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After the Future

by Franco Bifo Berardi, Gary Genosko & Nicholas Thoburn

The future is now! But things still suck. Where do we go from here?


In Defence of Life: Essays on a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom

by Julian Rose

Written from the heart, this book has the power to lift the reader into another dimension. A clarion call for a new dynamic.


The Human Rights Manifesto

by Julie Wark

Universal human rights are intrinsically radical in espousing liberty, equality and fraternity for every single person. We must claim them.


The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth

by Danielle Petherbridge

The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth provides a comprehensive study of the work of Axel Honneth, offering a critical reconstruction of his project in relation the themes of power, critique, and the intersubjective...


Untangling Heroism: Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

by Ari Kohen

The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster...


Defending Associative Duties

by Jonathan Seglow

This book explores the associative duties we owe to our children, parents, friends, colleagues, associates and compatriots and defends a novel account which justifies such duties through the realization of values...


Francis Bacon's New Atlantis in the Foundation of Modern Political Thought

by Kimberly Hurd Hale

The relationship between technology, philosophy, and politics is both contentious and vital to our understanding of human nature and the ways human beings interact with one another in society; Francis Bacon...


A Modest Certainty

by Frank D. Schubert

Schubert squarely addresses the question of whether there is a single standard of certainty that can be applied to such disparate areas as logic, mathematics, politics, religion, familial/tribal commitments,...


Karl Marx

by Michael Evans

First published in 1975, this book provides an interpretative introduction to the political thought of Karl Marx. The approach is both historical and analytical, with emphasis placed on developments and changes...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

In January of 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense; the book inflamed its readers and ignited the American Revolution. In truth the fires of dissent were already smoldering, but Paine's impassioned writing...


The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt

by Mariano Croce & Andrea Salvatore

The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt provides a detailed analysis of Schmitt's institutional theory of law, mainly developed in the books published between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s. By...


Of Critical Theory and Its Theorists

by Stephen Eric Bronner

Of Critical Theory and its Theorists is an intelligent , accessible overview of the entire Critical Theory Tradition, written by one of the leading experts on the subject. Filled with original insights and valuable...


The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman: Texts and Interpretations of Twenty Great Speeches

by David Lowenthal

The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman provides the original texts for 20 of Lincoln's speeches alongside a critical analysis of each speech. Arranged in chronological order, these speeches...


The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen

by Neal Leavitt

This book describes the foreign policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen while building up towards a policy recommendation. By redirecting some military spending to development goals, the core needs of more civilians...


Quarterly Essay 16 Breach of Trust: Truth, Morality and Politics

by Raimond Gaita

In the fourth Quarterly Essay of 2004, Raimond Gaita confronts essential questions about politics as it is practised today. What do politicians mean when they talk about "trust"? Why is truthfulness important?...


The Communist Manifesto

by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique...


You and the State: A Short Introduction to Political Philosophy

by Jan Narveson

This unusual introduction to political philosophy draws on its history and main theories_classic liberal, democratic, socialist, radical_with an eye to how each sees the place of the individual in the political...


The Magna Carta: Three Versions

by Anonymous

Immerse yourself in one of the most significant documents ever penned. Originally enacted in 1215, some sections of the Magna Carta remain on the books as legally enforced statutes in parts of the U.K. today....


Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

by Stefan Jonsson

Between 1918 and 1933, the masses became a decisive preoccupation of European culture, fueling modernist movements in art, literature, architecture, theater, and cinema, as well as the rise of communism, fascism,...


Redeeming "The Prince": The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece

by Maurizio Viroli

In Redeeming "The Prince," one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition....