Category: Philosophy

Forget English!

February 16, 2016 | 230 pages
World literature advocates have promised to move humanistic study beyond postcolonial theory and antiquated paradigms of national literary traditions. Aamir Mufti scrutinizes these claims and critiques the continuing dominance of English as both a literary language and the undisputed cultural... More Info

Puzzling Identities

Harvard University Press | February 15, 2016 | 224 pages
As a logical concept, identity refers to one and the same thing. So how can it describe membership in various groups, as in ethnic and religious identity? Bringing together an analytic conception of identity with a psychosocial understanding, Vincent Descombes demonstrates why a person has more... More Info

Last Futures

January 12, 2016 | 240 pages
Whatever happened to the last utopian dreams of the city? In the late 1960s the world was faced with impending disaster: the height of the Cold War, the end of oil and the decline of great cities throughout the world. Out of this crisis came a new generation that hoped to build a better future,... More Info

Under Three Flags

Verso Books | February 10, 2016 | 255 pages
The origins of nationalism and anti-globalization are traced by the bestselling author of Imagined Communities.  More Info
$19.95

In Defence of the Terror

January 5, 2016 | 144 pages
Provocative reassessment of the Great Terror as a price worth paying  More Info
$39.99

A Natural History of Human Morality

January 4, 2016 | 180 pages
Michael Tomasello offers the most detailed account to date of the evolution of human moral psychology. Based on experimental data comparing great apes and human children, he reconstructs two key evolutionary steps whereby early humans gradually became an ultra-cooperative and, eventually, a moral... More Info
$32.99

Flourishing

January 12, 2016 | 256 pages
A celebrated theologian explores how the greatest dangers to humanity, as well as the greatest promises for human flourishing, are at the intersection of religion and globalization  More Info
$27.50

More Doctor Who and Philosophy

Open Court | September 15, 2015 | 288 pages
More Doctor Who and Philosophy is a completely new collection of chapters, additional to Doctor Who and Philosophy (2010), by the same editors. Since that first Doctor Who and Philosophy, much has happened in the Whoniverse: a new and controversial regeneration of the Doctor, multiple new... More Info
$24.95

The Philosophy of Design

John Wiley & Sons | December 14, 2015 | 176 pages
First published in 2005 by MBI Publishing Company LLC.  More Info
$23.95

Inventing the Future

September 30, 2015 | 256 pages
A major new left manifesto for a technological future free from work.  More Info
$23.50

Inside the Now

October 13, 2015 | 288 pages
For the first time Thich Nhat Hanh shares his inspiration and experience of living in stillness and timelessness. Written to pull you into the moment as he sees it, Inside the Now offers teachings inspired by the spirit of poetry. More personal than the majority of his writing, Inside the Now... More Info
$35.99

Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

Bloomsbury USA | December 8, 2015 | 304 pages
From one of the leading critics of leftist orientations comes a study of the thinkers who have most influenced the attitudes of the New Left. Beginning with a ruthless analysis of New Leftism and concluding with a critique of the key strands in its thinking, Roger Scruton conducts a reappraisal of... More Info

Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly

November 17, 2015 | 230 pages
Judith Butler elucidates the dynamics of public assembly under prevailing economic and political conditions. Understanding assemblies as plural forms of performative action, she extends her theory of performativity to show why precarity destruction of the conditions of livability is a galvanizing... More Info
$22.95

Measure Yourself Against the Earth

October 15, 2015 | 320 pages
Zizek meets Klein in this riveting collection of philosophic essays on politics, Sex and the City, Plato, Hitchcock and more.  More Info

Lacan on Love

John Wiley & Sons | October 23, 2015 | 288 pages
No summary available.
$27.95

Downton Abbey and Philosophy

Open Court | November 10, 2015 | 288 pages
In Downton Abbey and Philosophy, twenty-two professional thinkers uncover the deeper significance of this hugely popular TV saga. Millions of viewers throughout the world have been enthralled by this enactment of a vanished world of decorum and propriety, because it presents us with emotional and... More Info
$21.95

Peace

October 13, 2015 | 160 pages
In a world rife with turmoil and lives led in fear, this book delivers us from our angst, sense of separateness, and fear. The world has never created/manufactured peace and never will because peace is already here and everywhere, waiting for us to notice it. It is a fundamental characteristic of... More Info
$24.95

