• A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith

    By John Rawls

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674047532
    • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
    • Published: May 2010
    John Rawls never published anything about his own religious beliefs, but after his death two texts were discovered which shed extraordinary light on the subject. A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith is Rawls’s undergraduate senior thesis, submitted in December 1942, just before he entered the army. At that time Rawls was deeply religious; the thesis is a significant work of theological ethics, of interest both in itself and because of its relation to his mature writings. “On My Religion,” a short statement drafted in 1997, describes the history of his religious beliefs and attitudes toward religion, including his abandonment of orthodoxy during World War II. The present volume includes these two texts, together with an Introduction by Joshua Cohen and Thomas Nagel, which discusses their relation to Rawls’s published work, and an essay by Robert Merrihew Adams, which places the thesis in its theological context.The texts display the profound engagement with religion that forms the background of Rawls’s later views on the importance of separating religion and politics. Moreover, the moral and social convictions that the thesis expresses in religious form are related in illuminating ways to the central ideas of Rawls’s later writings. His notions of sin, faith, and community are simultaneously moral and theological, and prefigure the moral outlook found in Theory of Justice.
  • Book of Numbers

    By Joshua Cohen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812986655
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: March 2016
    Hired by a dying tech company tycoon to ghostwrite his memoirs, failed novelist Josh Cohen learns the history of the man's profoundly influential company before being initiated into the high-stakes truth behind the autobiography project.
  • Book of Numbers : A Novel

    By Joshua Cohen

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111735698
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 2015
    (2015). 8vo. 1st edition. Gentle bumping to spine ends. Touch of rubbing to dust jacket. NF/NF.
  • Cadenza for the Schneidermann: Violin Concerto

    By Joshua Cohen

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781879193161
    • Publisher: FUGUE STATE PRESS
    • Published: January 2006
    Fiction. This brilliant first novel is a portrait of an artist at the end of an art form. The elderly Jewish-Hungarian composer Schneidermann, who survived a musical education, survived the war, survived Europe, survived the neglect of all his music, finally and suddenly vanishes during a movie matinee on the Upper West Side of New York. The novel begins with Schneidermann's friend--his last friend, his only friend--the violin virtuoso Laster, onstage at Carnegie Hall. He has finished playing the first movement of Schneidermann's last composition, his Violin Concerto. At this point he is supposed tobegin his cadenza...his solo. Instead, he drops his instrument and lifts his voice, delivering the text of this novel unto the audience, held captive through night into morning only by the spiel.
  • Four New Messages

    By Joshua Cohen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555976187
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: August 2012
    Four new stories from the author of Witz includes the tales of a Princeton drug dealer who is embarrassed when he finds himself the star of a viral video and of a writing teacher who refuses to read his students' stories. Original. 10,000 first printing.
  • Frequencies, Volume 1: Artful Essays

    By Joshua Cohen

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    • ISBN-13: 9781937512019
    • Publisher: Two Dollar Radio
  • In Partial Disgrace

    By Charles Newman

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564788160
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: February 2013
    A long-awaited final work by the late editor of TriQuarterly and acclaimed author of White Jazz chronicles the troubled history of a small Central European nation whose rise and fall parallels the political and literary upheavals of the Western world throughout the 20th century. Simultaneous.
  • Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?

