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Chinese Discourses on the Peasant, 1900-1949
Chinese Discourses on the Peasant, 1900-1949 (March 2005)
Xiaorong Han - Author

Shows how Chinese intellectuals with varying politics envisioned the peasantry and its role in changing society during the first half of the twentieth century.

Xiaorong Han explores how Chinese intellectuals envisioned the peasantry and its role in changing society during the first half of the twentieth century. Politically motivated intellectuals, both Communist and non-Communist, believed that rural peasants and the...(Read More)
Leaving Us to Wonder
Leaving Us to Wonder (December 2004)
An Essay on the Questions Science Can't Ask
Linda Wiener - Author
Ramsey Eric Ramsey - Author

Explores the larger social, political, and philosophical contexts in which the current vitriolic science vs. anti-science debates occur.

This exciting collaboration between a biologist and a philosopher explores the meaning of the scientific worldview and how it plays out in our everyday lives. The authors investigate alternatives to scientism, the view that science is the proper and exclusive foundation for thinking ...(Read More)
Peking University
Peking University (December 2004)
Chinese Scholarship and Intellectuals, 1898-1937
Xiaoqing Diana Lin - Author

Discusses the first decades of Peking University and its role in shaping Chinese intellectual culture.

Peking University, founded in 1898, was at the center of the major intellectual movements of twentieth-century China. In this institutional and intellectual history, author Xiaoqing Diana Lin shows how the university reflected and shaped Chinese intellectual culture in an era of great change, one that saw both a surg...(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)
Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber (September 2003)
Thought as Passion
Frank Visser - Author
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The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.

This is the definitive guide to the life and work of Ken Wilber, widely regarded as the most comprehensive and passionate philosopher of our times. In this long overdue exploration of Wilber's life and work, Frank Visser not only outlines the theories of this profound thinker, but also uncovers his personal life, showing how...(Read More)
Order and Agency in Modernity
Order and Agency in Modernity (November 2002)
Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, and Harold Garfinkel
Kwang-ki Kim - Author

Addresses the relationship between modernity and social theory by looking at the works of Parsons, Goffman, and Garfinkel.

In this unique analysis of three prominent theorists of modern sociology, theory is understood as implicitly, but importantly, reflecting especially modern problems of individual and social life. From the grand-theoretical systems of Talcott Parsons to the unique symbolic interactionism of Erving Gof...(Read More)
Classical Horizons
Classical Horizons (October 2002)
The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece
George E. McCarthy - Author

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Argues that classical social theory has its intellectual and moral roots in classical Greece.

This work relocates the origins of nineteenth-century social theory in classical Greece and focuses on three figures: Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Émile Durkheim, all of whom wrote dissertations on the culture and structure of ancient society. Greek p...(Read More)
Crisis Theory and World Order
Crisis Theory and World Order (September 2002)
Heideggerian Reflections
Norman K. Swazo - Author

Uses Heidegger’s philosophy to critique and remedy “world order thinking” in international politics.

In a call to planetary thinking, planetary building, and planetary dwelling, Norman K. Swazo discusses Heidegger’s thought as it relates to issues of global politics, specifically, the domain of world order studies. In the first division of the book, Swazo provides a theoretical critique of world or...(Read More)
Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic
Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic (December 2000)
Sam McGuire Worley - Author

Reinterprets important works of the social criticism of Emerson and Thoreau as being based in defense of community.

Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic
offers an important reinterpretation of the central works of two key figures in American letters. Drawing upon the work of several important contemporary thinkers--including Michael Walzer, Alisdair MacIntrye, Charles Taylor, and Stanley Cavell--Sam McGuire Worley argu...(Read More)
Unnecessary Evil
Unnecessary Evil (November 2000)
History and Moral Progress in the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant
Sharon Anderson-Gold - Author

Demonstrates the systematic connection between Kant's ethics and his philosophy of history.

No philosopher has been more committed to the idea of the moral progress of humanity than Immanuel Kant. But is this idea of the moral advancement of the species compatible with the individualist basis of Kantian ethics? Do individuals have obligations to contribute toward the welfare of future generations? Here, Sharon Anderson-Gold affirms th...(Read More)
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