Essays

October 27, 2015 | 480 pages
No summary available.
$23.95

Life After Faith

October 27, 2015 | 200 pages
No summary available.
$23.95

Absolute Recoil

October 6, 2015 | 448 pages
Philosophical materialism in all its forms - from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism - has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world. This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj Žižek's argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work. Recent... More Info
$23.50

Making Sense of Anarchism

A K PressDistribution | September 15, 2015 | 288 pages
Dead end or open road? Assessing the history of anarchism.  More Info
$27.50

Orange Is the New Black

September 15, 2015 | 288 pages
This collection of 18 chapters by talented philosophical minds probes some of the many lessons to be learned from Orange Is the New Black. The show and the book that inspired it both dramatically highlight the troubling, stressful situation of millions of incarcerated Americans. How do the show’s... More Info

Walter Benjamin's Archive

September 15, 2015 | 320 pages
The work of the great literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin is an audacious plotting of history, art and thought; a reservoir of texts, commentaries, scraps and fragments of everyday life, art and dreams. It comprises myriad smaller archives, in which Benjamin gathered together all kinds of... More Info
$26.95

Mindreading Animals

Bradford Book | August 28, 2015 | 264 pages
Animals live in a world of other minds, human and nonhuman, and their well-being and survival often depends on what is going on in the minds of these other creatures. But do animals know that other creatures have minds? And how would we know if they do? In Mindreading Animals, Robert Lurz offers a... More Info

Empire

Oxford Paperbacks | August 22, 2002 | 160 pages
A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. And although the great historic imperial systems - the land-based Russian one as well as the seaborne empires of western European powers - have collapsed during the past half century, their legacies shape almost every aspect of life on... More Info

Classroom Wars

Verso Books | September 8, 2015 | 192 pages
What is at stake when some American children go to school hungry and others go to school in $1,000 Bugaboo strollers?Class War argues that under free market capitalism, life paths prescribed by class but framed as parental choices—public or private? Gifted & Talented, general or special... More Info

The Making of Law

Polity | December 30, 2009 | 280 pages
In this book, Bruno Latour pursues his ethnographic inquiries into the different value systems of modern societies. After science, technology, religion, art, it is now law that is being studied by using the same comparative ethnographic methods. The case study is the daily practice of one of the... More Info

On Revolution

Penguin Classics | February 10, 2016 | 336 pages
Hannah Arendt's penetrating observations on the modern world have been fundamental to our understanding of our political landscape, both its history and its future. Published in the years between Arendt's seminal texts The Origins of Totalitarianism and Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution is a... More Info
$29.99

Elbow Room

Bradford Book | August 7, 2015 | 248 pages
In this landmark 1984 work on free will, Daniel Dennett makes a case for compatibilism. His aim, as he writes in the preface to this new edition, was a cleanup job, "saving everything that mattered about the everyday concept of free will, while jettisoning the impediments." In Elbow Room, Dennett... More Info

Foucault Against Himself

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | October 1, 2015 | 192 pages
Essays on Foucault reframing his legacy and building new ways of thinking about the struggle against society's mechanisms of domination.  More Info
$21.95

Why I Am a Salafi

Soft Skull Press | July 14, 2015 | 320 pages
The Salafi are a conservative Muslim sect misunderstood by most Americans, and even many Muslims. The New York Times' first reference to Salafis as a distinct group appears in 1979 after a band of armed men seized control of the Great Mosque in Mecca. After 1979, there is not another mention of... More Info
$29.95

This Is Happy

August 18, 2015 | 288 pages
'"All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them, ' Isak Dinesen once said. Sorrows are all pain otherwise, pain without sense or meaning. But joys, too, it seems to me, need their context. And sometimes their coexistence needs to be borne. The coexistence or... More Info
$21.95

Of God and Man

John Wiley & Sons | September 15, 2015 | 180 pages
In this engaging dialogue, Zygmunt Bauman, sociologist and philosopher, and Stanislaw Obirek, theologian and cultural historian, explore the place of spirituality and religion in the world today and in the everyday lives of individuals. Their conversation ranges from the plight of monotheistic... More Info

Can Non-Europeans Think?

