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Norms in the Wild

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau

'On the Duty of Civil Disobedience' argues that citizens should not permit their government to overrule their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing their acquiescence to enable the government...

Public Intellectuals in the Global Arena: Professors or Pundits?

by Michael C. Desch

What is a public intellectual? Where are they to be found? What accounts for the lament today that public intellectuals are either few in number or, worse, irrelevant? While there is a small literature on the...

When Reason Goes on Holiday: Philosophers in Politics

by Neven Sesardic

Philosophers usually emphasize the importance of logic, clarity and reason. Therefore when they address political issues they will usually inject a dose of rationality in these discussions, right?

Wrong. This...


by Thomas More, Ursula K Leguin & China Mieville

Five-hundred-year anniversary edition of More’s Utopia, with writing from major science fiction writers

Five hundred years since its first publication, Thomas More’s Utopia remains astonishingly radical and...

Republic of Equals

Writing of the Formless

Stain Removal

Citizen Subject

Second Treatise of Government

by John Locke

John Locke argues that all men are created equal in the state of nature by God. In his seminal essay Second Treatise of Government he outlines an entire theory of civil society. Locke explores a number of themes...

The Republic

by Plato

Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of justice (δικαιοσύνη), the order and character of the just city-state and the just man—for this reason, ancient readers...

The Prince - Il Principe

by Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal....

Free Time

by Julie L. Rose


Recent debates about inequality have focused almost exclusively on the distribution of wealth and disparities in income, but little notice has been paid to the distribution of free time. Free time is commonly...

Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and the Demise of Naturalism: Reunifying Political Theory and Social Science

by Jason Blakely

Today the ethical and normative concerns of everyday citizens are all too often sidelined from the study of political and social issues, driven out by an effort to create a more "scientific" study. This book...

Come and Take It: The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free

by Cody Wilson

Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and rogue thinker, combines the controversial yet thrilling story of the production of the first ever 3D printable gun with a startling philosophical manifesto...

Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin's 'On the Concept of History'

by Michael Löwy & Chris Turner

This illuminating study of Benjamin’s final essay helps unlock the mystery of this great philosopher

Revolutionary critic of the philosophy of progress, nostalgic of the past yet dreaming of the future, romantic...

A Well Ordered Society versus Obama / Hillary Clinton /Trump Effect

by Moses Calhoun

The book entitled, "A Well Ordered Society, versus, Obama / HillaryClinton / Trump Affect" is a well written analysis of how the USA achieved the title as a well ordered society. This Author compared it to...

Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement

by Serena Parekh

This book is a philosophical analysis of the ethical treatment of refugees and stateless people, a group of people who, though extremely important politically, have been greatly under theorized philosophically....

The Elements of Reconstruction

by H. G. Wells

This book contains a series of articles contributed to "The Times" in July and August of 1916. Due to their originality and depth of view, the articles deeply interested H. G. Wells, who collected them into...

The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics: Revised Edition

by Mark Lilla

European history of the past century is full of examples of philosophers, writers, and scholars who supported or excused the worst tyrannies of the age. How was this possible? How could intellectuals whose work...