Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism
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Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism

This is the first book-length study of the effects that term limit laws--restrictions on the number of years for which legislators can serve--have had on politics and policy in American states. It combines interviews of capitol insiders with archival records and statistical analyses. The final conclusion that term limits has made professional legislatures more like citizen houses, turning back the clock on American state politics--be...

Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life : Organic Vitality in Germany Around 1800
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Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

“A provocative counter history to vitalist and organicist theories and the absolute idealism of Schelling and Novalis, Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life emphasizes not just the experimental footing of emergent life science but its inevitable inconsistencies and aporias. This extraordinary work is a major intervention not only for historians of the life sciences and German Idealism but also for scholars of Romanticism and curren...

The Cambridge Companion to Locke (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
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The Cambridge Companion to Locke

The essays in this volume provide a systematic survey of Locke's philosophy informed by the most recent scholarship. They cover Locke's theory of ideas, his philosophies of body, mind, language, and religion, his theory of knowledge, his ethics, and his political philosophy. There are also chapters on Locke's life and subsequent influence. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Locke cu...

The Study of Philosophy: A Text with Readings, Seventh Edition
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The Study of Philosophy: A Text with Readings, Seventh Edition

Well written philosophy book with good basic coverage of the history and study of philosophy. Supplemental readings in this book are quality and not randomly thrown in for filler space. Also, it reads like a message board, in a sense. It's not overly formal, and is written in such a way as to make the topics discussed feel like your having a conversation. Personally, my favorite textbook from university.

Onto-Cartography: An Ontology of Machines and Media (Speculative Realism EUP)
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Onto-Cartography: An Ontology of Machines and Media

"Bryant's ecological focus on the crucial interaction of the corporeal and incorporeal makes his contribution extremely important ... The sturdiest bridge yet built between post-structuralism and the vibrant new research being conducted under the auspices of a return to materialist thought."--Ian Lowrie, Rice University, Los Angeles Review of Books

Pathological Realities : Essays on Disease, Experiments, and History
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Pathological Realities : Essays on Disease, Experiments, and History

A medical doctor by training, [Grmek] opened a new chapter in the history of medicine. Instead of focusing on illnesses as a human condition and the historically changing means of their conceptualization and remediation, he paved the way for looking at diseases as historical agents, both in their interactions with each other and their impacts on the course of human culture, be it plague in the Middle Ages or AIDS more recently. . . H...

The Quotable Jung
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The Quotable Jung

"Brings all of Jung's ideas together in brilliant form. . . . [The Quotable Jung] plucks out Jung's best moments of clarity and organizes them in a way that makes Jung accessible to the uninitiated. . . . Unlike most compendiums, the selected quotes build on one another, providing a logical succession of ideas. One could read the book from cover to cover and acquire an advanced understanding of Jung's entire opus."―Andrew Ladd,First ...

Between Enlightenment and Disaster: Dimensions of the political Use of Knowledge
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Between Enlightenment and Disaster: Dimensions of the political Use of Knowledge

Modern politics is highly science-dependent and knowledge-driven. What is the rightful role of expert knowledge in political life? How can the truth claims of science be reconciled with principles of democratic control and lay participatory rights in decision-making? This collection of essays by political scientists, sociologists and economists from Germany, France and Norway provides different empirical and theoretical analyses of t...

Writing from Sources
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Writing from Sources

Covering every step of research, writing, and documentation, Writing from Sources provides a complete guide to source-based writing. The book builds from fundamental skills -- such as annotating a passage -- to more demanding ones such as integrating sources smoothly into an original argument. Examples, exercises, and guidance throughout help students gain confidence with essential concepts, while numerous readings drawn from a varie...