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Althusser's Lesson

by Jacques Ranci¿re & Emiliano Battista

Jacques Ranci�re's first major work, Althusser's Lesson appeared in 1974, just as the energies of May 68 were losing ground to the calls for a return to order. Ranci�re's analysis of Althusserian Marxism...


Jacques Ranciere: An Introduction: An Introduction

by Joseph J. Tanke

Jacques Ranci�re: An Introduction offers the first comprehensive introduction to the thought of one of today's most important and influential theorists. Joseph Tanke situates Ranci�re's distinctive approach...


Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State

by Gerard Casey

Political philosophy is dominated by a myth, the myth of the necessity of the state. The state is considered necessary for the provision of many things, but primarily for peace and security. In this provocative...


Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics

by Jacques Ranci¿re & Steven Corcoran

Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics brings together some of Jacques Ranci�re's most recent writings on art and politics to show the critical potential of two of his most important concepts: the aesthetics...


Freudianism: A Marxist Critique

by Valentin Voloshinov, I.R. Titunik & Neal Bruss

Freudianism is a major icon in the history of ideas, independently rich and suggestive today both for psychoanalysis and for theories of language. It offers critical insights whose recognition demands a change...


Radical Future Pasts: Untimely Political Theory

by Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt & George Shulman

Written by both well-established and rising scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for theoretical inquiries and engagements with practical political struggles. Unlike conventional...


On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy

by G. A. Cohen & Michael Otsuka

G. A. Cohen was one of the most gifted, influential, and progressive voices in contemporary political philosophy. At the time of his death in 2009, he had plans to bring together a number of his most significant...


Political Theory After Deleuze

by Nathan Widder

Recent political theory has shifted decidedly towards ontology, the 'science of being', and thus towards examining fundamental concepts of identity, difference, space, and time. This new focus has reinvigorated...


The Future of Blasphemy: Speaking of the Sacred in an Age of Human Rights

by Austin Dacey

In the days of Moses, blasphemy was the mortal offence of failing to respect the divine. In an age of human rights, blasphemy is understood as a failure to respect persons, as insult, defamation, or "advocacy...


Unnatural States: The International System and the Power to Change

by Peter Ian Lomas

Unnatural States is a radical critique of international theory, in particular, of the assumption of state agency—that states act in the world in their own right. Peter Lomas argues that since the universal...


Saint Paul: A Screenplay

by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Presented here for the first time in English is a remarkable screenplay about the apostle Paul by Pier Paolo Pasolini, legendary filmmaker, novelist, poet, and radical intellectual activist. Written between...


How to Read Montaigne

by Terence Cave

These [How to Read] books let you encounter thinkers eyeball to eyeball by analysing passages from their work' Terry Eagleton, New Statesman


How to Read Machiavelli

by Maurizio Viroli

Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most influential modern political thinkers. This work argues that, far from being a justifier of political immorality, Machiavaelli was concerned instead with the best way to...


On Marx: Revolutionary and Utopian (Liveright Classics)

by Alan Ryan

A lucid introduction to the philosophical complexities and the practical limits of the political thought of Karl Marx. When Karl Marx was buried at Highgate Cemetery in North London in 1883, his longtime friend...


On Tocqueville: Democracy and America (Liveright Classics)

by Alan Ryan

Tocqueville’s gifts as an observer and commentator on American life and democracy are brought to vivid life in this splendid volume. In On Tocqueville, Alan Ryan brilliantly illuminates the observations of...


The Philosophy Of Praxis: Marx, Lukács And The Frankfurt School

by Andrew Feenberg

Philosophy of Praxis examines the work of four Marxist thinkers, the early Marx and Lukács, and the Frankfurt School philosophers Adorno and Marcuse. The book holds that fundamental philosophical problems...


The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations

by Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

There are many different scientifically valid ways to produce knowledge. The field of International Relations should pay closer attention to these methodological differences, and to their implications for concrete...


Islam as Political Religion

by Shabbir Akhtar

This book provides a survey of contemporary Islam from a theological and philosophical perspective. Engaging with critics of contemporary Islam as he sets out an agenda of what his religion is and could be...


In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace

by H. G. Wells

Many readers associate H. G. Wells solely with his bestselling science fiction novels, including The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. But to Wells himself, fiction was of secondary importance, and his...


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...