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.
, 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.
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