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Doing Democracy
Doing Democracy (December 2013)
Activist Art and Cultural Politics
Nancy S. Love - Editor
Mark Mattern - Editor

Demonstrates how activists and others use art and popular culture to strive for a more democratic future.

Doing Democracy examines the potential of the arts and popular culture to extend and deepen the experience of democracy. Its contributors address the use of photography, cartooning, memorials, monuments, poetry, literature, music, theater, festivals, and parades to open political spaces, awaken critical ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Spirit of Critique
In the Spirit of Critique (December 2013)
Thinking Politically in the Dialectical Tradition
Andrew J. Douglas - Author

Offers a new perspective on the political significance of the Hegelian dialectical legacy.

Focusing on the critical postures of Hegel, Marx, and a series of twentieth-century intellectuals, including Sartre, Adorno, and C. L. R. James, this book explores what dialectical thinking entails and how such thinking might speak to the lived realities of the contemporary political moment. What is revealed is not a formal ...(Read More)
 
 
Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics
Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics (December 2013)
Leo Strauss's Later Writings on Maimonides
Aryeh Tepper - Author

Compelling account of Strauss’s mature Maimonidean writings.

Leo Strauss (1899–1973), one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century, was an astute interpreter of Maimonides’s medieval masterpiece, The Guide of the Perplexed. In Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics, Aryeh Tepper overturns the conventional view of Strauss’s interpretation and of Strauss...(Read More)
 
 
Felony Disenfranchisement in America, Second Edition
Felony Disenfranchisement in America, Second Edition (April 2013)
Historical Origins, Institutional Racism, and Modern Consequences
Katherine Irene Pettus - Author

Reveals how state felony disenfranchisement laws are undermining American democracy.

State felony disenfranchisement laws that date back to Reconstruction fracture the American electorate into “those who are citizens in the fullest sense of the term,” in Aristotle’s words, and those who, deprived of political voice, still have the status of slaves. The existence of this “invisible constitue...(Read More)
 
 
On the Ethics of Torture
On the Ethics of Torture (April 2013)
Uwe Steinhoff - Author

A detailed, clear, and comprehensive overview of the current philosophical debate on torture.

The question of when, and under what circumstances, the practice of torture might be justified has received a great deal of attention in the last decade in both academia and in the popular media. Many of these discussions are, however, one-sided with other perspectives either ignored or quickly dismissed with minimal ar...(Read More)
 
 
A Vigilant Society
A Vigilant Society (March 2013)
Jewish Thought and the State in Medieval Spain
Javier Roiz - Author
Selma L. Margaretten - Translator

Uncovers a fundamental change that took place in Western thinking, especially its departure from the Sephardic philosophy found in the Iberian Peninsula during the thirteenth century.

A Vigilant Society presents a provocative hypothesis that argues that Western society as we know it emerged from the soil of Jewish intellectual advances in the thirteenth century, especially those formulated on the Ibe...(Read More)
 
 
The State of Sovereignty
The State of Sovereignty (June 2012)
Lessons from the Political Fictions of Modernity
Peter Gratton - Author

Considers the problems of sovereignty through the work of Rousseau, Arendt, Foucault, Agamben, and Derrida.

Following up on the fables and stories surrounding political sovereignty—once theological, now often nationalist—Peter Gratton’s The State of Sovereignty takes aim at the central concepts surrounding the post-9/11 political environment. Against those content to conceptualize what has been called the “soverei...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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