Award Winning Books: Philosophy and Ethics

Black Identity Viewed from a Barber's Chair

Nigrescence and Eudaimonia

William E. Cross Jr.

William E. Cross Jr., recipient of the 2020 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Applications of Psychology, American Psychological Association
Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2022

On Blackness, identity formation, and the deconstruction of the deficit perspective on Black life

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables, 2 figures


Chanting Down Babylon

The Rastafari Reader

Edited by William David Spencer, Adrian Anthony McFarlane, and Nathanial Samuel Murrell

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999

A comprehensive and indispensable study of the Rastafarian Movement

467 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table 1 figure


The City on the Hill from Below

The Crisis of Prophetic Black Politics

Stephen H. Marshall

American Political Science Association's Foundations of Political Theory First Book Award, 2012

A compelling conversation between African American political intellectuals and the canon of western political philosophy

250 pages | 6 x 9


The Concept of the Social in Uniting the Humanities and Social Sciences

Michael E Brown

Michael Brown, recipient of 2019 American Sociology Association Marxist Section's Lifetime Achievement Award

Now in Paperback! How to reunify the humanities and social sciences

538 pages | 6 x 9


Environmental Ethics

Duties to and Values in the Natural World

Holmes Rolston, III

Holmes Rolston III, was been named the 2003 Templeton Prize laureate

A systematic account of values carried by the natural world

408 pages | 6 x 9


The Ethics of Care

A Feminist Approach to Human Security

Fiona Robinson

J. Ann Tickner Book Prize from the International Studies Association, 2014

Applying feminist ethics to a comprehensive reworking of the theory of human security, addressing such issues as poverty, health, environment, conflict and peace building

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Gold Standard

The Challenge of Evidence-Based Medicine and Standardization in Health Care

Marc Berg, and Stefan Timmermans

Winner of the Robert Merton Professional Book Award from the Science, Knowledge, and Society section of the American Sociological Association for the best book published in the past three years in the area of science studies, 2005

The first book to explore the effects of dramatic changes in the delivery of medical care

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 1 figure, 4 halftones


The Man-Not

Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

Tommy J. Curry

The Before Columbus Foundation 2018 Winner of the Thirty-Ninth Annual AMERICAN BOOK AWARD

Introduces the conceptual foundations for Black Male Studies, going beyond gender theories that cast the Black Male as a pathological aspiring patriarch

298 pages | 6 x 9


Money for Change

Social Movement Philanthropy at the Haymarket People's Fund

Susan Ostrander

Susan Ostrander is the 2019 recipient of the ARNOVA Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research Award

From the inside out, this study of a democratic philantrophy probes the world of social movement funding

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Putting the Horse before Descartes

My Life's Work on Behalf of Animals

Bernard E. Rollin

Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research Ethics from Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, 2016

A pioneer in animal ethics tells his story

304 pages | 6 x 9


Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR

Stefan Timmermans

Nominated for the C. Wright Mills Book Award, 2000

Restoring dignity to sudden death

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figs.


The Textures of Time

Agency and Temporal Experience

Michael G. Flaherty

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Book from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 2012

A thoughtful exploration of time and how we make it do our bidding

192 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables