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Slavery

by William E. Channing

Renowned Unitarian preacher, thinker, and theologian William E. Channing takes an in-depth look at the issue of slavery in this compelling volume. Written at a time when the United States was still profiting...


Essays on Political Economy

by Frederic Bastiat

Today, as the gulf between the moneyed aristocracy and the working class grows ever larger, the debate over the morality of interest-earning investments is still a topic of heated debate. In this classic economic...


The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

by Stephen Leacock

Canadian writer Stephen Leacock shot to literary acclaim as a satirist and humorist. However, many of his fans were unaware of the fact that Leacock was formally trained as a political scientist and economist...


The Inhumanity of Socialism: The Case Against Socialism & A Critique of Socialism

by Edward F. Adams

Though it may be surprising in today's political context, in which the term "socialism" is often uttered like a profane insult, this political school of thought was quite popular in the early twentieth century...


What Is Free Trade?: An Adaptation of Frederic Bastiat's "Sophismes Economiques"

by Frederic Bastiat & Alexander del Mar

The term "free trade" is often bandied about by politicians and activists on both sides of the political spectrum -- but what does it really signify? In this concise volume, French economist Frederic Bastiat...


Freedom's Battle: Being a Comprehensive Collection of Writings and Speeches on the Present Situation

by Mahatma Gandhi

Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi dedicated his life to fighting British imperialism in his native country. The essays collected in Freedom's Battle offer a detailed account of Gandhi's political ideals and the...


Indian Home Rule

by Mahatma Gandhi

Activist Mahatma Gandhi is best remembered as the freedom fighter who brought the concepts of passive resistance and civil disobedience to the world's attention in his quest for Indian independence from British...


Mankind in the Making

by H. G. Wells

One of the primary motivations behind H. G. Wells most popular science fiction works was his exploration of the factors that could help or harm society. As a result, many of his novels and short stories explored...


What Is Coming?: A Forecast of Things After the War

by H. G. Wells

World War I forever altered the course of human history, and thinkers and activists around the globe were galvanized by the goal of developing ideas and means by which to avoid future conflicts. In What Is Coming?...


Ethics Without Intention

by Ezio Di Nucci

Ethics Without Intention tackles the questions raised by difficult moral dilemmas by providing a critical analysis of double effect and its most common ethical and political applications. The book discusses...


Hobbes: Morals and Politics

by D D Raphael & D. D. Raphael

First published in 1977 this book is both expository and critical and concentres on Hobbes' ethical and political theory, but also considering the effect on these of his metaphysics. Updated, with a new preface...


From Ricoeur to Action: The Socio-Political Significance of Ricoeur's Thinking

by Todd S. Mei & David Lewin

From Ricoeur to Action engages with the thinking of the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) in order to propose innovative responses to 21st-century problems actively contributing to global conflict....


A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity

by Manuel DeLanda

Manuel DeLanda is a distinguished writer, artist and philosopher. In his new book, he offers a fascinating look at how the contemporary world is characterized by an extraordinary social complexity. Since most...


Reconceiving Medical Ethics

by Christopher Cowley

This volume of original work comprises a modest challenge, sometimes direct, sometimes implicit, to the mainstream Anglo-American conception of the discipline of medical ethics.

It does so not by trying to fill...


Tea Party Resurgence: The Pursuit of a More Perfect Federal Government

by Scott J. Schroeder

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Tea Party Resurgence highlights the escalating problems associated with the growing U.S. federal debt and how it affects all Americans. The issues and recommendations discussed will appeal to all...


The Statesman's Science: History, Nature, and Law in the Political Thought of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Pamela Edwards

Author of "Kubla Khan" and the epic "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Samuel Taylor Coleridge is remembered principally for his contributions as a romantic poet. This innovative reconsideration of Coleridge's...


Political Ideas in the Romantic Age: Their Rise and Influence on Modern Thought

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & William Galston

This new edition features the previously unpublished delivery text of Berlin’s inaugural lecture as a professor at Oxford, which derives from this volume and stands as the briefest and most pithy version of...


Politics by Other Means: Selected Criticism from Review 31

by Houman Barekat & Alison Hugill

A collection of the site's very best reviews on art, culture & theory.


The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry Into Its Origin and Growth

by J. B. Bury

"We may believe in the doctrine of Progress or we may not, but in either case it is a matter of interest to examine the origins and trace the history of what is now, even should it ultimately prove to be no...


Reading Political Philosophy: Machiavelli to Mill

by Derek Matravers, Jonathan Pike & Nigel Warburton

This clear and thorough introduction provides students with the skills necessary to understand the main thinkers, texts and arguments of political philosophy and thought. Each chapter comprises a brief overview...