High Concept

Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto Cover Image
Reverse Mathematics: Proofs from the Inside Out Cover Image
Powers of Distinction: On Religion and Modernity Cover Image
On the Shoulders of Giants: Colleagues Remember Suzanne Scotchmer's Contributions to Economics Cover Image
Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements Cover Image

Empirical Scrutiny

The River of Consciousness Cover Image
A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution Cover Image
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams Cover Image
Our Senses: An Immersive Experience Cover Image
Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs Cover Image

Close Reading

Leonard Bernstein Cover Image
Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell Cover Image
Philip Roth: Why Write? Collected Nonfiction 1960-2013 Cover Image
After Ireland: Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present Cover Image
The Tears of Achilles Cover Image


The Odyssey Cover Image
Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov Cover Image
Prayers for the Stolen Cover Image
Magnetic Point: Selected Poems Cover Image
Old Norse Mythology--Comparative Perspectives Cover Image


Cezanne Portraits Cover Image
Eros Visible: Art, Sexuality and Antiquity in Renaissance Italy Cover Image
On Disney Cover Image
O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism Cover Image
Mathematics + Art: A Cultural History Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

Women & Power: A Manifesto Cover Image
The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner Cover Image
The China Questions: Critical Insights Into a Rising Power Cover Image
The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for His Mother Cover Image
Stuart Hall: Conversations, Projects and Legacies Cover Image

Recent Features

Leonardo Da Vinci Cover Image
Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry Into a Life of Meaning Cover Image
Why Poetry Cover Image
Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 Cover Image
Nietzsche's Final Teaching Cover Image
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