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Journal of the History of Ideas 63.2 (2002) 365-370

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Adam of Bremen. History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen. Trans. and intro. by Francis J. Tschan. New York: Columbia UP, 2002. xxi, 257p., bibl., index. New intro. and bibliography by Timothy Reuter.

Allen, Sister Prudence. The Concept of Woman: Volume II, The Early Humanist Reformation, 1250-1500. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002. xxiv, 1161p., bibl., ill., index. $70. The second part of a survey, esp. on women religious and philosophers as well as scholastics and humanists.

Ankersmit, F.R. Political Representation. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2002. 266p., index. $21.95. History restored (again) to political theory.

Baldi, Marialuisa. Verisimile, non vero: Filosofia e politica in Andrew Michael Ramsay (Filosofia e scienza nel cinquecento e nel seicento). Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2002. 510p., bibl., index. Critical exposition, with appendix, "Anecdotes de la vie."

Baracchi, Claudia. Of Myth, Life, and War in Plato's Republic. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2002. ix, 249p., bibl., index. Close reading.

Barker, Rodney. Legitimating Identities: The Self-Presentations of Rulers and Subjects. New York: Cambridge UP, 2001. viii, 161p., bibl., index. $20. Political self-legitimations.

Bary, Philip de. Thomas Reid and Scepticism: His Reliabilist Response (Routledge Studies in Eighteenth Century Philosophy). New York: Routledge, 2002. xv, 203p., apps., bibl., index. $90. New interpretation in terms of "reliabilism."

Benton, Lauren. Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History. New York: Cambridge UP, 2002. xiii, 285p., bibl., index. $20. The Shift from local to state-centered law.

Berlin, Isaiah. Freedom and Its Betrayal: Six Enemies of Human Liberty. Ed. Henry Hardy. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2002. xvi, 182p., index. $19.95. BBC lectures of 1952.

Bernstein, J. M. Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics. New York: Cambridge UP, 2001. xviii, 460p., index. $25. Critical exposition of major themes.

Boudri, J. Christiaan. What was Mechanical about Mechanics: The Concept of Force between Metaphysics and Mechanics from Newton to Lagrange (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science). Tran. by Sen McGlinn. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. xvi, 276p., bibl., ill., index. The metaphysics of mechanics and its emergence as a discipline.

Brainard, Marcus. Belief and its Neutralization: Husserl's System of Phenomenology in Ideas I (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy). Albany, New York: SUNY P, 2002. xix, 331p., bibl., ill., index. Philosophical commentary.

Brissoni, Armando. Saggio su Galileo Galilei: Discorsi di Dottrina. Rome:Gangemi Editore, 2000. 191p., bibl., index. Galilean speculations.

Cavendish, Margaret. Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy). Ed. by Eileen O'Neill. New York: Cambridge UP, 2001. xlvii, 287p., glossary, index. $22. Based on 1668 edition, with critical introduction, notes, chronology, etc.

Chimisso, Cristina. Gaston Bachelard: Critic of Science and the Imagination (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy). New York: Routledge, 2001. xi, 285p., bibl., index. $100. Intellectual life and legend.

Cissna, Kenneth N., and Rob Anderson. Moments of Meeting: Buber, Rogers, and the Potential for Public Dialogue. Albany: State U of New York P, 2002. xiii, 323p., bibl., index. The 1957 public dialogue.

Cohen, Claudine. The Fate of the Mammoth: Fossils, Myth and History. Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould. Trans. by William Rodarmor. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2002. 3336p., bibl., ill., index. $30. The mammoth and the theories naturalists have constructed around it illuminate larger issues in the history of science.

Cohen, Tom, ed. Jacques Derrida and the Humanities: A Critical Reader. New York: Cambridge UP, 2001. xv, 327p., glossary, index. $25. Twelve comments.

Crane, Gregg D. Race, Citizenship, and Law in American Literature. New York: Cambridge UP, 2002. xi, 299p., index. $22. Comments on selected nineteenth-century texts.

Davidson, Arnold L. The Emergence of Sexuality: Historical Epistemology and the Formation of Concepts. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2001. xvi, 254p., ill., index. $39.95. Knowledge and the science of sexuality.

Descartes, René. La Recherche de la vérité par la lumière naturelle de René Descartes. Ed. by Ettore Lojacono, Erik Jan Bos, Franco A. Meschini, and Francesco Saita. Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2002. lxv, 694p., indices. French, Latin, and Dutch texts, with concordances.

Diamond, James Arthur. Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment: Deciphering Scripture and Midrash in The...


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