March 31, 2014

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The Cambridge companion to life and death / edited by Steven Luper.



This volume meets the increasing interest in a range of philosophical issues connected with the nature and significance of life and death, and the ethics of killing. What is it to be alive and to die? What is it to be a person? What must time be like if we are to persist? What makes one life better than another? May death or posthumous events harm the dead? The chapters in this volume address these questions, and also discuss topical issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and suicide. They explore the interrelation between the metaphysics, significance, and ethics of life and death, and they discuss the moral significance of killing both people and animals, and the extent to which death harms them. The volume is for all those studying the philosophy of life and death, for readers taking applied ethics courses, and for those studying ethics and metaphysics more generally.

Table of contents: Introduction/ Steven Luper -- Part I. The Metaphysics of Life and Death: 1. The nature of life / Mark A. Bedau -- 2. The nature of people / Eric T. Olson -- 3. Persistence and time / Katherine Hawley -- 4. The malleability of identity / Marya Schechtman -- 5. The nature of human death / David DeGrazia -- Part II. The Significance of Life and Death: 6. Assessing lives / Noah Lemos -- 7. On the length of a good life / Eyjolfur K. Emilsson -- 8. Mortal harm / John Martin Fischer -- 9. When do we incur mortal harm? / Jens Johansson -- 10. The symmetry problem / James Warren -- 11. Posthumous harm / Simon Keller -- 12. Life's meaning / Steven Luper -- Part III. The Ethics of Life and Death: 13. Enhancing humanity / Nicholas Agar -- 14. Procreating / David Archard -- 15. Abortion / Michael Tooley -- 16. Killing ourselves / Thomas Hill, Jr -- 17. Killing in self-defense / Kadri Vihvelin -- 18. Imperfect aiding / Matthew Hanser -- 19. Killing and extinction / Krister Bykvist.

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March 14, 2014

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JSTOR Update - March 10, 2014

Mar 10,2014 Data Release

New Titles

African Journal of Political Science / Revue Africaine de Science Politique [1996- ] (Arts & Sciences VI)
Previous Title: African Journal of Political Economy / Revue Africaine d'Economie Politique (1986-1996) [1017-4974]
Coverage:
Vol. 1, No. 1 (1986); Vol. 2, Nos. 1 & 5 (1988 & 1990);
Vol. 1, No. 1 (June, 1996) – Vol. 9, No. 1 (June, 2004)
Moving Wall: 7 years
Publisher: African Association of Political Science
ISSN: 1027-0353

Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors (2010-) (Arts & Sciences VIII) 
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: American Association of University Professors
ISSN: 2156-4698

Journal of Ethiopian Studies [1963- ] (Arts & Sciences IX)
Previous Title: University College Review [1961] (2310-3973)
Coverage:
Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring, 1961);
Vol. 1, No. 1 (January, 1963) – Vol. 42, No. 1/2 (June/December, 2009)
Moving Wall: 2 years
Publisher: Institute of Ethiopian Studies
ISSN: 0304-2243
Note: The content for 2010-2011 will be released as soon as the issues become available to JSTOR.

Moving Wall Decreases 

Columbia Law Review  (Arts & Sciences IV)
Coverage: Vol. 111, No. 1 (January, 2011) - Vol. 113, No. 5 (June, 2013)
Moving Wall: zero
Publisher: Columbia Law Review Association, Inc.
ISSN: 0010-1958
Note: By publisher request, JSTOR is decreasing the moving wall from 3 years to zero.

The South African Archaeological Bulletin (Arts & Sciences VII)
Coverage: Vol. 66, No. 193 (June, 2011)
 Moving Wall: 1 year
Publisher: South African Archaeological Society
ISSN: 0038-1969
Note: By publisher request, JSTOR is decreasing the moving wall from 3 to 1 year.
Note: Vol. 64, No. 194 (2011) – Vol. 67, No. 196 (2012) will be released as soon as the issues become available to JSTOR.

Previously Missing Issues

Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde van Nederlandsch-Indië 
(Arts & Sciences IX)
Coverage:
Vol. 35, Nos. 1 & 4 (1886)
Vol. 36, No. 1 (1887)
Vol. 50, No. 1 (1899)
Vol. 55, No. 4 (1903)
Vol. 57 (1907)
Moving Wall: N/A
Publisher: KITLV, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
ISSN: 1383-5408
Note: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde van Nederlandsch-Indië is a previous title to Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde.

