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Sympathetic Understanding

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Guðmundur Finnbogason
Verð: 
5900

Guðmundur Finnbogason (1873–1944) was one of the first scientists to explain our inborn capacity to understand each other’s feelings. His doctoral thesis Sympathetic Understanding was originally published in Denmark 1911, and subsequently in France 1913, where it caught the attention of and inspired the famous child psychologist Jean Piaget.

The biological basis for sympathetic understanding was not known in the beginning of the 20th century and the research is still in its infancy today, but Finnbogason used analytical psychology to track the lines of communication from one soul to another. He said: “When we observe carefully the form of objects or their movements or listen attentively to a sound, then a tendency is aroused within us to imitate what we see and hear.”

Finnbogason was the first Icelander to receive a doctoral degree in psychology. He sought his explicit examples to substantiate his thesis in self-observation, literature, art, ethics, and psychology, and by interviewing contemporaries. He felt indebted, in particular, to his professors, Henri Bergson at Collège de France, to whom he dedicated his French publication, and Harald Høffding at the University of Copenhagen, and to the writings of William James.

This book is an English translation of the original text, con- sidered a classic in the history of Nordic psychology.

The translation of Guðmundur Finnbogason’s text published here is preceded by an introduction of the life and work of the author by Jorgen L Pind, Ph.D and commentaries by two internationally renowned neuroscientists, Pier Francesco Ferrari Ph.D and Nobel Prize Laureate Eric Kandel M.D. on the relevance of Finnbogason’s theories to recent research findings on the brain.

Translator: Laufey Vilhjálmsdóttir Bustany

 

he first scientists to explain our inborn capacity to understand each other’s feelings. His doctoral thesis Sympathetic Understanding was originally published in Denmark 1911, and subsequently in France 1913, where it caught the attention of and inspired the famous child psychologist Jean Piaget.

The biological basis for sympathetic understanding was not known in the beginning of the 20th century and the research is still in its infancy today, but Finnbogason used analytical psychology to track the lines of communication from one soul to another. He said: “When we observe carefully the form of objects or their movements or listen attentively to a sound, then a tendency is aroused within us to imitate what we see and hear.”

Finnbogason was the first Icelander to receive a doctoral degree in psychology. He sought his explicit examples to substantiate his thesis in self-observation, literature, art, ethics, and psychology, and by interviewing contemporaries. He felt indebted, in particular, to his professors, Henri Bergson at Collège de France, to whom he dedicated his French publication, and Harald Høffding at the University of Copenhagen, and to the writings of William James.

This book is an English translation of the original text, con- sidered a classic in the history of Nordic psychology.

The translation of Guðmundur Finnbogason’s text published here is preceded by commentaries by two internationally renowned neuroscientists, Pier Francesco Ferrari Ph.D and Nobel Prize Laureate Eric Kandel M.D. on the relevance of Finnbogason’s theories to recent research findings on the brain.

Translator: Laufey Vilhjálmsdóttir Bustany

 

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
190
Útgáfuár: 
2019
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-216-8
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Verknúmer: 
U201915

Landnám Íslands

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Haraldur Bernharðsson
Verð: 
6900

Veturinn 2014–2015 gekkst Miðaldastofa Háskóla Íslands fyrir röð fyrirlestra um landnám Íslands. Landnámið er spennandi rannsóknarefni enda gefst þar einstakt tækifæri til að afla vitneskju um hvernig samfélag manna verður til í ósnortnu landi. Rannsóknarsaga landnámsins er löng. Framan af voru ritheimildir á borð við Landnámabók, Íslendingabók Ara fróða og Íslendingasögur í öndvegi en á undanförnum áratugum hafa rannsóknir á fornleifum skipað æ stærri sess og notið stuðnings af rannsóknum á gjóskulögum og mannabeinum og af geislakolsmælingum. Þá hafa mikilsverðar upplýsingar fengist úr rannsóknum í erfðafræði og vistfræði og öðrum greinum. Á þessari bók birtast fjórtán greinar byggðar á fyrirlestrunum þar sem innlendir og erlendir fræðimenn segja frá rannsóknum sínum á landnámi Íslands frá ólíkum hliðum og sjónarhóli ólíkra fræðigreina, svo sem sagnfræði, siglingafræði, vistfræði, málsögu, menningarfræði og bókmenntafræði.

