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The Happiness Philosophers

by Bart Schultz

In The Happiness Philosophers, Bart Schultz tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism—one of the most influential yet misunderstood and maligned philosophies of the...


Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) and published in 1651 (revised Latin edition 1668). Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate...


Lotman's Cultural Semiotics and the Political

by Andrey Makarychev & Alexandra Yatsyk

Yuri Lotman (1922-1993) was a prominent Russian intellectual and theorist. This book presents a new reading of his semiotic and philosophical legacy.

The authors analyse Lotman's semiotics in a series of temporal...


Emancipation Proclamation

by Abraham Lincoln

The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. It purported to change the federal legal status of more than 3 million...


On Liberty and Its Enemies

by Timothy Fuller

This collection of nineteen of Kenneth Minogue's essays, written over a period of more than fifty years, celebrates the advent of modern liberty. They describe the conditions under which liberty and individuality...


Fragile Freedoms

by Steven Lecce, Neil McArthur & Arthur Schafer

This book is based upon a lecture series inaugurating the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights that took place in Winnipeg, Canada between September 2013 and May 2014. Fragile Freedoms brings together some of...


The Emergence of Globalism

by Or Rosenboim

During and after the Second World War, public intellectuals in Britain and the United States grappled with concerns about the future of democracy, the prospects of liberty, and the decline of the imperial system....


Pragmatism and Justice

by Susan Dieleman, David Rondel & Christopher Voparil

The essays in this volume answer to anxieties that the pragmatist tradition has had little to say about justice. While both the classical and neo-pragmatist traditions have produced a conspicuously small body...


A Handbook for Right-Wing Youth

by Julius Evola & Gábor Vona

A Handbook for Right-Wing Youth consists of essays selected from throughout Evola’s lifetime, but most especially from the post-war era, when youth across the Western world had thrown their societies into...


Political Utopias

by Michael Weber & Kevin Vallier

Political theory, from antiquity to the present, has been divided over the relationship between the requirements of justice and the limitations of persons and institutions to meet those requirements. Some theorists...


Thinking Through Badgers

by Stephan Price

Bovine tuberculosis is seriously damaging the UK dairy and beef industry. Many farmers believe culling badgers must be part of the solution, but in 2013 a record 300,000 people signed a Downing Street petition...


Biographies for Kids - All about Martin Luther King Jr.: Words That Changed America - Children's Biographies of Famous People Books

by Baby Professor

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr. and what did he do to change American history? Learn about peaceful protests and how the power of words can break down the walls of racism. When you read this book, you will be...


María Zambrano

by Dr Beatriz Caballero Rodríguez

María Zambrano is widely regarded as one of the most original Spanish thinkers of the twentieth century. Her biggest contribution to intellectual history is, without doubt, her poetic reason and unique attempt...


Creolizing Hegel

by Michael Monahan

The 19th-century German thinker G.W.F. Hegel is a towering figure in the canon of European philosophy. Indeed, most of the significant figures of European Philosophy after Hegel explicitly address his thought...


Ideal Commonwealths

by Henry Morley

In "Ideal Commonwealths” Professor Henry Morley offers a selection of the most known writings on this topic, as well as his own reflections. Included are Plutarch's Lycurgus, More's Utopia, Bacon's New Atlantis,...


Liberals and Cannibals: The Implications of Diversity

by Steven Lukes

With debates on the meaning of “liberal society” more heated than ever, this is a timely re-issue of a classic text

Can the tension between relativism and the moral universalism current in contemporary politics...


The Art of War

by Niccolo Machiavelli

The Art of War (Italian: Dell'arte della guerra) is a treatise by the Italian Renaissance political philosopher and historian Niccolò Machiavelli. The format of The Art of War is a socratic dialogue. The purpose,...


Utopia

by Thomas More

The first half (Book I) of Utopia is a dialogue, which presents a perceptive analysis of contemporary social, economic, penal, and moral ills in England; the second (Book II) is a narrative describing Utopia,...


Creating Freedom: The Lottery of Birth, the Illusion of Consent, and the Fight for Our Future

by Raoul Martinez

The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that...


The Ethics of War

by Saba Bazargan & Samuel C. Rickless

Just War theory - as it was developed by the Catholic theologians of medieval Europe and the jurists of the Renaissance - is a framework for the moral and legal evaluation of armed conflicts. To this day, Just...