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  • The Far Reachesby Michael Gubser

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    When future historians chronicle the twentieth century, they will see phenomenology as one of the preeminent social and ethical philosophies of its age. The phenomenological movement not only produced systematic reflection on common moral concerns such as distinguishing right from wrong and explaining the status of values; it also called on philosophy... more...

  • Equal Recognitionby Alan Patten

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Conflicting claims about culture are a familiar refrain of political life in the contemporary world. On one side, majorities seek to fashion the state in their own image, while on the other, cultural minorities press for greater recognition and accommodation. Theories of liberal democracy are at odds about the merits of these competing claims. Multicultural... 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...

  • Equality for Inegalitariansby George Sher

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

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

  • Saint Paulby Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Presented here for the first time in English is a remarkable screenplay about the apostle Paul by Pier Paolo Pasolini, legendary filmmaker, novelist, poet, and radical intellectual activist. Written between the appearance of his renowned film Teorema and the shocking, controversial SalÚ, or the 120 Days of Sodom , St Paul was deemed too risky... more...

  • Alienationby Rahel Jaeggi; Frederick Neuhouser; Alan E. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favor during the post-metaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this book Jaeggi draws on phenomenological analyses grounded in modern conceptions of agency, along with recent work in the analytical tradition, to reconceive of alienation as the absence of a meaningful... more...

  • Ideas and Mechanismby Margaret Dauler Wilson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    For more than three decades, Margaret Wilson's essays on early modern philosophy have influenced scholarly debate. Many are considered classics in the field and remain as important today as they were when they were first published. Until now, however, they have never been available in book form and some have been particularly difficult to find. This... more...

  • New French Thought: Political Philosophyby Mark Lilla

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    The past fifteen years in France have seen a remarkable flourishing of new work in political philosophy. This anthology brings into English for the first time essays by some of the best young French political thinkers writing today, including Marcel Gauchet, Pierre Manent, Luc Ferry, and Alain Renaut. The central theme of these essays is liberal democracy:... more...

  • Hegel's Political Philosophyby Mark Tunick

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To scholars of Western intellectual history Hegel is one of the most important of all political thinkers, but politicians and other "down-to-earth" persons see his speculative philosophy as far removed from their immediate concerns. Put off by his difficult terminology, many participants in practical politics may also believe that Hegel's idealism... more...

  • Speaking of Equalityby P. Westen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50

    Aristotle noted that "equality" is the plea not of those who are satisfied but of those who seek change, and the word has long been invoked in the name of social reform. It retains its force because arguments for equality put arguments for inequality on the defensive. But why is "equality" laudatory and "inequality" pejorative? In this first book-length... more...