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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

This brand new edition of Death Penalty Cases makes the most manageable comprehensive resource on the death penalty even better. It includes the most recent cases, including Kennedy v. Louisiana, prohibiting...


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...


Distributive Justice

by Michael Allingham

This book presents a critical appraisal of the main theories of distributive justice. It develops the view that all such theories, or at least all liberal theories, may be seen as expressions of laissez-faire...


Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis

by Benjamin Kunkel

After the financial crash and the great recession, the media rediscovered Karl marx, socialist theory, and the very idea that capitalism can be questioned.

But in spite of the publicity, the main paths...


The New Way Of The World: On Neoliberal Society

by Pierre Dardot, Christian Laval & Gregory Elliott

Exploring the genesis of neoliberalism, and the political and economic circumstances of its deployment, Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval dispel numerous common misconceptions. Neoliberalism is neither a return...


Fifty Major Political Thinkers

by Ian Adams & R.W. Dyson

Fifty Major Political Thinkers introduces the lives and ideas of some of the most influential figures in Western political thought, from ancient Greece to the present day. The entries provide a fascinating introduction...


A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

by Ward Blanton

Nietzsche and Freud saw Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the religion a “Platonism for the masses” and faulting Paul the apostle for negating more immanent, material modes of...


Pluralism: The Philosophy and Politics of Diversity

by Maria Baghramian & Attracta Ingram

Cultural, moral and religious diversity is a pervasive feature of modern life, yet has only recently become the focus of intellectual debate. Pluralism is the first book to tackle philosophical pluralism and...