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- BRILL 2007; US$ 136.00
The 'Russian Question' was a central problem for Marxism in the twentieth century. Numerous attempts were made to understand the nature of Soviet society. If the Soviet Union did not have a socialist society, then how should its nature be understood? This book tries to portray the development of these theoretical contributions since 1917. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00
Bringing together four eminent Seventeenth century philosophers and investigating educational background, preferred language(s), reading habits as well as writing strategies, this book offers an illustration of the important part played by Rhetoric in the making of Early Enlightenment Philosophy. more...
- ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 67.00
The evolution of science through the ages has often been marred by people's misconceptions. From pre-historic times, when myths played a major role in people's lives, to present-day debates concerning the environment, people have sought ways to explain the world around them and have often come up with incorrect answers. Science has grown through the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 31.95
This study examines the development of Marxist-Leninist ideology in the U.S.S.R. from its origins to the collapse of the Soviet regime. Alfred Evans argues that Soviet Marxism-Leninism was subject to significant adaptation under various leaders, contrary to the widespread impression that official Soviet ideology remained static after Stalin. While... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00
The Verge of Philosophy is both an exploration of the limits of philosophy and a memorial for John Sallis’s longtime friend and interlocutor Jacques Derrida. The centerpiece of the book is an extended examination of three sites in Derrida’s thought: his interpretation of Heidegger regarding the privileging of the question; his account... more...
- Melville House 2010; US$ 15.95
With death looming, Jacques Derrida, the world's most famous philosopher, known as the father of "deconstruction," sat down with journalist Jean Birnbaum of the French daily Le Monde . They revisited his life's work and his impending death in a long, surprisingly accessible, and moving final interview. Sometimes called "obscure" and branded... more...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 12.77
The idea behind the alphabet - that language with all its wealth of meaning can be recorded with a few meaningless signs - is an extraordinary one. So extraordinary, in fact, that it has occurred only once in human history: in Egypt about 4000 years ago. Alpha Beta follows the emergence of the western alphabet as it evolved into its present form,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 21.95
Prodigiously influential, Jacques Derrida gave rise to a comprehensive rethinking of the basic concepts and categories of Western philosophy in the latter part of the twentieth century, with writings central to our understanding of language, meaning, identity, ethics and values. In 1993, a conference was organized around the question, 'Whither Marxism??,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 54.99
Gerhard Richter's groundbreaking study argues that the concept of "afterness" is key to understanding the thought and aesthetics of modernity. He pursues such questions as what it means for something to "follow" something else and whether that which follows marks a clear break with what comes before. Or does that which follows tacitly perpetuate its... more...
- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99
Michel Foucault was the first to embed the roots of human sexuality in discipline and biopolitics, therefore revolutionizing our conception of sex and its relationship to society, economics, and culture. Yet over the past two decades, scholars have limited themselves to the study of Foucault's History of Sexuality, volume 1 paying lesser attention... more...