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Pyropolitics: When the World is Ablaze

by Michael Marder Rowman & Littlefield International (December 12, 2014)

A highly original theory of the political, the book explores the literal and metaphorical flare-ups in political theology, revolutionary thought, radical protests, and global energy production.


Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

by Shawn Schulenberg, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, Jason Pierceson & Laura Saldivia et al. Lexington Books (April 13, 2010)

This book explores policy innovation for same-sex couples throughout the Americas and includes same-sex marriage legislation, civil unions, and other new developments for same-sex couples throughout the Americas...


Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well

by Ivor Ludlam Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well reimagines the central theme of Plato's foundational work through an interpretation of its characters as paradigms of the apparent good. Focusing attention...


Re-Imagining a Politics of Life: From Governance of Order to Politics of Movement

by Leonie Ansems de Vries Rowman & Littlefield International (October 30, 2014)

This book unearths the radical potential at the heart of canonical political thought by reimagining theory in a way that embraces difference and resistance.


The Future of Europe: Democracy, Legitimacy and Justice After the Euro Crisis

by Serge Champeau, Carlos Closa, Daniel INNERARITY & Miguel Poiares Maduro Rowman & Littlefield International (November 03, 2014)

A major collection of essays by a multidisciplinary panel of experts exploring the various interpretations of the European crisis and the future of the European Union.


Freedom and the Rule of Law

by Anthony A. Peacock, Joseph Postell, Bradley C. S. Watson & Edward Whelan et al. Lexington Books (December 30, 2009)

Freedom and the Rule of Law takes a critical look at the historical beginnings of law in the United States, and how that history has influenced current trends regarding law and freedom. Anthony Peacock has compiled...


How to be a conservative

by Roger Scruton Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is...


Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World

by Nancy Fraser Columbia University Press (December 16, 2008)

Until recently, struggles for justice proceeded against the background of a taken-for-granted frame: the bounded territorial state. With that "Westphalian" picture of political space assumed by default, the...


Heaven's Chancellery

by Irina Zakirova UPA (September 24, 2014)

There is no universally accepted definition of moral damages. The concept is usually understood in the context of torts that cause psychological harm to a person that are difficult to quantify. Heaven’s Chancellery...


Dim and Dimmer: Prospects for a New Enlightenment

by Peter Heinegg Hamilton Books (September 24, 2014)

In today's world, we are witnessing both the spread of a hopeful secular humanism and the persistence of cultural traditions that mindlessly glorify humans and are paving the path to environmental collapse....


Colonialism and Its Legacies

by Jacob T. Levy, Sankar Muthu, Enrique Dussel & Emmanuel Eze et al. Lexington Books (May 31, 2011)

Colonialism and Its Legacy brings together essays by leading scholars in both the fields of political theory and the history of political thought about European colonialism and its legacies, and postcolonial...


Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

by John G. Gunnell Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

John G. Gunnell argues that a distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry and that Thomas Kuhn’s approach to the philosophy...


Islamism and Post-Islamism: Reflections upon Allama Jafari's Political Thought

by Seyed Javad Miri UPA (September 17, 2014)

Islamism and Post-Islamism analyzes political thought in Iran since 1979. Seyed Javad Miri engages with one of the seminal thinkers in contemporary Iranian politics, Allama Jafari, on key relevant concepts.


Mindfulness and Letting Be: On Engaged Thinking and Acting

by Fred Dallmayr Lexington Books (September 17, 2014)

Fred Dallmayr explores the benefits of mindfulness in respect to philosophy and theory, practical conduct, language use, art works, historical understanding, and cosmopolitanism. Students of continental, social,...


Pragmatist Variations on Ethical and Intercultural Life

by Lenart Skof Lexington Books (March 15, 2012)

This is a book about pragmatism, intercultural philosophy, and ethics that attempts to bring to the fore the variations on the ethical and intercultural life of pragmatism, based on readings of William James,...


Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa: A Call to a Values and Systems Revolution

by Chiku Malunga UPA (September 08, 2014)

Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa discusses why deep levels of poverty and suffering persist in Africa despite all the successive regime changes over the last half century. The author discusses how lasting...


The Philosophies of Richard Wagner

by Julian Young Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

Julian Young presents Richard Wagner as an important philosopher of art and life, first as a utopian anarchist-communist and later as a Schopenhauerian pessimist. Understanding Wagner’s philosophy is crucial...


The Capitalist Schema: Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction

by Christian Lotz Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

The Capitalist Schema uses marxist philosophy to explain how money frames all social relations in our capitalist world and how money regulates and conditions social references to past and future social life....


Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

by Banu Bargu Columbia University Press (September 09, 2014)

Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Weaving together...


Intimate Strangers: Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American Political Discourse

by Andreea Deciu Ritivoi Columbia University Press (August 26, 2014)

Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought shaping American political discourse after World War II. Yet none of them...


The Essential Mae Brussell: Investigations of Fascism in America

by Mae Brussell, Alex Constantine & Paul Krassner Feral House (September 15, 2014)

Fascinating research from the woman who inspired an entire generation of anti-Fascist conspiratorial investigations.


Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory

by Reiland Rabaka Lexington Books (July 16, 2014)

By examining Amilcar Cabral’s theories and praxes, Reiland Rabaka reintroduces and analyzes several of the core characteristics of the Africana critical theory. Ultimately, this book promotes the ways in which...


Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy: Plato's Republic

by Gene Fendt Lexington Books (July 16, 2014)

In this book, author Gene Fendt shows how Plato's Republic provides a liturgical purification for the political and psychic delusions of readers, even as Socrates provides the same for his interlocutors at the...


Apples from the Desert: Selected Stories

Radical History and the Politics of Art

by Gabriel Rockhill Columbia University Press (July 15, 2014)

Gabriel Rockhill opens new space for rethinking the relationship between art and politics. Rather than understanding the two spheres as separated by an insurmountable divide or linked by a privileged bridge,...


Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age

by Russell Jacoby Columbia University Press (January 22, 2005)

-- Amos Elon, author, The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch, 1743-1933


Wily Elites and Spirited Peoples in Machiavelli's Republicanism

by David N. Levy Lexington Books (July 02, 2014)

In this book, author David N. Levy uses Machiavelli’s conflict between the elite and the people as the lens through which to understand the other major features of his republicanism. Through analyzing his...


The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty

by John A. Murley & Sean D. Sutton Lexington Books (June 12, 2014)

The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury critiques the Supreme Court’s decisions to allow reduced jury sizes and less than unanimous jury verdicts to determine guilt. John A. Murley and Sean D. Sutton challenges...


The Statesman's Science: History, Nature, and Law in the Political Thought of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Pamela Edwards Columbia University Press (August 25, 2004)

Author of "Kubla Khan" and the epic "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Samuel Taylor Coleridge is remembered principally for his contributions as a romantic poet. This innovative reconsideration of Coleridge's...


Phenomena-Critique-Logos: The Project of Critical Phenomenology

by Michael Marder Rowman & Littlefield International (April 29, 2014)

A highly original reading of the history of phenomenology that offers a new systematic concept of critique.


The Power of Tolerance: A Debate

by Wendy Brown, Rainer Forst, Luca Di Blasi & Christoph F. E. Holzhey Columbia University Press (April 01, 2014)

We invoke the ideal of tolerance in response to conflict, but what does it mean to answer conflict with a call for tolerance? Is tolerance a way of resolving conflicts or a means of sustaining them? Does it...


Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life

by Axel Honneth Columbia University Press (February 11, 2014)

Theories of justice often fixate on purely normative, abstract principles unrelated to real-world situations. The philosopher and theorist Axel Honneth addresses this disconnect, and constructs a theory of justice...


Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

by Chiara Bottici Columbia University Press (April 01, 2014)

Between the radical, creative capacity of our imagination and the social imaginary we are immersed in is an intermediate space philosophers have termed the imaginal, populated by images or (re)presentations...


Conscience in Moral Life: Rethinking How Our Convictions Structure Self and Society

by Jason J. Howard Rowman & Littlefield International (March 19, 2014)

An innovative and original study of the history, moral phenomenology and reliability of the concept of conscience.


Tocquevillian Ideas: Contemporary European Perspectives

by Zbigniew Rau & Marek Tracz-Tryniecki UPA (April 01, 2014)

This book presents Tocqueville’s vision of the European continent, exploring his ideas of liberty, virtue, religion, patriotism, civic participation and democracy. Although Tocqueville is often revered as...


Practice, Judgment, and the Challenge of Moral and Political Disagreement: A Pragmatist Account

by Roberto Frega Lexington Books (April 05, 2012)

The book offers an account of moral and political disagreement, explaining its nature and showing how we should deal with it. It shows how a pragmatist account will help us dealing with the most challenging...


False Truths: The Error of Relying on Authority

by Edward C. Mendler Hamilton Books (March 18, 2014)

Mendler contends that many of the beliefs, tenets, conclusions, and understandings that are widely accepted as “truths” are, in fact, not valid at all. He asserts that we should challenge them all — from...


A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

by Ward Blanton Columbia University Press (February 11, 2014)

Nietzsche and Freud saw Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the religion a “Platonism for the masses” and faulting Paul the apostle for negating more immanent, material modes of...


Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

by Antonio Negri & Arianna Bove Columbia University Press (February 04, 2014)

Factory of Strategy is the last of Antonio Negri’s major political works to be translated into English. Rigorous and accessible, it is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Lenin’s thought and...


Counterrevolution and Repression in the Politics of Education: At the Midnight of Dissent

by Sean Noah Walsh Lexington Books (December 12, 2013)

In this book, Sean Noah Walsh applies Herbert Marcuse’s observations on counterrevolution to recent developments in education politics. Seemingly disparate issues such as the exercise of state power to reorganize...


The Power of Indignation

by Stéphane Hessel & E. C. Belli Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times “one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century.”

His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international...


Discourses on Livy

by Niccolo Machiavelli & Ninian Hill Thomson Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

This influential study contrasts the government of ancient Rome with that of the author's 16th-century contemporaries. Topics include establishing a republic's internal structure, conducting warfare, and exhibiting...


The Revolution Betrayed

by León Trotsky & Max Eastman Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

One of Marxism's most important texts, this 1936 polemic explores the fate of the Russian Revolution after Lenin's death. A brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism, it prophesies the inevitable collapse...


Politics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.


Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

by Peter Kropotkin Dover Publications (April 04, 2012)

In a work of stunning and well-reasoned scholarship, a famous anarchist posits that the most effective human and animal communities are essentially cooperative, rather than competitive. A powerful counterpoint...


On the Social Contract

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

A milestone of political science, Rousseau's 1762 work argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is rife with inequality. He proposes an alternative system for the development...


The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

by John Locke Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy's divine right. The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions.


The Republic

by Plato Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Influential philosophical treatise of 4th century BC chiefly concerns the idea of justice, plus Platonic theories of ideas, criticism of poetry, philosopher's role. Source of the cave myth. Jowett translation....


Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson's Writings

by M. Andrew Holowchak, Derek H. Davis, Richard E. Dixon & Paul B. Thompson et al. Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson’s Writings is a collection of essays on topics that relate to philosophical aspects of Jefferson’s thinking over the years....


Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex

by Judy K. C. Bentley, Colin Salter, Anthony J. Nocella Ii & Ana Morron et al. Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex is the first book to examine how nonhuman animals are used in war and the military. Animals and War contributes significantly to the fields...