Other Minds: Critical Essays 1969-1994

By Thomas Nagel

During the last twenty-five years, Thomas Nagel has performed a massive function within the philosophico-biological debate on subjectivity and cognizance. This vast selection of released essays and experiences deals Nagel's opinionated perspectives at the philosophy of brain, epistemology, and political philosophy, in addition to on fellow philosophers like Freud, Wittgenstein, Rawls, Dennet, Chomsky, Searle, Nozick, Dworkin, and MacIntyre.

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Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations

By Lars Rensmann

Hannah Arendt and Theodor W. Adorno, of the main influential political philosophers and theorists of the 20 th century, have been contemporaries with comparable pursuits, backgrounds, and a shared adventure of exile. but in the past, no publication has introduced them jointly. during this first comparative learn in their paintings, prime students talk about divergences, divulge magnificent affinities, and locate universal flooring among the 2 thinkers. This pioneering paintings recovers the relevance of Arendt and Adorno for modern political thought and philosophy and lays the root for a serious figuring out of political modernity: from universalistic claims for political freedom to the abyss of genocidal politics.

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Marx's 'Eighteenth Brumaire': (Post)Modern Interpretations

Marx's account of the increase of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte is one in all his most crucial texts. Written after the defeat of the 1848 revolution in France and Bonaparte’s next coup, it's a concrete research that increases enduring theoretical questions on the kingdom, category clash and beliefs. in contrast to his past analyses, Marx develops a nuanced argument about the independence of the country from classification pursuits, the differing kinds of sessions, and the choosing energy of rules and imagery in politics. within the Eighteenth Brumaire he applies his ‘materialist notion of heritage’ to an exact old occasion with awesome subtlety and a magnificent, robust command of language.This quantity includes the newest and greatly acclaimed translation of the Eighteenth Brumaire via Terrell Carver, including a sequence of particularly commissioned essays at the significance of the Brumaire in Marx’s canon. individuals talk about its carrying on with value and curiosity, the historic historical past and its present-day relevance for political philosophy and background.

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Outlines of the Philosophy of Right (Oxford World's Classics)

Hegel's Outlines of the Philosophy of Right is among the maximum works of ethical, social, and political philosophy. It includes major principles on justice, ethical accountability, kin lifestyles, financial task, and the political constitution of the state--all issues of profound curiosity to us this present day. Hegel exhibits that real human freedom doesn't consist in doing no matter what we please, yet contains residing with others in line with publicly famous rights and legislation. Hegel demonstrates that associations comparable to the relations and the nation give you the context within which members can flourish and revel in complete freedom. He additionally demonstrates that false impression the real nature of freedom can result in crime, evil, and poverty. His penetrating research of the explanations of poverty in sleek civil society was once to be an outstanding impression on Karl Marx. Hegel's learn continues to be probably the most refined and perceptive money owed of freedom that we own, and this newly revised translation makes it extra available than ever. This variation comprises Hegel's lecture notes in the textual content and gives a thesaurus of key phrases, updated bibliography, and useful notes.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial good points, together with specialist introductions by way of top experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra examine, and masses more.

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Between Past and Future (Penguin Classics)

By Hannah Arendt

Arendt describes the lack of which means of the conventional key terms of politics: justice, cause, accountability, advantage, glory. via a sequence of 8 workouts, she exhibits how we will be able to redistill once again the important essence of those concepts.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes by way of unique students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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States of Violence: War, Capital Punishment, and Letting Die

The booklet brings jointly scholarship on 3 assorted types of kingdom violence, interpreting every one for what it might let us know in regards to the stipulations lower than which states use violence and the importance of violence to our realizing of states. The members to this booklet exhibit that states of violence therefore have a background and sociology. but anywhere the kingdom acts violently, the legitimacy of its acts needs to be engaged with the genuine evidence of struggle, capital punishment, and the gruesome realities of demise. This e-book calls into query the legitimacy of country makes use of of violence and mounts a sustained attempt at interpretation, feel making, and critique. It means that condemning the state's judgements to take advantage of deadly strength isn't an easy subject of abolishing the loss of life penalty or - to take one other exemplary instance of the killing kingdom - hard that the nation interact simply in exactly (publicly declared and justified) wars, stating that even such overt cases of deadly strength are extra elusive as ambitions of critique than one may well imagine. certainly, changing such judgements might do little to alter the basic courting of the kingdom to violence. to alter that courting we also needs to attend to the violent nation as a frame of mind, a mind set that's not only a social or mental but additionally an ethical dedication and/or a philosophical place.

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A History of Western Political Thought

By J. S. McClelland

A background of Western Political Thought is an brisk and lucid account of an important political thinkers and the long-lasting issues of the final and a part millennia. Written with scholars of the heritage of political notion in brain, the book:
* lines the improvement of political suggestion from old Greece to the overdue 20th century
* makes a speciality of person thinkers and texts
* comprises forty biographies of key political thinkers
* bargains unique perspectives of theorists and highlights these which can were unjustly neglected
* develops the broader issues of political proposal and the kinfolk among thinkers over time.

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Philosophy and the Problems of Work: A Reader

Philosophy and the issues of labor brings jointly for the 1st time vital philosophical views at the matters of work and paintings, spanning analytical and Continental traditions. This finished assortment engages modern debates in political conception and the philosophy of economics, together with the views of classical and welfare liberals, anarchists, and feminists, concerning the nature and which means of labor in glossy technological society, the problems of significant paintings and exploitation, justice and equality, the welfare country and democratic rights, and even if marketplace socialism is a aggressive replacement to conventional capitalism. An creation by way of the editor charts the old improvement of those concerns in philosophical and political discussions and examines the valuable value of the association and constructions of labor for either person self-realization and human societies generally.Philosophy and the issues of labor brings jointly for the 1st time very important philosophical views at the matters of work and paintings, spanning analytical and Continental traditions. This entire assortment engages modern debates in political conception and the philosophy of economics, together with the views of classical and welfare liberals, anarchists, and feminists, concerning the nature and which means of labor in glossy technological society, the problems of significant paintings and exploitation, justice and equality, the welfare country and democratic rights, and even if marketplace socialism is a aggressive substitute to conventional capitalism. An advent through the editor charts the old improvement of those matters in philosophical and political discussions and examines the imperative significance of the association and buildings of labor for either person self-realization and human societies often.

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Plato: Political Philosophy (Founders of Modern Political and Social Thought)

By Malcolm Schofield

Plato is the easiest identified and most generally studied of all of the historic Greek philosophers. Malcolm Schofield, a number one pupil of old philosophy, deals a lucid and obtainable advisor to Plato's political proposal, greatly influential and masses mentioned within the smooth global in addition to the traditional. Schofield discusses Plato's principles on schooling, democracy and its shortcomings, the position of data in govt, utopia and the assumption of group, funds and its grip at the psyche, and ideological makes use of of faith.

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Leo Strauss's Defense of the Philosophic Life: Reading "What Is Political Philosophy?"

Leo Strauss’s What Is Political Philosophy? addresses nearly each significant subject in his life’s paintings and is frequently considered as a security of his total philosophic strategy. but accurately as the ebook is so foundational, if we wish to comprehend Strauss’s notoriously cautious and complicated considering in those essays, we should also ponder them simply as Strauss taken care of philosophers of the prior: on their lonesome terms.
 
Each of the participants during this assortment specializes in a unmarried bankruptcy from What Is Political Philosophy? as a way to make clear either Strauss’s strategies in regards to the historical past of philosophy and the key concerns approximately which he wrote. incorporated are remedies of Strauss’s esoteric approach to studying, his critique of behavioral political technology, and his perspectives on classical political philosophy. Key thinkers whose paintings Strauss spoke back to also are analyzed extensive: Plato, Al-Farabi, Maimonides, Hobbes, and Locke, in addition to twentieth-century figures equivalent to Eric Voegelin, Alexandre Kojève, and Kurt Riezler. Written through students famous for his or her perception and services on Strauss’s proposal, the essays during this quantity observe to Strauss an analogous meticulous strategy he constructed in examining others.
 
The first book-length remedy on a unmarried ebook by way of Strauss, Leo Strauss’s security of the Philosophic Life will function a useful significant other to these looking a valuable advent or delving deeper into the key subject matters and concepts of this arguable thinker.

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