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  • 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...

  • Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhnby John G. Gunnell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    John G. Gunnell argues that a distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein?s work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry and that Thomas Kuhn?s approach to the philosophy of science exemplified this conception. He further contends that their work addresses foundational issues in the social and human sciences... more...

  • Trouble in Paradiseby Slavoj ?i?ek

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj ?i?ek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we're in? It is... more...

  • Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemologyby Jeremy Barris

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 41.99

    Sometimes Always True aims to resolve three connected problems. First, we need an undogmatic pluralist standpoint in political theory, metaphysics, and epistemology. But genuine pluralism suffers from the contradiction that making room for fundamental differences in outlook means making room for outlooks that exclude pluralism. Second, philosophy involves... more...

  • Atuolu Omaluby Jonathan O. Chimakonam

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 38.99

    The story of African philosophy is surrounded by controversy. Decades after the ?great debate? over its mere existence, many fundamental questions are left unanswered. This collection of essays by emerging African thinkers brings fresh insight to both old questions and new issues, bringing shape and direction to a hitherto formless discipline. ... more...