James Brandt


Acquisitions Editors: Janice Audet | James Brandt | Joy de Menil | Andrew Kinney | Ian Malcolm | Kathleen McDermott | Sharmila Sen | Lindsay Waters

James Brandt, Editor

startquoteI acquire books in philosophy, politics, and the social sciences more broadly. I am interested in books that offer original answers to foundational questions, as well as books that clarify issues of public concern. I especially welcome manuscripts that speak to audiences beyond the confines of a discipline, whether neighboring academic fields or a general intellectual audience. Within philosophy, my primary interests are in moral, political, and legal philosophy, along with epistemology and the history of philosophy. In the areas of political thought and its history, American politics, and international affairs, I am particularly interested in books that address questions about democracy, liberalism, globalization, capitalism, race, climate change, and social policy.endquote

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