Books and Films for Review

Reason Papers invites reviews of the books (and now, films) on the list below. Interested reviewers should send an email indicating their interest in writing a review and the book(s)/film to be reviewed. We prefer that reviewers have a documented track record of scholarly book reviewing in English-language academic journals, but will consider first-time reviewers and others on a discretionary basis. First-time reviewers with Reason Papers should send a current CV in their initial email, and be prepared to send a writing sample upon request.

The Editors welcome book review suggestions not on the list below (including suggestions by authors and publishers). We will make a good faith effort to find a reviewer for the book you suggest, but cannot guarantee that every book suggested to us will in fact be reviewed. We prefer that reviews run within two or three years (four at the most) of the book’s publication date.

Please address all book review correspondence to [email protected], with the phrase “book review” (or “film review”) in the subject line. All review assignments are at the Editors’ discretion.

For more detailed information on writing a book review for Reason Papers, consult the Book Review/Review Essay section of our Submissions page. Guidelines on writing film reviews are forthcoming.

Economics/Business (see also “History” and “Political Science”)
Charles R. Geisst, Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury and Debt (Pennsylvania, 2013).
Brian P. Simpson, Money, Banking, and the Business Cycle, Volume I: Integrating Theory and Practice (Macmillan, 2014).
Brian P. Simpson, Money, Banking, and the Business Cycle, Volume II: Remedies and Alternative Theories (Macmillan, 2014).

History (all categories)
Anne Marie Wolf, Juan de Segovia and the Fight for Peace: Christians and Muslims in the Fifteenth Century (Notre Dame, 2014).
Eric Hobsbawm, Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century (Little, Brown, 2013).

Legal Studies (see also “Philosophy: Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law”)
Chad Flanders and Zachary Hoskins, The New Philosophy of Criminal Law (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)

Philosophy: General and History of
Fabrizio Amerini, Aquinas on the Beginning and End of Life (Harvard, 2013).
Michael T. Ferejohn, Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Unity in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought (Oxford, 2014).
Richard Holub, Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism (Princeton, 2015).
Armand Marie Leroi, The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science (Viking, 2014).
Bernard McGinn, Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae: A Biography (Princeton, 2014).
Kenneth M. Sayre, Adventures in Philosophy at Notre Dame (Notre Dame, 2014).
Roger Scruton, The Soul of the World (Princeton, 2014).
Scott Soames, Analytic Philosophy in America and Other Historical and Contemporary Essays (Princeton, 2014).
Scott Soames, The Analytic Tradition in Philosophy, Volume 1 (Princeton, 2014).
Adriel M. Trott, Aristotle on the Nature of Community (Cambridge, 2013).
Bernard Williams, Essays and Reviews, 1959-2002 (Princeton, 2014).

Philosophy: Epistemology (including Moral Epistemology)
Harry Binswanger, How We Know: Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation (TOF Publications, 2013).
Jennifer Church, Possibilities of Perception (Oxford, 2013).

Philosophy: Meta-Ethics, Ethics, Philosophical Anthropology, Applied Ethics
Neera Badhwar, Well-Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life (Oxford, 2014). 
Stephen Coleman, Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies (Oxford, 2013).
Diana Hsieh, Responsibility and Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame (CreateSpace, 2013).
Philip Lieberman, The Unpredictable Species: What Makes Humans Unique (Princeton, 2013).
Mark LeBar, The Value of Living Well (Oxford, 2013).
Gregory Mellema, Complicity and Moral Accountability (Notre Dame, 2016)
Fran O’Rourke, What Happened in and to Moral Philosophy in the Twentieth Century? Philosophical Essays in Honor of Alasdair MacIntyre (Notre Dame, 2013).
Daniel Russell, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics (Cambridge, 2013).
Bradley Jay Strawser ed., Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military (Oxford, 2013).
James Stacey Taylor, The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death: New Essays (Oxford, 2013).

Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind/Biology (see also “Psychology and Psychiatry” below)
Paul M. Churchland, Matter and Consciousness, Third Edition (MIT, 2013).
Hilary Rose and Steven Rose, Genes, Cells, and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology (Verso, 2014).
Richard Swinburne, Mind, Brain, and Free Will (Oxford, 2013).

Philosophy: Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law
Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R. Cole, Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? (Columbia, 2015)
Thom Brooks and Martha Nussbaum ed., Rawls’s Political Liberalism (Columbia, 2015)
Chad Flanders and Zachary Hoskins, The New Philosophy of Criminal Law (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
Harry G. Frankfurt, On Inequality (Princeton, 2015)
Gerald Gaus, The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society (forthcoming, Princeton, 2016).
Philip Pettit, Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World (Norton, 2014).
Flemming Rose, The Tyranny of Silence (Cato Institute, 2016)

Political Science: American Politics (and related social science)

Political Science: Comparative Politics/Area Studies
Near East (see also Jewish/Islamic Studies below)
John Judis, Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014).
Jehan Noujaim, The Square: The People Demand the Downfall of the Regime (film)
Maha Samman, Trans-Colonial Urban Space in Palestine: Politics and Development (Routledge, 2013).

South and Central Asia
Jhagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya, Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries (PublicAffairs, 2013).
Faisal Devji, Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea (Harvard, 2013).

Political Science:  International Relations, Security Studies
Stephen Coleman, Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies (Oxford, 2013).
Daniel Cunningham, Sean Everton, and Philip Murphy, Understanding Dark Networks: A Strategic Framework for the Use of Social Network Analysis (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
Robert Greenwald, Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars (film)
Phil Gurski, The Threat from Within: Recognizing Al Qaeda-Inspired Radicalization and Terrorism in the West (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).
Avery Plaw, Matthew S. Fricker, and Carlos Colon, The Drone Debate: A Primer on the U.S. Use of Unmanned Aircraft Outside Conventional Battlefields (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).
Bradley Jay Strawser ed., Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military (Oxford, 2013).

Political Science: Theory
Lauren K. Hall, Family and the Politics of Moderation: Private Life, Public Good, and the Rebirth of Social Individualism (Baylor University Press, 2014).
Josiah Ober, The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (Princeton, 2015).
Timothy Sandefur, The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty (Cato, 2014).
Edwin van de Haar, Degrees of Freedom: Liberal Political Philosophy and Ideology (Transaction, 2015).

Psychology and Psychiatry (see also “Philosophy of Mind” above)
Daniel Goleman, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence (Harper, 2013).
Susan C.C. Hawthorne, Accidental Intolerance: How We Stigmatize ADHD and How We Can Stop (Oxford, 2013).
Stephen P. Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler, The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance (Oxford, 2014).
Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander, Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking (Basic, 2013).
Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld, Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience (Basic, 2013).
Richard Saul, ADHD Does Not Exist: The Truth About Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (HarperWave 2014).
E. Fuller Torrey, American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System (Oxford, 2013).

Religious Studies and Theology (see also “History” above)
Carlos D. Colorado and Justin D. Klassen, Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age: Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor (Notre Dame, 2014).

Jewish Studies
Richard Holub, Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism (Princeton, 2015).
David Nirenstein, Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition (W.W. Norton, 2014).
Theodore Ziolkowski, Uses and Abuses of Moses: Literary Representations since the Enlightenment (Notre Dame, 2016)

Islamic Studies
Karima Bennoune, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism (W.W. Norton, 2014).
Ibn Warraq, Koranic Allusions: The Biblical, Qumranian, and Pre-Islamic Background to the Koran (Prometheus, 2013).
Anne Norton, On the Muslim Question (Princeton, 2013).

This page last revised February 22, 2017 (CB)

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