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Beyond Friendship and Eros
Beyond Friendship and Eros (July 2001)
Unrecognized Relationships between Men and Women
John R. Scudder Jr. - Author
Anne H. Bishop - Author

Explores deep intimate personal relationships between men and women.

Culminating a twenty-year personal and scholarly quest, the authors explore the phenomenon of loving relationships (minus the sexual attraction) between men and women. They articulate these relationships as dialogical love in which partners respond to each other's presence personally rather than categorically as friend or lover. In a society whe...(Read More)
 
 
Primal Scenes of Communication
Primal Scenes of Communication (September 2000)
Communication, Consumerism, and Social Movements
Ian Angus - Author

Proposes a new theory of communication called "comparative media theory."

Primal Scenes of Communication argues that the materiality of communication media constitute social relations and that social relations should be understood as "technology-identity complexes." This theory is employed to characterize consumer society, and the social movements that criticize consumer society, as a unique epoch of communication.

"Throu...(Read More)
 
 
Woodcutters and Witchcraft
Woodcutters and Witchcraft (March 2000)
Rationality and Interpretive Change in the Social Sciences
Mark W. Risjord - Author

Uncovers the methodological principles that govern interpretive change.

Well written and richly illustrated with vivid examples from Wittgenstein's woodcutters to witchcraft in Mexico and elsewhere, this book argues that the underlying methodological principle governing interpretive change is explanatory coherence.

"Mark Risjord's book is an important and original contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences. Wit...(Read More)
 
 
Art, Alienation, and the Humanities
Art, Alienation, and the Humanities (February 2000)
A Critical Engagement with Herbert Marcuse
Charles Reitz - Author

Winner of the 2002 American Educational Studies Association's Critics' Choice Award

Illustrates how Marcuse's theory sheds new light on current debates in both education and society involving issues of multiculturalism, postmodernism, civic education, the "culture wars," critical thinking, and critical literacy.

By examining the aesthetic, social, and educational philosophy of Her...(Read More)
 
 
Dewey Reconfigured
Dewey Reconfigured (October 1999)
Essays on Deweyan Pragmatism
Casey Haskins - Editor
David I. Seiple - Editor

Eleven essays, all but one appearing here for the first time, offer a spectrum of recent critical perspectives on issues central to the philosophy of John Dewey and to what is now known as Deweyan pragmatism. The contributors focus on classically Deweyan concerns such as the nature of experience, selfhood, ethics, education, aesthetics, and democracy, as well as on the relation of those concerns to recent debates concerning feminism, epistemological...(Read More)
 
 
Order Without Rules
Order Without Rules (April 1999)
Critical Theory and the Logic of Conversation
David Bogen - Author

Questions whether the logic of language underlying Habermas's theory of communicative action is in fact the defining feature of conversational practice.

Order Without Rules establishes the basic terms for a critical discourse between the theory of communicative action and the tradition of practice-based inquiries inspired by Wittgenstein and elaborated within the field of ethnomethodology. It argues that such a discourse not onl...(Read More)
 
 
The Work of Friendship
The Work of Friendship (April 1999)
Rorty, His Critics, and the Project of Solidarity
Dianne Rothleder - Author

Develops a theory of friendship as a space that is neither public nor private.

"The Work of Friendship goes right to the heart of current debates regarding the need for philosophers to overcome not only what Rorty criticizes as epistemology, but also what Rorty fails to address, namely the problem of philosophical detachment from social theory and praxis. The engaging style brings the personal into the political and beautifully...(Read More)
 
 
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence (January 1999)
James L. Marsh - Author

Presents a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion, and acts as a critique of neo-imperialism.

Process, Praxis, and Transcendence is a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion. The book moves from an existential phenomenology of the knowing and choosing subject through affirmation of a processive and l...(Read More)
 
 
The Last Conceptual Revolution
The Last Conceptual Revolution (October 1998)
A Critique of Richard Rorty's Political Philosophy
Eric M. Gander - Author

A critique of Rorty's own provocative political philosophy, as well as an in-depth look at both the issues concerning the relationship between the public and the private, and arguments on the role of reason in liberal political discourse generally.

In 1989, with the publication of Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, and in articles throughout the 1990s, Richard Rorty developed a detailed social and political phil...(Read More)
 
 
Solidarity and Difference
Solidarity and Difference (October 1998)
The Politics of Enlightenment in the Aftermath of Modernity
George Trey - Author

Transcends the dichotomy between modernism and postmodernism by arguing for an ethically based notion of solidarity tolerant of radical difference.

"The issues with which the author is concerned are subtle, complex, and intricate, the texts with which he deals are themselves notoriously difficult and often intentionally obscure, and many of the recent books in this area of philosophy/social theory do little to clarify the original text...(Read More)
 
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