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Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion

by Josh Gressel UPA (October 08, 2014)

Embracing Envy features interviews with everyday people, reviews of mainstream psychological research, and lessons from wisdom literature that delve into how envy can be seen as meaningful and useful in our...


Heaven's Chancellery

by Irina Zakirova UPA (September 24, 2014)

There is no universally accepted definition of moral damages. The concept is usually understood in the context of torts that cause psychological harm to a person that are difficult to quantify. Heaven’s Chancellery...


The Passage from Youth to Adulthood: Narrative and Cultural Thresholds

by Pierluca Birindelli UPA (September 26, 2014)

This book investigates how young adults build their identities in modern society. Looking at narratives from Italian young adults living with their parents and from university students, along with sociological,...


Islamism and Post-Islamism: Reflections upon Allama Jafari's Political Thought

by Seyed Javad Miri UPA (September 17, 2014)

Islamism and Post-Islamism analyzes political thought in Iran since 1979. Seyed Javad Miri engages with one of the seminal thinkers in contemporary Iranian politics, Allama Jafari, on key relevant concepts.


Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa: A Call to a Values and Systems Revolution

by Chiku Malunga UPA (September 08, 2014)

Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa discusses why deep levels of poverty and suffering persist in Africa despite all the successive regime changes over the last half century. The author discusses how lasting...


Terra Incognita: A Psychoanalyst Explores the Human Soul

by Joseph Isaac Abrahams UPA (September 07, 2014)

Terra Incognita provides an autobiographical account of Joseph Abrahams’ 75-year career as a psychoanalyst with extensive scientific data, life-altering discoveries, and insightful conclusions. Each chapter...


Hume's 'New Scene of Thought' and The Several Faces of David Hume in the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

by John O. Nelson & Jeff Broome UPA (December 10, 2009)

This book is a defense of Hume's philosophical principles in the Treatise of Human Nature. Nelson shows that Hume's new philosophy was a uniquely original and profound masterpiece in philosophical literature,...


The Inaugural Addresses and Ascension Speeches of Nigerian Elected and Non-Elected Presidents and Prime Minister, 1960-2010

by Solomon Williams Obotetukudo UPA (November 04, 2010)

This collection of inaugural and ascension speeches facilitates comparison of presidential themes, leadership styles, personal philosophies, and evolutionary communication strategies in Nigerian nation building....


The Triadic Structure of the Mind: Outlines of a Philosophical System

by Francesco Belfiore UPA (May 23, 2014)

The Triadic Structure of the Mind provides a philosophical system that offers fresh solutions in the fields of ontology, knowledge, ethics, and politics. The second edition includes a more extensive treatment...


Marching as to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women's Experiences in the Gulf Wars

by Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas UPA (May 22, 2014)

Seen through the eyes of eleven African American servicewomen, this book explores issues such as health care, child care, sexism/sexual harassment, racism, religion, career advancement, and serving in combat...


Naturalness: Is the "Natural" Preferable to the "Artificial"?

by Dieter Birnbacher & David Carus UPA (April 15, 2014)

Naturalness delves into a long withstanding argument of everyday life—the argument of naturalness. This book questions why what is natural has been seen in some ways as superior to what is artificial and discusses...


One Hundred Years of Service Through Community: A Gould Farm Reader

by Steven K. Smith & Terry Beitzel UPA (April 28, 2014)

This reader consists of diverse writings about Gould Farm, considered the nation’s oldest residential rehabilitation community. The Farm now assists those with persistent mental illness. This book includes...


Atheist Persona: Causes and Consequences

by John J. Pasquini UPA (April 15, 2014)

Atheist Persona is a summary of the most recent research on the subject of atheism. In an effort to create a more courteous dialogue between theists and atheists, this book acknowledges that while there are...


Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

by Peter Eglin UPA (November 08, 2012)

This book asks: “what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a ‘northern’ university given the incarnate connections between the university’s operations and suffering elsewhere?” The author challenges...


Tocquevillian Ideas: Contemporary European Perspectives

by Zbigniew Rau & Marek Tracz-Tryniecki UPA (April 01, 2014)

This book presents Tocqueville’s vision of the European continent, exploring his ideas of liberty, virtue, religion, patriotism, civic participation and democracy. Although Tocqueville is often revered as...


Translating Totality in Parts: Chengguan's Commentaries and Subcommentaries to the Avatamska Sutra

by Guo Cheen UPA (March 25, 2014)

This book offers an annotated translation of two of preeminent Chinese Tang dynasty monk Chengguan’s most revered masterpieces. With this book, Chengguan’s Commentaries to the Avatamsaka Sutra and The Meanings...


