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- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
The book maps what Leonidas Donskis terms the troubled identity, that is, the identity that constantly needs assurance and confirmation. It is on why and how the search for identity becomes everything for a postmodern person, an identity builder and shifter. Our infatuation with it replaces the former search for the meaning of life, becoming a mode... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 53.20
Loyalty and betrayal are among key concepts of the ethic of nationalism. Marriage of state and culture, which seems the essence of the congruence between political power structure and collective identity, usually offers a simple explanation of loyalty and dissent. Loyalty is seen as once-and-for-all commitment of the individual to his or her nation,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 25.00
This volume is an attempt to rethink Niccolò Machiavelli, one of the most challenging political thinkers in the history of European political thought. In 2013, we will mark 500 years since Machiavelli wrote his puzzling letter to Lorenzo de Medici, Il Principe . This book is an endeavor to cover some of the most complex aspects of Machiavellis... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
A critical inquiry into postmodern anxiety, fear, indifference, obsessive attention seeking, and the disappearance of privacy and of public space, the book offers penetrating insights into what its author terms the troubled identity, and also into the cultural canon, the weakened sense of belonging, and the inflation of key political concepts. Blending... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 59.00
Much of the debates in this book revolves around Milan Kundera and his 1984 essay ?The Tragedy of Central Europe.? Kundera wrote his polemical text when the world was pregnant with imminent social and political change, yet that world was still far from realizing that we would enter the last decade of the twentieth century with the Soviet empire and... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2013; US$ 20.04
Happy are those epochs that had clear dramas, dreams, and doers of good or evil. Today technology has surpassed politics, the latter having in part become a supplement to technology and threatening to bring the creation of a technological society to completion. This society with its determinist consciousness regards a refusal to participate in the... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
Evil is not confined to war or to circumstances in which people are acting under extreme duress. Today it more frequently reveals itself in the everyday insensitivity to the suffering of others, in the inability or refusal to understand them and in the casual turning away of one’s ethical gaze. Evil and moral blindness lurk in what we take as... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 28.12
Leonidas Donskis Essay ist eine Kritik von Ideologie und Utopie. Die grundlegende These lautet, dass beide immer schon notwendige Ergänzungen der historischen und kulturellen Einbildungskraft waren, so dass das Böse nicht der Ideologie oder Utopie per se entspringt, sondern dem Versuch, sie eins zu eins in die gesellschaftliche Realität zu übersetzen.... more...