    By Susan Moller Okin

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691004327
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: August 1999
    Polygamy, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, punishing women for being raped, differential access for men and women to health care and education, unequal rights of ownership, assembly, and political participation, unequal vulnerability to violence. These practices and conditions are standard in some parts of the world. Do demands for multiculturalism--and certain minority group rights in particular--make them more likely to continue and to spread to liberal democracies? Are there fundamental conflicts between our commitment to gender equity and our increasing desire to respect the customs of minority cultures or religions? In this book, the eminent feminist Susan Moller Okin and fifteen of the world's leading thinkers about feminism and multiculturalism explore these unsettling questions in a provocative, passionate, and illuminating debate.Okin opens by arguing that some group rights can, in fact, endanger women. She points, for example, to the French government's giving thousands of male immigrants special permission to bring multiple wives into the country, despite French laws against polygamy and the wives' own bitter opposition to the practice. Okin argues that if we agree that women should not be disadvantaged because of their sex, we should not accept group rights that permit oppressive practices on the grounds that they are fundamental to minority cultures whose existence may otherwise be threatened.In reply, some respondents reject Okin's position outright, contending that her views are rooted in a moral universalism that is blind to cultural difference. Others quarrel with Okin's focus on gender, or argue that we should be careful about which group rights we permit, but not reject the category of group rights altogether. Okin concludes with a rebuttal, clarifying, adjusting, and extending her original position. These incisive and accessible essays--expanded from their original publication in Boston Review and including four new contributions--are indispensable reading for anyone interested in one of the most contentious social and political issues today. The diverse contributors, in addition to Okin, are Azizah al-Hibri, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Homi Bhabha, Sander Gilman, Janet Halley, Bonnie Honig, Will Kymlicka, Martha Nussbaum, Bhikhu Parekh, Katha Pollitt, Robert Post, Joseph Raz, Saskia Sassen, Cass Sunstein, and Yael Tamir.
  • Landscape in Concrete

    By Jakov Lind

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781934824146
    • Publisher: Open Letter
    • Published: March 2009
    A fantastic, and absurd World War II novel that revolves around the life of Sergeant Gauthier Bachmann, an impeccable Nazi soldier. When most of his regimentis slaughtered in a single instant, Bachmann is declared mentally unfit to serve. Incapable of accepting this judgment, and of returning to his girlfriend and a quiet life as a gold- and silversmith, Bachmann wanders the war-ravaged countryside turing tofind a way to rejoin his regiment, or any regiment, and return to the front. In the process, the increasingly unstable Bachmann is manipulated by a series of figures from the underbelly of war's underbelly. 190p.
  • Moving Kings

    By Joshua Cohen

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399590184
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: July 2017
  • Subjugation and Bondage

    By Tommy Lee Lott

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780847687787
    • Publisher: Natl Book Network
    • Published: January 1998
    What is wrong with slavery? Can it ever be justified? Subjugation and Bondage is a fascinating and wide-ranging collection of recent essays that address a variety of moral concerns regarding slavery as an institutionalized social practice. Included are novel interpretations of ancient and early modern philosophers as well as explicit comparisons between the arguments given by former slaves and certain political theories that may have influenced them. Essays on contemporary issues critically examine the source of an ambivalence toward slavery that can be found in the liberal tradition, and the authors discuss the issues with an eye toward concerns for gender, race, and class.
  • The Expanded Subject: New Perspectives in Photographic Portraiture from Africa

    By Joshua Cohen

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783777426327
    • Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
    • Published: October 2016
  • The Place of Tolerance in Islam

    By Khaled Abou El Fadl

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807002292
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: November 2002
    Serves to lift prejudices of the Muslims with an essay separating the meaning of true Islamic faith from the terrorists' interpretation of the Koran, and follows with eleven responses that argue the inability for the existence of Islamic tolerance.
  • The Review of Contemporary Fiction

    By John O'Brien

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564786449
    • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
    • Published: April 2011
    The Review of Contemporary Fiction was founded in 1981 to promote a vision of literary culture that is not limited to the immediately popular, and to ensure that important world writers outside popular attention continue to be written about and discussed.
  • The Social Contract Theorists

    By Christopher W. Morris

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780847689071
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: August 1998
    This rich collection will introduce students of philosophy and politics to the contemporary critical literature on the classical social contract political thinkers Thomas Hobbes (1599-1697), John Locke (1632-1704), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). A dozen essays and book excerpts have been selected to guide students through the texts and to introduce them to current scholarly controversies surrounding the contractarian political theories of these three thinkers.