Category: Philosophy

Notes to the Future

Atria Books | November 20, 2012 | 192 pages
“The book that you hold in your hands is nothing short of a miracle.” —Desmond Tutu, from the Introduction The authorized record of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring and historically important quotations Notes to the Future is the definitive book of quotations from one of the great leaders of... More Info

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Broadview Pr | August 26, 2011 | 312 pages
"Over a series of elegantly written, engaging essays, the Enquiry examines the experiential and psychological sources of meaning and knowledge, the foundations of reasoning about matters that lie beyond the scope of our sensory experience and memory, the nature of belief, and the limitations of our... More Info

Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness, Volume 1

Monthly Review Pr | February 1, 2010 | 463 pages
This new work (the first in a two-volume series) by the leading Marxian philosopher of our day is a milestone in human self-understanding. It focuses on the location where action emerges from freedom and necessity, thefoundation of all social science. Today, as never before, the investigation of... More Info

The Little Green Book on Awakening

Barrytown/ Station Hill Pr | April 22, 2009 | 176 pages
As we confront the challenges of climate change, author James George calls us to wake up and stop our careless treatment of our planet before it's too late. At the same time, he shares his own practice towards waking up-the practice of Presence, known to all spiritual paths and simply and... More Info

The Administration of Fear

Semiotext | March 16, 2012 | 96 pages
We are living under the administration of fear: fear has become an environment, an everyday landscape. There was a time when wars, famines, and epidemics were localized and limited by a certain timeframe. Today, it is the world itself that is limited, saturated, and manipulated, the world itself... More Info

Lost Dimension

Semiotext | November 23, 2012 | 152 pages
"Where does the city without gates begin? Perhaps inside that fugitive anxiety,that shudder that seizes the minds of those who, just returning from a long vacation, contemplatethe imminent encounter with mounds of unwanted mail or with a house that's been broken into andemptied of its contents.  More Info

The Making of the Indebted Man

Semiotext | August 31, 2012 | 199 pages
The debtor-creditor relation, which is at the heart of this book, sharpens mechanismsof exploitation and domination indiscriminately, since, in it, there is no distinction betweenworkers and the unemployed, consumers and producers, working and non-working populations, betweenretirees and welfare... More Info

The Agony of Power

Semiotext | December 17, 2010 | 127 pages
"This book gathers previously unpublished texts written in 2005"--P. 7.  More Info

2052

Chelsea Green Publishing Company | June 13, 2012 | 392 pages
Draws on global forecasting tools, the predictions of over thirty experts, and the author's experience in sustainability to speculate on the world's economic future, addressing overpopulation, renewable energy, and China as a superpower.  More Info

The Essence of Machiavelli's The Prince

June 16, 2011 | 116 pages
Axios's Essence of. Series takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. Selected passages flow together to create a seamless work that will capture your interest from page one. Before Machiavelli, writers described human beings as they ought to be, not as... More Info

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

Wisdom Publications | August 14, 2012 | 179 pages
In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares what the Buddha said about mindfulness in his instructional talks and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. While this book is based on a classic... More Info

Politics and Ideology in Marxist Theory

Verso Books | January 2, 2012 | 208 pages
Analysis of the role of ideology in political movements.  More Info

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

Verso | October 9, 2012 | 142 pages
The renowned philosopher finds a utopian future in worldwide protests. Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure... More Info

Immanuel Kant

Verso Books | January 2, 2012 | 240 pages
The classic introductory text to Kant's legacy and philosophy.  More Info

The Passage West

Verso Books | August 21, 2012 | 272 pages
The meaning of politics and philosophy after the era of the modern state.  More Info

Clothes

McGill-Queen's University Press | September 1, 2008 | 134 pages
What shall I wear today? Who shall I be? Whether it's a pair of old jeans, a smart, job-clinching suit or the latest haute couture creation, we know that what we choose to wear each day is an important matter. Whether we are rebels, conservatives or trendsetters, our clothes say something about how... More Info

Representing Capital

Verso Books | June 13, 2011 | 158 pages
A prolific cultural theorist and philosopher, and the author of Postmodernism, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, offers a radical rereading of Karl Marx's seminal work.  More Info

Introducing Eastern Philosophy

February 25, 2003 | 176 pages
This book focuses on India and China, the two oldest and most influential orgins of Eastern thought.  More Info

Impossible Exchange

Verso Books | January 2, 2012 | 160 pages
Jean Baudrillard's now familiar investigations into reality and hyper-reality shift here into a more metaphysical frame.  More Info

