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Politics

by Aristotle

Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.


The Prince

by Niccolo' Machiavelli

“The Prince” is considered one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially in modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is considered more important than any abstract ideal. It is...


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...


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...


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,...


Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa: A Call to a Values and Systems Revolution

by Chiku Malunga

Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa discusses why deep levels of poverty and suffering persist in Africa despite all the successive regime changes over the last half century. The author discusses how lasting...


The Philosophies of Richard Wagner

by Julian Young

Julian Young presents Richard Wagner as an important philosopher of art and life, first as a utopian anarchist-communist and later as a Schopenhauerian pessimist. Understanding Wagner’s philosophy is crucial...


The Capitalist Schema: Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction

by Christian Lotz

The Capitalist Schema uses marxist philosophy to explain how money frames all social relations in our capitalist world and how money regulates and conditions social references to past and future social life....


Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

by Banu Bargu

Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Weaving together...