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  • A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith

    By John Rawls

    Our Price: $20.00
    • 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.
  • A Heaven of Others

    By Joshua Cohen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780984213382
    • Publisher: Starcherone Books
    • Published: May 2011
    "Joshua Cohen has created a visionary novel that is terrifying and heartbreaking and humbling in its luminous brilliance. In my view, it firmly places the author on the same level as Kafka."?Michael Disend, author of Stomping the Goyim"The idea that there are multiple heavens, right ones and wrong ones, white ones and black ones, is pushed to its fantastical limits by Brooklyn writer Joshua Cohen in his dream-world novel of the afterlife. . . . Heaven is a challenging but rewarding read on thematic and formal levels."?The Brooklyn Rail"A breathless flight of controlled delirium, an exquisitely blasphemous tour of an afterlife where earth's dominion, in all its terror and glory, trumps the miraculous and overturns the world to come. . . . It's a brave book that should earn its young author the reader's profound and enduring admiration."?Steve Stern, author of The Frozen RabbiWhen a ten-year-old Jewish boy is exploded on a Jerusalem street by a ten-year-old Palestinian boy, he wakes up in a heaven no one in his tradition prepared him for, a heaven of others. Joshua Cohen's novel stands at the crossroads of a conflicted city and wordplay that both celebrates and dismantles tradition.
  • Book of Numbers

    By Joshua Cohen

    Our Price: $16.20
    • 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.
  • 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

    Our Price: $8.00
    • 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
  • Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?

    By Susan Moller Okin

    Our Price: $29.95
    • 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.
  • Islam and the Challenge of Democracy

    By Khaled Abou El Fadl

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691119380
    "Dr. Abou El Fadl's essay is lucid, nuanced, and remarkably thorough given its brevity. The responses that accompany it are intellectually challenging, honest, and lively."--Sohail Hashmi, Mount Holyoke College"Islam and the Challenge of Democracy not only educates readers about the central issues involved in the quest to develop Islamic democracies, it provides its own substantive contributions to that discourse and debate. The voices of Dr. Abou El Fadl and the other contributors are engaging and supremely relevant."--R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame"For more than a century, Muslim intellectuals have made various attempts to offer a convincing reinterpretation of the Islamic tradition that is faithful both to Islamic religious belief and to the rationality inherent in the present age - the age of democratic modernity. This well-argued book is the latest contribution to this important project. Students and scholars alike will benefit from the fair and balanced treatment accorded to the debate over the compatibility of democratic values and Quranic teachings."--Abdolkarim Soroush, author of Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam.
  • Moving Kings

    By Joshua Cohen

    Our Price: $12.95
    • 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

    Our Price: $21.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783777426327
    • Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
    • Published: October 2016
  • The Place of Tolerance in Islam

    By Khaled Abou El Fadl

    Our Price: $17.00
    • 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

    Our Price: $8.00
    • 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

    Our Price: $29.95
    • 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.
  • Witz

    By Joshua Cohen

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564785886
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: May 2010
    On Christmas Eve 1999, all the Jews in the world die in a strange, millennial plague, with the exception of the firstborn males, who are soon adopted by a cabal of powerful people in the American government. By the following Passover, however, only one is still alive: Benjamin Israelien, a kind, innocent, ignorant man-child. As he finds himself transformed into an international superstar, Jwishness becomes all the rage. Since his very existence exposes the illegitimacy of the newly converted, Israelian becomes the object of a worldwide hunt. Meanwhile, in the not-too-distant future of our own, 'real' world, another last Jew - the last living Holocaust survivor - sits alone in a snowbound Manhattan, providing a final melancholy witness to his experiences in the form of the punch lines to half-remembered jokes. 817p.

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