 

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
354
Útgáfuár: 
2019
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-194-9
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U201823

Reflections on Nature

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Páll Skúlason
Verð: 
3900

Understanding the place of man in nature is of fundamental importance. This is a timeless fact, but it is particularly significant now when we face major issues regarding our impact on the environment and growing public awareness of this. Anyone concerned with the future of our planet must surely delight in an encounter with Páll Skúlason’s enlightening insights into the relationship of human beings to what we nowadays call “the environment”. In Páll‘s writings the moral perspective was always the main focus, not least what he called the “moral significance of nature”, which is the main subject of this book.

Páll Skúlason (1945–2015) studied at the Catholic University of Louvain, was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iceland and rector of the same university from 1997 to 2005.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
150
Útgáfuár: 
2019
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-214-4
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U201907

The Moral Perspective

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Vilhjálmur Árnason
Verð: 
1990

Making moral decisions and settling ethical differences are two major and intertwined challenges of personal and professional life. In this book the author argues that adopting the moral perspective implies arriving at good decisions and dealing sensibly with disagreement through moral reasoning. He rejects moral subjectivism and shows how it is possible to provide and discuss reasons for ethical decisions by reference to moral goods and principles without lapsing into moral legalism.

Vilhjálmur Árnason is a professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
104
Útgáfuár: 
2018
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-200-7
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Verknúmer: 
U201832
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Death and Governmentality: Neo-liberalism, Grief and the Nation-form

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Arnar Árnason og Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson
Verð: 
Opinn aðgangur

This book is a contribution to debates concerning the state of death in the contemporary Western world. Taking up the argument that death there has recently undergone a revival, the book problematizes the idea that this revival is caused by general trends in society for example rising individualism. The book describes a link between the revival of death in Iceland and neo-liberal governmentality, in particular the machinery by means of which modern citizens are enjoined to govern themselves.

The book draws on extensive ethnographic fieldwork on the changing regimes of dying and grieving in Iceland since the year 2000. The ethnography reflects how the old Icelandic solution of ‘locking death away in a drawer’ is being replaced by an allegedly healthier option of ‘dealing openly’ with death and grief. The changes in the management of death and grief in Iceland have taken place in the context of a neo-liberal governmentality. The rise of neo-liberalism has been accompanied by a rhetoric that emphasises self-reliance, personal responsibility and individual initiative, private enterprise and personal improvement The authors suggest that the changing regimes of death and grief should be placed in this context. The book reflects on linkages between death and   grief, the fluctuating fortunes of the ‘nation form’ in Iceland and the different ways in which political power can be legitimised through the changing relations between ‘nation’, ‘state’ and ‘individual’.     

Höfundar eru mannfræðingarnir Arnar Árnason við Aberdeen-háskóla og Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson við Háskóla Íslands. Anne Allison, prófessor við Duke University, segir svo um verkið:  “I found Death and Governmentality to be compelling from beginning to end. Well-written, clearly argued, and historically situated, the book takes on the subject of grief and death in the context of recent socio-economic shifts in Iceland. The book is a wonderful achievement, taking on a subject that is at once timely and important, and giving it a treatment that is theoretically and ethnographically sound.

Útgáfuár: 
2018
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-171-0
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U201732

The Buildings of Medieval Reykholt

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Guðrún Sveinbjarnardóttir and Bergur Þorgeirsson
Verð: 
4900

The excavations at the farmsite at Reykholt in Western Iceland revealed well preserved structural remains which could date from the time that Snorri Sturluson, the chieftain and author of the Prose Edda and Heimskringla among other works, resided there in the rst half of the thirteenth century. These remains include some unusual building types not encountered elsewhere in Iceland. Snorri travelled abroad and may have picked up ideas on these trips to apply at his residence back home. This book attempts to throw light on the appearance and character of a thirteenth century Icelandic magnate’s farm by comparing it with sites of similar status in Scandinavia and the Scottish Isles.

