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A Society Fit for Human Beings
A Society Fit for Human Beings (October 1997)
E. M. Adams - Author

Argues for a humanistic cultural reformation to counter our materialistic values and science-dominated intellectual life and shows how this would affect our lives and transform our society.

"This is a work of much wisdom. One can rarely read a book and then say that, if we would only follow this author's advice, the world might be saved. I had that experience in reading Adams's book. I know of no book of this scope that ...(Read More)
 
 
An Approach to Aristotle's Physics
An Approach to Aristotle's Physics (October 1997)
With Particular Attention to the Role of His Manner of Writing
David Bolotin - Author

Argues that Aristotle's writings about the natural world contain a rhetorical surface as well as a philosophic core and shows that Aristotle's genuine views have not been refuted by modern science and still deserve serious attention.

Maintaining that Aristotle's writings about the natural world contain a rhetorical surface as well as a philosophic core, David Bolotin argues in this book that Aristotle never seriously int...(Read More)
 
 
Politics and Truth
Politics and Truth (August 1997)
Political Theory and the Postmodernist Challenge
Theresa Man Ling Lee - Author

Considers the contested concept of truth in contemporary politics in light of the postmodernist challenge to Enlightenment ideals and examines the treatment of truth in an unusual lineup of thinkers ranging from Plato and Hobbes to Weber, Foucault, and Arendt.

"Most political theorists have been distrustful of power; and in contemporary political debate, the association of truth and power has been condemned for belittli...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy, Religion, and the Question of Intolerance
Philosophy, Religion, and the Question of Intolerance (July 1997)
Mehdi Aminrazavi - Editor
David Ambuel - Editor

Leading authorities offer insights on tolerance along with cultural, social, religious, and philosophical implications.

Philosophy, Religion, and the Question of Intolerance
is a diverse collection of essays united by a common starting point and theme--the awareness that intolerance is a phenomenon encountered in diverse places and circumstances and often handled with limited success. The question of toleration, together...(Read More)
 
 
Impartiality in Context
Impartiality in Context (July 1997)
Grounding Justice in a Pluralist World
Shane O'Neill - Author

Assesses critically the work of Rawls, Walzer, and Habermas and presents a theory of justice that responds to two senses of pluralism.

"Shane O'Neill's book is an interesting analysis of Rawls's and Walzer's theories of justice and Habermas's discourse ethics. Its major contribution is to defend the superiority of Habermas's approach against those of Rawls and Walzer and to bring the feminist literature into the discussi...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication
Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication (February 1996)
Charles Ess - Edited and with an introduction by

The rush to the Information Superhighway and the transition to an Information Age have enormous political, ethical, and religious consequences. The essays collected here develop both interdisciplinary and international perspectives on privacy, critical thinking and literacy, democratization, gender, religion, and the very nature of the revolution promised in cyberspace. These essays are essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand and...(Read More)
 
 
Politics in the impasse
Politics in the impasse (January 1996)
Explorations in postsecular social theory
Bill Martin - Author

Develops a radical politics of community that engages with practical issues such as the Gulf War and the 1992 uprisings in Los Angeles, set against the context of postmodern capitalism.

"Martin's essays are spirited, well-written, provocative, original and engaging. They strive to keep alive the radical spirit during a period of dispirited cynicism and exhaustion. Martin intervenes in a variety of contemporary intellectu...(Read More)
 
 
Science without Myth
Science without Myth (December 1995)
On Constructions, Reality, and Social Knowledge
Sergio Sismondo - Author

This philosophical introduction to and discussion of social and political studies of science argues that scientific knowledge is socially constructed.

"Sismondo deals with a very central and current problem in the philosophy and sociology of science, the problem of truth and representation, especially for theoretical entities and constructs. In this clear and concise exposition, the author succeeds in making a very diffi...(Read More)
 
 
The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense
The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense (November 1995)
A Gandhian Approach
Robert J. Burrowes - Author

Addresses the question of whether nonviolent defense can be an effective strategy against military violence. Drawing from the strategic theory of Carl von Clausewitz, the nonviolence of Mahatma Gandhi, and recent human needs and conflict theory, Burrowes develops a new strategic theory of nonviolent defense.
"The author does an exceptional job at questioning underlying assumptions (for example patriarchy, political realism, and the elitis...(Read More)
 
 
The Cosmology of Freedom
The Cosmology of Freedom (October 1995)
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

The book shows the connections between the personal and the social dimensions of freedom, and how all the meanings of freedom are functions of the natural cosmos.

Neville's The Cosmology of Freedom corrects the tendency to believe that freedom consists in one thing alone, for instance not being constrained, or being able to choose between live options, or participating in a democratic political process. He lays o...(Read More)
 
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