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Links to ebooks from iDiscover

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A temporary issue with iDiscover is causing ebook links to display incorrectly. Until the issue is resolved, please access ebooks as follows:

From a search results list, click on the ebook title, rather than the green Online access link (if you do click this it will take you to the detailed record and not the ebook):

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You will see that the View Online section of the detailed record is empty (this is where the link should appear if all is well):

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To access the ebook, scroll down to the ‘Links’ section of the record, and choose the second link in the list (the wording of this will vary with supplier, but for all records we have seen so far it should always be the second link):

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We very much hope that this is a temporary change to the way ebooks are displayed and accessed and we will update…

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New books in August

A complete list of books purchased for the library in August can be found here.

Here are a selection of new titles:

Animalism : new essays on persons, animals, and identity / edited by Stephan Blatti and Paul F. Snowdon. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Classmark:         C 13 BLA                                                   ISBN:          9780199608751

Beastly morality : animals as ethical agents / edited by Jonathan K. Crane.
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2016].
Classmark:         B 13 CRA                                                   ISBN:          9780231174169

Philosophy comes to dinner : arguments about the ethics of eating / edited by Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo, and Matthew C. Halteman.
London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Classmark:         B 13 CHI                                                    ISBN:          9780415806831

Ethics of killing animals / edited by Tatjana Višak and Robert Garner, with afterword by Peter Singer. New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Classmark:         B 13 VIS                                                    ISBN:          9780199396085

Moral aims : essays on the importance of getting it right and practicing morality with others / Cheshire Calhoun.  New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Classmark:         B 14 CAL                                                   ISBN:          9780199328796

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Witkacy’s portrait of the philosopher Casimir Lewy

A portrait by Witkacy of the Polish-born philosopher Casimir Lewy (1919-1991) is kept in Trinity College, Cambridge.

Casimir Lewy (1938)

Casimir Lewy (1938)

During 1938 the nineteen year old Lewy spent the Long Vacation in Poland. While he was there he visited  the artist, writer and philosopher Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885-1939), commonly known as Witkacy, in Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains to have his portrait painted.

Witkacy painted the portrait of anybody who would pay him. His clientele included famous country artists, scientists, politicians, as well as the philosophers:  Alfred Tarski, Tadeusz Kotarbiński, Roman Ingarden and Władysław Tatarkiewicz.

Witkacy’s often painted while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or going through withdrawal. Witkacy was interested in the effect that taking substances had on his work and he added the information about his actual state of mind or what substances he had been taken to the portraits (e.g. NP1 meant “not smoking for one day” etc.). He reflected that this affected the way that he saw objects and then how he presented them in his paintings.

On Lewy’s portrait by Witkacy are the annotations:   (T.B) [P] + czeskie wino, which means: portrait Type B (more characteristic), [P] –smoking, + [drinking] Czech wine.

After the Long Vacation Lewy returned to Cambridge to complete his degree. However, the outbreak of World War II the following year meant that he was unable to return to Poland. Instead, he stayed on at Cambridge to complete his PhD. He married Eleanor Ford in 1945 and settled in the UK. Lewy’s visit to have his portrait done was to be the last significant time that he spent in his home country again.

Witkacy committed suicide on 18 September 1939 after hearing the news of the Soviet invasion of Poland the previous day.

A collection of Witkacy’s works are available here.

 

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New books in July

A complete list of books purchased for the library in July can be found here.

Here are a selection of new titles:

Subjectivity and selfhood in medieval and early modern philosophy / Jari Kaukua and Tomas Ekenberg, Editors.
Switzerland : Springer, 2016.
Classmark: A 21 KAU ISBN: 9783319269122

Unity and plurality : logic, philosophy, and linguistics / editors, Massimiliano Carrara, Alexandra Arapinis, Friederike
Moltmann.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Classmark: D 13 CAR ISBN: 9780198716327

Making of Friedrich Nietzsche : the quest for identity, 1844-1869 / Daniel Blue.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2016.
Classmark: A 52 NIE Blu ISBN: 9781107134867

Beating hearts : abortion and animal rights / Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf.
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Classmark: B 14 COL ISBN: 9780231175142

 

 

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New books in June

A complete list of books purchased for the library in June can be found here.

Here are a selection of new titles:

The Brain in a vat / edited by Sanford C. Goldberg.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Classmark: C 13 GOL ISBN: 9781107643383

Means, ends, and persons : The Meaning and Psychological Dimensions of Kant’s Humanity Formula / Robert Audi.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Classmark: B 14 AUD ISBN: 9780190251550

Inside ethics : on the demands of moral thought / Alice Crary.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Classmark: B 14 CRA ISBN: 9780674967816

Tyranny of the ideal : justice in a diverse society / Gerald Gaus.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2016.
Classmark: B 44 GAU ISBN: 0691158800

Reality and its dreams / Raymond Geuss.
Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Classmark: B 44 GEU ISBN: 9780674504950

Epistemic Friction : An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic / Gila Sher.
Oxford : Oxford Univ Press, 2016.
Classmark: C 34 SHE ISBN: 9780198768685

Political political theory : essays on institutions / Jeremy Waldron.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Classmark: B 44 WAL ISBN: 9780674743854

 

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New books in May

A complete list of books purchased for the library in May can be found here.

Here are a selection of new titles:

Knowledge through imagination / edited by Amy Kind & Peter Kung.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
Classmark:         C 33 KIN                                                    ISBN:          9780198716808

Kuhn’s Structure of scientific revolutions at fifty : reflections on a science classic / edited by Robert J. Richards and Lorraine Daston.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Classmark:         E 24 KUH Ric                                              ISBN:          9780226317038

Routledge guidebook to Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae / Jason T. Eberl.
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Classmark:         A 22 AQU Ebe                                             ISBN:          9781138777163

Everlasting check : Hume on miracles / Alexander George.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Classmark:         B 32 HUM Geo                                            ISBN:          9780674289246

Luck’s mischief : obligation and blameworthiness on a thread / Ishtiyaque Haji.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Classmark:         B 14 HAJ                                                   ISBN:          9780190260774

Philosophy of perception : phenomenology and image theory / by Lambert Wiesing ; translated by Nancy Ann Roth.
London : Bloomsbury, 2016.
Classmark:         C 13 WIE                                                   ISBN:          9781474275323

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