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Karl Marx

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Alan Ryan

Isaiah Berlin's intellectual biography of Karl Marx has long been recognized as one of the best concise accounts of the life and thought of the man who had, in Berlin's words, a more "direct, deliberate, and...


A Companion To Marx's Capital, Volume 2

by David Harvey

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of coming to a close and Marx’s work remains key in understanding the cycles that lead to recession. For nearly forty years, David Harvey...


Impressions of Hume: Cinematic Thinking and the Politics of Discontinuity

by Davide Panagia

Davide Panagia's Impressions of Hume: Cinematic Thinking and the Politics of Discontinuity is volume fifteen of Modernity and Political Thought, the Rowman & Littlefield series in contemporary political theory....


A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy

by Robert B. Talisse

In recent years there has been a renewed interest in American pragmatism. In political philosophy, the revival of pragmatism has led to a new appreciation for the democratic theory of John Dewey.

In this book,...


Beyond the Global Culture War

by Adam K. Webb

"Beyond the Global Culture War" presents a cross-cultural critique of global liberalism and argues for a broad-based challenge that can meet it on its own scale. Adam Webb is one of our most exciting and original...


Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism

by Henry T., III Edmondson & Marion Montgomery

Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism is a superb guide to the works of Flannery O'Connor; and like O'Connor's stories themselves, it is captivating, provocative, and unsettling....


Against Religion, Wars, and States: The Case for Enlightenment Atheism, Just War Pacifism, and Liberal-Democratic Anarchism

by Andrew Fiala

Andrew Fiala's Against Religion, Wars, and States: The Case For Enlightenment Atheism, Just War Pacifism, and Liberal-Democratic Anarchism argues that we need to overcome the idea of the nation-state and look...


On the Socratic Education: An Introduction to the Shorter Platonic Dialogues

by Christopher Bruell

The aim of the book is to make Socrates' investigation and resolution of the questions that still concern us as human beings more accessible to serious contemporary readers.


Putting Ideas to Work: A Practical Introduction to Political Thought

by Mark Mattern

In this new text, Mark Mattern offers a unique alternative to the traditional approaches to the study and teaching of political philosophy. Rather than approaching it solely as a world of abstractions, Putting...


The Art of Power: Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and the Making of Aesthetic Political Theory

by Diego A. von Vacano

The Art of Power offers up a challenge to traditional political theory. Diego A. von Vacano provides original interpretations of Machiavelli's oeuvre and of Nietzsche's relationship to politics.


The Banality of Evil: Hannah Arendt and 'The Final Solution'

by Bernard J. Bergen

This highly original book is the first to explore the political and philosophical consequences of Hannah Arendt's concept of 'the banality of evil,' a term she used to describe Adolph Eichmann, architect of...


The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism: Jews, Israel, and Liberal Opinion

by Bernard Harrison & Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Written by a non-Jewish analytic philosopher, this book addresses the issue of whether, and to what extent, current opposition to Israel on the liberal-left embodies anti-Semitic stances. It argues that the...


The Principle of Fairness and Political Obligation

by George Klosko

In this now-classic work, he clearly and systematically formulates what others thought impossible_a principle of fairness that specifies a set of conditions which grounds existing political obligations and bridges...


Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941

by Justus D. Doenecke

Prominent historian Justus Doenecke analyzes the personalities, leading action groups, and major congressional debates surrounding the U.S. decision to participate in World War II.


Libertarianism: For and Against

by Craig Duncan, Tibor R. Machan & Martha Nussbaum

Libertarianism: For and Against offers dueling perspectives on the scope of legitimate government. Tibor R. Machan, a well-known libertarian philosopher, argues for a minimal government devoted solely to protecting...


Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Politics of the Ordinary

by Tracy B. Strong

In this book, Rousseau is understood as a theorist of the common person. For Strong, Rousseau resonates with Kant, Hegel, and Marx, but he is more modern like Emerson, Nietzsche, Eittegenstein, and Heidegger....


Jacques Maritain: The Philosopher in Society

by James V. Schall

In this book, distinguished theologian and political scientist James V. Schall explores Maritain's political philosophy, demonstrating that Maritain understood society, state, and government in the tradition...


Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in America: The 'Absolute Democracy' or 'Defiled Republic'

by August H., Jr. Nimtz

While Alexis de Tocqueville described America as the 'absolute democracy,' Karl Marx saw the nation as a 'defiled republic' so long as it permitted the enslavement of blacks. August J. Nimtz argues that Marx,...


Montesquieu's Science of Politics: Essays on The Spirit of Laws

by David W. Carrithers, Michael A. Mosher & Paul A. Rahe

In what constitutes the only English-language collection of essays ever dedicated to the analysis of Montesquieu's contributions to political science, the contributors review some of the most vexing controversies...


The Deliberative Impulse: Motivating Discourse in Divided Societies

by Andrew F. Smith

Andrew F. Smith argues that citizens of divided societies have three powerful incentives to engage in public deliberation_in free, open, and reasoned dialogue aimed at contributing to the establishment of well-developed...