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The Journals division of the MIT Press began in 1969 with two quarterly publications. Today, we publish 30 titles in the arts and humanities, economics, international affairs, history, political science, science and technology. We were one of the first university presses to offer its titles electronically, and the division continues to adopt technologies that allow us to better support the scholarly mission and disseminate our content widely. The division publishes journals owned by the MIT Press as well as journals sponsored by various societies and associations. We offer a suite of traditional and digital services that can be customized to fit each journal’s needs.


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Emil du Bois-Reymond

Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Gabriel Finkelstein

Emil du Bois-Reymond is the most important forgotten intellectual of the nineteenth century. In his own time (1818--1896) du Bois-Reymond grew famous in his native Germany and beyond for his groundbreaking research in neuroscience and his provocative addresses on politics and culture. This biography by Gabriel Finkelstein draws on personal papers, published writings, and contemporary responses to tell the story of a major scientific figure. Du Bois-Reymond's discovery of the electrical transmission of nerve signals, his innovations in laboratory instrumentation, and his reductionist methodology all helped lay the foundations of modern neuroscience.In addition to describing the pioneering experiments that earned du Bois-Reymond a seat in the Prussian Academy of Sciences and a professorship at the University of Berlin, Finkelstein recounts du Bois-Reymond's family origins, private life, public service, and lasting influence. Du Bois-Reymond's public lectures made him a celebrity. In talks that touched on science, philosophy, history, and literature, he introduced Darwin to German students (triggering two days of debate in the Prussian parliament); asked, on the eve of the Franco-Prussian War, whether France had forfeited its right to exist; and proclaimed the mystery of consciousness, heralding the age of doubt. The first modern biography of du Bois-Reymond in any language, this book recovers an important chapter in the history of science, the history of ideas, and the history of Germany.

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The End of Energy

The Unmaking of America's Environment, Security, and Independence

Michael J. Graetz

Forty years of energy incompetence: villains, failures of leadership, and missed opportunities.

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Entangled Geographies

Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Edited by Gabrielle Hecht

Investigations into how technologies became peculiar forms of politics in an expanded geography of the Cold War.

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The Environment

Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

Edited by William P. Kabasenche, Michael O'Rourke, and Matthew H. Slater

Original essays by leading scholars consider the environment from biological and ethical perspectives.

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The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

Edited by Michael Maniates and John M. Meyer

The concept of sacrifice has been curiously unexamined in both activist and academic conversations about environmental politics, and this book is the first to confront it directly.

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Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change

Human Virtues of the Future

Edited by Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

Allen Thompson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University. Jeremy Bendik-Keymer is Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of The Ecological Life: Discovering Citizenship and a Sense of Humanity.

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The Ethical Treatment of Depression

Autonomy through Psychotherapy

Paul Biegler

A philosopher argues there is an ethical imperative to provide psychotherapy to depressed patients because the insights gained from it promote autonomy.

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The Ethics of Animal Research

Exploring the Controversy

Edited by Jeremy R. Garrett

A balanced, accessible discussion of whether and on what grounds animal research can be ethically justified.

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Ethics, Sexual Orientation, and Choices about Children

Timothy F. Murphy

A critical review of the debate over the still-hypothetical possibility of prenatal intervention by parents to select the sexual orientation of their children.

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Evil Media

Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey

A philosophical manual of media power for the network age.

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