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  • Niccolò Machiavelliby Leonidas Donskis

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 25.00

    This volume is an attempt to rethink Niccolò Machiavelli, one of the most challenging political thinkers in the history of European political thought. In 2013, we will mark 500 years since Machiavelli wrote his puzzling letter to Lorenzo de’ Medici, Il Principe . This book is an endeavor to cover some of the most complex aspects of Machiavelli’s... more...

  • Singapore Perspectives 2010by Tan Tarn How

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 30.00 US$ 27.30

    "The Singapore Perspectives" series is a yearly publication that provides critical analysis of emerging trends and issues Singapore faces in terms of social, economic and political development. It is a quick and essential reference for understanding the broad policy discussions that animate thought leaders, policy-makers and the public in... more...

  • The Legacy of Positivismby Dr Michael Singer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    This book gives a unique historical and interpretive analysis of a widely pervasive mode of thought that it describes as the legacy of positivism. Viewing Auguste Comte as a pivotal figure, it charts the historical origins of his positivism and follows its later development through John Stuart Mill and Émile Littré. It shows how epistemological shifts... more...

  • A Critique of Freedom and Equalityby John Charvet

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 33.00

    This book is about the grounds of ethical life, or the nature and basis of our ethical obligations. more...

  • Capitalist Realismby Mark Fisher

    John Hunt Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework. Using examples from politics, films, fiction,... more...

  • Dead Man Workingby Carl Cederstrom; Peter Fleming

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    Capitalism has become strange. Ironically, while the ‘age of work’ seems to have come to an end, working has assumed a total presence – a ‘worker’s society’ in the worst sense of the term – where everyone finds themselves obsessed with it. So what does the worker tell us today? "I feel drained, empty… dead." This book tells the story of the dead... more...

  • Augustine and Philosophyby Phillip Cary; John Doody; Kim Paffenroth; Johannes Brachtendorf; John D. Caputo; Jesse Couenhoven; Alexander R. Eodice; Wayne J. Hankey; John Peter Kenney; Paul A. Macdonald Jr; Gareth B. Matthews; Roland J. Teske; Frederick Van Fleteren; James Wetzel

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 42.50

    The essays in this book, by a variety of leading Augustine scholars, examine not only Augustine's multifaceted philosophy and its relation to his epoch-making theology, but also his practice as a philosopher, as well as his relation to other philosophers both before and after him. Thus the collection shows that Augustine's philosophy remains an influence... more...

  • Copenhagen Consensusby Harold Alderman; Kym Anderson; Christian Friis Bach

    Aarhus University Press 2004; US$ 19.88

    Hvis vi havde 50 milliarder dollar ekstra til at bruge på en bedre verden, hvor skulle vi så sætte ind først? Det var det store spørgsmål til otte topøkonomer – hvoraf flere nobelpristagere - på konferencen Copenhagen Consensus i København den 24.-28. maj 2004. Bogen præsenterer konferencens resultater - i et fængende og forståeligt sprog. I ti koncentrerede... more...

  • The Vocation Lecturesby Weber Max; Owen David

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 13.50

    Originally published separately, Weber's "Science as a Vocation" and "Politics as a Vocation" stand as the classic formulations of his positions on two related subjects that go to the heart of his thought: the nature and status of science and its claims to authority; and the nature and status of political claims and the ultimate justification for such... more...

  • Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciencesby Jon Elster

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 40.00

    This 1989 book is intended as an introductory survey of the philosophy of the social sciences. more...