the theme is appropriately Follow Friday. The six presses featured today all interpret the theme a little differently. University of Illinois Press has a post discussing the emerging topics and authors in their Geopolitics of Information series. University of Minnesota Press shares a post by author John Hartigan about the ways in which he uses social media to enhance scholarly connections and establish social-media conversations with regard to his research. University of Nebraska Press also looks at social media, particularly how university presses can use it to deepen communication and relationships. NYU Press features an upcoming project, the website for their book, ...

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