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Marx and Whitehead
Marx and Whitehead (January 2004)
Process, Dialectics, and the Critique of Capitalism
Anne Fairchild Pomeroy - Author

A reading of Marx's critique of capitalism through the lens of process philosophy.

Marx and Whitehead
boldly asks us to reconsider capitalism, not merely as an "economic system" but as a fundamentally self-destructive mode that, by its very nature and operation, undermines the cohesive fabric of human existence. Author Anne Fairchild Pomeroy asserts that it is impossible to appreciate fully the impact of ...(Read More)
 
 
What Moves Man
What Moves Man (November 2003)
The Realist Theory of International Relations and Its Judgment of Human Nature
Annette Freyberg-Inan - Author

A critical look at the image of human nature that underlies the realist theory of international relations.

The realist theory of international relations is based on a particularly gloomy set of assumptions about universal human motives. Believing people to be essentially asocial, selfish, and untrustworthy, realism counsels a politics of distrust and competition in the international arena. What Moves Man subjec...(Read More)
 
 
The Micro-Politics of Capital
The Micro-Politics of Capital (September 2003)
Marx and the Prehistory of the Present
Jason Read - Author

Re-reads Marx in light of the contemporary critical interrogation of subjectivity.

What is the relation between the economy, or the mode of production, and culture, beliefs, and desires? How is it possible to think of these relations without reducing one to the other, or effacing one for the sake of the other? To answer these questions, The Micro-Politics of Capital re-reads Marx in light of the contemporary cr...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming the Dream
Transforming the Dream (March 2003)
Ecologism and the Shaping of an Alternative American Vision
Charles Sokol Bednar - Author

Explores the underlying assumptions of environmental studies and the need for a new paradigm for understanding our world.

Transforming the Dream
challenges American mainstream culture's obsession with unlimited economic and industrial growth. Drawing on works by Roy Morrison, Murray Bookchin, Daniel C. Maguire, Paul Taylor, C. A. Bowers, and others, Bednar critiques the ideological status quo, offering an alternative...(Read More)
 
 
Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality
Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality (March 2003)
Jack Z. Bratich - Editor
Jeremy Packer - Editor
Cameron McCarthy - Editor

Applies Foucault's ideas to a cultural studies framework.
Offering new and unique approaches bridging the gap between cultural analysis and governmentality studies in the United States, this book opens up new lines of inquiry into cultural practices and offers fresh perspectives on Foucault’s writings and their implications for cultural studies. It provides critical frameworks to analyze cultural practices and strategies of governing...(Read More)
 
 
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment (January 2003)
A Republican Critique of the Philosophes
Graeme Garrard - Author

Sees Rousseau as the father of Counter-Enlightenment thought.
Arguing that the question of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s relationship to the Enlightenment has been eclipsed and seriously distorted by his association with the French Revolution, Graeme Garrard presents the first book-length case that shows Rousseau as the pivotal figure in the emergence of Counter-Enlightenment thought. Viewed in the context in which he actually lived and wrote—...(Read More)
 
 
The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought
The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought (October 2002)
Abraham Melamed - Author
Lenn E. Goodman - Edited with a foreword by

Illustrates Plato’s theory of the philosopher-king in the context of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thought.

This original treatment of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thinkers expands the scope of Jewish philosophy and adds new depth to our understanding of Jewish culture of the period. While medieval Christian political philosophy was based on Aristotle’s Politics, Muslim and Jewish philosophy adh...(Read More)
 
 
Discourse and Democracy
Discourse and Democracy (October 2002)
Essays on Habermas's Between Facts and Norms
Rene von Schomberg - Editor
Kenneth Baynes - Editor

Examines issues in legal and democratic theory found in the work of Jürgen Habermas.  

Discourse and Democracy offers a variety of perspectives by an international group of scholars on Jürgen Habermas’s Between Facts and Norms. The collection presents not just a summary of Habermas’s own views, but locates him with respect to modern and contemporary moral, political, and legal ...(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)
 
 
Leo Strauss
Leo Strauss (June 2002)
The Early Writings (1921-1932)
Leo Strauss - Author
Michael Zank - Editor/translator

Presents the early published writings of the distinguished political philosopher Leo Strauss, available here for the first time in English.

This translation of eighteen virtually unknown early publications provides access for the first time to the origins of Leo Strauss's thought in the intellectual life of the German Jewish 'renaissance' in the 1920s. Themes range from the Enlightenment critique of the...(Read More)
 
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