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View of the Law
Irreverent Essays on Justice
introduction by Louis Auchincloss
"...fresh, beautifully written
and humorous examinations of subjects as varied as the invasion
of Panama, the true nature of Draco, Steinberg's Dairy Restaurant
and age discrimination statutes...In short, Mordecai Rosenfeld's
book is a find."
The Times Literary Supplement
"The one bright thing to look forward to in
the mail is the regular advent of the Mordecai Rosenfeld essay."
Lord Chief Justice of England
"...any Rosenfeld essay can be a tonic to restore
Dee Brown Author,
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
236 pages, 6 x 9.
First published in 1992 by Ox Bow Press.
Mark P. Friedlander, Jr. and Robert W. Kenny
"Clever and amusing..."
"A plot of historical and academic intrigue.
Recommended for armchair Shakespeareans."
The Shakespeare Transcripts is a romantic mystery, a fictional
account of a trial between Sir Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare,
litigating the authorship of the Shakespeare plays. The book
builds to two exciting climaxes separated by four centuries.
280 pages, 6x9.
First published in 1993 by Ox Bow Press.
||Style, Rhetoric and Rhythm
Morris W. Croll
Morris Croll's essays on Renaissance prose style have long been
admired for their quiet brilliance. His essays address a critical
moment in European culture: the classical model of rhetoric,
sustained by the imposing authority of Cicero, gives way to
prose styles that emphasize the privacy and uniqueness of individual
conciousness. Croll's descriptions of an "Attic style"
that came to oppose the intellectual premises of Ciceronian
rhetoric have never been surpassed. His capacity to relate stylistic
innovations to the premises underlying modern writing and culture
further testifies to the boldness of his critical method.
450 pages, 6 x 9.
Reprint of first edition published 1966.
The Individual in the
"Organisms, especially animals, that are simultaneously
individuals and colonies, pose dilemmas. They call into question
all of our notions of individuality. The Huxley book, and
its scientific and philosophical quandries are as current
now, or even more so, than they were in 1912."
...The major portion of this book is devoted to showing that
living matter always tends to group itself into these 'closed,
independent systems with harmonious parts.' Though the closure
is never complete, the independence never absolute, the harmony
never perfect, yet systems and tendency alike have real existence.
Such systems I personally believe can be identified with the
Individuals treated by the philosopher, and I have tried to
establish this belief. - Preface
169 + xv pages, 5 1/4 x 8.
Reprint of fiirst edition published in 1912.
||Cosmic Joy & Local Pain
Musings of a Mystic Scientist
Harold J. Morowitz
Inspired by the ideas of Benedict Spinoza, Gautama Buddha, Henry
Thoreau, and the philosophers of evolution, Morowitz presents
an overview of our knowledge of the earth, the skies, the oceans,
and living organisms. Starting from the wondrous interrelatedness
of all things, he finds the god of Spinoza within the tao of
science. Thus emerges a natural theology that eases the sharp
conflicts between science and religion.
CONTENTS: Help Wanted: Philosopher The Sabbatical Year
Evolution and Creation Knowing and Guessing
Rocks of Ages Energy Flow Fitness and Design
Propaedeutics An Unusal Substance Hot and Cold
Air Water, Water Everywhere What Is Life?
History of the Universe The Origin of Life The
Evolution of Organic Forms Teilhard's Vision Mind
and Matter An Abode of Life Pantheism and Design
Credo of a Mystical Scientist.
321 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1987.
Rhetoric and the Rise of Self-Consciousness
In this book, Mark Backman argues that our modernity is controlled
by five principles that were first enunciated during the fifth
century B.C., in Greece, as the basis of the art of rhetoric:
Words are tools; Images are real; Information is power; Change
is inevitable; Truth is relative.
200 pages, 6 x 9.
First published in 1992 by Ox Bow Press.
The Taming of the Nations
This work has been hailed for its exposition of key philosophic
principles, as well as its prophetic insights into the internal
and external relations of specific political cultures. Perhaps
most remarkable are Northrop's comments which foresaw the
recent resurgence of Islamic culture.
362 + xvi pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
Reprint of first edition published