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Philosophy and the City
Philosophy and the City (January 2008)
Classic to Contemporary Writings
Sharon M. Meagher - Editor

The definitive source book on philosophy and the city.

Using philosophical works from ancient Greece to contemporary times, Philosophy and the City demonstrates both why philosophy matters to the city and how cities matter to philosophy. The collection addresses questions that remain central to urban planning and everyday urban life, such as, What is a city? What does it mean to be a good citizen? By ...(Read More)
 
 
Styles of Thought
Styles of Thought (November 2007)
Interpretation, Inquiry, and Imagination
David Weissman - Author

Differentiates inquiry from interpretation in order to secure a foundation for truth.

Every man and woman is located in two ways. One is stolidly physical: each human body has a unique address and trajectory. The other comes with beliefs that locate us by answering a salvo of questions: Who, what, and where am I? What are my relations to other people and things? Answers come with either of two emphases. Beliefs crit...(Read More)
 
 
Global Fragments
Global Fragments (October 2007)
Globalizations, Latinamericanisms, and Critical Theory
Eduardo Mendieta - Author

Philosophical explorations of the processes of globalization, particularly in the context of Latin America.

Global Fragments offers an innovative analysis of globalization that aims to circumvent the sterile dichotomies that either praise or demonize globalization. Eduardo Mendieta applies an interdisciplinary approach to one of the most fundamental experiences of globalization: the mega-urbanization o...(Read More)
 
 
The History of the Sevarambians
The History of the Sevarambians (May 2006)
A Utopian Novel
Denis Veiras - Author
John Christian Laursen - Edited and with an introduction by
Cyrus Masroori - Edited and with an introduction by


One of the great utopian novels of the early modern period.

Reminiscent of More’s Utopia and Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Denis Veiras’s History of the Sevarambians is one of the great utopian novels of the seventeenth century. Set in Australia, this rollicking adventure story comes complete with a shipwreck, romantic tales, religious fraud, magical ta...(Read More)
 
 
Revolt, Affect, Collectivity
Revolt, Affect, Collectivity (September 2005)
The Unstable Boundaries of Kristeva's Polis
Tina Chanter - Editor
Ewa Plonowska Ziarek - Editor

Explores how the concept of revolution permeates and unifies Kristeva’s body of work.

These original essays explore how the concept of revolution permeates and unifies Julia Kristeva’s body of work by tracing its trajectory from her early engagement with the Tel Quel group, through her preoccupation in the 1980s with abjection, melancholia, and love, to her latest work. Some of the leading voices ...(Read More)
 
 
The Promise of Memory
The Promise of Memory (September 2005)
History and Politics in Marx, Benjamin, and Derrida
Matthias Fritsch - Author

Argues for a closer connection between memories of injustice and promises of justice as a means to overcome violence.

Rereading Marx through Walter Benjamin and Jacques Derrida, The Promise of Memory attempts to establish a philosophy of liberation. Matthias Fritsch explores how memories of injustice relate to the promises of justice that democratic societies have inherited from the Enlightenment. Focusing on t...(Read More)
 
 
The Step Back
The Step Back (May 2005)
Ethics and Politics after Deconstruction
David Wood - Author

Explores the ethical and political possibilities of philosophy after deconstruction.

This original contribution to the ethical and political significance of philosophy addresses a number of major themes—identity, violence, the erotic, freedom, responsibility, religious belief, globalization—and critically engages with the work of Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Derrida, and Levinas. It promotes a unique ...(Read More)
 
 
The Social Authority of Reason
The Social Authority of Reason (March 2005)
Kant's Critique, Radical Evil, and the Destiny of Humankind
Philip J. Rossi, SJ - Author

Explores the social ramifications of Kant's concept of radical evil.

In The Social Authority of Reason, Philip J. Rossi, SJ argues that the current cultural milieu of globalization is strikingly reflective of the human condition appraised by Kant, in which mutual social interaction for human good is hamstrung by our contentious "unsociable sociability." He situates the paradoxical nature of contemporary...(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)
 
 
Political Liberalism
Political Liberalism (August 2004)
Variations on a Theme
Shaun P. Young - Editor

Leading theorists explore the concept of political liberalism.

The concept of a purely political liberalism that first emerged in the writings of John Rawls has attracted a significant amount of commentary and proven to be one of the most provocative and influential developments in contemporary political theory. Political Liberalism gathers together a number of eminent theorists, each with their own distinctive u...(Read More)
 
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