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As part of the University Libraries, the Penn State Press is dedicated to the task of promoting the dissemination of knowledge through the publication of books and journals that convey the results of original research in the form of new information, interpretations, or methods of analysis. Publishing between 60-70 books and 30 journals each year, the Press represents the interests of the University generally in contributing to better communication among scholars everywhere.


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Harnessing Globalization

The Promotion of Nontraditional Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America

Roy C. Nelson

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Heidegger and the Issue of Space

Thinking on Exilic Grounds

Alejandro A. Vallega

As the only full-length treatment in English of spatiality in Martin Heidegger’s work, this book makes an important contribution to Heidegger studies as well as to research on the history of philosophy. More generally, it advances our understanding of philosophy in terms of its "exilic" character, a sense of alterity that becomes apparent when one fully engages the temporality or finitude essential to conceptual determinations.By focusing on Heidegger’s treatment of the classical difficulty of giving conceptual articulation to spatiality, the author discusses how Heidegger’s thought is caught up in and enacts the temporality it uncovers in Being and Time and in his later writings. Ultimately, when understood in this manner, thought is an "exilic" experience—a determination of being that in each case comes to pass in a loss of first principles and origins and, simultaneously, as an opening to conceptual figurations yet to come. The discussion engages such main historical figures as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, and indirectly Husserl, as well as contemporary European and American Continental thought.

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A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century

Updated and Revised Edition

By Luis Alberto Romero and Translated by James P. Brennan

A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century, originally published in Buenos Aires in 1994, attained instantaneous status as a classic. Written as an introductory text for university students and the general public, it is a profound reflection on the "Argentine dilemma" and the challenges that the country faces as it tries to rebuild democracy. In the book, Romero brilliantly and painstakingly reconstructs and analyzes Argentina's tortuous, often tragic modern history, from the "alluvial society" born of mass immigration, to the dramatic years of Juan and Eva Perón, to the recent period of military dictatorship. For this second English-language edition, Romero has written new chapters covering the "Kirchner decade" (2003-2013) and the upheavals surrounding the country's 2001 default on its foreign debt and the tumultuous years that followed as Argentina sought to reestablish a role in the global economy while securing democratic governance and social peace. Combining the rigor of the professional historian with a passionate commitment to his country's future, Romero's work is a major contribution to our understanding of one of Latin America's most important nations. This translation by James Brennan, himself a leading English-speaking historian of Argentina, makes his valuable book available to a wide readership in the United States and elsewhere in the world. A work of synthesis and a lifetime's erudition and reflection, A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century draws on the scholarship of the leading historians of Argentina and those of other disciplines such as political science and sociology to dissect the country's modern history. It is distinctive in its focus on Argentina's story as it relates to the saga of democracy, it's triumphs, it's tragedies, and it's pending challenges.

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Homeland Mythology

Biblical Narratives in American Culture

Christopher Collins

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The House of the Black Ring

A Romance of the Seven Mountains

By Fred Lewis Pattee, Edited by Julia Spicher Kasdorf, and Edited byJoshua R. Brown

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Human Rights and Memory

Daniel Levy and Natan Sznaider

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Humanism and the Urban World

Leon Battista Alberti and the Renaissance City

By Caspar Pearson

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Idea and Ontology

An Essay in Early Modern Metaphysics of Ideas

Marc A. Hight

The prevailing view about the history of early modern philosophy, which the author dubs “the early modern tale” and wants to convince us is really a fairy tale, has it that the focus on ideas as a solution to various epistemological puzzles, first introduced by Descartes, created difficulties for the traditional ontological scheme of substance and mode. The early modern tale depicts the development of “the way of ideas” as abandoning ontology at least by the time of Berkeley. This, in turn, fostered an antimetaphysical bias as modern philosophy developed further, elevating epistemology to its current primary status in the field. Marc Hight challenges this account by showing how, though the conception of ideas changed over time, the ontological status of ideas remained a central part of the discussion about ideas and influenced how even later thinkers like Locke, Berkeley, and Hume thought about them. By his reading of important texts in early modern philosophy, Hight aims not only to provide a more accurate history of philosophy for this period but also to resuscitate the value of metaphysics for philosophical analysis today.

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The Illusion of Civil Society

Democratization and Community Mobilization in Low-Income Mexico

Jon Shefner

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Imperfect Oracle

The Epistemic and Moral Authority of Science

Theodore L. Brown

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