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Balling the Jack
Alumnus Frank Baldwin ’85 has traveled a long and enduring road on his journey to become a novel-writer. A government major at Hamilton, he began his career as a paralegal at a Wall Street firm - he lasted six-months. Baldwin lost his life savings twice on the blackjack tables of Atlantic City, worked as a bartender, pizza delivery boy, construction worker and copy boy before succeeding as a Novelist with his 1996 fiction novel Balling the Jack. More ...
Beyond Caring: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Social Organization of Ethics
Vividly documenting the real world of the contemporary hospital, its nurses, and their moral and ethical crises, Hamilton Professor of Sociology Dan Chambliss offers a sobering revelation of the forces shaping moral decisions in our hospitals. More ...
The Authority of Experience, Sensationalist Theory in the French Enlightenment
Sensationism, a philosophy that gained momentum in the French Enlightenment as a response to Lockean empiricism, was acclaimed by Hippolyte Taine as "the doctrine of the most lucid, methodical, and French minds to have honored France." The first major general study in English of eighteenth-century French sensationism, The Authority of Experience presents the history of a complex set of ideas and explores their important ramifications for literature, education, and moral theory. More ...
Against Gravity
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Genealogy of the Way: The Construction and Uses of the Confucian Tradition in Late Imperial China
By the Ming dynasty, one Confucian sect had come to dominate literati culture and the state. This book is a critique of the process by which claims to exclusive possession of the truth came to serve power. Wilson analyses how formation of the Confucian canon and the compilation of Confucian anthologies served to enshrine one lineage of Confucians as possessors of the truth. He draws on contemporary cultural and literary theory to situate Confucian anthologies in ritual, institutional, sectarian, and ideological contexts. More ...
Neutrality and the Academic Ethic
Professor of Philosophy Robert L. Simon has written Neutrality and the Academic Ethic, the fourth book in a series edited by Steven M. Cahn titled, Issues in Academic Ethics. The book is divided into two sections. The first, “Academic Ethics and the Neutral University,” asks if universities should be politically neutral and if so, can they be. Simon examines questions about the meaning of neutrality, distinguishes different conceptions of what neutrality involves, and considers in what sense, if any, institutional neutrality is both possible and desirable. More ...
Domestic Choices, International Markets
The internationalization of financial markets moved to center stage in the international political economy during the 1980s. These markets affect trade, investment, venture enterprises, growth, and competitiveness. Domestic Choices, International Markets uses the internationalization and liberalization of securities markets to examine interdependence, leadership, and the mechanisms of change in an increasingly global political economy. More ...
The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo
Ama Ata Aidoo ranks as one of the most creative and prolific African writers. Her social and political vision of Ghana in particular and of Africa and the Third World in General addresses the needs of all oppressed peoples. Her writing describes exploitation in a way that demands a new and sophisticated understanding-both from Western readers and from Africa's educated elite-of the colonial attitudes that led to inequality and injustice. -University Press Of Florida More ...
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