Communicating Across Cultures: A Coursebook on Interpreting and Translating in Public Services and Institutions

by Carmen Valero-Garcés UPA (March 18, 2014)

This book is a manual addressing the task of interpreting and translating. It is directed towards those who serve as liaisons between immigrant communities, visitors, or foreigners, and at professionals in public...


The Beginning Translator's Workbook: or the ABCs of French to English Translation

by Michele H. Jones UPA (March 18, 2014)

This workbook combines methodology and practice for beginning translators with a solid proficiency in French. The revised edition clarifies some of the finer points of the translation techniques introduced in...


Pseudoscience and Deception: The Smoke and Mirrors of Paranormal Claims

by Bryan Farha & Michael Shermer UPA (December 24, 2013)

Pseudoscience and Deception is a compilation of some of the most eye-opening skeptical articles pertaining to extraordinary claims and pseudoscience. The articles explore paranormal, extraordinary, or fringe-science...


Africa's Social and Religious Quest: A Comprehensive Survey and Analysis of the African Situation

by Randee Ijatuyi-Morphé UPA (January 30, 2014)

This well-crafted book probes the key dimensions of Africa’s existential predicament. This study takes an integrative approach to religion, society, and civilization; eschews dichotomies; and broadly defines...


Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian

by Erman Kaplama UPA (December 12, 2013)

Comparing the Kantian sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian, Erman Kaplama introduces two new principles to philosophy of art: transition and motion. Drawing on the Heraclitean logos and phusis, he explores the...


"Oh, it's like CSI...": A Qualitative Study of Job Satisfaction Experiences of Forensic Scientists

by Tharinia Dukes-Robinson & Ashraf Esmail UPA (December 06, 2013)

This book goes beyond the glamorous portrayals of CSI professionals on television to highlight the real sources of job satisfaction among forensic scientists. Drawing on interviews with current forensic scientists,...


Test Anxiety: Applied Research, Assessment, and Treatment Interventions

by Marty Sapp UPA (November 20, 2013)

This book is designed to give students and researchers the confidence to understand, assess, treat, and research test anxiety. Marty Sapp presents the various cognitive and behavioral theories of test anxiety...


Introduction to Habermas

by Sandro Segre UPA (November 21, 2013)

This book provides a compact and up-to-date presentation of Jürgen Habermas’ oeuvre, with particular reference to his theory of communicative action. Segre explores Habermas’ themes of the rationalization...


Metaphysics of Infinity: The Problem of Motion and the Infinite Brain

by Ion Soteropoulos UPA (November 26, 2013)

Ion Soteropoulos reconciles the contradiction between the finite and infinite and transforms this reconciliation into the founding principle of motion. This book will appeal to readers interested in the logical...


Human Works, Absent Words: Law, Man, and God in Some Classical Philosophers

by Christopher Berry Gray UPA (November 26, 2013)

What is said can be understood only when seen in the context of what is not said. Many ancient and medieval philosophers use this dynamic of presence and absence. Gray shows how each author amplifies meaning...


Questioning Martin Heidegger: On Western Metaphysics, Bhuddhist Ethics, and the Fate of the Sentient Earth

by Eric D. Meyer UPA (February 14, 2013)

In Questioning Martin Heidegger, Martin Heidegger’s “Overcoming Metaphysics” provides the jumping-off point for a wide-ranging critique and deconstruction of Western philosophy. This book also addresses...


Applied Professional Ethics: A Developmental Approach for Use With Case Studies

by Gregory R. Beabout & Daryl J. Wennemann UPA (December 09, 1993)

This innovative book is written in an accessible, compact style that sets forth and explains a sound framework for professional ethics that readers can quickly put into practice in analyzing and writing about...


A Modest Certainty

by Frank D. Schubert UPA (October 04, 2012)

Schubert squarely addresses the question of whether there is a single standard of certainty that can be applied to such disparate areas as logic, mathematics, politics, religion, familial/tribal commitments,...


Literacy, Information, and Development in Morocco during the 1990s

by Samia Touati UPA (June 15, 2012)

This book offers readers a two-level investigation of the culture of literacy in Morocco. A handful of researchers approach literacy either through theory or through practice in general; however, this is the...


East and West: Allama Jafari on Bertrand Russell

by Seyed Javad Miri UPA (July 11, 2013)

This book is an analysis of an Iranian philosopher’s engagement with a British philosopher. This is the first book of its kind. East and West will be a useful work for anyone who is interested in comparative...


Internarrative Identity: Placing the Self

by Ajit K. Maan UPA (December 08, 2009)

This book asks how identity is created and examines the history of conceptions of the self, from Aristotle to Postmodernism, to find the answers. Maan finds the human capacity to self creation exists in what...


Imaging the Other: Essays on Diversity

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire UPA (December 11, 2009)

These essays explore the creation of the 'other' as the basis for conflict among humans, within the context of each author's background, interests, and research. These essays speak of the 'other,' how we create...


