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Aaronson, Scott. Quantum Computing Since Democritus. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013. viii, 370p., index, $39.99.

Set theory, randomness, complexity (also free will, time travel, and "ask me anything").

Amato, Joseph A. Surfaces: A History. Berkeley: U of California P, 2013. xvii, 289p., ill., $34.95.

Fabricating the tangible environment from the Neolithic to the modern.

Aranyosi, István. The Peripheral Mind: Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System. New York: Oxford UP, 2013. xiii, 232p., bibl., ill., index, $65.

Finding the self in the members of the body.

Aristotle's Politics, trans. Carnes Lord, 2nd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2013. xlvi, 265p., bibl., index, $15.

Revised translation with additional notes, 1st ed., 1984.

Arnold, David. Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2013. 223p., ill., index, $30.

Smalltime consumer goods build a large national economy.

Boroujerdi, Mehrzad, ed. Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and the Theory of Statecraft. Syracuse, N. Y.: Syracuse UP, 2013. xvii, 465p., bibl., index, $49.95.

Thirteen essays on the meaning of the state in Islamic thought and contemporary political practice.

Breckman, Warren. Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy. New York: Columbia UP, 2013. xix, 354p., index, $50.

Nineteenth-century German Romanticism in French leftist thought from Merleau-Ponty to Žižek.

Buchenau, Stefanie. The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenment:The Art of Invention and the Invention of Art. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013. viii, 272p., bibl., index, $99.

Christian Wolff and especially Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten.

Buckland, Adelene. Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth Century Geology. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2013. 377p., bibl., ill., index, $45.

Charles Lyell, Adam Sedgwick, and William Buckland borrow from Walter Scott and Lord Byron and themselves inspire George Eliot, Kingsley, and Dickens.

Christ-von Wedel, Christine. Erasmus of Rotterdam: Advocate of a New Christianity. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2013. ix, 374p., bibl., index, $85.

Exegetical theology, ideas for reform, and conflict with Reformers.

Cross, Stephen. Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 2013. xv, 287p, bibl., index, $50.

Hinduism and Buddhism in the Oriental Renaissance.

English, Adam C. The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra. Waco, Tex.: 2012. xii, 230., bibl., ill., index. [End Page 677]

Fourth-century bishop, eighth-century hagiography, twentieth-century celebrity.

Evers, Meindert. Proust's In Search of Lost Time: The History of a Vocation. New York: Peter Lang, 2013. 206p., index.

Rejecting fin de siècle decadence in order to become an artist.

Fiesoli, Giovanni and Elena Somigli, eds. Repertorio di Inventari e Cataloghi di Biblioteche Medievali: Italia—Toscana. Ebilioteche e Archivi, 19. Florence: Sismel, 2009. xlvi, 342p., indices.

Repertory of inventories and catalogs of medieval libraries.

Folkmann, Mads Nygaard. The Aesthetics of Imagination in Design. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT P, 2013. xvii, 270p., bibl., ill., index, $35.

Imagined possibilities and physical products like furniture and electrical appliances.

Freedman, Carl. Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema: Studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese, and others. Chicago: Intellect, 2013. x, 189p., index, $25.

The Godfather, capitalism, and John Wayne's post-heterosexuality.

Green, Kenneth Hart. Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Maimonides. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2013. ix, 207p., index, $35.

Rejecting Spinoza and neo-Kantianism to recover the real Maimonides.

Hadden, Sally E. and Patricia Hagler Minter, eds. Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History. xiii, 473p., ill., index, $26.95.

Seventeen essays of contemporary sectional exceptionalism.

Hamilton, John T. Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2013. ix, 322p., bibl., ill., index, $39.50.

Cura and se-cura in Hellenistic, Latin, and Renaissance literature and moderninst political philosophy.

Hansen, Peter H. The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering After the Enlightenment. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2013. x, 380p., ill., index, $35.

Race to the top as symbolic of individual autonomy and domination of nature.

Hees, Peter. Writing the Self: Diaries, Memoirs, and the History of the Self. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. vii, 296p., bibl., index, $29.95.

First-person singular from Augustine and monotheism to Facebook.

Humboldt, Alexander von...


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