Fragments

New Left Books | December 26, 2006 | 148 pages
This third book in the Cool Memories series is culled from Baudrillard's notebooks in the period when he was composing The Illusion of the End and The Perfect Crime .In it, he resumes his investigation of the meta-metaphysics of objects.Like its predecessors, the book is a work of brief... More Info

Philosophy for Militants

Verso | November 20, 2012 | 122 pages
A philosophical guidebook for the struggles to come An urgent and provocative account of the modern ‘militant’, a transformative figure at the front line of emancipatory politics. Around the world, recent events have seen the creation of a radical phalanx comprising students, the young, workers... More Info

Concept and Form, Volume 2

Verso | December 12, 2012 | 302 pages
First systematic presentation and assessment of the groundbreaking journal Cahiers pour l’Analyse. Concept and Form is a two-volume monument to the work of the philosophy journal the Cahiers pour l’Analyse (1966–69), the most ambitious and radical collective project to emerge from French... More Info

Concept and Form, Volume 1

Verso | December 12, 2012 | 272 pages
First systematic presentation and assessment of the groundbreaking journal Cahiers pour l’Analyse. Concept and Form is a two-volume monument to the work of the philosophy journal the Cahiers pour l’Analyse (1966–69), the most ambitious and radical collective project to emerge from French... More Info

The Ego Trick

September 7, 2012 | 257 pages
Are you still the person who lived fifteen, ten or five years ago? Fifteen, ten or five minutes ago? Can you plan for your retirement if the you of thirty years hence is in some sense a different person? What and who is the real you? Does it remain constant over time and place, or is it something... More Info
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Thought dreams

Arbeiter Ring Pub | June 1, 2004 | 190 pages
With his combination of hard-edged logic and visionary hope, Michael Albert is one of the treasures of the Left. [Barbara Ehrenreich] How does a Marxist talk about gender? How does a feminist talk about class? Progressives use a variety of theories -- feminism, Marxism, environmentalism,... More Info

John Berger

Reaktion Books | June 15, 2012 | 224 pages
With a career in literature and art spanning more than sixty years, John Berger is characterized by an independent and anti-institutional approach to creativity. Working in a range of media including novels, painting, essays and scriptwriting, Berger's voice has resounded through mainstream and... More Info

The Silent Transformations

Seagull Books | May 31, 2011 | 167 pages
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A Winter's Journey

October 1, 2011 | 190 pages
Draws on the French cultural theorist and urbanist author's discussions with a leading architectural writer on the significant technological accelerations and accidents of the mid-20th century, in an account that also chronicles the author's intellectual story against a backdrop of key historical... More Info

Good Citizens

Parallax Press | July 3, 2012 | 144 pages
"In Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society, Thich Nhat Hanh lays out the foundation for an international solidarity movement based on a shared sense of compassion, mindful consumption, and right action. Following these principles, he believes, is the path to world peace. The book is based on... More Info

Variations on the Body

Univocal Publishing | June 13, 2012 | 152 pages
World-renowned philosopher, Michel Serres writes a text in praise of the body and movement, in praise of teachers of physical education, coaches, mountain guides, athletes, dancers, mimes, clowns, artisans, and artists. This work describes the variations, the admirable metamorphoses that the body... More Info

Struggle and Utopia at the End Times of Philosophy

Univocal Pub Llc | November 1, 2012 | 220 pages
Very few thinkers have traveled the heretical path that François Laruelle walks between philosophy and non-philosophy. For Laruelle, the future of philosophy is problematic, but a mutation of its functions is possible. Up until now, philosophy has merely been a utopia concerned with the past and... More Info

Biogea

Univocal Pub Llc | June 28, 2012 | 200 pages
Biogea is a mixture of poetry, philosophy, science, and biography exemplary of the style that has made Michel Serres one of the most extraordinary thinkers of his age. His philosophical and poetic inquiry sings in praise of earth and life, what he names singularly as Biogea. In these times when... More Info

Two Lessons on Animal and Man

Univocal Publishing | June 13, 2012 | 92 pages
Simondon is a secret password among certain discussions within philosophy today. As a philosopher of technology, Simondon's work has a place at the forefront of current thinking in media, technology, psychology, and philosophy with complex accounts of man's relationship to technology and the realm... More Info

Telemorphosis

Univocal Publishing | June 13, 2012 | 54 pages
The art of living today has shifted to a continuous state of the experimental. In one of his last texts, Telemorphosis, renowned thinker and anti-philosopher Jean Baudrillard takes on the task of thinking and reflecting on the coming digital media architectures of the social. While “the social”... More Info

The Art of Living Joyfully

Cleis Press | October 16, 2012 | 156 pages
Allen Klein is a motivational speaker and author who believes strongly in the way words can influence how we feel mentally, physically, and spiritually. In this day of tweeting, texting, cyberspeak and the non-language of email, the written and spoken word has the power to touch our hearts and lift... More Info

Democracy in What State?

