COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Geneses, Genealogies, Genres, and Genius (Jan., $24.50) by Jacques Derrida, trans. by Beverly Bie Brahic, explores the impact of sexual genre on the author’s oeuvre.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation (Sept., $22.95) by Jonathan Lear examines an issue that any nation might face—the possibility that one’s culture might collapse.
On Truth (Nov., $12.50) by Harry G. Frankfurt. The author of On Bullshit ponders the meaning of truth and the many ways our culture undermines veracity. 200,000 first printing.
LONG RIVER PRESS
A Basic Mencius (Sept., $14.95) by Kujie Zhou compiles eclectic quotes from Mencius, a leading proponent of Confucian thought.
MERCURY BOOKS (dist. by IPM)
Erotic Literature of Ancient India: Kama Sutra/Koka Shastra/Gita Govindam/Ananga Ranga (Sept., $24.95) by Sandhya Mulchandani explains how eroticism purports to be the path to unity between the human and the divine.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Right and Wrong, and Palestine, 9-11, Iraq, 7-7 (Sept., $18) by Ted Honderich examines the issue of moral responsibility as he examines these contemporary crises.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (Sept., $50) by F.W. Schelling, trans. by Jeff Love and Johannes Schmidt, tackles the German philosopher’s exploration of evil and freedom.
Why Can’t We Be Good? (Feb., $24.95) by Jacob Needleman considers the underside of human nature and why we continually ignore our better values and beliefs.