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The Promise of Phenomenology: Posthumous Papers of John Wild

by Richard I. Sugarman & Roger Duncan

The Promise of Phenomenology: Posthumous Papers of John Wild includes articles that remained unpublished during Wild's lifetime, some of which he was preparing for publication, a journal that he kept, as well...


Louis Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism

by William Lewis

In a careful exposition of French Marxism, William Lewis places Althusser and his thought alongside the pre- and post-war French communist intellectual climate: the result is an excellent and unique work. Part...


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...


Religion in the Public Square: The Place of Religious Convictions in Political Debate

by Robert Audi

This vigorous debate between two distinguished philosophers presents two views on a topic of worldwide importance: the role of religion in politics. Audi argues that citizens in a free democracy should distinguish...


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...


Mass Hysteria: Medicine, Culture, and Mothers' Bodies

by Rebecca Kukla

Mass Hysteria examines the medical and cultural practices surrounding pregnancy, new motherhood, and infant feeding. Late eighteenth century transformations in these practices reshaped mothers' bodies, and contemporary...


The Rise of Modern Judicial Review: From Judicial Interpretation to Judge-Made Law

by Christopher Wolfe

'A clear, readable and fair account of the development of judicial review.'-Ashley Montagu


The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt

by Seyla Benhabib

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in light of newly gained insights into the historico-cultural background of her work.


Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

by Laurence Thomas & Michael Levin

What rights govern heterosexual and homosexual behaviors? Two distinguished philosophers debate this important issue in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights. Laurence M. Thomas argues that a society which has...


Ethics of Consumption: The Good Life, Justice, and Global Stewardship

by Crocker & Linden

In this comprehensive collection of essays, most of which appear for the first time, eminent scholars from many disciplines—philosophy, economics, sociology, political science, demography, theology, history,...


Diversity and Community in the Academy: Affirmative Action in Faculty Appointments

by Celia Wolf-Devine

In the wake of court rulings that have forced university administrators to reevaluate affirmative action policies, this balanced, thoughtful book examines three typical defenses of those policies: that affirmative...


Leveling the Playing Field: Justice, Politics, and College Admissions

by Robert K. Fullinwider & Judith Lichtenberg

Leveling the Playing Field examines the admissions policies of contemporary American colleges and universities in light of the assumption that enhancing the educational opportunities of lower-income and minority...


Latin American Perspectives on Globalization: Ethics, Politics, and Alternative Visions

by Mario Sáenz & Linda Martín|Castillo, Debra A. Alcoff

From the most prominent thinkers in Latin American philosophy, literature, politics, and social science comes a challenge to conventional theories of globalization. The contributors to this volume imagine a...


The Death Penalty: For and Against

by Louis P. Pojman

Two distinguished social and political philosophers take opposing positions in this highly engaging work. Louis P. Pojman justifies the practice of execution by appealing to the principle of retribution while...


Gandhi's Experiments with Truth: Essential Writings by and about Mahatma Gandhi

by Richard L. Johnson

This comprehensive Gandhi reader provides an essential new reference for scholars and students of his life and thought. It is the only text available that presents Gandhi's own writings, including excerpts from...


Goethe, Nietzsche, and Wagner: Their Spinozan Epics of Love and Power

by T. K. Seung

The author reads Goethe's Faust as the first epic written under Spinoza's influence. He shows how its thematic development is governed by Spinoza's pantheistic naturalism. He further contends that Wagner and...


The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Leo Tolstoy

Ivan Ilyich, a high court judge, becomes seriously ill and faces a long and gruelling battle with death. The Death of Ivan Ilyich is more than a story about death, however. It leads the reader through a pensive,...


Animism and the Question of Life

by Istvan Praet

The central purpose of this book is to help change the terms of the debate on animism, a classic theme in anthropology. It combines some of the finest ethnographic material currently available (including firsthand...


Ethical Questions: East and West

by Bina Gupta

Eastern Philosophy represents one of the most ancient intellectual traditions of human culture, yet it is generally ignored by Western philosophers. Today more than ever, the need for understanding in a global...


Waves of Protest: Social Movements Since the Sixties

by Victoria Johnson, Jo Freeman & David G. Bromley

This book updates and adds to the classic Social Movements of the Sixties and Seventies, showing how social movement theory has grown and changed.