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费拉里(编):柏拉图《理想国》剑桥指南

费拉里(编):柏拉图《理想国》剑桥指南

★ 社会思想译丛 ★ 新书讯 G. R. F. 费拉里(G. R. F. Ferrari)编:《柏拉图〈理想国〉剑桥指南》(The Cambridge Companion to Plato’s Republic),陈高华、李诚予、张博、岳林、胡艾忻、吕舒婷译,北京大学出版社2013年。ISBN: 9787301225912. @豆瓣 @小组 购买本书:亚马逊;当当网。 内容简介 《理想国》是古典世界中仍为今人广泛阅读的杰作,本书是对它的一个新近的全面阐释,其中包括的十六篇文章由不同学科背景和研究路径的一流学者撰写,呈现了广泛的解释光谱。无论是初读者,还是较有经验的研究者,都可从中获得教益。前三篇文章是从《理想国》整体出发进行的论述,余下的文章则是按顺序对《理想国》涉及的不同主题的专门阐释;同时,在某些特别重要的主题上,读者还可以领略不同学者从不同路径给出的不同阐释,从而丰富读者对《理想国》的认识。 书评 无论对于研究生还是高年级大学生而言,这都是一部极佳的导读作品,它在引领研习者穿越《理想国》这个错综复杂的文本的同时,让他们领略围绕它而形成的当代争论。一一爱德华·巴特勒(Edward Butler) 这是一本汇集众多名家之作的书,认真探讨《理想国》的研究者应该人手一本。一一尼古拉斯·史密斯(Nicholas D. Smith)

巴顿等:《贸易体制的演进:GATT与WTO体制中的政治学、法学和经济学》

巴顿等:《贸易体制的演进:GATT与WTO体制中的政治学、法学和经济学》

★ 社会思想译丛 ★ 新书讯 约翰·H.巴顿、朱迪思·L.戈尔斯坦、蒂莫西·E.乔里林、理查德·R.斯坦伯格:《贸易体制的演进:GATT与WTO体制中的政治学、法学和经济学》(The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Politics, Law, and Economics of the GATT and the WTO),廖诗评译,北京大学出版社2013年。ISBN: 9787301217009. @豆瓣 @小组 购买:亚马逊;当当网。 内容简介 本书对国际多边贸易体制发展中的政治史和经济史进行了全面分析,这一体制即为世界贸易组织(WTO)及其前身关税与贸易总协定(GATT)。本书对从“二战”后该体制产生至今过程中的法律规则、原则、实践和规范进行了分析,同时分析了体制特点的变化给国内市场开放政策的维持与重构带来的影响。分析当代GATT/WTO体制的规则及其背后的经济学逻辑的著作有很多,而本书则是首部对体制规则发展背后的政治学逻辑进行探讨的著作。

罗杰·科特瑞尔:《法理学的政治分析:法律哲学批判导论》

罗杰·科特瑞尔:《法理学的政治分析:法律哲学批判导论》

★ 社会思想译丛 ★ 新书讯 罗杰·科特瑞尔(Roger Cotterrell):《法理学的政治分析:法律哲学批判导论》(The Politics of Jurisprudence: A Critical Introduction to Legal Philosophy),张笑宇译,北京大学出版社2013年。ISBN: 9787301216736. @豆瓣 @小组 购买:亚马逊;当当网。 内容简介 本书讨论法理学研究什么、它试图做什么以及如何完成这些工作,最为重要的是,它的诸多结论如何能够影响法律实践的日常问题,以及主要的社会、道德和政治观念。作者选择对几位关键法学家的观点进行分析,阐明了法律理论的一般特点,并尝试用一种职业主义和政治分析的方法,来表达这些理论。 本书第一版更多是作为学生教材使用。对此,作者开辟了他的方法,在此版中展现了自初版以来逐渐引人关注的理论中最为重要的领域。新版做了大量修订,著述更为明晰,并且恰当的评述了迄今为止的相关文献。有两章新内容处理了近十年来兴起的对英美法律哲学非常多样化的批判性进路。

New Book: <em>Religion without God</em>. By Ronald Dworkin

New Book: Religion without God. By Ronald Dworkin

Religion without God. By Ronald Dworkin. (罗纳德·德沃金:《没有上帝的宗教》) Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 9780674726826, 0674726820. 购买@亚马逊 About This Book In his last book, Ronald Dworkin addresses questions that men and women have asked through the ages: What is religion and what is God’s place in it? What is death and what is immortality? Based on the 2011 Einstein Lectures, Religion without God is inspired by remarks Einstein made that if religion consists of awe toward mysteries which “manifest themselves in the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, and which our dull faculties can comprehend only in the most primitive forms,”…

