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The Ego And His Own: The Case Of The Individual Against Authority

by Max Stirner

The Ego and His Own, the seminal defence of individualism, coloured the thinking of Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Ernst, Henrik Ibsen and Victor Serge, among many others, some of whom would vigorously deny any such...


Arguing about justice

by Paul-Marie Boulanger, Denis Clerc, Luc Van Campenhoudt & François Blais et al.

This book brings together fifty of today’s finest thinkers. They were asked to let their imaginations run free to advance new ideas on a wide range of social and political issues. They did so as friends, on...


Reconciling Community and Subjective Life: Trauma Testimony as Political Theorizing in the Work of Jean Améry and Imre Kertész

by Magdalena Zolkos

Examines issues of transitional justice and reconciliation from a critical, political theory perspective rarely applied in this area of study.


Politics of Happiness: Connecting the philosophical ideas of Hegel, Nietzsche and Derrida to the Political Ideologies of happiness

by Ross Abbinnett

This unique and engaging study argues that the Western concern with achieving happiness should be understood in terms of its relationship to the political ideologies that have emerged since the Enlightenment....


Social and Legal Norms: Towards a Socio-legal Understanding of Normativity

by Matthias Baier

This book offers empirical and theoretical research in the field of social and legal norms and provides inspiration for future debate and research in terms of internationalization and cross-national comparative...


Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights: A Philosophical Approach: A Philosophical Approach

by Jeffrey Flynn

In this book, Flynn stresses the vital role of intercultural dialogue in developing a non-ethnocentric conception of human rights. He argues that Jürgen Habermas's discourse theory provides both the best framework...


Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History

by Lee Harris

Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their...


Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation

by Bill Martin

What role does ethics play in Marxism? Can ethical imperatives displace political economy at Marxism's core? In an age of rampant capitalism, can the vision of a free global society be kept alive? Bill Martin...


Subverting the Leviathan: Reading Thomas Hobbes as a Radical Democrat

by James Martel

In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes's landmark work on political philosophy, James Martel argues that although Hobbes pays lip service to the superior interpretive authority of the sovereign, he consistently subverts...


Democracy and the Political Unconscious

by Noelle McAfee

Political philosopher Noelle McAfee proposes a powerful new political theory for our post-9/11 world, in which an old pathology-the repetition compulsion-has manifested itself in a seemingly endless war on terror....


Political Philosophy: All That Matters

by Johanna Oksala

What is political philosophy? A philosophical study of political ideas such as authority, freedom, justice and democracy? An inquiry into the best form of government? An attempt to rationally justify forms of...


Political Philosophy - A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by Phil Parvin & Clare Chambers

Written by Phil Parvin and Clare Chambers, who are current political philosophy lecturers and leading researchers, Political Philosophy - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed,...


On Compromise and Rotten Compromises

by Avis Margalit

When is political compromise acceptable--and when is it fundamentally rotten, something we should never accept, come what may? What if a rotten compromise is politically necessary? Compromise is a great political...


Understand Political Philosophy: Teach Yourself

by Mel Thompson

Understand Political Philosophy is an in-depth guide to the philosophers and political ideas who have shaped our society. Quickly and easily get to grips with the key thinkers and theories, from Aristotle to...


Partisan or Neutral?: The Futility of Public Political Theory

by Michael White

Partisan or Neutral? critically examines the Rawlsian ideal of a public, supposedly neutral, political theory meant to justify contemporary constitutional democracies. Placing this ideal-appealed to by neo-natural...


The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror

by Michael Ignatieff

Must we fight terrorism with terror, match assassination with assassination, and torture with torture? Must we sacrifice civil liberty to protect public safety?

In the age of terrorism, the temptations of ruthlessness...


Agamben and Indifference: A Critical Overview

by William Watkin

The first truly comprehensive and fully up-to-date critical introduction to the philosophy of Giorgio Agamben for an interdisciplinary audience.


Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives

by Tom Frost

This book collects new contributions from an international group of leading scholars - including many who have worked closely with Agamben - to consider the impact of Agamben's thought on research in the humanities...


Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

by Joseph Chan

Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method of governance...


Legal Realism and American Law

by Justin Zaremby

In the first part of the 20th century, a group of law scholars offered engaging, and occasionally disconcerting, views on the role of judges and the relationship between law and politics in the United States....