A Second Appeal: A Consideration of Freedom and Social Justice

by Daphne M. Rolle UPA (February 02, 2010)

This book engages in an analysis of the ideals of freedom and social justice. Rolle examines and questions Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World by David Walker, which encourages slaves to embrace a theologically-based...


Aesthetic Genesis: The Origin of Consciousness in the Intentional Being of Nature

by Jeff Mitscherling UPA (December 15, 2009)

This book reverses the fundamental tenet of phenomenology-that all consciousness is intentional (that is, directed toward an object). Mitscherling rehabilitates the pre-modern concepts of 'intentional being'...


Spheres of Awareness: A Wilberian Integral Approach to Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, and Art

by Patricia Herron, James Lough, Linda E. Olds & Thomas Madden et al. UPA (September 29, 2009)

This book moves toward building a new and more comprehensive theory of literature, philosophy, psychology, and art. The extremely popular work of Ken Wilber, unites the best of both western and eastern thought...


Corruption in Nigeria: The Fight and Movement to Cure the Malady

by Mazi A. Kanu Oji & Valerie U. Oji UPA (September 02, 2010)

This book addresses the effects of corruption in Nigeria and provides a concise overview for a lasting solution. Offering insight from the authors' original thinking and experiences, the book traces corruption...


Political Morality in a Disenchanted World

by Edmund Abegg UPA (June 20, 2013)

Edmund Abegg constructs a coherent path that leads from abstract psychological and moral theory to ideal political and economic scenarios and then to their real-world applications. This book establishes a framework...


Depression as a Psychoanalytic Problem

by Paolo Azzone UPA (December 07, 2012)

Over the past few decades, psychoanalysis and dynamic psychiatry have been steadily stepping back from a key role in the understanding and treatment of depressive disorders. This book investigates the historical...


The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Documentary History

by Bruce A. Kimball UPA (May 13, 2010)

Based upon the author's twenty-five years of experience leading seminars concerning the history of liberal education, this collection presents a uniquely comprehensive and salient set of documents, ranging from...


Forgotten Origin

by Steven Strong & Evan Strong UPA (March 29, 2011)

This book is third in a series dedicated to the first Homo sapiens: the Australian Aboriginal people. Steven and Evan Strong continue their investigation into the global impact of Aboriginal people, relaying...


Moral Desert: A Critique

by Howard Simmons UPA (February 23, 2010)

In this book, the author critically explores the idea that we deserve to be praised or rewarded for good behavior and blamed or punished when we act badly, which seems central to everyone's moral deliberation...


An Introduction to Elijah Muhammad Studies: The New Educational Paradigm

by Abul Pitre UPA (November 12, 2009)

This book situates the teachings of Elijah Muhammad in academia, creating a field of study that particularly extrapolates the jewels of Muhammad's teachings. This preview of the teachings of Muhammad, and its...


Posthuman Personhood

by Daryl J. Wennemann UPA (May 02, 2013)

Wennemann argues that the traditional concept of personhood may be fruitfully applied to the ethical challenge we face in a posthuman age. The book posits that biologically non-human persons like robots, computers,...


Just War in Religion and Politics

by Jacob Neusner, Bruce D. Chilton & R. E. Tully UPA (April 18, 2013)

The basis of this collection of essays is the reading of a common topic from different perspectives. The contributors compare and contrast not only positions, but also methods of learning. They examine theories...


The Ontological Foundation of Ethics, Politics, and Law

by Francesco Belfiore UPA (March 25, 2013)

In this revised edition, Belfiore adds new concepts and discusses the views of additional thinkers. He gives an ontological foundation to ethics, politics, and law and shows how his thought can reinterpret the...


Introduction to Thomistic Philosophy

by John Peterson UPA (December 14, 2012)

This book introduces readers to Thomistic philosophy through selected topics such as being, God, teleology, truth, persons and knowledge, ethics, and universals. Defending the basis of Aquinas’ natural-law...


Understanding Ideology

by Warren Frederick Morris UPA (November 16, 2009)

This book enables the reader to recognize public expressions of an ideology, thereby avoiding gullibility and the consequences of ignorance. A Marxist-Freudian orientation is adopted. This book also discusses...


Effective Planning Strategies and Proposal Writing: A Workbook for Helping Professionals

by Salene J. Cowher & Larry S. Dickson UPA (December 08, 2009)

This book provides a comprehensive review of planning strategies and related concepts, including leadership and the role of the helping professional as 'change agent.' The text presents material in a straightforward...


Curing the Philosopher's Disease: Reinstating Mystery in the Heart of Philosophy

by Richard H. Jones UPA (September 28, 2009)

This book is a philosophical examination of the mysteries surrounding the foundations of science, philosophy, and religion. Much of Western philosophy and science is discussed in order to see our epistemological...