New Book: <em>The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government</em>. By Richard A. Epstein

New Book: The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government. By Richard A. Epstein

The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government. By Richard A. Epstein. Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 9780674724891, 0674724895. American liberals and conservatives alike take for granted a progressive view of the Constitution that took root in the early twentieth century. Richard Epstein laments this complacency which, he believes, explains America’s current economic malaise and political gridlock. Steering clear of well-worn debates between defenders of originalism and proponents of a living Constitution, Epstein employs close textual reading, historical analysis, and political and economic theory to urge a return to the classical liberal theory of governance that animated the…

New Book: <em>Legal Orientalism: China, the United States, and Modern Law</em>. By Teemu Ruskola

New Book: Legal Orientalism: China, the United States, and Modern Law. By Teemu Ruskola

Legal Orientalism: China, the United States, and Modern Law(《法律东方主义:中国·美国·现代法律》). By Teemu Ruskola. Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 0674073061, 9780674073067. Since the Cold War ended, China has become a global symbol of disregard for human rights, while the United States has positioned itself as the world’s chief exporter of the rule of law. How did lawlessness become an axiom about Chineseness rather than a fact needing to be verified empirically, and how did the United States assume the mantle of law’s universal appeal? In a series of wide-ranging inquiries, Teemu Ruskola investigates the history of “legal Orientalism”: a set of globally…

New Book: <em>The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution</em>. By Marcia Coyle

New Book: The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution. By Marcia Coyle

The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution. By Marcia Coyle. Simon & Schuster 2013. ISBN: 1451627513; 9781451627510. 购买本书@亚马逊 The Roberts Court, seven years old, sits at the center of a constitutional maelstrom. Through four landmark decisions, Marcia Coyle, one of the most prestigious experts on the Supreme Court, reveals the fault lines in the conservative-dominated Court led by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. Seven minutes after President Obama put his signature to a landmark national health care insurance program, a lawyer in the office of Florida GOP attorney general Bill McCollum hit a computer key, sparking a legal challenge…

New Book: <em>Reflections on Judging</em>. By Richard A. Posner

New Book: Reflections on Judging. By Richard A. Posner

Reflections on Judging. By Richard A. Posner. Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 0674725085, 9780674725089 购买本书@亚马逊 In Reflections on Judging, Richard Posner distills the experience of his thirty-one years as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Surveying how the judiciary has changed since his 1981 appointment, he engages the issues at stake today, suggesting how lawyers should argue cases and judges decide them, how trials can be improved, and, most urgently, how to cope with the dizzying pace of technological advance that makes litigation ever more challenging to judges and lawyers. For Posner, legal…

冯象:《摩西五经》修订版缀言

冯象:《摩西五经》修订版缀言

《摩西五经》初版是二〇〇五年春节过后脱稿的,一晃七年过去。其间于俗务之余译注了《智慧书》与《新约》,攒得些经验体会;“回头再看,就见出许多不足”(《创世记·修订版后记》),于是到了修订的时节。 译文的变动,粗粗算来,将近五千处。大多是进一步节俭文字、锤炼风格,但也有勘误、取别解或新说的。那初版的底本,原是八十年代中在哈佛念书时用的斯图加特旧版希伯来文传统本《圣经》(BHS, 1976),从《智慧书》开始,才换成第五版BHS(1997)。后者的注释,总体而言较旧版保守,反映了西方古典及中古语文研究的潮流。这次修订,生僻语词的校读,除开个别无善解多歧义的,一般就参照新版。 夹注,《摩西五经》不如《新约》详细,趁此机会增添两项内容:一是简要补充古代近东宗教、历史文化跟经文串解的知识;二是列出中文旧译一些有代表性的舛误——主要是和合本,因其流传较广,常被引用——方便读者对照查阅。 另有少数拗口的人名地名,做了减字换字或谐音意译。如《民数记》二十二章,善解城先知、比珥之子巴兰(Balaam,源自希腊语七十士本),据原文发音改作比兰(bil`am,谐音混乱,bela`);再如《创世纪》三十八章,犹大三个儿子取名厄尔、俄男、安儿(参较和合本:珥、俄南、示拉),是谐音意译,反讽暗示三人或因作恶而丧生,或未能尽到小叔娶寡嫂“替哥哥结子实”的义务,致使家庭不得安宁。 本书初版问世迄今,几乎每天收到各地读者和信友的电邮,“提问、商榷、谈心得或祝祷,于我都是极大的勉励”(《新约·前言》)。在此谨表谢忱,并希望这第二版也能给诸君送上一份“生命的粮”。昔日,见不足者有言: 如果译经是与圣者相遇,修订 便是“面对面同他交谈” 如摩西受嘱托:一次又一次 灵中狂喜,决口心堤。 二〇一二年五月于清华园 《摩西五经》(修订版),冯象译注,牛津大学出版社·香港,2013。

