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  • Political Neutralityby Roberto Merrill; Daniel Weinstock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The topic of neutrality on the good is linked rather closely to the ideal of political liberalism as formulated by John Rawls. Here internationally renowned authors, in several cases among the most prominent names to be found in contemporary political theory, present a collection of ten essays on the idea of liberal neutrality. more...

  • Equality for Inegalitariansby George Sher

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book provides an alternative account of distributive justice on the view that all persons are moral equals. more...

  • Human Rights and the Uses of Historyby Samuel Moyn

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Where did human rights come from? This question, rarely asked before the end of the Cold War, has in recent years become a major focus of historical and ideological strife. In a series of reflective and critical essays, Samuel Moyn engages with some of the leading theorists of human rights, who have been creating a field from scratch without due reflection... more...

  • Looking Backwardby Derek L. Phillips

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    When social reformers blame the current ills of Western culture on the loss of community, they often evoke an ideal past in which societies were characterized by shared values, respect for tradition, commitment to the common good, and similar attributes. Communitarians assert that community was prominent in the past, and argue that reclaiming the... more...

  • Freudianismby Valentin Voloshinov; Neal Bruss; I.R. Titunik

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    Freudianism is a major icon in the history of ideas, independently rich and suggestive today both for psychoanalysis and for theories of language. It offers critical insights whose recognition demands a change in the manner in which the fundamental principles of both psychoanalysis and linguistic theory are understood. Volosinov went to the root... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Anarchism and Other Essaysby Emma Goldman

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 6.99

    Anarchism & Other Essays , published in 1911, is the work of feminist anarchist Emma Goldman. Anarchism is a political philosophy which believes that government, or a governing body is unnecessary. Goldman discusses this philosophy and also its relationship to the fight for the emancipation of women and the state of marriage. more...