High Concept

Critique of Forms of Life Cover Image
Capturing Imagination: A Proposal for an Anthropology of Thought Cover Image
Beyond Weird : Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different Cover Image
Hegel’s Realm of Shadows: Logic as Metaphysics in “The Science of Logic” Cover Image
How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories Cover Image

Empirical Scrutiny

A Year with Nature: An Almanac Cover Image
How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future Cover Image
Millions, Billions, Zillions: Defending Yourself in a World of Too Many Numbers Cover Image
How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution Cover Image
Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are Cover Image


The Chinese Pleasure Book Cover Image
West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House Cover Image
Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia Cover Image
Carleton Watkins: Making the West American Cover Image
Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

The Story of Myth Cover Image
Theology and the Scientific Imagination: From the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century, Second Edition Cover Image
America, Compromised (Berlin Family Lectures) Cover Image
The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity Cover Image
Dark Commerce: How a New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future Cover Image


The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht Cover Image
Unsheltered: A Novel Cover Image
The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings Cover Image
Killing Commendatore: A novel Cover Image
Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants Cover Image


Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come Cover Image
The Artists Who Will Change the World Cover Image
Dewey for Artists Cover Image
The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art Cover Image
Josef Albers: Life and Work Cover Image

Close Reading

The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 2: 1956-1963 Cover Image
Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic Cover Image
Iron Curtain Journals: January–May 1965 Cover Image
Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary (New World Studies) Cover Image
Inventing Edward Lear Cover Image

Recent Features

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Cover Image
Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays Cover Image
The Odyssey Cover Image
The Art of Being: Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy Cover Image
Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context Cover Image
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