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This new edition features the previously unpublished delivery text of Berlin’s inaugural lecture as a professor at Oxford, which derives from this volume and stands as the briefest and most pithy version of...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


After The Open Society: Selected Social and Political Writings

by Karl Popper, Piers Norris Turner & Jeremy Shearmur

In this long-awaited volume, Jeremy Shearmur and Piers Norris Turner bring to light Popper's most important unpublished and uncollected writings from the time of The Open Society until his death in 1994.

After...


The Power of Tolerance: A Debate

by Wendy Brown, Rainer Forst & Luca Di Blasi

We invoke the ideal of tolerance in response to conflict, but what does it mean to answer conflict with a call for tolerance? Is tolerance a way of resolving conflicts or a means of sustaining them? Does it...


Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life

by Axel Honneth

Theories of justice often fixate on purely normative, abstract principles unrelated to real-world applications. The philosopher and theorist Axel Honneth addresses this disconnect, constructing a theory of justice...


Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

by Chiara Bottici

Between the radical, creative capacity of our imagination and the social imaginary we are immersed in is an intermediate space philosophers have termed the imaginal, populated by images or (re)presentations...


Unlearning with Hannah Arendt

by Marie Luise Knott

Short-listed for the Tractatus Essay Prize, an examination of the innovative strategies Arendt used to achieve intellectual freedom

 

After observing the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt articulated her...


Freedom and Its Betrayal: Six Enemies of Human Liberty

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Enrique Krause

These celebrated lectures constitute one of Isaiah Berlin’s most concise, accessible, and convincing presentations of his views on human freedom—views that later found expression in such famous works as...


On Global Citizenship: James Tully in Dialogue

by James Tully

Global Citizenship develops James Tully's distinctive and influential approach to political philosophy, first outlined in his 2008 two-volume work Public Philosophy in a New Key, and applies it to the field...


Personal Impressions: Third Edition

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Hermione Lee

In this collection of remarkable biographical portraits, the great essayist and intellectual historian Isaiah Berlin brings to life a wide range of prominent twentieth-century thinkers, politicians, and writers....


The Political Philosophy of Judith Butler

by Birgit Schippers

Judith Butler can justifiably be described as one of the major critical thinkers of our time. While she is best-known for her interventions into feminist debates on gender, sexuality and feminist politics, her...


How Do You Know?: The Economics of Ordinary Knowledge

by Russell Hardin

How do ordinary people come to know or believe what they do? We need an account of this process to help explain why people act as they do. You might think I am acting irrationally--against my interest or my...


Liberalism: The Life of an Idea

by Edmund Fawcett

Liberalism dominates today’s politics just as it decisively shaped the past two hundred years of American and European history. Yet there is striking disagreement about what liberalism really means and how...


The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It

by Amy Gutmann & Dennis Frank Thompson

To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis—dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years. In The Spirit of Compromise...


Death Penalty Cases: Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases on Capital Punishment

by Barry Latzer & David McCord

Death Penalty Cases presents significant verbatim excerpts of death-penalty decisions from the United States Supreme Court. The first chapter introduces the topics discussed throughout the book. It also includes...


The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy

by Aaron Garrett

The Eighteenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing philosophical, scientific, and social and political change on a vast scale. In spite of this, there...


Gramsci, Materialism, and Philosophy

by Esteve Morera

Western critical theory, Marxism included, has largely been based on a view of historical materialism that Gramsci, among others, developed in his prison notebooks.  For many, Gramsci's philosophical reflections...


Moral Imagination: Essays

by David Bromwich

Spanning many historical and literary contexts, Moral Imagination brings together a dozen recent essays by one of America’s premier cultural critics. David Bromwich explores the importance of imagination and...