Books published by Cambridge University Press

Music and Ethical Responsibility

Cambridge University Press | March 16, 2017 | 216 pages
Discussions surrounding music and ethical responsibility bring to mind arguments about legal ownership and purchase. Yet the many ways in which we experience music with others are usually overlooked. Musical experience and practice always involve relationships with other people, which can place... More Info

American Presidents, Deportations, and Human Rights Violations

Cambridge University Press | October 31, 2018 | 250 pages
Of the many issues polarizing societies today, immigration is one of the most contentious. In the United States, as in Europe, immigration was a defining issue in recent national elections. Immigration not only involves government policies but also the human rights of millions of people. American... More Info

Myth, Literature and the African World

Cambridge University Press | September 13, 1990 | 168 pages
The Nigerian author discusses African literature and the writer's role in African society as the modern equivalent of the tribal historian  More Info

Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration

Cambridge University Press | August 16, 2018 | 225 pages
Mass incarceration is an overwhelming problem and reforms are often difficult, leading to confusion about what to do and where to start. Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration: Hope from Civil Society introduces the key issues that need immediate attention and provides concrete direction... More Info

Suspect Citizens

Cambridge University Press | July 10, 2018 | 302 pages
Suspect Citizens offers the most comprehensive look to date at the most common form of police-citizen interactions, the routine traffic stop. Throughout the war on crime, police agencies have used traffic stops to search drivers suspected of carrying contraband. From the beginning, police agencies... More Info

Reinventing the Propeller

Cambridge University Press | March 24, 2017 | 393 pages
This book explores a technology that transformed airplanes into safe, practical tools of war and a means of transportation during the first half of the twentieth century.  More Info

Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy

Cambridge University Press | March 18, 2002 | 258 pages
Towards the end of his life, Descartes published the first four parts of a projected six-part work, The Principles of Philosophy. This was intended to be the definitive statement of his complete system of philosophy, dealing with everything from cosmology to the nature of human happiness. Stephen... More Info

Aristotle in China

Cambridge University Press | November 2, 2006 | 184 pages
This book considers the relation between language and thought. Robert Wardy explores this huge topic by analyzing linguistic relativism with reference to a Chinese translation of Aristotle's Categories. He addresses some key questions, such as, do the basic structures of language shape the major... More Info

Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change

Cambridge University Press | January 29, 2009 | 232 pages
In this illuminating book, Joseph LaPorte argues that scientists have not discovered that sentences about natural kinds are true rather than false. Instead, scientists have found that these sentences were vague in the language of earlier speakers and they have refined the meanings of these terms to... More Info

The Politics of Borders

Cambridge University Press | November 30, 2017 | 282 pages
Borders sit at the center of global politics. Yet they are too often understood as thin lines appearing on maps, rather than as political institutions in their own right. This book takes a detailed look at the evolution of border security in the United States after 9/11. Far from the walls and... More Info

Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean

Cambridge University Press | September 14, 2017 | 296 pages
Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean is no longer perpetrated primarily by states against their citizens, but by a variety of state and non-state actors struggling to control resources, territories, and populations. This book examines violence at the subnational level to illuminate how... More Info

Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology

Cambridge University Press | August 18, 2019 | 321 pages
In addition to being one of the world's most influential philosophers, Aristotle can also be credited with the creation of both the science of biology and the philosophy of biology. The papers collected in this volume, written by a pre-eminent figure in the field of Aristotle's philosophy and... More Info

Young People and the Future of News

Cambridge University Press | September 30, 2017 | 290 pages
Young People and the Future of News traces the practices that are evolving as young people come to see news increasingly as something shared via social networks and social media rather than produced and circulated solely by professional news organizations. The book introduces the concept of... More Info

The Hidden Rules of Race

Cambridge University Press | September 30, 2017 |
This book explores the racial rules that are often hidden but perpetuate vast racial inequities in the United States.  More Info

The Matter of History

Cambridge University Press | July 31, 2017 | 358 pages
New insights into the microbiome, epigenetics, and cognition are radically challenging our very idea of what it means to be 'human', while an explosion of neo-materialist thinking in the humanities has fostered a renewed appreciation of the formative powers of a dynamic material environment. The... More Info

Poems and Poetical Fragments

Cambridge University Press | August 26, 2010 | 260 pages
This volume gathers together the poems of Nicander, which includes the original Greek poetry with a parallel page translation.  More Info