June 12, 2012 | 144 pages
"Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?" In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy, along with its critical weaknesses, and reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural... More Info

Knowledge

Polity | June 26, 2012 | 224 pages
Introductions to the theory of knowledge are plentiful, but none introduce students to the most recent debates that exercise contemporary philosophers. Ian Evans and Nicholas D. Smith aim to change that. Their book guides the reader through the standard theories of knowledge while simultaneously... More Info

Introducing Philosophy for Everyday Life

July 17, 2012 | 224 pages
A Practical Guide to how philosophy affects everyday life  More Info

The Intellectual and His People

Verso Books | June 19, 2012 | 176 pages
Rethinking the role of the radical public intellectual.  More Info

Politics Without Vision

April 20, 2012 | 432 pages
From Plato through the nineteenth century, the West could draw on comprehensive political visions to guide government and society. Now, for the first time in more than two thousand years, Tracy B. Strong contends, we have lost our foundational supports.  More Info

Walter Benjamin

January 15, 2012 | 300 pages
Walter Benjamin is often viewed as a cultural critic who produced a vast array of brilliant and idiosyncratic pieces of writing with little more to unify them than the feeling that they all bear the stamp of his “unclassifiable” genius. Eli Friedlander argues that Walter Benjamin's corpus of... More Info

Anarchy Evolution

Harper Perennial | October 18, 2011 | 290 pages
Most people know Greg Graffin as the lead singer of the punk band Bad Religion, but few know that he also has a Ph.D. and teaches evolution at UCLA. Here, Graffin argues that art and science have a deep connection. As an adolescent growing up when "drugs, sex, and trouble could be had on any given... More Info

Tangled Webs

Penguin (Non-Classics) | March 27, 2012 | 496 pages
A cautionary analysis of the modern world's most high-profile perjurers traces a sobering rise in lies under oath, citing the examples of headline-making scandals and how they reflect breakdowns in American ethics and a vulnerability in the judicial system. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of... More Info

Marx

Oxford University Press, USA | July 20, 1980 | 108 pages
InMarx: A Very Short Introdution, Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. In plain English, he... More Info

Reading Leo Strauss

University Of Chicago Press | April 15, 2007 | 256 pages
Interest in Leo Strauss is greater now than at any time since his death, mostly because of the purported link between his thought and the political movement known as neoconservatism. Steven B. Smith, though, surprisingly depicts Strauss not as the high priest of neoconservatism but as a friend of... More Info

The Right to Justification

Columbia Univ Pr | November 23, 2011 | 368 pages
Contemporary philosophical pluralism recognizes the inevitability and legitimacy of multiple ethical perspectives and values, making it difficult to isolate the higher-order principles on which to base a theory of justice. Rising up to meet this challenge, Rainer Forst, a leading member of the... More Info

The Bodhisattva's Brain

Mit Pr | August 12, 2011 | 264 pages
If we are material beings living in a material world--and all the scientific evidence suggests that we are--then we must find existential meaning, if there is such a thing, in this physical world. We must cast our lot with the natural rather than the supernatural. Many Westerners with spiritual... More Info

Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing

December 30, 2011 | 120 pages
A masterful writer working in many genres, Ngugi wa Thiong'o entered the East African literary scene in 1962, with the performance of his first major play, "The Black Hermit," at the National Theatre in Uganda. In 1977, he was imprisoned after his most controversial work, "Ngaahika Ndeenda" ("I... More Info

Hermeneutic Communism

Columbia Univ Pr | September 16, 2011 | 256 pages
Having lost much of its political clout and theoretical power, communism no longer represents an appealing alternative to capitalism. In its original Marxist formulation, communism promised an ideal of development, but only through a logic of war, and while a number of reformist governments still... More Info

The Severed Head

December 9, 2011 | 176 pages
Informed by a provocative exhibition at the Louvre curated by the author, The Severed Head unpacks artistic representations of severed heads from the Paleolithic period to the present. Surveying paintings, sculptures, and drawings, Julia Kristeva turns her famed critical eye to a study of the head... More Info

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