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  • What is Property?by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

    The Floating Press 1840; US$ 5.99

    French printer and pamphleteer Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was an autodidact who became increasingly interested in political philosophy and rose from humble roots to engage in discourse and debate with some of the top thinkers of the day, including Karl Marx. Based in part on the discussion in What is Property?, Proudhon refined the political theory of... more...

  • Anarchismby E. V. Zenker

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Today, anarchism is often dismissed as a poorly-thought-out excuse for mayhem used by miscreants bent on destruction. However, in truth, the concept of anarchism has been explored -- and sometimes championed -- by many of history's most important political thinkers. This fascinating volume takes a detailed look at this often-misunderstood political... more...

  • On the Abolition of All Political Partiesby Simone Weil; Simon Leys; Simon Leys; Czeslaw Milosz

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.00

    An NYRB Classics Original  Simone Weil?philosopher, activist, mystic?is one of the most uncompromising of modern spiritual masters. In ?On the Abolition of All Political Parties? she challenges the foundation of the modern liberal political order, making an argument that has particular resonance today, when the apathy and anger of the people and... more...

  • Mankind in the Makingby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    One of the primary motivations behind H. G. Wells most popular science fiction works was his exploration of the factors that could help or harm society. As a result, many of his novels and short stories explored utopian or dystopian worlds. In Mankind in the Making, he tackles the same topic from a nonfiction perspective, ruminating on the variables... more...

  • The Inhumanity of Socialismby Edward F. Adams

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though it may be surprising in today's political context, in which the term "socialism" is often uttered like a profane insult, this political school of thought was quite popular in the early twentieth century and gained a significant amount of traction among prominent thinkers and leaders. In this concise volume, author Edward F. Adams... more...

  • Charity Law and the Liberal Stateby Matthew Harding

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    The first sustained consideration of the law of charity from a liberal philosophical perspective. more...

  • The Actuality of Communismby Bruno Bosteels

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    One of the rising stars of contemporary critical theory, Bruno Bosteels discusses the new currents of thought generated by figures such as Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancičre and Slavoj Žižek, who are spearheading the revival of interest in communism. Bosteels examines this resurgence of communist thought through the prism of ?speculative leftism? ? an... more...

  • New Worlds for Oldby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though he is today best remembered as an important early innovator in the field of science fiction who created such works as The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, H. G. Wells was also an important political thinker who was deeply engaged in the events of his era. In this series of essays, Wells mounts a compelling argument in favor of socialism... more...

  • Queering the Biopolitics of Citizenship in the Age of Obamaby Judy Rohrer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The book from the interdisciplinary fields of queer theory, critical race theory, feminist political theory, disability studies, and indigenous studies to demonstrate that analyzing contemporary notions of citizenship requires understanding the machinations of governmentality and biopolitics in the (re)production of the proper citizen. more...

  • Practical Reasoning in a Social Worldby Keith Graham

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 43.00

    This book examines the philosophical assumptions behind the ideas of group membership and loyalty. more...