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Do Guns Make Us Free?

One of the most emotionally charged debates in the United States centers on the Second Amendment and the rights of citizens to bear arms. In his new book, Do Guns Make Us Free?: Democracy and the Armed Society (Yale University … Continue reading

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Naturalizing Heidegger

In Naturalizing Heidegger: His Confrontation with Nietzsche, His Contributions to Environmental Philosophy (State University of New York Press, 2015), Assistant Professor of the Practice of Philosophy David Storey proposes a new interpretation of Heidegger’s importance for environmental philosophy. Primarily drawing on Heidegger’s … Continue reading

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The art and thought of Paul Klee

Frederick J. Adelmann, SJ, Professor of Philosophy John Sallis has written a book that provides a philosophical perspective on the relation between artist Paul Klee’s work and his thought. Klee once said that “art does not reproduce the visible but makes visible.” … Continue reading

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In honor of Richard Cobb-Stevens

Philosophy Professor Emeritus Richard Cobb-Stevens’ work in phenomenological philosophy, analytic philosophy and the history of philosophy has served as model for generations of philosophers working between these three fields of research. As a tribute to Cobb-Stevens, several leading experts in phenomenological philosophy … Continue reading

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His final book

The newly published Domination and Global Political Justice: Conceptual, Historical and Institutional Perspectives (Routledge, 2015) is the final publication from Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, an assistant professor of philosophy who died from cancer in 2014. Trejo-Mathys served as the book’s editor, along with Barbara Buckinx … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Aquinas

In his new book, Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from Saint Thomas Aquinas (Ignatius Press, 2014), Boston College Professor of Philosophy Peter Kreeft brings together more than 350 useful, everyday insights from Aquinas’ masterpiece the Summa Theologiae and pairs them with his own commentary in order to … Continue reading

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Vulnerability as a virtue

In her newest book, Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2013), Boston College Associate Professor of Philosophy Marina Berzins McCoy examines ways in which Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy can lead readers to consider their … Continue reading

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