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Adorno, Theodor W. Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism, Lawrence D. Kritzman, ed.). Trans. by Henry W. Pickford. New York: Columbia UP, 1998. xii, 404p., index. Trans. of Eingriff: Neun kritische Modelle (1963) and Stichworte: Kritische Modelle 2 (1969).
Ames, Roger T., Thomas P. Kasulis, and Wimal Dissanayake, eds. Self as Image in Asian Theory and Practice. Albany: State U of New York P, 1998. x, 473p., bibliographies, index. Seventeen essays focusing on art, literature, and cinema.
Baldi, Bernardino. Le Vite de’ Matematici: Edizione annotata e commentata della parte medievale e rinascimentale (Filosofia e scienza nel cinquecento e nel seicento). Ed. by Elio Nenci. Milan: FrancoAngeli, 1998. 624p., bibl., index. Edition, with critical apparatus, of the Vasari of mathematicians.
Barasch, Moshe. Modern Theories of Art, 2: From Impressionism to Kandinsky. New York: NYU P, 1998. ix, 389p., bibl., indices. $60. Third installment of his historical survey of art theory.
Barry, John M. Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and how it Changed America. New York: Touchstone Books / Simon & Schuster, 1997. 524p., bibl., ill., index. Epic treatment of disaster and social change.
Becquemont, Daniel, and Laurent Mucchieli. Le cas Spencer: Religion, science et politique (Science, histoire et societé, Dominique Lecourt, ed.). Paris: PU de France, 1998. 358p., index. FF 170. Religious and philosophical roots of Spencerism.
Beitchman, Philip. Alchemy of the Word: Cabala of the Renaissance (SUNY Series in Western Esoteric Traditions, David Applebaum, gen. ed.) Albany: SUNY P, 1998. xiv, 364p., bibl., index. The Cabala seen, through a post-modern lens, as proto-deconstruction.
Bell, Whitfield J. Patriot-Improvers: Biographical Sketches of Members of the American Philosophical Society, Volume I: 1743–1768. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1997. xx, 531p. Surprisingly modest origins—ordinary merchants, artisans, physicians and lawyers as well as Franklin, Rittenhouse, and Dickinson.
Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette. Eloge du mixte: Matériaux nouveaux et philo-sophie ancienne. Paris: Hachette, 1998. 353p., bibl., index. FF 130. Technology and classical philosophy.
Berti, Silvia, Françoise Charles-Daubert, and Richard H. Popkin, eds. Heterodoxy, Spinozism, and Free Thought in Early-Eighteenth-Century Europe: Studies on the Traité des trois imposteurs (International Archives of the History of Ideas, 148). Boston: Kluwer, 1996. xix, 524p. $220. Sixteen scholarly papers from a 1990 Leiden seminar sponsored by the Foundation for Intellectual History.
Bronner, Simon J. Following Tradition: Folklore in the Discourse of American Culture. Logan: Utah State UP, 1998. xv, 599p., bibl., ill., index. $49.95. Inter-disciplinary study with particular attention paid to the Brothers Grimm, Martha Warren Beckwirth, the Shoemakers, and Richard Dorson.
Clarke, Samuel. A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God and Other Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy, Karl Ameriks and Desmond M. Clarke, ser. eds.). Ed. by Ezio Valati. New York: Cambridge UP, 1998. xxxvii, 168p., index. The 1704 Boyle lectures, letters, and excerpts providing introduction to Clarke’s philosophy.
Finkielkraut, Alain. The Future of a Negation: Reflections on the Question of Genocide (Texts and Contexts, Sander Gilman, gen. ed.). Trans. by Mary Byrd Kelly. Lincoln, Neb.: U of Nebraska P, 1998. xxxiv, 146p., index. $25. Translation of L’avenir d’une négation (1982).
Fiszman, Samuel, ed. Constitution and Reform in Eighteenth-Century Poland: The Constitution of 3 May 1791. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1997. xxix, 562p., ill., index. Interdisciplinary effort by twenty-two scholars.
Forster, Michael N. Hegel’s Idea of a Phenomenology of Spirit. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1998. xi, 661p., app., index. The Phenomenology of Spirit on its own merits and as an introduction to Hegel’s system.
Gelbart, Nina Rattner. The King’s Midwife: A History and Mystery of Madame du Coudray. Berkeley: U of Calif. P, 1998. xi, 347p., bibl., index. $35. Vibrantly written cross between biography and social history.
Glausser, Wayne. Locke and Blake: A Conversation across the Eighteenth Cen-tury (Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1998. xi, 201p., bibl., index. $49.95. “Composite critical biography.”
Glöckner, Dorothea. Kierkegaards Begriff der Wiederholung: Eine Studie zu seinem Freiheitsverständnis (Kierkegaard Studies, Monograph Series 3, Niels Jørgen Cappelørn and Hermann Deuser, gen. eds.). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1998. ix, 300p., bibl., index. Freedom and repetition in...

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