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Radical History and the Politics of Art

by Gabriel Rockhill

Gabriel Rockhill opens new space for rethinking the relationship between art and politics. Rather than understanding the two spheres as separated by an insurmountable divide or linked by a privileged bridge,...


Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age

by Russell Jacoby

-- Amos Elon, author, The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch, 1743-1933


Nozick's Libertarian Project: An Elaboration and Defense

by Mark D. Friedman

Elaborating on and defending a rigorous, rights-based libertarianism, Mark D. Friedman here develops the seminal ideas articulated by Robert Nozick in his landmark work Anarchy, State and Utopia. Consolidating...


Althusser's Lesson

by Jacques Ranci¿re & Emiliano Battista

Jacques Ranci�re's first major work, Althusser's Lesson appeared in 1974, just as the energies of May 68 were losing ground to the calls for a return to order. Ranci�re's analysis of Althusserian Marxism...


Jacques Ranciere: An Introduction: An Introduction

by Joseph J. Tanke

Jacques Ranci�re: An Introduction offers the first comprehensive introduction to the thought of one of today's most important and influential theorists. Joseph Tanke situates Ranci�re's distinctive approach...


Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State

by Gerard Casey

Political philosophy is dominated by a myth, the myth of the necessity of the state. The state is considered necessary for the provision of many things, but primarily for peace and security. In this provocative...


Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics

by Jacques Ranci¿re & Steven Corcoran

Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics�brings together some of Jacques Ranci�re's most recent writings on art and politics to show the critical potential of two of his most important concepts: the aesthetics...


Freudianism: A Marxist Critique

by Valentin Voloshinov, I.R. Titunik & Neal Bruss

Freudianism is a major icon in the history of ideas, independently rich and suggestive today both for psychoanalysis and for theories of language. It offers critical insights whose recognition demands a change...


Radical Future Pasts: Untimely Political Theory

by Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt & George Shulman

Written by both well-established and rising scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for theoretical inquiries and engagements with practical political struggles. Unlike conventional...


On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy

by G. A. Cohen & Michael Otsuka

G. A. Cohen was one of the most gifted, influential, and progressive voices in contemporary political philosophy. At the time of his death in 2009, he had plans to bring together a number of his most significant...


Political Theory After Deleuze

by Nathan Widder

Recent political theory has shifted decidedly towards ontology, the 'science of being', and thus towards examining fundamental concepts of identity, difference, space, and time. This new focus has reinvigorated...


The Future of Blasphemy: Speaking of the Sacred in an Age of Human Rights

by Austin Dacey

In the days of Moses, blasphemy was the mortal offence of failing to respect the divine. In an age of human rights, blasphemy is understood as a failure to respect persons, as insult, defamation, or "advocacy...


Unnatural States: The International System and the Power to Change

by Peter Ian Lomas

Unnatural States is a radical critique of international theory, in particular, of the assumption of state agency—that states act in the world in their own right. Peter Lomas argues that since the universal...


Democracy in Contemporary Confucian Philosophy

by David Elstein

This book examines democracy in recent Chinese-language philosophical work. It focuses on Confucian-inspired political thought in the Chinese intellectual world from after the communist revolution in China until...


Saint Paul: A Screenplay

by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Presented here for the first time in English is a remarkable screenplay about the apostle Paul by Pier Paolo Pasolini, legendary filmmaker, novelist, poet, and radical intellectual activist. Written between...


Prisoners of Ourselves

by Gündüz Vassaf

A provocative essay on the psychology of totalitarianism in everyday life available for the first time in English, the language in which it was originally written. The Turkish edition of this cult best-seller...


How to Read Montaigne

by Terence Cave

These [How to Read] books let you encounter thinkers eyeball to eyeball by analysing passages from their work' Terry Eagleton, New Statesman


How to Read Machiavelli

by Maurizio Viroli

Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most influential modern political thinkers. This work argues that, far from being a justifier of political immorality, Machiavaelli was concerned instead with the best way to...


Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World: From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age: From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age

by Frank Vatai

Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World, first published in 1984, was the first comprehensive study of this recurrent theme in political sociology with specific reference to antiquity, and led to significant...


Violence, Civil Strife and Revolution in the Classical City: 750-330 BC

by Andrew Lintott

Violent conflict between individuals and groups was as common in the ancient world as it has been in more recent history. Detested in theory, it nevertheless became as frequent as war between sovereign states....