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The Illusion of Freedom and Equality
The Illusion of Freedom and Equality (July 2008)
Richard Stivers - Author

Explores how Enlightenment values have been transformed in a technological civilization.

Arguing that the ideology of freedom and equality today bears little resemblance to its eighteenth-century counterpart, Richard Stivers examines how these values have been radically transformed in a technological civilization. Once thought of as a kind of personal property and an aspect of the dignity of the individual, the co...(Read More)

 
 
Imagining Law
Imagining Law (June 2008)
On Drucilla Cornell
Renée J. Heberle - Editor
Benjamin Pryor - Editor

Essays consider Drucilla Cornell’s contributions to philosophy, political theory, and legal studies.

Drucilla Cornell’s contribution to legal thought and philosophy is unique in its attention to diverse traditions and the possibilities of dialogue among them. Renée J. Heberle and Benjamin Pryor bring together scholars from a range of disciplines who reflect on Cornell’s influence and import...(Read More)
 
 
Deliberative Freedom
Deliberative Freedom (June 2008)
Deliberative Democracy as Critical Theory
Christian F. Rostboll - Author

The first sustained look at the relationship between deliberative democratic theory and the topic of freedom.

In Deliberative Freedom, Christian F. Rostbøll accepts the common belief that democracy and freedom are intimately related, but he sees this relationship in a new and challenging way. Rostbøll argues that deliberative democracy is normatively committed to multiple dimensions of freedom, ...(Read More)
 
 
Against the State
Against the State (May 2008)
An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Irreverent and incisive critique of liberal theories of the state.

In Against the State, Crispin Sartwell unleashes a quick and brutal rejection of the traditional arguments for state legitimacy. Sartwell considers the classics of Western political philosophy—Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Hume, Bentham, Rawls, and Habermas, among others—and argues that their positions are not only wrong but also...(Read More)
 
 
Between Athens and Jerusalem
Between Athens and Jerusalem (March 2008)
Philosophy, Prophecy, and Politics in Leo Strauss's Early Thought
David Janssens - Author

Examines the early works of German-Jewish political philosopher Leo Strauss (1899–1973).

Praised as a major political thinker of the twentieth century and vilified as the putative godfather of contemporary neoconservatism, Leo Strauss (1899–1973) has been the object of heated controversy both in the United States and abroad. This book offers a more balanced appraisal by focusing on Strauss’s earl...(Read More)
 
 
The Ends of Solidarity
The Ends of Solidarity (March 2008)
Discourse Theory in Ethics and Politics
Max Pensky - Author

An in-depth look at the theory of solidarity of German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, serving also as a comprehensive introduction to his work.

Jürgen Habermas’s discourse theory demands that human beings see themselves in relations of solidarity that cross national, racial, and religious divides. While his theory has won adherents across a spectrum of contemporary debates, the required vision of soli...(Read More)
 
 
Justice for Children
Justice for Children (February 2008)
Autonomy Development and the State
Harry Adams - Author

Applies the concept of personal and political autonomy to children and children’s development.

In this groundbreaking theory of justice for children, Harry Adams takes the basic moral and political ideal of autonomy and shows what radical implications it has when applied to children and their development. Adams argues that it makes little sense to try to respect everyone’s autonomy if enough attention...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy and the City
Philosophy and the City (January 2008)
Classic to Contemporary Writings
Sharon M. Meagher - Editor

The definitive source book on philosophy and the city.

Using philosophical works from ancient Greece to contemporary times, Philosophy and the City demonstrates both why philosophy matters to the city and how cities matter to philosophy. The collection addresses questions that remain central to urban planning and everyday urban life, such as, What is a city? What does it mean to be a good citizen? By ...(Read More)
 
 
Styles of Thought
Styles of Thought (November 2007)
Interpretation, Inquiry, and Imagination
David Weissman - Author

Differentiates inquiry from interpretation in order to secure a foundation for truth.

Every man and woman is located in two ways. One is stolidly physical: each human body has a unique address and trajectory. The other comes with beliefs that locate us by answering a salvo of questions: Who, what, and where am I? What are my relations to other people and things? Answers come with either of two emphases. Beliefs crit...(Read More)
 
 
Global Fragments
Global Fragments (October 2007)
Globalizations, Latinamericanisms, and Critical Theory
Eduardo Mendieta - Author

Philosophical explorations of the processes of globalization, particularly in the context of Latin America.

Global Fragments offers an innovative analysis of globalization that aims to circumvent the sterile dichotomies that either praise or demonize globalization. Eduardo Mendieta applies an interdisciplinary approach to one of the most fundamental experiences of globalization: the mega-urbanization o...(Read More)
 
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