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Convergence amidst Difference
Convergence amidst Difference (September 2004)
Philosophical Conversations across National Boundaries
Calvin O. Schrag - Author

Engages contemporary European thought on a variety of philosophical topics.

Calvin O. Schrag, one of America's leading philosophers, traverses the literal and metaphysical boundaries of Bulgaria, England, France, Russia, and the Czech Republic and offers a new examination of hermeneutics, phenomenology, subjectivity, and transnational identity. He presents his notion of rationality—transversal rationality—wi...(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)

Practice and the Human Sciences
Practice and the Human Sciences (August 2004)
The Case for a Judgment-Based Practice of Care
Donald E. Polkinghorne - Author

Argues that the technical model of practice has limited applicability for the practices of care (teaching, nursing, social work, and psychotherapy).

Teachers, nurses, psychotherapists, and other practitioners of care are under pressure to substitute specific, prescribed techniques in place of using their own judgment. Donald E. Polkinghorne assembles the case for the return to judgment-based practice for the professio...(Read More)
Marx and Whitehead
Marx and Whitehead (January 2004)
Process, Dialectics, and the Critique of Capitalism
Anne Fairchild Pomeroy - Author

A reading of Marx's critique of capitalism through the lens of process philosophy.

Marx and Whitehead
boldly asks us to reconsider capitalism, not merely as an "economic system" but as a fundamentally self-destructive mode that, by its very nature and operation, undermines the cohesive fabric of human existence. Author Anne Fairchild Pomeroy asserts that it is impossible to appreciate fully the impact of ...(Read More)
Experiences between Philosophy and Communication
Experiences between Philosophy and Communication (August 2003)
Engaging the Philosophical Contributions of Calvin O. Schrag
Ramsey Eric Ramsey - Editor
David James Miller - Editor

Leading scholars address the work of American philosopher Calvin O. Schrag.

Providing developments and advancements concerning the thought of Calvin O. Schrag, this book includes the first full-length interview with the American continental philosopher and covers his long and illustrative philosophical contribution to thinking about the consequences of communication. The influence of Schrag's work is significant and b...(Read More)
Ricoeur's Critical Theory
Ricoeur's Critical Theory (February 2003)
David M. Kaplan - Author

The first book-length treatment of Paul Ricoeur's conception of philosophy as critical theory.

In Ricoeur's Critical Theory, David M. Kaplan revisits the Habermas-Gadamer debates to show how Paul Ricoeur's narrative-hermeneutics and moral-political philosophy provide a superior interpretive, normative, and critical framework. Arguing that Ricoeur's unique version of critical theory surpasses the hermeneutic philo...(Read More)
Articulated Experiences
Articulated Experiences (December 2002)
Toward a Radical Phenomenology of Contemporary Social Movements
Peyman Vahabzadeh - Author

Analyzes new social movements and their ramifications for social and political theory.
By reexamining the very foundations of everyday acting and thinking and stepping into the open expanse of a possible transition to a postmodern era, this book presents a radical phenomenological approach to the study of contemporary social movements. It offers a theory of acting that refuses to surrender to norms and legislations and thus always intimat...(Read More)
Between Reason and History
Between Reason and History (July 2002)
Habermas and the Idea of Progress
David S. Owen - Author

The first book-length treatment in English of Habermas’s theory of social evolution and progress.

Between Reason and History examines the role of the idea of progress both in Jurgen Habermas’s critical social theory and in critical social theory in general. The reception to Habermas’s magnum opus, The Theory of Communicative Action, has tended to downplay the theory of social evolution it c...(Read More)
Kindness and the Good Society
Kindness and the Good Society (February 2002)
Connections of the Heart
William S. Hamrick - Author

Winner of the 2004 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

A comprehensive account of human kindness.

Kindness and the Good Society
utilizes phenomenology and a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional sources to provide the f...(Read More)
Ricoeur as Another
Ricoeur as Another (January 2002)
The Ethics of Subjectivity
Richard A. Cohen - Editor
James L. Marsh - Editor

Leading scholars address Paul Ricoeur's last major work, Oneself as Another.

This collection of essays by internationally known Paul Ricoeur experts explores the noted philosopher's book, Oneself as Another. Ricoeur's book represents the completion of a decades-long inquiry into the self as he links his earlier studies of symbolism, hermeneutics, phenomenology, the philosophy of language, action ...(Read More)
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