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Marxism and Ethics
Marxism and Ethics (March 2012)
Freedom, Desire, and Revolution
Paul Blackledge - Author

Accessible introduction to key thinkers of Marxist theory and the debate on the nature of Marxist ethics.

Marxism and Ethics is a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the rich and complex history of Marxist ethical theory as it has evolved over the last century and a half. Paul Blackledge argues that Marx’s ethics of freedom underpin his revolutionary critique of capitalism. Marx’...(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)
 
 
Between Nihilism and Politics
Between Nihilism and Politics (October 2010)
The Hermeneutics of Gianni Vattimo
Silvia Benso - Editor
Brian Schroeder - Editor

Essays describe Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo’s unique and radical hermeneutic philosophy.

This is the first collection of essays in English that deals directly with the philosophy of Gianni Vattimo from a purely critical perspective, further establishing his rightful place in contemporary European philosophy. Vattimo, who first came to prominence as the translator of Gadamer’s Tr...(Read More)
 
 
Radicalizing Levinas
Radicalizing Levinas (June 2010)
Peter Atterton - Editor
Matthew Calarco - Editor

Levinas on politics, postcolonialism and globalization, animals and the environment, and science and technology.

Radicalizing Levinas initiates a third wave of Levinas scholarship. If the first wave was aimed at commentary and exposition, and the second focused on situating Levinas within the context of poststructuralism and deconstruction, the third wave is an explicit attempt to situate and explore his wor...(Read More)
 
 
Rewriting Difference
Rewriting Difference (June 2010)
Luce Irigaray and 'the Greeks'
Elena Tzelepis - Editor
Athena Athanasiou - Editor
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - Foreword by

A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray’s reading and rewriting of ancient Greek texts.

In this definitive reader, prominent scholars reflect on how Luce Irigaray reads the classic discourse of Western metaphysics and also how she is read within and against this discourse. Her return to “the Greeks,” through strategies of deconstructing, demythifying, reconstructing, and remythifying, is not a ...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Side of Gridlock
The Other Side of Gridlock (April 2010)
Policy Stability and Supermajoritarianism in U.S. Lawmaking
Manabu Saeki - Author

A detailed study of political gridlock in Congress, offering an alternative perspective for evaluating its persistence and charting a course for change.

Drawing upon a wealth of congressional data from 1953 through 2006, this study offers new insights into the politics of gridlock, one of the more contentious issues in Washington, DC, since the early 1990s. Previous analyses have focused on either the volume of ena...(Read More)
 
 
Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment
Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment (March 2010)
On Plato's Symposium
Steven Berg - Author

Provocative reinterpretation of Plato’s Symposium.

An original analysis of one of Plato’s most well-known and pivotal dialogues, this study is based upon the effort to think together the most manifest themes of the Symposium (the nature of eros and the relation between poetry and philosophy) with its less obvious but no less essential themes (the character of the city and the nature and limi...(Read More)
 
 
Educating Democracy
Educating Democracy (December 2009)
Alexis de Tocqueville and Leadership in America
Brian Danoff - Author

Revisionist analysis of the role of strong leadership in democracies, drawing primarily upon the work of Alexis de Tocqueville.

Do strong leaders inevitably undermine democracies? Drawing upon the insights of Alexis de Tocqueville, Brian Danoff offers a compelling, revisionist analysis of the role of leadership in democratic societies. Rather than focusing on effectiveness or character to assess the quality o...(Read More)
 
 
Toward a Credible Pacifism
Toward a Credible Pacifism (September 2009)
Violence and the Possibilities of Politics
Dustin Ells Howes - Author

Argues that violence is no more reliable than any other means of conducting politics.

Advocates of pacifism usually stake their position on the moral superiority of nonviolence and have generally been reluctant or unwilling to concede that violence can be an effective means of conducting politics. In this compelling new work, which draws its examples from both everyday experience and the history of Western political...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Negritude
Beyond Negritude (September 2009)
Essays from Woman in the City
Paulette Nardal - Author
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Translated with an introduction and notes by

Key text never before in English by central figure of the Negritude movement.

In the aftermath of World War II, Paulette Nardal, the Martinican woman most famously associated with the Negritude movement and its founders Aimé Césaire, Léopold Senghor, and Léon Damas during Paris’s interwar years, founded the journal Woman in the City. This annotated translation, with an in...(Read More)
 
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