Grief The Price of Love SVEND BRINKMANN University of Aalborg Translated by Tam McTurk ‘Rooted in phenomenological philosophy, the psychology of emotions, and analyses of the ways humans are fundamentally social and cultural, this book provides a rich analysis of grief and its central place in human life.’ Paul C. Rosenblatt, University of Minnesota ‘In this book, Brinkmann makes a masterful argument to move away from the disturbing trend of pathologizing/psychologizing grief to adopting a phenomenological understanding of the human experience of loss. It is an accessible text that describes (and at times challenges) a comprehensive range of theories on the nature of grief. Essential reading for both scholars of grief and the public who want to learn more about why we grieve the way we do and what other possibilities are out there for thinking about our grief.’ Leeat Granek, York University This book gets to the heart of what it is to grieve, arguing that the sorrow we experience after the death of a loved one is a necessary and meaningful dimension of human existence. However painful, it unites us all. Rather than trying to escape or smother grief, we must allow ourselves to feel and accept it as the price we pay for love. 216 x 138mm • 224 pages • UK April 2020, US June 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-4123-2 • £50.00 / $64.95 / €61.90 PB • 978-1-5095-4124-9 • £14.99 / $19.95 / €18.90 ebook available
The Joy of Missing Out The Art of Self-Restraint in an Age of Excess SVEND BRINKMANN Translated by Tam McTurk ‘This volume by the Danish psychology professor Svend Brinkmann is designed to liberate us from over-stimulated modern lives through the old-fashioned ideas of restraint and moderation.’ Financial Times ‘This smart little pamphlet is, in a way, a manifesto for personal degrowth, or shrinkage.’ Steven Poole, The Guardian ‘The Joy of Missing Out makes a powerful, compelling and muchneeded argument for self-restraint – on pragmatic grounds, moral grounds, psychological grounds and even aesthetic grounds. Be sure to read this book before your next shopping trip, or job change, or relationship change. This is as good a case as I have seen for when and why less can be more.’ Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice and co-author of Practical Wisdom In this refreshing book, bestselling Danish philosopher Svend Brinkmann reveals the many virtues of missing out on the constant temptations that dominate our experience-obsessed consumer society. By cultivating selfrestraint and celebrating moderation, we can develop a more fulfilling way of living and discover the joy of missing out. 216 x 138mm • 128 pages • 2019 HB • 978-1-5095-3156-1 • £40.00 / $64.95 / €48.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3157-8 • £12.99 / $14.95 / €15.90 ebook available See backlist for more Brinkmann titles.
Political Argument in a Polarized Age Reason and Democratic Life SCOTT F. AIKIN & ROBERT B. TALISSE Both of Vanderbilt University ‘Democracy appears threatened from the deepening, polarization of citizens. From Trump to Brexit where one person’s truth is another’s fake news, wisdom is much needed to help us navigate such uncertain, choppy waters. Thankfully, we have two such guides in Aikin and Talisse who can bring clarity of understanding to what is complex and obscure. An excellent read.’ Thom Brooks, Durham University ‘At a time of deep political polarization, Professors Aikin and Talisse have written a very important book designed, not to try to save democracy, but to manage its symptoms. Their focus on the virtue of civility is especially significant. Highly recommended!’ Christian B. Miller, Wake Forest University From obnoxious public figures to online trolling, no one seems able to disagree without hostility. Aikin and Talisse show that disagreeing civilly, even with your sworn enemies, is a crucial part of democracy. They provide a crash course in political rhetoric for the concerned citizen. 216 x 138mm • 144 pages • UK April 2020, US May 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-3652-8 • £40.00 / $49.95 / €48.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3653-5 • £12.99 / $14.95 / €15.90 ebook available
Why Does Patriarchy Persist? CAROL GILLIGAN & NAOMI SNIDER Both of New York University ‘Taking on the long brewing battle between true democracy and the pervasive “ghost” of patriarchy, this compact book exists in a category of its own. The voices of its authors are accessible, incisive and engaging – the perfect book to launch almost any conversation about our current messy psychopolitical times.’ Jill Gentile, author of Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire 216 x 138mm • 176 pages • 2018 HB • 978-1-5095-2912-4 • £45.00 / $64.95 / €55.90 PB • 978-1-5095-2913-1 • £12.99 / $16.95 / €15.90 ebook available See backlist for more Gilligan titles.
Why Read Hannah Arendt Now RICHARD BERNSTEIN New School of Social Research ‘This is a short and wonderful book. Bernstein enables us to see that Arendt’s life’s work, which was to bear and to discern the meaning of the burdens of her times, has become our task today.’ Jerome Kohn, Trustee of the Hannah Arendt Bluecher Literary Trust 190 x 124mm • 144 pages • 2018 HB • 978-1-5095-2859-2 • £35.00 / $45.00 / €42.90 PB • 978-1-5095-2860-8 • £9.99 / $12.95 / €12.90 ebook available