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Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well

by Ivor Ludlam

Transcending dominant debates of whether Plato's Republic is about the ideal state, the soul, art, or education, Ivor Ludlam's analysis treats the dialogue as pure conversation. Returning to the original Greek,...


Re-Imagining a Politics of Life

by Leonie Ansems de Vries

The prominence and variety of global movements of resistance indicates that the idea of politics as governance is contested. However, the political canon continues to reinforce a narrow definition of politics...


Heaven's Chancellery

by Irina Zakirova

There is no universally accepted definition of moral damages, but the concept is usually understood in the context of torts that cause psychological harm to a person or a person’s rights that are difficult...


Dim and Dimmer

by Peter Heinegg

In today's world, we are witnessing both the spread of a hopeful secular humanism and the persistence of cultural traditions that mindlessly glorify humans and are paving the path to environmental collapse....


Islamism and Post-Islamism

by Seyed Javad Miri

Islamism and Post-Islamism analyzes political thought in Iran since 1979. Seyed Javad Miri engages with one of the seminal thinkers in contemporary Iranian politics, Allama Jafari, on key relevant concepts.

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Mindfulness and Letting Be

by Fred Dallmayr

Fred Dallmayr explores the benefits of mindfulness in respect to philosophy and theory, practical conduct, language use, art works, historical understanding, and cosmopolitanism. Students and scholars of continental,...


Pragmatist Variations on Ethical and Intercultural Life

by Lenart Škof

The book is a contribution to the fields of pragmatism, intercultural philosophy, and social and political ethics. The argument in the book runs along two lines: firstly, four pragmatist philosophers (William...


The Responsibility of the Philosopher

by Gianni Vattimo, William McCuaig & Franca D'Agostini

Over the course of his career, Gianni Vattimo has assumed a number of public and private identities and has pursued multiple intellectual paths. He seems to embody several contradictions, at once defending and...


Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa

by Chiku Malunga

Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa: A Call to a Values and Systems Revolution discusses why deep levels of poverty and suffering persist in Africa despite all the successive regime changes over the last...


The Philosophies of Richard Wagner

by Julian Young

In addition to being a great composer, Richard Wagner was also an important philosopher. Julian Young begins by examining the philosophy of art and society Wagner constructs during his time as a revolutionary...


The Capitalist Schema

by Christian Lotz

Christian Lotz argues that Immanuel Kant’s idea of a mental schematism, which gives the human mind access to a stable reality, can be interpreted as a social concept, which, using Karl Marx, the author identifies...


Intimate Strangers

by Andreea Ritivoi

Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought in American political discourse after World War II, yet none of them was...


Concepts of Cabralism

by Reiland Rabaka

By examining Amilcar Cabral’s theories and praxes, Reiland Rabaka reintroduces and analyzes several of the core characteristics of the Africana critical theory. Ultimately, Concepts of Cabralism promotes the...


Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy

by Gene Fendt

Gene Fendt shows how Plato's Republic provides a liturgical purification for the political and psychic delusions of readers, even as Socrates provides the same for his interlocutors at the festival of Bendis....


Radical History and the Politics of Art

by Gabriel Rockhill

Gabriel Rockhill opens new space for rethinking the relationship between art and politics. Rather than understanding the two spheres as separated by an insurmountable divide or linked by a privileged bridge,...


Wily Elites and Spirited Peoples in Machiavelli's Republicanism

by David N. Levy

In Wily Elites and Spirited People in Machiavelli's Republicanism, David N. Levy uses Machiavelli’s conflict between the elite and the people as the lens through which to understand the other major features...


The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury

by John A. Murley & Sean D. Sutton

The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty is an analysis of the United States Supreme Court decisions in what has come to be called the “jury-size” and “jury-decision...


Prisoners of Ourselves

by Gündüz Vassaf

A provocative essay on the psychology of totalitarianism in everyday life available for the first time in English, the language in which it was originally written. The Turkish edition of this cult best-seller...


The Statesman's Science

by Pamela Edwards

Author of "Kubla Khan" and the epic "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Samuel Taylor Coleridge is remembered principally for his contributions as a romantic poet. This innovative reconsideration of Coleridge's...


The Power of Tolerance

by Wendy Brown, Rainer Forst, Luca Di Blasi & Christoph Holzhey

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...