During 84 years of monastic life, Venerable Master Hsing Yun has filled 365 volumes about the Buddha. Yet as he nears age 100, disciples requested one more volume that distills their message. I Am Not a Monk “Sponging Off” Buddhism is that book, a dense but rewarding collection of 10 previously published essays that explain […]
Author and playwright Stephen Evans’s memoir, in a new edition, revisits his journey through natural landmarks of the mid and western U.S. and the philosophical rambles they inspired.
“We live on the surface of the past,” Evans begins, but it’s his past, including a painful divorce, that he’s driving away from when he leaves Washington, […]
Good and Evil: The Eternal Conflict Within comprises author Bhimeswara Challa’s pensive engagement with a fundamental question: Why is it so hard to be good? And considering the apocalyptic pairing of climate crisis and a global pandemic, is it possible that the world is better off without us?
Good and Evil is an expansive tome, […]
In God Is, author Garland Grimes attempts to give 21st century Christians a rational basis for their faith that answers the needs of a scientific age.
Grimes’s first three chapters use current science to argue that the existence of God is compatible with reason and evidence. He attempts to answer objections that the Bible is […]
Frederick Burniston’s The Cunning Secret of the Wise is an academic treatise exploring the philosophy and psychology of C.G. Jung and applying it to challenges both secular and spiritual. In a diverse, anthological approach, Burniston has curated 14 papers and three appendices (some previously printed in scholarly publications, and many benefiting from insights from additional […]
If The World Exists, Then God Exists is a sophisticated argument for the existence of God utilizing systems theory to supplement traditional philosophical methods.
The author, John T. Winthrop, is a physicist by training, and his writing is accordingly technical. He deploys algebraic shorthand in places where philosophy utilizes symbolic logic, which alternately […]
In 1989, Winston Perez had a revelation. While reviewing a new design for a newspaper he published, he discovered the basis of a discipline he calls Concept Modeling. Concept Modeling takes any idea—be it a new product or a movie franchise—and breaks it down to the underlying conceptual building-blocks that define it. His book provides […]
In recent years, the ancient text by Sun Tzu that’s usually known as The Art of War has become a source of wisdom for business leaders. Raymond K. Li’s new translation of the Chinese classic makes explicit the connections between military science and modern business strategy and tactics, as well as its application to our […]
Funny Thing Is, by philosopher and playwright Stephen Evans, is a witty, insightful look at what constitutes and characterizes comedy. With its accessible style and straightforward approach, it follows in the vein of Harry Frankfurt’s popular philosophy work On Bullshit but hews closer to the literary style of continental philosophy than the anglophone analytical tradition […]
Scholar Raymond K. Li has diligently constructed a modern translation of the words and teachings of Confucius (551-479 BC), one of the world’s greatest philosophers.
The Analects were originally compiled by Confucius’s disciples after his death. For the Chinese, the work has been an enduring focal point for defining human character and purpose. In this […]