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The Disintegration of Community
The Disintegration of Community (September 2020)
On Jorge Portilla’s Social and Political Philosophy, With Translations of Selected Essays
Carlos Alberto Sánchez - Author
Francisco Gallegos - Author

Analysis of this important Mexican philosopher's social, cultural, and political writings.

The Disintegration of Community analyzes the social and cultural writings of Jorge Portilla (1919−1963) in order to demonstrate the continued relevance of his thought. Carlos Alberto Sánchez and Francisco Gallegos situate Portilla’s otros ensayos—a series of essays originally p...(Read More)
 
 
Adult Life
Adult Life (August 2020)
Aging, Responsibility, and the Pursuit of Happiness
John Russon - Author

Drawing from philosophy and psychology, offers a clear and compelling interpretation of what it means to be an adult.

What does it mean to be an adult? In this original and compelling work, John Russon answers that question by leading us through a series of rich reflections on the psychological and social dimensions of adulthood and by exploring some of the deepest ethical and existential issues that confront human life: intimac...(Read More)
 
 
Body/Self/Other
Body/Self/Other (September 2017)
The Phenomenology of Social Encounters
Luna Dolezal - Editor
Danielle Petherbridge - Editor

Examines the lived experience of social encounters drawing on phenomenological insights.

Body/Self/Other brings together a variety of phenomenological perspectives to examine the complexity of social encounters across a range of social, political, and ethical issues. It investigates the materiality of social encounters and the habitual attitudes that structure lived experience. In particular, the contributors examine ...(Read More)
 
 
Containing Community
Containing Community (October 2016)
From Political Economy to Ontology in Agamben, Esposito, and Nancy
Greg Bird - Author

2017 Symposium Book Award, presented by the Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy

Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.

Community has been both celebrated and demonized as a fortress that shelters and defends its members from being exposed to difference. Instead of abandoning community as an anti...(Read More)
 
 
Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship
Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship (December 2014)
Suzanne Stern-Gillet - Editor
Gary M. Gurtler, SJ - Editor

Charts the stages of the history of friendship as a philosophical concept in the Western world.

Focusing on Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics and Epicureans, and early Christian and Medieval sources, Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship brings together assessments of different philosophical accounts of friendship. This volume sketches the evolution of the concept from ancient ideals of friendship a...(Read More)
 
 
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III (November 2010)
Dualism
Richard E. Lee - Editor
Immanuel Wallerstein - Foreword by

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of dualism.

During the last few decades, the fundamental premises of the modern view of knowledge have been increasingly called into question. Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III: Dualism provides an in-depth look at “dualism” in the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in detailed and w...(Read More)
 
 
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, I
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, I (October 2010)
Determinism
Richard E. Lee - Editor
Immanuel Wallerstein - Foreword by

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of determinism.

During the last few decades, the fundamental premises of the modern view of knowledge have been increasingly called into question. Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, I: Determinism provides an in-depth look at “determinism” in the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in det...(Read More)
 
 
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, II
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, II (October 2010)
Reductionism
Richard E. Lee - Editor
Immanuel Wallerstein - Foreword by

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of reductionism.

During the last few decades, the fundamental premises of the modern view of knowledge have been increasingly called into question. Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, II: Reductionism provides an in-depth look at the debates surrounding the status of “reductionism” in the sciences, ...(Read More)
 
 
Bearing Witness to Epiphany
Bearing Witness to Epiphany (January 2009)
Persons, Things, and the Nature of Erotic Life
John Russon - Author

Makes the novel argument that erotic life is the real sphere of human freedom.

In this probing sequel to the popular and award-winning Human Experience, John Russon asks, “What is it to be a person?” The answer: the key to our humanity lies in our sexuality, where we experience the freedom to shape identities creatively in cooperation with another. With grace and philosophical rigor, Russon shows ...(Read More)
 
 
The Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice
The Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice (October 2008)
Ronald R. Sundstrom - Author

Considers the effects of the browning of America on philosophical debates over race, racism, and social justice.

This book considers the challenge that the so-called browning of America poses for any discussion of the future of race and social justice. In the philosophy of race there has been little reflection about how the rapid increase in the Latino, Asian American, and mixed-race populations affects the histo...(Read More)
 
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