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  • Government of Peaceby Professor Ranabir Samaddar

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Government of Peace addresses a major question in world politics today: how does post-colonial democracy produce a form of governance that copes with conflicts, insurgencies, revolts, and acute dissents? The contributors view social governance as a crucial component in answering this question and their narratives of governance aim to show how certain... more...

  • Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    Thoreau advocates for nonviolent protest in his classic manifesto Motivated by his disgust with the US government, Henry David Thoreau?s seminal philosophical essay enjoins individuals to stand against the ruling forces that seek to erase their free will. It is the duty of a good citizen, he argues, not only to disobey a bad law, but also to protest... more...

  • How Propaganda Worksby Jason Stanley

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation aren?t problems for us?not in the way they were for the totalitarian societies of the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europeby Hilary Gatti

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Europe?s long sixteenth century?a period spanning the years roughly from the voyages of Columbus in the 1490s to the English Civil War in the 1640s?was an era of power struggles between avaricious and unscrupulous princes, inquisitions and torture chambers, and religious differences of ever more violent fervor. Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe... more...

  • Teaching Plato in Palestineby Carlos Fraenkel; Michael Walzer

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Teaching Plato in Palestine is part intellectual travelogue, part plea for integrating philosophy into our personal and public life. Philosophical toolkit in tow, Carlos Fraenkel invites readers on a tour around the world as he meets students at Palestinian and Indonesian universities, lapsed Hasidic Jews in New York, teenagers from poor neighborhoods... more...

  • Spinoza's Critique of Religion and its Heirsby Idit Dobbs-Weinstein

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book sheds new light on those who inherit Spinoza's thought and its consequences materially rather than metaphysically. more...

  • Pedophilia and Adult?Child Sexby Stephen Kershnar

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book provides a philosophical analysis of adult?child sex and pedophilia. In particular, it explores whether those who engage in adult?child sex have a disease, act wrongly, or are vicious and how the law should respond to it. more...

  • Kant's Embedded Cosmopolitanismby Georg Cavallar

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book uncovers Kant?s hidden theory of cosmopolitan education within the framework of his overall practical philosophy. The Kant brought out here turns out to be very different from current mainstream appropriations, which erroneously consider him one of the founding fathers of the ?new cosmopolitanism?. Kant?s Embedded Cosmopolitanism... more...

  • The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume IIby Rosa Luxemburg; Peter Hudis; Paul Le Blanc

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Rosa Luxemburg (1871?1919) is widely regarded as one of the most creative writers of modern socialism and the foremost female theoretician of European radicalism. Her wide-ranging and incisive works, which include studies on capitalism?s inherent drive for global expansion, the relation between spontaneity and organization, and the inseparability... more...

  • Violence and Civilityby Étienne Balibar; G.M. Goshgarian

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this impassioned argument, Étienne Balibar boldly confronts the insidious causes of violence, racism, nationalism, and ethnic cleansing worldwide. Through a novel synthesis of theory and empirical studies of violence drawn from contemporary life, Balibar tests the limits of political philosophy to formulate new, productive conceptions of war, revolution,... more...