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The Norms of Answerability
The Norms of Answerability (January 2002)
Social Theory Between Bakhtin and Habermas
Greg M. Nielsen - Author
Caryl Emerson - Foreword by

Explores the relevance of Bakhtin's thought to social theory.

Greg M. Nielsen brings Mikhail Bakhtin's ethics and aesthetics into a dialogue with social theory that responds to the sense of ambivalence and uncertainty at the core of modern societies. Nielsen situates a social theory between Bakhtin's norms of answerability and Jürgen Habermas's sociology, ethics, and discourse theory of democr...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought
Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought (November 2001)
Part Two
R. Baine Harris - Editor

Leading scholars relate Neoplatonism to contemporary social theory, aesthetics, and spirituality.

Significant twentieth-century thinkers offer views of Neoplatonism as having relevance to contemporary life and thought. Specifically discussed is how Neoplatonism relates to contemporary social theory, contemporary aesthetics, and contemporary spirituality, including discussions on ecology, environmental ethics, animal r...(Read More)
 
 
An Ethics of Place
An Ethics of Place (March 2001)
Radical Ecology, Postmodernity, and Social Theory
Mick Smith - Author

Adopts ecological theory to critique, confront, and suggest solutions for contemporary cultural problems.

Mick Smith links together the concepts of the ecological self and an environmental ethos--an ethics of place--as a way to re-engage the moral concerns of radical ecological theories. Best understood as an ethical critique of modernity, radical ecological theory challenges and extends the problematic moral framework now used within ...(Read More)
 
 
Who Is My Neighbor?
Who Is My Neighbor? (September 1999)
Social Affinity in a Modern World
James A. Vela-McConnell - Author

Points the way toward a world in which we might feel more connected to and responsible for each other.

In a world which often is labeled a "global village," who exactly is our neighbor? Who is My Neighbor? explores the emergence of what is called "social affinity," a concept bridging classical notions of social cohesion with contemporary social psychology. The ideas underlying social affinity focus on the...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel's Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness
Hegel's Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness (June 1999)
Text and Commentary
Leo Rauch - Author and editor
David Sherman - Author and editor

Presents a new translation with commentary of chapter IV ("Self-Consciousness") of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit.

Offering a new translation of the famous chapter IV ("Self-Consciousness") of Phenomenology of Spirit, this book reflects the far-reaching insights of contemporary Hegelian scholarship. Included is extensive commentary as well as a review of its reception by such important twentieth-century t...(Read More)
 
 
Order Without Rules
Order Without Rules (April 1999)
Critical Theory and the Logic of Conversation
David Bogen - Author

Questions whether the logic of language underlying Habermas's theory of communicative action is in fact the defining feature of conversational practice.

Order Without Rules establishes the basic terms for a critical discourse between the theory of communicative action and the tradition of practice-based inquiries inspired by Wittgenstein and elaborated within the field of ethnomethodology. It argues that such a discourse not onl...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond the Power Mystique
Beyond the Power Mystique (February 1999)
Power as Intersubjective Accomplishment
Robert Prus - Author

Locating power within the symbolic interactionist framework, this book permeates much of the mystique shrouding "power" and examines the ways in which notions of power, control, influence and the like are brought into human existence.

Despite the considerable attention given to 'power' by foundational sources such as Machiavelli, Hobbs, Weber, Durkheim, and Marx, and those social theorists who have built on their works,...(Read More)
 
 
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence (January 1999)
James L. Marsh - Author

Presents a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion, and acts as a critique of neo-imperialism.

Process, Praxis, and Transcendence is a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion. The book moves from an existential phenomenology of the knowing and choosing subject through affirmation of a processive and l...(Read More)
 
 
The Last Conceptual Revolution
The Last Conceptual Revolution (October 1998)
A Critique of Richard Rorty's Political Philosophy
Eric M. Gander - Author

A critique of Rorty's own provocative political philosophy, as well as an in-depth look at both the issues concerning the relationship between the public and the private, and arguments on the role of reason in liberal political discourse generally.

In 1989, with the publication of Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, and in articles throughout the 1990s, Richard Rorty developed a detailed social and political phil...(Read More)
 
 
Solidarity and Difference
Solidarity and Difference (October 1998)
The Politics of Enlightenment in the Aftermath of Modernity
George Trey - Author

Transcends the dichotomy between modernism and postmodernism by arguing for an ethically based notion of solidarity tolerant of radical difference.

"The issues with which the author is concerned are subtle, complex, and intricate, the texts with which he deals are themselves notoriously difficult and often intentionally obscure, and many of the recent books in this area of philosophy/social theory do little to clarify the original text...(Read More)
 
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