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Entanglements
Entanglements (March 2017)
A System of Philosophy
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Click here to watch Crispin Sartwell discuss his book in nine videos.

Presents strikingly original and contemporary answers to the most traditional philosophical problems in epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and political theory.

A work of maximally ambitious scope with a foundation in humility, Entanglem...(Read More)
 
 
How to Escape
How to Escape (November 2014)
Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

Philosopher, music critic, and syndicated columnist Crispin Sartwell has forged a distinctive and fiercely original identity over the years as a cultural commentator. In books about anarchism, art and politics, Native American and African American thought and culture, Eastern spirituality, and American transcendentalism, Sa...(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)
 
 
Exquisite Rebel
Exquisite Rebel (February 2005)
The Essays of Voltairine de Cleyre -- Anarchist, Feminist, Genius
Voltairine de Cleyre - Author
Sharon Presley - Editor
Crispin Sartwell - Editor

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Brings the writings of de Cleyre out of undeserved obscurity.

Emma Goldman called Voltairine de Cleyre "the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced." Yet her writings and speeches on anarchism and feminism—as radical, passionate, and popular at the time as Goldman's—are virtually unknown today. This impor...(Read More)
 
 
Extreme Virtue
Extreme Virtue (November 2003)
Truth and Leadership in Five Great American Lives
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Explores leadership and civic virtue in American culture.

Extreme Virtue
presents a new and radical approach to the problems of leadership and virtue in public life. Originating in the author's newspaper writing about the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, the book grapples with what has gone wrong in the American political system and describes what we should look for in our leaders. Sartwell argues that the real problem is a...(Read More)
 
 
End of Story
End of Story (November 2000)
Toward an Annihilation of Language and History
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Argues that the academy's obsession with language, and in particular with narrative, has become a sort of disease.

In End of Story, Crispin Sartwell maintains that the academy is obsessed with language, and with narrative in particular. Narrative has been held to constitute or explain time, action, value, history, and human identity. Sartwell argues that this obsession with language and narrative has become a sort of disease. Pi...(Read More)
 
 
Obscenity, Anarchy, Reality
Obscenity, Anarchy, Reality (July 1996)
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Examines the consequences of utter affirmations of our world as it is, exploring the themes of transgressive sexuality, political anarchism, addiction, death, and embodiment.

"Sartwell invokes and comments in detail on selected texts of Emerson, Nietzsche, Havel, various anarchists, and Oglala Sioux. His book has made me examine more closely the relationship between my own philosophical concerns and the way I live my lif...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Living
The Art of Living (March 1995)
Aesthetics of the Ordinary in World Spiritual Traditions
Crispin Sartwell - Author

This is a multicultural philosophy of art applied to common American and European experience and discussed in relation to Taoist, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, and African traditions.
"This is a refreshing book, engaging in its style and imaginative in the unusual range of materials, from the great spiritual traditions to popular American culture, that Sartwell weaves into the texture of his argument. Reading it was both stimulating a...(Read More)
 
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