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The Art of Gratitude
The Art of Gratitude (May 2018)
Jeremy David Engels - Author

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

In The Art of Gratitude, Jeremy David Engels sketches a genealogy of gratitude from the ancient Greeks to the contemporary self-help movement. One of the most striking things about gratitude, Engels finds, is how consistently it is described using the language of indebtedness. A chief purpose of thi...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment, Second Edition
Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment, Second Edition (December 2015)
Gertrude Ezorsky - Editor

Historical and contemporary philosophical writings on punishment.

Bringing together classic and contemporary texts, this collection considers general philosophical concepts about and justifications for punishment, along with particular issues such as the death penalty and possible alternatives to punishment. New to the second edition are sections on prison labor, solitary confinement, and issues relating to the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Best Kind of College
The Best Kind of College (September 2015)
An Insiders' Guide to America's Small Liberal Arts Colleges
Susan McWilliams - Editor
John E. Seery - Editor

Small college professors from across the United States explain why liberal arts institutions remain the gold standard for higher education.

The fevered controversy over America’s educational future isn’t simply academic; those who have proposed sweeping reforms include government officials, politicians, foundation officers, think-tank researchers, journalists, media pundits, and university administra...(Read More)
 
 
Mimesis and Reason
Mimesis and Reason (September 2011)
Habermas's Political Philosophy
Gregg Daniel Miller - Author

Excavates the experiential structure of Habermas’s communicative action.

Complicating the standard interpretation of Habermas as a proceduralist, Mimesis and Reason uncovers the role that mimesis, or imitation, plays as a genuinely political force in communicative action. Through a penetrating examination of Habermas’s use of themes and concepts from Plato, George Herbert Mead, and Walter Benj...(Read More)
 
 
The Idolatry of the Actual
The Idolatry of the Actual (September 2011)
Habermas, Socialization, and the Possibility of Autonomy
David A. Borman - Author

Reinvigorates Jürgen Habermas’s early critical theory.

The first close study of Jürgen Habermas’s theory of socialization, a central but infrequently discussed component of his defense of deliberative democracy, The Idolatry of the Actual charts its increasingly uneasy relationship with the later development of Habermas’s social theory. In particular, David A. Borman argues tha...(Read More)
 
 
Dreams in Exile
Dreams in Exile (March 2009)
Rediscovering Science and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Social Theory
George E. McCarthy - Author

Examines the influence of Aristotle and Kant on the nineteenth-century social theory of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber.

The classical origins of nineteenth-century social theory are illuminated in this sequel to the award-winning Classical Horizons: The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece. George E. McCarthy stresses the importance of Aristotle and Kant in the creation of a new type of social science in the n...(Read More)
 
 
Postphenomenology and Technoscience
Postphenomenology and Technoscience (March 2009)
The Peking University Lectures
Don Ihde - Author

Maps the future of phenomenological thought, accounting for how technology expands our means of experiencing the world.

A revised form of phenomenology, postphenomenology aims to overcome the limitations of subjectivism and its largely dystopian stance toward science and technology. Timely and insightful, this book provides a useful introduction to postphenomenology, asking how it can effectively transform classica...(Read More)
 
 
Getting Lost
Getting Lost (March 2007)
Feminist Efforts toward a Double(d) Science
Patti Lather - Author

2008 AESA Critics’ Choice Award

Marks the trajectory of the author’s work as a feminist methodologist.

In this follow-up to her classic text Troubling the Angels, an experimental ethnography of women with AIDS, Patti Lather deconstructs her earlier work to articulate methodology out of practice and to answer the question: What would practices of research look like that were ...(Read More)
 
 
Kant's Pragmatic Anthropology
Kant's Pragmatic Anthropology (August 2006)
Its Origin, Meaning, and Critical Significance
Holly L. Wilson - Author

The first comprehensive examination in English of Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View.

This book offers the first account in English of the origin, meaning, and critical significance of Immanuel Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View. Kant’s book is not empirical psychology, but rather a type of cosmopolitan philosophy meant to teach students to think for ...(Read More)
 
 
The Participating Citizen
The Participating Citizen (August 2004)
A Biography of Alfred Schutz
Michael D. Barber - Author

Winner of the 2007 Edward Goodwin Ballard Book Prize in Phenomenology sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, with interest from a fund raised from Professor Ballard's family, students, and friends.

An in-depth biography of the philosopher who brought phenomenology to the social sciences.

Vienna-born philosopher and social scient...(Read More)

 
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