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  • The Art of Philosophizingby Bertrand Russell

    Philosophical Library 1990; US$ 16.00

    The essays in this little volume, published here for the first time in book form, were written by Bertrand Russell during the Second World War when he was less concerned with the stormy issues of nuclear warfare and the containment of communist aggression. In those years the author was teaching philosophy at American universities and exercising a growing... more...

  • Why We Think the Things We Thinkby Alain Stephen

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 9.99

    Have you ever found yourself alone with your thoughts? Have you ever been asked if the glass is half full or half empty? Do you wonder what true happiness is or how to attain it? Or maybe nothing really matters if everything is just an illusion or a dream? These ideas are some of the central questions of philosophical inquiry that have engaged, troubled... more...

  • Positive Realismby Maurizio Ferraris

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    Things exist, and therefore undoubtedly resist us, but in doing so they offer affordances, resources, opportunities. more...

  • On Libertyby John Stuart Mill

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; US$ 2.99

    On Liberty presents John Stuart Mill?s theory of utilitarianism, which posits that all conduct should be directed toward the achievement of happiness. The individual should be able to govern himself in this pursuit. One of the great works of 19th century philosophy, On Liberty remains relevant, highly-readable and fascinating. Sayre Street Books... more...

  • Critical Complexityby Rika Preiser

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    This book is a collection of all the single authored essays by Paul Cilliers, published between 1990-2011. Being one of few authors who approached the study of complexity from a philosophical perspective, the main themes in these papers explore: - Qualitative characterization of complexity and the normative implications of studying complex adaptive... more...

  • Recognition or Disagreementby Axel Honneth; Jacques Ranciere

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Axel Honneth is best known for his critique of modern society centered on a concept of recognition. Jacques Rancičre has advanced an influential theory of modern politics based on disagreement. Underpinning their thought is a concern for the logics of exclusion and domination that structure contemporary societies. In a rare dialogue, these two philosophers... more...

  • Dark Ecologyby Timothy Morton

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Timothy Morton argues that ecological awareness in the present Anthropocene era takes the form of a strange loop or Möbius strip, twisted to have only one side. Deckard travels this Oedipal path in Blade Runner (1982) when he learns that he might be the enemy he has been ordered to pursue. Ecological awareness has this form because ecological phenomena... more...

  • What Is a People?by Alain Badiou; Judith Butler; Georges Didi-Huberman; Sadri Khiari; Jacques Ranciere

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    These outspoken intellectuals seek to reclaim people? as an effective political concept by revisiting its uses and abuses over time. Alain Badiou surveys the idea of a people as a productive force of solidarity and emancipation and a negative tool of categorization and suppression. Pierre Bourdieu follows with a sociolinguistic analysis of popular?... more...

  • On the Difficulty of Living Togetherby Manuel Cruz; Richard Jacques

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 49.99

    Manuel Cruz launches a nuanced study of memory and forgetting, defining their forms and uses, political meanings, and social and historical implications. Memory is not an intrinsically positive phenomenon, he argues, but an impressionable and malleable one, used to advance a variety of agendas. Cruz focuses on five memory models: that which is inherently... more...

  • Political Responsibilityby Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Scholars in the humanities and social sciences have turned to ethics to theorize politics in what seems to be an increasingly depoliticized age. Yet the move toward ethics has obscured the ongoing value of political responsibility and the vibrant life it represents as an effective response to power. Sounding the alarm for those who care about robust... more...