A History of Embryology

Cambridge University Press | January 29, 2015 | 336 pages
First published in 1959, this book describes the Western history of embryology from prehistoric concepts of foetal growth to the close of the eighteenth century.  More Info

The African City

Cambridge University Press | August 18, 2019 | 214 pages
This 2007 book gives a comprehensive picture of cities in Africa from early origins to the present. It views towns and cities as an inherent part of developing Africa and emphasizes the extent to which the future of African society and African culture will likely be played out mostly in cities.  More Info

Science, Fiction, and the Fin-de-Siècle Periodical Press

Cambridge University Press | March 31, 2016 | 251 pages
Explores the first appearance of 'science fiction' in the pages of late nineteenth-century general interest periodicals.  More Info

Victorian Literature, Energy, and the Ecological Imagination

Cambridge University Press | May 29, 2014 | 319 pages
Explores how Victorian fiction helped create an environmental consciousness by articulating questions about sustainable energy use.  More Info

Governance Without Government

Cambridge University Press | March 26, 1992 | 311 pages
A world government capable of controlling nation-states has never evolved. Nonetheless, considerable governance underlies the current order among states, facilitates absorption of the rapid changes at work in the world, and gives direction to the challenges posed by interstate conflicts,... More Info

The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions

Cambridge University Press | May 21, 2015 | 614 pages
This radical, profoundly scholarly book explores the purposes and nature of proof in a range of historical settings. It overturns the view that the first mathematical proofs were in Greek geometry and rested on the logical insights of Aristotle by showing how much of that view is an artefact of... More Info

Disciplining Terror

Cambridge University Press | August 21, 2014 | 246 pages
Since 9/11 we have been told that terrorists are pathological evildoers, beyond our comprehension. Before the 1970s, however, hijackings, assassinations, and other acts we now call 'terrorism' were considered the work of rational strategic actors. 'Disciplining Terror' examines how political... More Info

Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law

Cambridge University Press | April 26, 2007 | 356 pages
Examines the relationship between imperialism and international law.  More Info

Conflict Over Convoys

Cambridge University Press | May 16, 2002 | 336 pages
Conflict over Convoys examines the Battle of the Atlantic from the perspective of Anglo-American diplomacy, deepening our understanding of Allied grand strategy, British industrial policy, and operations TORCH and OVERLORD. Failure to build and maintain enough ships to feed the people and wage war... More Info


Cambridge University Press | May 19, 2014 | 360 pages
This book suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. Based on several years of ethnographic research in conflict zones around the world, it demonstrates that everyday elements - such as the expatriates' social habits and usual... More Info

Being a Historian

Cambridge University Press | April 30, 2012 | 288 pages
Based on the author's more than 50 years of experience as a professional historian in academic and other capacities, Being a Historian is addressed to both aspiring and mature historians. It offers an overview of the state of the discipline of history today and the problems that confront it and its... More Info

Successful Scientific Writing

Cambridge University Press | November 13, 2014 | 304 pages
The new edition of this best-selling guide has been thoroughly updated for today's digital world, covering all aspects of the writing process and now including extensive coverage of ethical issues, including plagiarism. It offers a rich blend of practical advice, abundant examples from actual... More Info

A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 6, Aristotle: An Encounter

Cambridge University Press | March 29, 1990 | 476 pages
With this book, Professor Guthrie completed his six-volume A History of Greek Philosophy in the course of which he surveyed the whole field of Greek philosophy from the Presocratics to Aristotle. The History has won acclaim for the author's ability to take on a vast and challenging subject and to... More Info

Knowledge, Science and Relativism

Cambridge University Press | March 1, 2008 | 268 pages
This third volume of Paul Feyerabend's philosophical papers, which gathers together work originally published between 1960 and 1980, offers a range of his characteristically exciting treatments of classic questions in the philosophy of science, including theoretical pluralism, the relationship... More Info

Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism

Cambridge University Press | August 2, 2007 | 216 pages
Justice, Gender and the Politics of Multiculturalism explores the tensions that arise when culturally diverse democratic states pursue both justice for religious and cultural minorities and justice for women. Sarah Song provides a distinctive argument about the circumstances under which egalitarian... More Info

The Scientific Exploration of Venus

Cambridge University Press | September 22, 2014 | 352 pages
A leading Venus researcher explains in a friendly non-technical style what we know through our investigations of Earth's 'twin' planet.  More Info

The Direction of War

Cambridge University Press | December 5, 2013 | 335 pages
The wars since 9/11, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West. Much of the blame has been attributed to poor strategy. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, public enquiries and defence think tanks have detected a lack of... More Info

Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance

Cambridge University Press | October 30, 2014 | 368 pages
Although coercion is a fundamental and unavoidable part of our social lives, economists have not offered an integrated analysis of its role in the public economy. The essays in this book focus on coercion arising from the operation of the fiscal system, a major part of the public sector. Collective... More Info

Building Transnational Networks

Cambridge University Press | June 26, 2014 | 280 pages
Building Transnational Networks tells the story of how a broad group of civil society organizations came together to contest free trade negotiations in the Americas. Based on research in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, the United States, and Canada, it offers a full hemispheric analysis of the creation of... More Info

Problems of Empiricism: Volume 2

Cambridge University Press | June 30, 1985 | 268 pages
Volume 1 presents papers on the interpretation of scientific theories, together with papers applying the views developed to particular problems in philosophy and physics. The essays in volume 2 examine the origin and history of an abstract rationalism, as well as its consequences for the philosophy... More Info

The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease

Cambridge University Press | August 5, 2010 | 330 pages
There is now ample evidence from the preclinical and clinical fields that early life trauma has both dramatic and long-lasting effects on neurobiological systems and functions that are involved in different forms of psychopathology as well as on health in general. To date, a comprehensive review of... More Info

Complexity and the Arrow of Time

Cambridge University Press | August 8, 2013 | 368 pages
There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is 'getting more complex with time'. This book brings together a wide range of experts in science, philosophy and theology and unveils their joint effort in exploring this idea. They confront essential problems... More Info

The Cambridge Companion to Lacan

Cambridge University Press | July 31, 2003 | 287 pages
This collection of specially commissioned essays, first published in 2003, explores key dimensions of Lacan's life and works.  More Info

A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 3, The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 1, The Sophists

Cambridge University Press | August 18, 1969 | 345 pages
With this book, Professor Guthrie completed his six-volume  More Info

Social Entrepreneurship

Cambridge University Press | October 17, 2011 | 250 pages
Social Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice details how social entrepreneurship can creatively solve pressing and seemingly insurmountable social problems. Theories of social change are presented to help demystify the "magic" of making an immense, yet durable and irreversible social impact.... More Info

International Law and the Arctic

Cambridge University Press | August 1, 2013 | 337 pages
Sets out the international law relevant to the Arctic, from indigenous peoples to environmental protection to oil and gas exploration.  More Info

Evidence and Evolution

Cambridge University Press | March 27, 2008 | 412 pages
How should the concept of evidence be understood? And how does the concept of evidence apply to the controversy about creationism as well as to work in evolutionary biology about natural selection and common ancestry? In this rich and wide-ranging book, Elliott Sober investigates general questions... More Info

Embodied Grounding

Cambridge University Press | March 31, 2008 | 320 pages
In recent years there has been an increasing awareness that a comprehensive understanding of language, cognitive and affective processes, and social and interpersonal phenomena cannot be achieved without understanding the ways these processes are grounded in bodily states. The term 'embodiment'... More Info

A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 2, The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus

Cambridge University Press | February 22, 1979 | 576 pages
Surveys Greek thought through a critical discussion of the major schools and philosophers  More Info

Proofs and Refutations

Cambridge University Press | January 1, 1976 | 174 pages
Proofs and Refutations is essential reading for all those interested in the methodology, the philosophy and the history of mathematics. Much of the book takes the form of a discussion between a teacher and his students. They propose various solutions to some mathematical problems and investigate... More Info

Justice for Earthlings

Cambridge University Press | January 31, 2013 | 264 pages
In the past few decades social changes have impacted how we understand justice, as societies become both more multicultural and more interconnected globally. Much philosophical thought, however, seems to proceed in isolation from these developments. While philosophers from Plato onwards have... More Info

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics

Cambridge University Press | June 30, 2012 | 224 pages
This introduction to the philosophy of mathematics focuses on contemporary debates in an important and central area of philosophy. The reader is taken on a fascinating and entertaining journey through some intriguing mathematical and philosophical territory, including such topics as the... More Info

Quantum Computing Since Democritus

Cambridge University Press | March 14, 2013 | 398 pages
Takes students and researchers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics.  More Info

Ashes and Sparks

Cambridge University Press | February 24, 2011 | 446 pages
As a practicing barrister, the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Sedley wrote widely on legal and non-legal matters, and continued to do so after becoming a judge in 1992. This anthology contains classic articles, previously unpublished essays and lecture transcripts. To each, he has added reflections on what... More Info