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Sam Stark

Editor for Political Theory, Philosophy, Law

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startquoteI seek innovative general interest and academic books in law, political theory, and philosophy, including those that intersect with other disciplines or speak to current events. I especially welcome manuscripts on human rights, immigration, and incarceration; the Supreme Court and Constitution; liberalism and its critics; feminist political theory; moral philosophy, epistemology, and the philosophy of science. I also consider book projects in related fields of intellectual history, especially those that expand canons. Most of all, I seek and work to cultivate well-made arguments and purposeful storytelling.endquote

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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene