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The Magic of Truth: A Reality to Remember

by Farah Dally Hamilton Books (November 10, 2014)

The Magic of Truth defends truth’s relativity by examining its role in the arts and sciences, as well as in our own lives and traditions. This book argues that no field of study can progress without calling...

Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

by John G. Gunnell Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

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...

Pragmatist Variations on Ethical and Intercultural Life

by Lenart Skof Lexington Books (March 15, 2012)

This is a book about pragmatism, intercultural philosophy, and ethics that attempts to bring to the fore the variations on the ethical and intercultural life of pragmatism, based on readings of William James,...


by Rahel Jaeggi, Frederick Neuhouser & Alan E. Smith Columbia University Press (July 15, 2014)

The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favor after the postmetaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this book Rahel Jaeggi draws on the Hegelian philosophical...

Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

by David Bollier New Society Publishers (February 17, 2014)

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner

Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration

by Charles R. Strain, Elizabeth W. Collier, Frida Kerner Furman & Marianne Heimbach-Steins et al. Lexington Books (June 05, 2014)

Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration examines the complicated social ethics of migration in today's world. Editors Elizabeth W. Collier and Charles R. Strain bring the perspectives of an international...

Understanding Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional Approach

by Kavous Ardalan Transaction Publishers (June 10, 2014)

This book discusses eight dimensions of globalization from the perspective of four diverse sociological paradigms. Kavous Ardalan argues that social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of these four key...

Darwin's Philosophical Legacy: The Good and the Not-So-Good

by Gerard M. Verschuuren Lexington Books (May 18, 2012)

There is hardly any university, college, or even high school left where they do not teach Darwinism—and rightly so. Yet, most of these places do more preaching than teaching. They teach more than they should,...

Tocquevillian Ideas: Contemporary European Perspectives

by Zbigniew Rau & Marek Tracz-Tryniecki UPA (April 01, 2014)

This book presents Tocqueville’s vision of the European continent, exploring his ideas of liberty, virtue, religion, patriotism, civic participation and democracy. Although Tocqueville is often revered as...

Negotiating Capability and Diaspora: A Philosophical Politics

by Ashmita Khasnabish Lexington Books (December 04, 2013)

Negotiating Capability and Diaspora examines Amartya Sen’s theory of capability in dialogue with the American philosopher John Rawls. Sen’s theory arose to show an oriental dimension of the critique of utilitarianism...

Max Weber and Charles Peirce: At the Crossroads of Science, Philosophy, and Culture

by Basit Bilal Koshul Lexington Books (February 07, 2014)

This book marks the first time that the leading European social scientist Max Weber has been brought into conversation with the leading American philosopher Charles Peirce. This conversation helps us to better...

Why are Animals Funny?: Everyday Analysis

by EDA Collective Zero Books (March 28, 2014)

Analyzing the signs of everyday life.

The Rules of Sociological Method: And Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method

by Emile Durkheim & Steven Lukes Free Press (February 25, 2014)

Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim's masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar...

The Division of Labor in Society

by Emile Durkheim & Steven Lukes Free Press (February 25, 2014)

Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim's masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar...

An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

by Jeremy Bentham Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

A classic of both philosophy and jurisprudence, this 1789 work articulates an important statement of the foundations of utilitarian philosophy. It also represents a pioneering study of crime and punishment.


by John Stuart Mill Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

A landmark of moral philosophy and an ideal introduction to ethics, this famous work balances the claims of individuals and society, declaring that actions should produce the greatest happiness overall.

Trust, Our Second Nature: Crisis, Reconciliation, and the Personal

by Thomas O. Buford Lexington Books (January 16, 2009)

This book is focused on what stabilizes and unifies our second nature, or that which we participants in a culture share in common. The claim is that in the triadic structure of the experience of all persons,...

The Performativity of Value: On the Citability of Cultural Commodities

by Steve Sherlock Lexington Books (December 18, 2013)

Steve Sherlock’s The Performativity of Value: On the Citability of Cultural Commodities explores how social identity is increasingly constructed through the citation of cultural commodities—a process that...

Friendship in an Age of Economics: Resisting the Forces of Neoliberalism

by Todd May Lexington Books (June 21, 2012)

This is the first book not only to detail the relationships neoliberalism encourages us to have but also to see how friendship can provide a bulwark of resistance to it. Written in an engaging style, it will...

The Generalist Approach to Conflict Resolution: A Guidebook

by Dr. Toran Hansen Lexington Books (December 21, 2012)

This book provides a broad framework for scholar-practitioners to assist parties in conflict to collaboratively and comprehensively analyze and address diverse conflicts using all-manner of conflict interventions...

Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx: On Totalitarianism and the Tradition of Western Political Thought

by Tama Weisman Lexington Books (October 24, 2013)

Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx examines Hannah Arendt’s unpublished writings on Marx as the unified project Arendt originally intended. This book traces and evaluates the development of Arendt’s thought on...

Reflections on the Modern and the Global

by Bruce Mazlish Transaction Publishers (October 31, 2013)

Reflections on the Modern and the Global explores the nature of the cultural transition from modernity to globalization over the last fifty years and its consequences. Bruce Mazlish argues that in order to understand...

The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth

by Danielle Petherbridge Lexington Books (September 05, 2013)

The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth provides a comprehensive study of the work of Axel Honneth, offering a critical reconstruction of his project in relation the themes of power, critique, and the intersubjective...

The New American Social Compact: Rights and Responsibilities in the Twenty-first Century

by Jane A. Grant Lexington Books (February 28, 2008)

Jane Grant's book explores the need to redefine the social compact in twenty-first century America. It proposes a new compact that would honor the expansion of civil, political, and social rights in America,...

The Deliberative Impulse: Motivating Discourse in Divided Societies

by Andrew F. Smith Lexington Books (February 22, 2011)

Andrew F. Smith argues that citizens of divided societies have three powerful incentives to engage in public deliberation_in free, open, and reasoned dialogue aimed at contributing to the establishment of well-developed...

Designer Biology: The Ethics of Intensively Engineering Biological and Ecological Systems

by John Basl, Ronald L. Sandler, Allen Thompson & William Kabasenche et al. Lexington Books (June 28, 2013)

This book consists of thirteen chapters that address the ethical issues raised by technological intervention and design across a broad range of biological and ecological systems. Among the technologies addressed...

Fanon and the Decolonization of Philosophy

by Tracey Nicholls, Elizabeth A. Hoppe & Mireille Fanon-Mendès France Lexington Books (March 08, 2010)

The essays in Fanon and the Decolonization of Philosophy all trace different aspects of the mutually supporting histories of philosophical thought and colonial politics in order to suggest ways that we might...

Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond

by Jacoby Adeshei Carter, Leonard Harris, , Franklin, A. Todd & , Collins, Christopher J. et al. Lexington Books (September 23, 2010)

Alain Locke, the central promoter of the Harlem Renaissance, is placed in conversation with leading philosophers and cultural figures in the modern world, from Aristotle to Obama. For teachers and students of...

The Disunity of American Culture: Science, Religion, Technology and the Secular State

by John C. Caiazza Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

The Disunity of American Culture describes how American religious beliefs have declined due to the rising influence of science in popular culture. This book explores how the secular state came to be and science's...

Plato on the Limits of Human Life

by Sara Brill Indiana University Press (June 03, 2013)

By focusing on the immortal character of the soul in key Platonic dialogues, Sara Brill shows how Plato thought of the soul as remarkably flexible, complex, and indicative of the inner workings of political...

Feminist, Queer, Crip

by Alison Kafer Indiana University Press (May 16, 2013)

In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory...

Derrida and the Inheritance of Democracy

by Samir Haddad Indiana University Press (May 27, 2013)

Derrida and the Inheritance of Democracy provides a theoretically rich and accessible account of Derrida's political philosophy. Demonstrating the key role inheritance plays in Derrida's thinking, Samir Haddad...

George Herbert Mead in the Twenty-First Century

by F. Thomas Burke & Krzysztof Skowronski Lexington Books (March 22, 2013)

While rooted in careful study of Mead’s original writings and transcribed lectures and the historical context in which that work was carried out, the papers in this volume have brought Mead’s work to bear...

An Introduction to African Legal Philosophy

by John Murungi Lexington Books (April 11, 2013)

This is an introductory book on African legal philosophy. The book claims that African legal philosophy exists and is intelligible in the context of African culture, just as every other legal philosophy has...

Revolutionary Hope: Essays in Honor of William L. McBride

by Nathan J. Jun & Shane Wahl Lexington Books (March 22, 2013)

Over the course of the last four decades, William Leon McBride has distinguished himself as one of the most esteemed and accomplished philosophers of his generation. This volume—which celebrates the occasion...

Comprehending Care: Problems and Possibilities in The Ethics of Care

by Tove Pettersen Lexington Books (March 11, 2008)

In Comprehending Care, Tove Pettersen subjects the ethics of care, as advanced by Carol Gilligan, to a moral-philosophical examination. More precisely, she extracts the philosophical foundation in this ethics,...

Social Media and the Value of Truth

by Berrin Beasley & Mitchell Haney Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

This volume will be of special interest to anyone concerned with modern applied ethical issues, particularly those in the areas of philosophy, communication, media studies, and journalism. This volume brings...

Bug Music

by David Rothenberg St. Martin's Press (April 15, 2013)

In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-year cycle--the longest gestation period of any animal. Those who experience this great sonic invasion...

Contrary to Thoughtlessness: Rethinking Practical Wisdom

by Monica Mueller Lexington Books (December 01, 2012)

This work examines thoughtlessness and seeks to illuminate the necessity and extent that reflection is involved in becoming practically wise within an Aristotelian virtue ethical framework. Derived from an Arendtian...

Latin American Positivism: New Historical and Philosophic Essays

by Greg Gilson & Irving Levinson Lexington Books (December 15, 2012)

“Latin American Positivism: Theory and Practice” is unique in that the work examines this subject from a multi-disciplinary prospect. The philosophy contributors examine the doctrines of Latin American positivism...

Persuasion and Compulsion in Democracy

by Jacquelyn Kegley & Krzysztof Piotr Skowronski Lexington Books (January 09, 2013)

The book presents a variety of philosophical and socio-political perspectives related to the relationship between persuasion and compulsion in democracy. It meets the need of the present time, in America and...

Social Phenomenology: Husserl, Intersubjectivity, and Collective Intentionality

by Eric S. Chelstrom Lexington Books (December 08, 2012)

Social Phenomenology offers an account of collective intentionality informed by the tradition of Husserlian phenomenology. The account argues that if consciousness and intentionality are only intrinsic to individuals,...

Reflections on the Religious, the Ethical, and the Political

by Calvin O. Schrag, Michael Paradiso-Michau & Lenore Langsdorf Lexington Books (December 14, 2012)

This volume consists of a thematic arrangement of fourteen essays on the interconnected issues of religion, ethics, and politics. A trans- or post-disciplinary praxis-based approach is advanced and employed,...

Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas

by Scott D de Hart & Joseph P. Farrell Feral House (November 06, 2012)

Exposes the hidden history and agenda that has set humanity on a collision course for the Apocalypse.

Simple Lives, Cultural Complexity: Rethinking Culture in Terms of Complexity Theory

by Steen Bergendorff Lexington Books (October 29, 2009)

This book explores the relationship between people living relatively simple lives and the cultural complexity of their live worlds by rethinking culture in terms of complexity theory.

The World According to Tom Hanks

by Gavin Edwards Grand Central Publishing (October 22, 2018)

An entertaining and insightful homage to Tom Hanks, America's favorite movie star, from the New York Times bestselling author of the cult sensation The Tao of Bill Murray.

Niceness gets a bad rap these days....

Alone Together

by Sherry Turkle Basic Books (November 06, 2017)

A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall...

Children of the Days

by Eduardo Galeano Bold Type Books (April 29, 2013)

Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano's Children of the Days has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar year, resurrecting the heroes and heroines...

What Love Is

by Carrie Jenkins Basic Books (January 23, 2017)

A rising star in philosophy examines the cultural, social, and scientific interpretations of love to answer one of our most enduring questions

What is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song,...

How to Be a Stoic

by Massimo Pigliucci Basic Books (May 08, 2017)

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today

Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy,...