Zed Books | April 9, 2015 | 272 pages
What happens with thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical 'pedigree'? Why is European Philosophy 'Philosophy', but African philosophy 'ethnophilosophy'? In Japan, Kojin Karatani, in Cuba, Roberto Fernandez Retamar, or even in the United States people like Cornel West, whose thinking... More Info

Introducing Critical Theory

Totem Books | February 10, 2016 | 175 pages
Provides information in graphic novel format about the wealth of critical theories from sources including deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, and cultural materialists.  More Info
$13.50

Chaos

Totem Books | February 10, 2016 | 176 pages
An accessible introduction to an astonishing and controversial theory explains how chaos makes its presence felt in many varieties of event, from the fluctuation of animal populations to the ups and downs of the stock market.  More Info
$13.50

Introducing Ethics

Icon Books | February 10, 2016 | 175 pages
What is the place of individual choice and consequence in a post-Holocaust world of continuing genocidal ethnic cleansing? Is "identity" now a last-ditch cultural defence of ethnic nationalisms and competing fundamentalisms? In a climate of instant information, free markets and possible ecological... More Info
$13.50

Introducing Philosophy

Totem Books | February 10, 2016 | 176 pages
Explains, in graphic novel format, the thinking of the most important philosophers in the Western tradition, including Aristotle, Francis Bacon, and Jean-Paul Sartre.  More Info
$13.50

Introducing Psychology

Totem Books | February 10, 2016 | 171 pages
Examines the history of psychology; describes the main schools of thought; and introduces such key figures as Freud, Skinner, and Piaget.  More Info
$13.50

Introducing Postmodernism

Totem Books | February 10, 2016 | 189 pages
Explains the idea of postmodernism in graphic novel format, a concept that has been used to define the cultural condition of the world.  More Info
$26.99

Psychoanalysis and Transversality

Semiotext(e) | January 5, 2015 | 384 pages
Originally published in French in 1972, Psychoanalysis and Transversality gathers all the articles that Félix Guattari wrote between 1955 and 1971. It provides a fascinating account of his intellectual and political itinerary before Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972), the... More Info
$32.99

Striking Beauty

June 14, 2015 | 288 pages
The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty collapses the boundaries between Eastern and Western thought, comparatively studying the historical and philosophical traditions of martial arts practice and their ethical value in the... More Info

Emotion

May 1, 2015 | 180 pages
Emotion is at the centre of our personal and social lives. To love or to hate, to be frightened or grateful is not just a matter of how we feel on the inside: our emotional responses direct our thoughts and actions, unleash our imaginations, and structure our relationships with others. Yet the role... More Info
$21.95

Practices of Selfhood

Polity | May 4, 2015 | 180 pages
Contemporary understanding of human subjectivity has come a long way since the Cartesian 'thinking thing' or Freud's view of the self struggling with its unconscious. We no longer think of ourselves as stable and indivisible units or combinations thereof - instead, we see the self as constantly... More Info
$26.95

The Existentialist Moment

John Wiley & Sons | August 10, 2015 | 240 pages
No summary available.
$13.95

The Triumph of Religion

By Lacan
John Wiley & Sons | July 17, 2015 | 96 pages
No summary available.

Heidegger's Way of Being

July 10, 2015 |
In Heidegger's Way of Being, the follow-up to his 2010 book, Engaging Heidegger, Richard Capobianco makes the case clearly and compellingly that the core matter of Heidegger's lifetime of thought was Being as the temporal emergence of all beings and things.  More Info
$29.95

On Freedom, Love, and Power

University of Toronto Press | June 9, 2015 | 324 pages
One of the most important and original thinkers of the twentieth century, Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was a noted sociologist, historian, law professor, and self-described "Christian anarchist." At the University of Bordeaux, Ellul taught and wrote extensively on the relationship between technology... More Info

Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology

April 13, 2015 | 340 pages
Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology situates Husserl firmly within the trajectory of later Continental thought and contributes to the recent reconsideration of Husserl as a legitimate precursor to the thought of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Derrida.  More Info
$33.95

No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries

PM Press | July 1, 2015 | 416 pages
Was anarchism in areas outside of Europe an import and a script to be mimicked? Was it perpetually at odds with other currents of the Left? The authors in this collection take up these questions of geographical and political peripheries. Building on recent research that has emphasized the plural... More Info

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