《经济学家》2012年最佳图书

《经济学家》2012年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2013;2014;2015。 分为政治、传记、历史、经济、科技、文化、文学七类: The best books of 2012 were about Richard Burton, Titian, Rin Tin Tin, the revolution in Iran, the great famine in China, secret houses in London, good oil companies, bad pharma and management in ten words Politics and current affairs The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. By Michael Grunwald. Simon & Schuster; 528 pages. The most interesting book so far about the first Obama administration and what the president’s $787 billion stimulus package was actually spent on, by an award-winning author and journalist. Even Republicans should read it. The Immigrant Exodus:…

Richard Posner: How Many Constitutions Can Liberals Have?

Richard Posner: How Many Constitutions Can Liberals Have?

Richard Posner: How Many Constitutions Can Liberals Have? (Or, A Lawyer’s Dozen) (A book review of Akhil Amar, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By) An excerpt from the beginning part: Actually, despite the book’s title, it is not two in one—it is twelve in one. There is not just one unwritten constitution, in Amar’s reckoning; there are eleven of them. There is an “implicit” constitution, a “lived” constitution, a “Warrented” constitution (the reference is to Earl Warren), a “doctrinal” constitution, a “symbolic” constitution, a “feminist” constitution, a “Georgian” constitution (the reference is to George Washington), an…

新书讯:《毛:真实故事》[<em>Mao: The Real Story</em>]

新书讯:《毛:真实故事》[Mao: The Real Story]

Mao: The Real Story, by Alexander V. Pantsov & Steven I. Levine. Simon & Schuster 2012. 784 pages. ISBN: 1451654472; 9781451654479. This major new biography of Mao uses extensive Russian documents previously unavailable to biographers to reveal surprising details about Mao’s rise to power and his leadership in China. Mao Zedong was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, the most important in the history of modern China. A complex figure, he was champion of the poor and brutal tyrant, poet and despot. Pantsov and Levine show Mao’s relentless drive to succeed, vividly describing his growing role…

冯象:小书的朋友——《玻璃岛》Ynis Gutrin*的话

冯象:小书的朋友——《玻璃岛》Ynis Gutrin*的话

小书的故事是这样的。小书其实跟大书一样,前身也是一沓书稿,但不是手写的——从前那种绿方格子、留着宽边的稿纸,“爬格子”誊一遍,可费工夫了——小书赶上了电脑和互联网时代,稿子是打印的。邮寄当天,文档发给出版社的编辑,她就可以直接在电脑上编辑、校对了。 过了半年多,小书印出来了。封面是英国诗人罗赛蒂(1828~1882)画的绿眼睛地母女儿(Kore),一头瀑布似的卷发,手持一只血红籽粒的石榴,让人联想她从冥府归来,新春还阳、万物更生的景象。除了九篇故事,书里还有几十幅漂亮的插图。有个杭州小朋友读了,虽然不全懂,却非常喜欢小阿忒讲故事救亚瑟王那一篇。又有点疑惑:那“零隐私世界”到来,会是怎样的情形?还需要念书考试不?他见勒口有作者的电邮地址,就写了一封电邮:尊敬的冯先生,我刚看完《玻璃岛》,有很多感想,您能不能给我签个名呢?谢谢啦,不好意思打扰了! “谢谢”一句,他原本忘了写,是找最要好的同学商量后补上的。冯先生回复说:我很想听听你的感想呢。书寄来美国太费时费钱了。这样吧,我下个月来杭州讲学,讲座安排在老杭大校园内法学楼。届时你记得带着书来,就可以签名了。 果然,讲座结束,跟学生合了影,院长说:冯兄,有两位小同学要见你。冯先生笑道:我正想找他呢,原来他是双数啊。两人过来,矮胖些的那个说:冯先生好,他是我最要好的同学,也请您签名。于是,两本书一块儿签了,还写了“好好学习天天向上”八个字。小朋友问:那么我们还要念书考试吗?冯先生答:要的。而且你读些什么,读过几遍,晚上关起门来做数学题的每一个步骤,老师和爸爸妈妈都有办法知道。到那时,人没有秘密可言。小朋友听了,吐了吐舌头,瞅着他最要好的同学;后者绷紧身子,严肃地向小书点点头。

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