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Law and the Public Sphere in Africa: La Palabre and Other Writings

by Jean Godefroy Bidima & Laura Hengehold

Jean Godefroy Bidima's La Palabre examines the traditional African institution of palaver as a way to create dialogue and open exchange in an effort to resolve conflict and promote democracy. In the wake of...


Reflections on the Modern and the Global

by Bruce Mazlish

Over the past five hundred years, historians and other social scientists have perceived an extraordinary occurrence: the transition from the Middle Ages, via the Renaissance, to modernity. Reflections on the...


Thinking in Film: The Politics of Video Art Installation According to Eija-Liisa Ahtila

by Mieke Bal

What is a moving image, and how does it move us? In Thinking In Film, celebrated theorist Mieke Bal engages in an exploration - part dialogue, part voyage - with the video installations of Finnish artist Eija-Liisa...


Endless Andness: The Politics of Abstraction According to Ann Veronica Janssens

by Mieke Bal

In Endless Andness, Mieke Bal pioneers a new understanding of the political potential of abstract art which does not passively yield its meaning to the viewer but creates it anew - an art perceived not only...


Philosophy and Exegesis in Simplicius: The Methodology of a Commentator

by Han Baltussen

This is the first book-length study in English of the interpretative and philosophical approach of the commentaries of Simplicius of Cilicia (c. AD 530). Simplicius' work, marked by doctrinal complexity and...


The Politics of Expertise

by Stephen P. Turner

This book collects case studies and theoretical papers on expertise, focusing on four major themes: legitimation, the aggregation of knowledge, the distribution of knowledge and the distribution of power. It...


The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event

by John D. Caputo

Applying an ever more radical hermeneutics (including Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology, Derridian deconstruction, and feminism), John D. Caputo breaks down the name of God in this irrepressible book....


Talking Anarchy

by Colin Ward & David Goodway

The ups and downs of the anarchist movement during the last century is discussed in this introduction to anarchist thought. Of all political views anarchism is the most ill-represented. For more than 30 years,...


Advaita Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Outline of Indian Non-Realism

by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Based on original translations of passages from the works of three major thinkers of the classical Indian school of Advaita (Sankara, Vacaspati and Sri Harsa), but addressing issues found in Descartes, Berkeley,...


The Zen Arts: An Anthropological Study of the Culture of Aesthetic Form in Japan

by Rupert Cox

The tea ceremony and the martial arts are intimately linked in the popular and historical imagination with Zen Buddhism, and Japanese culture. They are commonly interpreted as religio-aesthetic pursuits which...


Revelation, Intellectual Intuition and Reason in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra: An Analysis of the Al-Hikmah Al-'Arshiyyah

by Zailan Moris

This book examines and analyses the legitimacy of the widely held claim that Mulla Sadra's philosophy (al-hikmah al-muta'aliyyah) is a synthesis of principles and doctrines drawn from revelation (wahy), gnosis...


Confucius and Confucianism

by Richard Wilhelm

First published in 1931. This re-issues the edition of 1972.

This translation and Wilhelm's invaluable commentaries provide a concise and readable survey of Confucius, the man and his teachings. This volume...


Contest for the South China Sea

by Marwyn Samuels

First published in 1982.

Wide-ranging and fully documented, this book is the first detailed study of the origins, contexts and consequences of the long-standing dispute between China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the...


Chuang Tzu

by Herbert A Giles

First published in 1889. This re-issues the second, revised edition of 1926.

Chuang Tzu was to Lao Tzu, the author of Tao Tê Ching, as Hui-neng, the sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism, was to Bodhidharma, and...


Music and Marx: Ideas, Practice, Politics

by Regula Burckhardt Qureshi

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Philosophy of Plato

by Rupert C. Lodge

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Second Thoughts in Moral Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

by Alfred C Ewing

First published in 1959, this volume follows on from Dr. A. C. Ewing's earlier work, The Definition of Good. The book does not apologize or undermine Ewing's previous publication but after further consideration...


Plato's Theory of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

by Norman Gulley

First published in 1962, this book provides a systematic account of the development of Plato's theory of knowledge. Beginning with a consideration of the Socratic and other influences which determined the form...


A Japanese View of Nature: The World of Living Things by Kinji Imanishi

by Kinji Imanishi & Pamela J. Asquith

Although Seibutsu no Sekai (The World of Living Things), the seminal 1941 work of Kinji Imanishi, had an enormous impact in Japan, both on scholars and on the general public, very little is known about it in...


Topics in the Philosophy of Possible Worlds

by Daniel Nolan

This book discusses a range of important issues in current philosophical work on the nature of possible worlds. Areas investigated include the theories of the nature of possible worlds, general questions about...