• EUP 75: Our Literature Publishing at Edinburgh University Press

    Discover our Literature list, the heart of publishing at Edinburgh University Press, celebrating 75 years of excellence. Explore foundational works like the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels and innovative publications in Scottish literature, Modernism, Gothic Studies, Shakespeare and more, highlighting both renowned and underrepresented authors.

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Placemaking in a pandemic - how sourdough made us feel at home

Placemaking in a pandemic

How we make place and have a sense of belonging in a pandemic is such a very different experience than many of us have usually experienced.

Why Michel Serres? A Personal Reflection – part 2

The captivating reflection of Chris Watkin on why he chose to write on Michel Serres continues below. Hermeneutics of suspicion, hermeneutics of federation Serres is antipathetic to the method of critique characteristic of the human sciences, and in particular to…

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Why Michel Serres? A Personal Reflection – part 1

Read this captivating reflection of Chris Watkin on why he chose to write on Michel Serres in his recently published Michel Serres: Figures of Thought. I woke this morning to the news that Michel Serres, philosopher, mountaineer, broadcaster, grandfather, historian…

Stoic advice on the coronavirus crisis

By Christopher Gill Many of the themes regularly used for life-guidance based on Stoic philosophy can help with responding to the current coronavirus crisis; here are a few suggestions. Drawing a clear distinction between what we can and cannot control,…

Søren Kierkegaard

The Radical Philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard

Explore the ideas behind writing the newly published book The Radical Philosophy of Søren Kierkegard by Saitya Brata Das. It is difficult to read Kierkegaard, not to speak of writing about him.  The difficulty of reading Kierkegaard and writing about…

The wisdom of greed?

By Nicholas Baima Greed is clearly unjust, but is it foolish? In Book 1 of Plato’s Republic, Thrasymachus defends the value of injustice by arguing that it is in one’s self-interest to be greedy. Justice, he argues, is nothing more…

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An extract from Lucretius II by Thomas Nail

Take a peek at the book extract from the recently published Lucretius II: An Ethics of Motion by Thomas Nail. How can the fear of death lead us to unethical action? In his didactic poem De Rerum Natura, Lucretius tell…