The Religion War (Oct., $12.95) by Scott Adams is a fable involving a man on a mission to stop a cataclysmic war between Christian and Muslim forces; the sequel to God's Debris from Dilbert's creator.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Nihilism and Emancipation: Ethics, Politics, and Law (Oct., $24.50) by Gianni Vattimo, edited by Santiago Zabala. One of Europe's leading philosophers offers a re-evaluation of values, meaning and the idea of freedom in Western culture.
Rising Up and Rising Down (Nov., $25.95) by William T. Vollmann is the authorized, abridged edition of Vollmann's seven-volume meditation on the age-old conundrum: when is violence justified?
True to Life: Why Truth Matters (Oct., $27.95) by Michael P. Lynch explains the importance of truth in our everyday lives.
The Illustrated To Think Like God (Oct., $35) by Arnold Hermann is an illustrated edition that tells the story of the origins of philosophy. Advertising. Author tour.
PAUL DRY BOOKS
Open Secret/Inward Prospects: Reflections on World and Soul (Oct., $24.95) by Eva Brann collects observations and aphorisms written over more than 30 years.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
The Ethics of Identity (Jan., $29.95) by Kwame Anthony Appiah draws on thinkers through the ages to explore such questions as the extent to which "identities" constrain our freedom and enable our individuality.
In Search of P.D. Ouspensky: The Genius in the Shadow of Gurdjieff (Sept., $24.95) by Gary Lachman establishes Russian journalist/philosopher Ouspensky in his own right, separate from his mentor Gurdjieff.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Paranoia and Contentment: A Personal Essay on Western Thought (Nov., $30) by John C. Hampsey investigates Western intellectual history.