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Radical Secularization?: An Inquiry into the Religious Roots of Secular Culture

by Stijn Latré, Walter Van Herck & Guido Vanheeswijck

What does it mean for a society to be secular? Answering this question from a philosophical angle, Radical Secularization? delves into the philosophical presuppositions of secularization. Which cultural evolutions...


Global Ethics and Global Common Goods

by Patrick Riordan

Patrick Riordan takes a different approach to the questions of global ethics by following the direction of questioning initially pioneered by Aristotle; for him the most basic question of ethics is 'what is...


Libertarian Philosophy in the Real World: The Politics of Natural Rights

by Mark D. Friedman

Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia is widely recognized as one of the most influential works of modern political philosophy. Libertarian Philosophy in the Real World not only provides a concise and accessible...


Karl Korsch: Revolutionary Theory

by Karl Korsch & Douglas Kellner

There is growing interest in Europe and the United States in the work of the major German social-political philosopher Karl Korsch. Korsch participated in the turbulent struggles in Weimar Germany and while...


Selected Writings of Thomas Paine

by Thomas Paine, Jane E. Calvert & Ian Shapiro

A central figure in Western history and American political thought, Thomas Paine continues to provoke debate among politicians, activists, and scholars.  People of all ideological stripes are inspired by his...


The Future of Europe: Democracy, Legitimacy and Justice After the Euro Crisis

by Serge Champeau, Carlos Closa & Daniel INNERARITY

A major collection of essays by a multidisciplinary panel of experts exploring the various interpretations of the European crisis and the future of the European Union.


Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

by John G. Gunnell

John G. Gunnell argues that a distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry and that Thomas Kuhn’s approach to the philosophy...


Positivism in Mexico

by Leopoldo Zea & Josephine H. Schulte

Positivism, not just an "ivory tower" philosophy, was a major force in the social, political, and educational life of Mexico during the last half of the nineteenth century. Once colonial conservatism had been...


On the Abolition of All Political Parties

by Simone Weil & Simon Leys

An NYRB Classics Original 

Simone Weil—philosopher, activist, mystic—is one of the most uncompromising of modern spiritual masters. In “On the Abolition of All Political Parties” she challenges the...


The Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights

by Anna Yeatman & Peg Birmingham

The Aporia of Rights is an exploration of the perplexities of human rights, and their inevitable and important intersection with the idea of citizenship. Written by political theorists and philosophers, essays...


Nietzsche and Napoleon: The Dionysian Conspiracy

by Don Dombowsky

This study demonstrates how Nietzsche's political thought is an outgrowth of his reflections on Napoleon Bonaparte's personality, political reign and method of governance.


How to be a conservative

by Roger Scruton

What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is...


The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts

by Bolette Blaagaard & Iris van der Tuin

The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts brings into focus the diverse influence of the work of Rosi Braidotti on academic fields in the humanities and the social sciences such as the study and scholarship...


The New Normal: Finding a Balance between Individual Rights and the Common Good

by Amitai Etzioni

Amitai Etzioni argues that societies must find a way to balance individual rights and the common good because both are core values and a balance is necessary. This point of balance may change as new technologies...


Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

by Banu Bargu

Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Through an innovative...


Intimate Strangers: Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American Political Discourse

by Andreea Deciu Ritivoi

Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought shaping American political discourse after World War II. Yet none of them...


Thomas Jefferson: Uncovering His Unique Philosophy and Vision

by M. Andrew Holowchak

This is the first book to systematize the philosophical content of Thomas Jefferson’s writings. Sifting through Jefferson’s many addresses, messages, and letters, philosopher M. Andrew Holowchak uncovers...


The Communist Postscript

by Boris Groys & Thomas Ford

Since Plato, philosophers have dreamed of establishing a rational state ruled through the power of language. In this radical and disturbing account of Soviet philosophy, Boris Groys argues that communism shares...


Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj

by Slavoj Žižek & Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

”We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing...


Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance

by Simon Critchley

The clearest, boldest and most systematic statement of Simon Critchley’s influential views on philosophy, ethics, and politics, Infinitely Demanding identifies a massive political disappointment at the heart...