Abromeit, John. Max Horkheimer and the Foundations of the Frankfurt School. New York: Cambridge UP, 2011. xiii, 441p., bibl., ill., index, $95. Intellectual biography of the early and middle Horkheimer, 1895–1941.
Aït-Touati, Frédérique. Fictions of the Cosmos: Science and Literature in the Seventeenth Century. Trans. Susan Emanuel. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2011. ix, 261p., bibl., ill., index. Kepler, Godwin, Fontenelle, Huygens, Hooke, Cavendish.
Amarcius, Sextus. Satires, trans. Ronald E. Pepin, and Eupolemius, ed. and trans. Jan M. Ziolkowski. Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2011.xlix, 398p., index, $29.95. Secular and clerical vice plus a salvation history from Lucifer’s fall to Christ’s resurrection, both late-eleventh century in facing-page translation.
Barnes, Jonathan. Method and Metaphysics: Essays in Ancient Philosophy I. Oxford: Clarendon P, 2011. xi, 621p., bibl., index. Twenty-six collected essays.
Bates, David William. States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political. New York: Columbia UP, 2011. xvii, 256p., index, $27.50. Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, and Rousseau.
Bloor, David. The Enigma of the Aerofoil: Rival Theories in Aerodynamics, 1901–1930. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2011. xiv, 547p., bibl., ill., index, $35. British vs. German physicists dispute the mathematics of airflow, after Kitty Hawk and before the Blitz.
Casillo, Robert, and John Paul Russo. The Italian in Modernity. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2011. Italy orientalized—stereotypes of Renaissance greatness and modern decadence in American literature and film.
Cohen, Claudine. La méthode de Zadig: La trace, le fossile, la preuve. Paris: Seuil, 2011. Voltaire’s observer of footprints as guide to early paleontology —dinosaurs, mammoths, prehistoric man.
Confino, Alon. Foundational Pasts: The Holocaust as Historical Understanding. New York: Cambridge UP, 2011. xi, 180p., ill., index, $24.99. How Nazis and other Germans came to imagine a world without Jews.
Farbaky, Péter, and Louis A. Waldman, eds. Italy & Hungary: Humanism and Art in the Early Renaissance. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2011. xli, 728p., bibl., ill., index, $85. Twenty-two essays on Matthias Corvinus as patron at the crossroads of Europe and the Ottoman Empire.
Floyd, Jonathan, and Marc Stears, eds. Political Philosophy versus History? Contextualism and Real Politics in Contemporary Political Thought. New York: Cambridge UP, 2011. x, 228p., index, $29.99. Eight essays impeach claims to normativity and universality.
Frede, Victoria. Doubt, Atheism, and the Nineteenth-Century Russian Intelligensia. [End Page 343] Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2011. xiii, 300p., bibl., index, $26.95. Moral and social status of the individual trumps Bible and theology in the face of an autocratic tsar and church.
Friedlander, Eli. Walter Benjamin: A Philosophical Portrait. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2012. xi, 285p., index, $39.95. Early writings and The Arcades Project.
Harding, Sandra, ed. The Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies Reader. Durham, N. C.: Duke UP, 2011. xv, 476p., index, $29.95. Twenty-five essays.
Heller-Roazen, Daniel. The Fifty Hammer: Pythagoras and the Disharmony of the World. New York: Zone, 2011. 191p., bibl., ill., index, $26.95. Harmony and discord in music, physics, and metaphysics from the pre-Socratics to Kant.
Hockey, Thomas. How We See the Sky: A Naked-Eye Tour of Day and Night. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2011. x 239p., bibl., ill., index, $20. What can be seen when looking up at night and what it has meant to others in the past.
Irwin, Terence. The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study. 3 vols. New York: Oxford UP, 2007. 810, 911 + 1020p., bibl., index. Single-authored work covering Socrates to the Reformation, Suarez to Rousseau, and Kant to Rawls.
Jones, Gareth Stedman, and Gregory Claeys, eds. Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Political Thought. New York: Cambridge UP, 2011. xvi, 1144p., bibl., index $195. Twenty-six essays as a comprehensive reference volume.
Klaniczay, Gábor, Michael Werner, and Ottó Gecser, eds. Multiple Antiquities—Multiple Modernities: Ancient Histories in Nineteenth Century European Cultures. Frankfurt: Campus, 2011. 611p., index, $69. Twenty-seven essays on Greco-Roman, Germanic, Oriental, and other “antiquities” in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historiographies.
Koritansky, Peter Karl, ed. The Philosophy of Punishment and the History of Political Thought. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2011. viii, 223p., index $60. Nine essays...