A bold stance that challenges received wisdom is a difficult endeavor for the best of writers. DePergola sets out on an exciting pathway to write an imaginative and original analysis of the relation between memory, emotion, identity, and ethical decision making. In this breathtaking view of over fifty years of memory research, the reader not only evidences brinkmanship on the cutting edge of neuroscience, but also a tour de force on moral normativity. ...Gerard Magill, Vernon F. Gallagher Chair & Professor of Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University
The Ideas, Identity and Art of Daniel Spoerri offers Anglophone readers fresh insights into the genesis of Spoerri's important work and illuminates fascinating intellectual exchanges between artists, curators, and other key figures in the European art world from the late 1950s to the present. Cempellin navigates sources in many languages on the multilingual artist, drawing on little-known archival materials and interviews to present key thematic elements in Spoerri's oeuvre. Through reference to projects such as Spoerri's Fluxus works, Eat Art, and Sentimental Museums, the artist's striking inventiveness and intellectual rigor come vividly to the fore.Jill Carrick, Carleton University, Canada
...Even though the study of art and of design are theoretical, Dr. Avital has come closer than anyone to approaching them as if they were empirical. His clear and rigorous parsing of the issues in The Confusion Between Art and Design dares disagreement and will do much toward concluding the argument.Prof. Mel Byars, Design Historian, author of The Design Encyclopedia
This is a refreshing account of research in all its entanglements – the research embedded in the contemporary neo-liberal university, in the careers of the connected academics, in the ‘life’, thoughts and reflections of the frontline researcher, and in the moments of connection between the researcher and the interviewees – here allowed to speak through extensive unmediated interview quotes.Dr Kezia Barker, Birkbeck, University of London
A profoundly researched, well-written and accessible study. Unlike other works of art history, it is addressed to a broader public with interests in the art market and also artists, gallerists and other ‘players’ in the art business.Prof. Dr. Tobias Vogt, Universität der Künste, College of Fine Arts, Berlin
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2019 has been another year of positive reviews for Vernon Press titles in a range of fields. Here is a round-up of some of our titles that have been reviewed in academic journals this year.
Carrión, Teresa Benito, “Translating and Interpreting Justice in a Postmonolingual Age”, in CLINA: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Communication, 5.1, (2019), 191-194
Graham, E. J., “Mersey Built: The Role of Merseyside in the American Civil War”, in Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire, 168 (2019).
Lodewyckx, H., “Ka Osy So Onye: African Philosophy in the Postmodern Era”, in Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 81.2 (2019).
Mădăras, A. P. and M. Martin, “Onomastics between Sacred and Profane”, in Problems of Onomastics, 16.2 (2019).
Manheim, F. T., “Strategic climate change communications: effective approaches to fighting climate denial”, in CHOICE, 57.4 (2019)
Margreiter, Reinhard, “Liberation Philosophy: From the Buddha to Omar Khayyam", in Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger, 72.4 (2019).
Nikolic, Aleksa, “Common Law and Civil Law Today”, in Review of International Affairs (2019).
“Onomastics between Sacred and Profane”, in Rivista Italiana di Onomastica, 25.1 (2019), pp. 288-290.
Pinto, C., “Inspiring air: A history of air-related science”, in CHOICE, 57.3 (2019)
Assessed as “Recommended”.November 20th 2019
Vernon Press author Paul Fendos has published a new article which aims to explore some of the issues discussed in his book The Book of Changes: A Modern Adaptation and Interpretation (Vernon Press, 2018).
