Asking the question "Why should I bother with knowledge and philosophy at all?", an interesting volume, directed against the philosphical project itself, explores this question and others, and provides answers via such figures as Bakhtin, Junger, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche.
Interviews with 10 leading writers, philosophers, teachers and activists share their arguments against societal beliefs that corporations and governments know what is best for humanity's future, in a compendium that explores such topics as the humanity of gang members, the psychology of abuse and... More Info
Is global emancipation a lost cause? Are universal values outdated relics of an earlier age? In this combative major new work, philosophical sharpshooter Slavoj Zizek takes on the reigning ideology with a plea that we should re-appropriate several “lost causes,” and looks for the kernel of... More Info
Combining original historical research with literary analysis, Adam Barrows takes a provocative look at the creation of world standard time in 1884 and rethinks the significance of this remarkable moment in modernism for both the processes of imperialism and for modern literature. As... More Info
Is market-driven research healthy? Responding to the language of “knowledge mobilization” that percolates through Canadian postsecondary education, the literary scholars who contributed these essays address the challenges that an intensified culture of research capitalism brings to the... More Info
Collected here, the Massey Lectures from legendary novelist Margaret Atwood investigate the highly topical subject of debt. She doesn't talk about high finance or managing money; instead, she goes far deeper to explore debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure... More Info
Knopf Canada, 2009
Hardcover, 406 pages
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From the bestselling author of A History of God and The Great Transformation comes a balanced, nuanced understanding of the role religion plays in... More Info