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From the Bottom Up

The Ethics of Self-Defense


by Plato

Widely acknowledged as his most influential work,

Republic presents Plato's philosophical views on the nature of

justice and his vision for the ideal state.


• A concise...

Pocket Aristotle

by Aristotle & Justin Kaplan

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

by Christopher H. Achen & Larry M. Bartels

Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human...

An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics

by Ward Blanton, Clayton Crockett & Jeffrey W. Robbins

An Insurrectionist Manifesto contains four insurrectionary gospels based on Martin Heidegger’s philosophical model of the fourfold: earth and sky, gods and mortals. Challenging religious dogma and dominant...


by Franziska Basler

If God is love and if we need freedom to love, then it must be our duty to defend freedom to the best of our ability.

If a person steals from another, that person interferes with the other's freedom (cf., for...

Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Volume 2

Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

by Mihaela Mihai

Vehement resentment and indignation are rife in societies emerging from dictatorship or civil conflict. How should institutions deal with these emotions? Arguing for the need to recognize and constructively...

Simone Weil: Late Philosophical Writings

by Simone Weil & Eric O. Springsted

Although trained as a philosopher, Simone Weil (1909-43) contributed to a wide range of subjects, resulting in a rich field of interdisciplinary Weil studies. Yet those coming to her work from such disciplines...

In the Flow

by Boris Groys

The leading art theorist takes on art in the age of the Internet

In the early twentieth century, art and its institutions came under critique from a new democratic and egalitarian spirit. The notion of works...

The Perpetual Guest: Art in the Unfinished Present

by Barry Schwabsky

Leading art critic explores the connections between art’s past and present

Contemporary art sometimes pretends to have made a clean break with history. In The Perpetual Guest, poet and critic Barry Schwabsky...

Public Sphere and Experience: Analysis of the Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere

by Oskar Negt, Alexander Kluge & Miriam Hansen

The “public sphere” is a key concept in political discourse, designating a space for political action. But is this a single authoritative and universal space in which various positions compete for recognition,...

Can Architecture Be an Emancipatory Project?: Dialogues On Architecture And The Left

by Nadir Z. Lahiji

Can architectural discourse rethink itself in terms of a radical emancipatory project? And if so, what would be the contours of such a discourse?

The Capitalist Unconscious: Marx and Lacan

by Samo Tomsic

A major systematic study of the connection between Marx and Lacan’s work

Despite a resurgence of interest in Lacanian psychoanalysis, particularly in terms of the light it casts on capitalist ideology—as...

Figures of Catastrophe: The Condition of Culture Novel

by Francis Mulhern

A bold new vision of the modern English novel

The leading critic Francis Mulhern uncovers a hidden history in the fiction of the past century, identifying a central new genre: the condition of culture novel....

Herman Dooyeweerd: Christian Philosopher of State and Civil Society

by Jonathan Chaplin

The twentieth-century Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977) left behind an impressive canon of philosophical works and has continued to influence a scholarly community in Europe and North America,...

The Shock of History: Religion, Memory, Identity

by Dominique Venner & Paul Gottfried

The shock of history: we live it, neither knowing or comprehending it. France, Europe, and the world have entered into a new era of thought, attitudes, and powers. This shock of history makes clear the fact...

Modernity, Religion, and the War on Terror

by Richard Dien Winfield

The war on terror cannot be truly understood without investigating the legitimacy of modernity, the challenge that religion presents to modernization, the inescapable conflicts attending the emergence and expansion...