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, 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.

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).

Philosophy: General and History of
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).
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).
Bernard Williams, Essays and Reviews, 1959-2002 (Princeton, 2014).
Edouard Machery, Philosophy within Proper Bounds (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Philosophy: Epistemology (including Moral Epistemology)
Jennifer Church, Possibilities of Perception (Oxford, 2013).
Bart Streumer, Unbelievable Errors: An Error Theory about All Normative Judgments (Oxford University Press 2017)
Danny Fredrick, Freedom, Indeterminism, and Fallibilism (Palgrave, 2020)

Philosophy: Meta-Ethics, Ethics, Philosophical Anthropology, Applied Ethics
Neera Badhwar, Well-Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life (Oxford, 2014).
Mark LeBar, The Value of Living Well (Oxford, 2013).
Gregory Mellema, Complicity and Moral Accountability (Notre Dame, 2016)
James Stacey Taylor, The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death: New Essays (Oxford, 2013).
Steven Gimbel, Isn’t That Clever: A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy (Routledge, 2018)
Christian B. Miller, The Character Gap: How Good Are We? (Oxford University Press, 2017)
Kieran Setiya, Midlife: A Philosophical Guide (Princeton University Press, 2017)
Bongrae Seok, Moral Psychology of Confucian Shame: Shame of Shamelessness (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017)
Linda Zagzebski, Exemplarist Moral Theory (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind/Biology/Psychology 
Hilary Rose and Steven Rose, Genes, Cells, and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology (Verso, 2014).
Jennifer Greenwood, Becoming Human: The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality (MIT Press, 2016)

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)
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)
Chad Flanders and Zachary Hoskins, The New Philosophy of Criminal Law (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
Alfred Moore, Critical Elitism: Deliberation, Democracy, and the Problem of Expertise (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
David Riesbeck, Aristotle on Political Community (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Political Science: American Politics (and related social science)

Political Science: Comparative Politics/Area Studies
John Judis, Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014).

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).

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 
Stephen P. Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler, The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance (Oxford, 2014).
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).

Religious Studies and Theology 
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).
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)
Karima Bennoune, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism (W.W. Norton, 2014).

This page last revised July 25, 2020 (CB)

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