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Deconstructing Zionism: A Critique of Political Metaphysics

by Gianni Vattimo & Michael Marder

This volume in the Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy series provides a political and philosophical critique of Zionism.

While other nationalisms seem to have adapted to twenty-first century realities...


Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity: Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence: Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Inn

by Matthew H. Bowker

What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it...


Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx: On Totalitarianism and the Tradition of Western Political Thought

by Tama Weisman

Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx examines Hannah Arendt’s unpublished writings on Marx as the unified project Arendt originally intended. This book traces and evaluates the development of Arendt’s thought on...


Law and the Public Sphere in Africa: La Palabre and Other Writings

by Jean Godefroy Bidima & Laura Hengehold

Jean Godefroy Bidima's La Palabre examines the traditional African institution of palaver as a way to create dialogue and open exchange in an effort to resolve conflict and promote democracy. In the wake of...


Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

by Paul W. Kahn

Academic philosophy may have lost its audience, but the traditional subjects of philosophy—love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith—remain as compelling as ever. To reach a new generation, Paul W. Kahn argues...


Engaging Agnes Heller: A Critical Companion

by Katie Terezakis, Richard J. Bernstein & Peter Beilharz

This collection examines the life and thought of Agnes Heller, who rose to international acclaim as a Marxist dissident in Eastern Europe. Heller went on to develop one of the most comprehensive oeuvres in contemporary...


Times of Crisis: What the Financial Crisis Revealed and How to Reinvent our Lives and Future

by Michel Serres

For Michel Serres, economic crises are earthquakes caused by societal tectonic plates. The current crisis erupted because of the widening discrepancy between major social changes and institutions that have remained...


Humanity at Risk: The Need for Global Governance

by Daniel INNERARITY & Javier Solana

Humanity at Risk compares diverse approaches to the theme of global threats using the tools of philosophy, critical theory, and political thought alongside more practical, socio-political observations. By defining...


Negative Revolution: Modern Political Subject and its Fate After the Cold War

by Artemy Magun

This thought-provoking work analyzes concrete political events and reinterprets key concepts in modern political science. Building on the works of Kant, Badiou, Adorno, Hegel, and more, it posits that the dynamics...


Karl Jaspers: Politics and Metaphysics

by Dr Chris Thornhill & Chris Thornhill

This book sets out a new reading of the much-neglected philosophy of Karl Jaspers. By questioning the common perception of Jaspers either as a proponent of irrationalist cultural philosophy or as an early, peripheral...


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 Science of Right in Leibniz's Moral and Political Philosophy

by Christopher Johns

Providing a comprehensive examination of Leibniz's most important writings on natural right, this study argues that Leibniz, properly understood, provides a compelling account of the grounds of morality and...


Nietzsche and Political Thought

by Keith Ansell Pearson

Nietzsche challenges the tenets of received political wisdom in a number of ways and his thinking contains resources for revitalising political thinking. Nietzsche and Political Thought offers fresh insights...


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: 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,...