The eleven articles published here are written by specialists in Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Scotland.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
294
Útgáfuár: 
2018
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-157-4
Útgáfuform: 
Tungumál: 
Verknúmer: 
U201720

Tracks in Sand

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir
Verð: 
5900

Út er komin bókin Tracks in Sand: Featuring Modernism in the Work of Sculptor Sigurjón Ólafsson. Í bókinni er fjallað um ýmsa snertifleti danskrar og íslenskrar myndlistarsögu og stöðu Sigurjóns í dönskum myndlistarheimi. Þá er merku samstarfi hans við íslenska arkitekta gerð góð skil og nýju ljósi brugðið á tilraunir listamannsins með tungumál og aðferðir módernismans. Hér er því um að ræða endurmat á listsögulegri stöðu Sigurjóns Ólafssonar og um leið eru greinarnar innlegg í nýjar rannsóknir á norrænum módernisma. Höfundar texta eru Jens Peter Munk, Kerry Greaves, Lise Funder, Pétur H. Ármannsson, Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson og Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir, sem jafnframt er ritstjóri bókarinnar.

Bókin er styrkt af Letterstedtska föreningen

Hönnun kápu og umbrot : Sigrún Sigvaldadóttir / Hunang

Útgefandi er Háskólaútgáfan í samvinnu við Bókmennta- og listfræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands, Listasafn Íslands og Listasafn Sigurjóns Ólafsssonar.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
76
Útgáfuár: 
2017
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-152-9
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U201704

Historical Account of a Revolution on the Island of Iceland in the Year 1809

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Óðinn Melsted og Anna Agnarsdóttir
Verð: 
3500

Hér er um að ræða tvær samtímalýsingar á íslensku „byltingunni“ 1809 sem Jörgensen skrifaði, þá fyrri strax að byltingu lokinni veturinn 1809–1810 á meðan hann dvaldi um borð í fangaskipi og hina síðari sennilega 1813. Handritin eru varðveitt í British Library í London og hafa aldrei fyrr birst á prenti með skýringum. Einnig fylgja bréf frá íslenskum embættismönnum til „verndara Íslands“ og jafnframt gerir Jörgensen ítarlega grein fyrir fjárreiðum byltingarstjórnarinnar sumarið 1809. Bókin kemur út á vegum Sagnfræðistofnunar Háskóla Íslands og Háskólaútgáfunnar. Ritstjórar eru Óðinn Melsted, sem ritar einnig æviágrip Jörgensens, og Anna Agnarsdóttir. Bókin er þriðja bindið í ritröðinni Heimildasafn Sagnfræðistofnunar.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
296
Útgáfuár: 
2016
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-138-3
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U201634
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Approaches to Nordic and Germanic Poetry

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Kristján Árnason o.fl.
Verð: 
5900

The theme of this book is the structure and ideological significances of old Germanic poetic form as it lived on in Iceland and to some extent in other related cultures.

Among the subjects discussed are the so–called alliterative revival in England in the 14th centuryand the persistence of traditional styles in Icelandic poetry down to the 19th century. An international team of authors considers the rules for verb placement and alliteration, the metrical entanglement of kennings in the Icelandic dróttkvætt, and different ways of analysing Eddic and other old Germanic forms, reinterpreting or even replacing Eduard Sievers' Funftypensystem.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
350
Útgáfuár: 
2017
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-121-5
Útgáfuform: 
Efnisorð: 
Tungumál: 
Verknúmer: 
U201617

An Intimacy of Words

Verð: 
5900

Pétur Knútsson lét af störfum sínum sem dósent í enskum málvísindum við Deild erlendra tungumála, bókmennta og málvísinda í Háskóla Íslands haustið 2012 eftir 34 ár í starfi. Pétri til heiðurs og sem þakkarvottur fyrir frábæra samvinnu og samveru ákváðu samstarfsmenn hans að gefa út rit þar sem kæmu saman fræðigreinar sem tengdust þeim margvíslegu fræðasviðum sem hann hefur sinnt.

Greinasafnið kemur út hjá Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur í erlendum tungumálum og Háskólaútgáfunni

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
354
Útgáfuár: 
2015
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-100-0
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U201521
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