This article is an attempt to clarify the author’s approach to interpretation and translation as applied in his recently published book, The Book of Changes: A Modern Adaptation and Interpretation. It does so in two main steps. First, reference is made to metaphor theory, a perhaps under-appreciated tool for framing Book of Changes text materials—especially the line texts. Two new terms are introduced, ‘adaptative interpretation’ and ‘reverse adaptative interpretation,’ concepts which help demonstrate how the same text materials in the Book of Changes can at times be seen functioning both as tenor and vehicle. Emphasis is placed on showing how the line text materials can be read as vehicle, with an analysis provided of the author’s translation and interpretation of the line texts for Hexagram #15, Qian 謙 (Humility). This analysis aims to demonstrate one way to uncover underlying meanings or patterns of change in these materials. Second, a comparison of the author’s translations with those of the same line text materials by five other translators is carried out. The goal of such a comparison is to show how this author’s approach to translation and interpretation of Book of Changes text materials measures up to others in the field, with very general conclusions suggesting that the author’s position, like those others in the field, might best be understood within the context of 1) whether one sees the Zhouyi more as a divinatory text or as part of a philosophical canon, and 2) whether one approaches it from the perspective of a Traditionalist or a Modernist.
The article will appear in "Metaphorical Translation: The Book of Changes", Translation Quarterly 92 (2019): 70-122.
Fendos’s book has been praised by Dr. Yang Lee as “a work that demonstrates integrity in scholarship and readability for the non-specialist”.
In the last decade, digital fabrication and its applications have become a matter of great interest and debate. Its implications are far-reaching and may be approached in a wide variety of ways, although it has generally been analysed in either technical or economic terms. In this volume, Ursula Hurley seeks to offer an unprecedented and interdisciplinary study of the consequences digital fabrication has had from a cultural and aesthetic point of view; focusing on how it affects human interactions as well as aspects such as creative processes and identity. Hurley explores the implications these alternative readings of digital fabrication may pose for disabled people, making use of data obtained through innovative fieldwork that demonstrates how current the issue is.
November 7th 2019
An original chapter written by visionary inventor and author Ray Kurzweil is included in Spiritualities, ethics, and implications of human enhancement and artificial intelligence (ed. Christopher Hrynkow), a title available now from Vernon Press.
Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's best-known and successful inventors, and is considered to be the father of transhumanism, a philosophical movement which holds that the future of mankind lies in artificial intelligence.
Kurzweil situates his contribution in the area commonly named as transhumanism with references to religiosity and spirituality that will be of great interest to scholars in the field of religion and science. The interweaving of elements of his life story and family history with his views on the transformative potential of various information and intelligence technologies is fascinating
For more information, or to order the book, see: https://vernonpress.com/book/887October 29th 2019
Lucy Weir invites you to the launch of her book Love is Green: compassion as responsibility in the ecological emergency, just published by Vernon Press.
The launch will take place in the The Teacher's Club in Parnell Square in Dublin on the 23rd October at 6.30pm. Please stay for drinks and nibbles and an opportunity to mingle and chat after the launch which will be MC'd by Des Derwin, unionist and activist, followed by A. N. Other, followed by the special guest speaker, Eamon Ryan, followed by Lucy saying a few words. A limited number of copies of the book, which Lucy will sign for you, will be available at considerable discount.
RSVP to Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook, or (+44)861286449 by 21st October so we have an idea of numbers.October 11th 2019
We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with RNIB to make our books available upon request to print-disabled readers and learners at all educational levels.
The collaboration is part of our commitment to accessibility and social responsibility, and will help print-disabled readers of our titles to have a high-quality reading experience.
Print disabilities can include visual impairment and learning or physical disabilities. The RNIB service is free to educational institutions in the UK. For more information see their website:
Francesco Tonucci, one of Vernon Press's authors, has been honored in the UNICEF Spanish Committee Awards 2019.
World-renowed thinker and psychopedagogue Tonucci was given the UNICEF Joaquín Ruiz-Giménez Spanish Committee Award "for his exemplary vital and professional career in defence of children’s rights". The committee was presided over by Queen Letizia of Spain. His achievement has been widely covered by the world media.
Tonucci's important work La Ciudad de los Niños will be published by Vernon Press in 2020 as City of Children. The work is being translated as part of Vernon's Bridging Languages and Scholarship initiative.
For more information, visit the UNICEF website:
June 13th 2019
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