Publisher’s Weekly Names Faculty Book one of Top Ten

America the Philosophical,  by Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano, a 672-page book to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in May, was named one of the “Top Ten” books of the spring season in “Literary Criticism and Essays” by Publishers Weekly, the main magazine of the book publishing industry.

America the PhilosophicalIn PW‘s Jan. 23rd issue, senior editor Sarah F. Gold wrote: “Esteemed literary critic Carlin Romano presses against prevailing cultural winds in America the Philosophical in opposing the view of America as the land of anti-intellectual philistines.” Romano’s book was also named by David Kipen, former Director of Literature Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, as one of the spring season’s three best nonfiction books. Kipen announced his picks on Southern California Public Radio on Jan. 30.

This term at Ursinus, Prof. Romano is teaching Philosophy of Law, Cyberphilosophy, and a section of CIE 200. His most recent published essay as Critic-at-Large of The
Chronicle of Higher Education
, is “Copyright Goes Philosophical,” which appeared in the Feb. 3 issue.