Cosmopolitan Art Journal (Arts & Sciences VIII)
Coverage: Vol. 3, No. 4 (September, 1859)
Publication of this title ceased in 1861.
ISSN: 1948-9323

Fine Arts Journal (Arts & Sciences VIII)
Coverage:
Vol. 12, No. 1 (January-February, 1901);
Vol. 17, No. 9 (September, 1906);
Vol. 22, No. 3 (March, 1910);
Vol. 24, No. 6 (June 1911);
Vol. 27, Nos. 2, 5-6, (August, November-December, 1912)
Publication of this title ceased in 1919.
ISSN: 2151-2760

Hispanic Review (Arts & Sciences III)
Coverage: Vol. 38, No. 5 (November, 1970)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISSN: 0018-2176

International Journal of American Linguistics (Arts & Sciences VII)
Coverage: Vol. 40, No. 4 (October, 1974)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISSN: 0020-7071

Lithic Technology  (Arts & Sciences IX)
Coverage:
Vol. 7, No. 1 April, 1978);
Vol. 9, Nos. 1-3 (April-December, 1980);
Vol. 11, No. 1 (April, 1982);
Vol. 12, Nos. 1-3 (April-December, 1983);
Vol. 13, Nos. 1 & 3 (April & December, 1984);
Vol. 15, No. 1 (April, 1986);
Vol. 16, No. 2/3 (December, 1987);
Vol. 32, No. 2 (Fall, 2007)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Maney Publishing
ISSN: 0197-7261

Pioneer America (Arts & Sciences IX)
Coverage: Vol. 10, No. 1 (June, 1978)
Moving Wall: N/A
Publisher: Pioneer America Society
ISSN: 0032-0005
Note: Pioneer America is a previous title to Material Culture.

Zeitschrift für Ethnologie (Arts & Sciences IX)
Coverage: Vol. 74, No. 1/6 (1942)
Moving Wall: 2 years
Publisher: Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbH
ISSN: 0044-2666

Title Change 

Freshwater Science (Life Sciences)
Coverage: Vol. 31, No. 1 (March, 2012) – Vol. 32, No. 4 (December, 2013)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of Society for Freshwater Science
ISSN: 2161-9549
EISSN: 2161-9565
Note: Journal of the North American Benthological Society became Freshwater Science, beginning in 2012.

Plant Ecology and Evolution (Life Sciences)
Coverage: Vol. 143, Nos. 1-3 (2010)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Royal Botanical Society of Belgium and the National Botanic Garden of Belgium
ISSN: 2032-3913
Note: Belgian Journal of Botany became Plant Ecology and Evolution, beginning in 2010.

Additional Content for Ceased Title

Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies (Arts & Sciences VII)
Coverage: Vol. 36, Nos. 1-2 (2010-2011)
Publication of this title ceased in 2011.
Publisher: The Art Institute of Chicago
ISSN: 0069-3235

March 03, 2014

New Cambridge Companion Online now available


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The Cambridge companion to Nelson Mandela / edited by Rita Barnard.



Nelson Mandela is one of the most revered figures of our time. He committed himself to a compelling political cause, suffered a long prison sentence, and led his violent and divided country to a peaceful democratic transition. His legacy, however, is not uncontested: his decision to embark on an armed struggle in the 1960s, his solitary talks with apartheid officials in the 1980s, and the economic policies adopted during his presidency still spark intense debate. The essays in this Companion, written by experts in history, anthropology, jurisprudence, cinema, literature, and visual studies, address these and other issues. They examine how Mandela became the icon he is today and consider the meanings and uses of his internationally recognizable image. Their overarching concerns include Mandela's relation to “tradition” and “modernity,” the impact of his most famous public performances, the oscillation between Africanist and non-racial positions in South Africa, and the politics of gender and national sentiment. The volume concludes with a meditation on Mandela's legacy in the twenty-first century and a detailed guide to further reading.
  • Investigates every aspect of Mandela's life, work and legacy using a rigorous and comprehensive interdisciplinary framework
  • Assembles original essays from distinguished scholars working in the fields of history, anthropology, jurisprudence, cinema, literature and visual studies
  • Critically engages with Mandela's social, political and economic policies as President of South Africa, and their lasting effects
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