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Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes

First published as Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall by Thomas Hobbes in 1651, Leviathan is a treatise on the origins and ends of government. This classic defense of...


The Politics of Virtue

by John Milbank & Adrian Pabst

Contemporary politics is dominated by a liberal creed that champions ‘negative liberty’ and individual happiness. This creed undergirds positions on both the right and the left – free-market capitalism,...


Politics and Teleology in Kant

by Patrone Tatiana, Paul Formosa & Avery Goldman

This volume, consisting of fourteen essays by leading scholars in the field, is the first to focus in depth on the critically important relationship between politics and teleology in Kant's work.


Nietzsche and Napoleon: The Dionysian Conspiracy

by Don Dombowsky

This study demonstrates how Nietzsche's political thought is an outgrowth of his reflections on Napoleon Bonaparte's personality, political reign and method of governance.


Pyropolitics: When the World is Ablaze

by Michael Marder

A highly original theory of the political, the book explores the literal and metaphorical flare-ups in political theology, revolutionary thought, radical protests, and global energy production.


Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

by Shawn Schulenberg, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, Jason Pierceson & Laura Saldivia et al.

This book explores policy innovation for same-sex couples throughout the Americas and includes same-sex marriage legislation, civil unions, and other new developments for same-sex couples throughout the Americas...


Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well

by Ivor Ludlam

Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well reimagines the central theme of Plato's foundational work through an interpretation of its characters as paradigms of the apparent good. Focusing attention...


The Closed Commercial State: Perpetual Peace and Commercial Society from Rousseau to Fichte

by Isaac Nakhimovsky

This book presents an important new account of Johann Gottlieb Fichte's Closed Commercial State, a major early nineteenth-century development of Rousseau and Kant's political thought. Isaac Nakhimovsky shows...


Re-Imagining a Politics of Life: From Governance of Order to Politics of Movement

by Leonie Ansems de Vries

This book unearths the radical potential at the heart of canonical political thought by reimagining theory in a way that embraces difference and resistance.


The Future of Europe: Democracy, Legitimacy and Justice After the Euro Crisis

by Serge Champeau, Carlos Closa, Daniel INNERARITY & Miguel Poiares Maduro

A major collection of essays by a multidisciplinary panel of experts exploring the various interpretations of the European crisis and the future of the European Union.


Freedom and the Rule of Law

by Anthony A. Peacock, Katharine Inglis Butler, Jeremy Rabkin & Joseph Postell et al.

Freedom and the Rule of Law takes a critical look at the historical beginnings of law in the United States, and how that history has influenced current trends regarding law and freedom. Anthony Peacock has compiled...


Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World

by Nancy Fraser

Until recently, struggles for justice proceeded against the background of a taken-for-granted frame: the bounded territorial state. With that "Westphalian" picture of political space assumed by default, the...


Heaven's Chancellery

by Irina Zakirova

There is no universally accepted definition of moral damages. The concept is usually understood in the context of torts that cause psychological harm to a person that are difficult to quantify. Heaven’s Chancellery...


Dim and Dimmer: Prospects for a New Enlightenment

by Peter Heinegg

In today's world, we are witnessing both the spread of a hopeful secular humanism and the persistence of cultural traditions that mindlessly glorify humans and are paving the path to environmental collapse....


Colonialism and Its Legacies

by Jacob T. Levy, Sankar Muthu, Enrique Dussel & Emmanuel Eze et al.

Colonialism and Its Legacy brings together essays by leading scholars in both the fields of political theory and the history of political thought about European colonialism and its legacies, and postcolonial...


Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

by John G. Gunnell

John G. Gunnell argues that a distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry and that Thomas Kuhn’s approach to the philosophy...


A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy

by Jonathan Israel

Democracy, free thought and expression, religious tolerance, individual liberty, political self-determination of peoples, sexual and racial equality--these values have firmly entered the mainstream in the decades...


Islamism and Post-Islamism: Reflections upon Allama Jafari's Political Thought

by Seyed Javad Miri

Islamism and Post-Islamism analyzes political thought in Iran since 1979. Seyed Javad Miri engages with one of the seminal thinkers in contemporary Iranian politics, Allama Jafari, on key relevant concepts.


Mindfulness and Letting Be: On Engaged Thinking and Acting

by Fred Dallmayr

Fred Dallmayr explores the benefits of mindfulness in respect to philosophy and theory, practical conduct, language use, art works, historical understanding, and cosmopolitanism. Students of continental, social,...


Pragmatist Variations on Ethical and Intercultural Life

by Lenart Skof

This is a book about pragmatism, intercultural philosophy, and ethics that attempts to bring to the fore the variations on the ethical and intercultural life of pragmatism, based on readings of William James,...