Mind vs. Money: The War Between Intellectuals and Capitalism by Alan Kahan

By Alan Kahan

For the prior one hundred fifty years, Western intellectuals have trumpeted contempt for capitalism and capitalists. they've got written novels, performs, and manifestos to illustrate the evils of the commercial approach within which they stay. Dislike and contempt for the bourgeoisie, the center sessions, undefined, and trade were a in demand trait of best Western writers and artists. Mind vs. Money is an analytical heritage of ways and why such a lot of intellectuals have adverse capitalism. it's also an issue for the way this competition will be tempered.

Historically, intellectuals have expressed their rejection of capitalism via many alternative activities, together with nationalism, anti-Semitism, socialism, fascism, communism, and the Nineteen Sixties counterculture. Hostility to capitalism takes new varieties this present day. The anti-globalization, eco-friendly, communitarian, and New Age hobbies are all examples. Intellectuals provide such activities the legitimacy and management they'd another way lack. What unites radical intellectuals of the 19th century, communists and fascists of the 20 th, and anti-globalization protestors of the twenty-first, besides many different intellectuals now not linked to those events, is their rejection of capitalism. Kahan argues that intellectuals are a completely alienated elite in capitalist societies.

In myriad varieties, and on many fronts, the conflict among brain and funds keeps this present day. Anti-Americanism is one in every of them. american citizens prefer to see their state as a beacon of freedom and prosperity. yet within the eyes of many eu and American intellectuals, while the USA is pointed out with capitalism, it's reworked from ethical beacon into the "Great Satan." this is often only one of the problems Mind vs. Money explores. The clash among brain and cash is the good, unresolved clash of recent society. to finish it, we needs to first comprehend it.

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Postenvironmentalism: A Material Semiotic Perspective on by Chiara Certomà

By Chiara Certomà

This ebook provides a colourful examine of the increase, decline, and transformation of environmental considering. The author’s research strikes from the proclaimed loss of life of environmentalism towards the rising idea and practices of postenvironmentalism in its manifold interpretations. development upon present transformation of the connection among technological know-how, know-how, society and the surroundings, the ebook combines a theory-informed presentation of globally situations and an important occasions within the background of environmentalism with a trip into scholarly explorations so one can solution the the most important query: the place is environmental pondering heading?   

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The 'Militant Democracy' Principle in Modern Democracies by Markus Thiel

By Markus Thiel

This assortment presents an updated research of key nation techniques to Militant Democracy. that includes contributions from a number of the key humans operating during this sector, together with Mark Tushnet and Helen Irving, every one bankruptcy provides a stocktaking of the felony measures to guard the democracy opposed to its enemies inside of. as well as supplying an outline of the country's view of Militant Democracy and the present state of affairs, it additionally examines the felony and political provisions to shield the democratic constitution opposed to assaults. The dialogue additionally offers proposals for the improvement of the Militant Democracy precept or its choices in coverage and criminal perform. within the ultimate bankruptcy the editor compares the several preparations and formulates a minimal consensus as to what measures are imperative to guard a democracy. hugely topical, this ebook is a important source for college students, teachers and policy-makers serious about democratic principles.

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Radical Future Pasts: Untimely Political Theory by Romand Coles,Mark Reinhardt,George Shulman

By Romand Coles,Mark Reinhardt,George Shulman

Written via either well-established and emerging students, Radical destiny Pasts seeks to open up new percentages for theoretical inquiries and engagements with sensible political struggles. not like traditional "state of the self-discipline" collections, this quantity doesn't summarize the heritage of political thought. instead of settle for conventional rules in regards to the political prior, the participants reinterpret canonical and present texts to illustrate clean interpretations and narratives.

Led by means of editors Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt, and George Shulman, and encouraged by means of the paintings of Peter Euben, the participants either discover and exemplify the diversity and value of political theory's diversified genres whereas targeting such issues as time and temporality, the politics of tragedy, and political pursuits and subjectivities. A groundbreaking quantity that includes the easiest new scholarship within the box, this provocative ebook should be valuable to students and scholars drawn to political conception and its dating to political practice.

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Ricoeur's Personalist Republicanism: Personhood and by Dries Deweer

By Dries Deweer

Moral and political convictions by no means stand on my own. they're continuously attached to an underlying view of mankind. Liberalism, which at the moment predominates, is hooked up to a spotlight at the loose person. Marxism thinks of guy when it comes to type fight, decided by means of monetary relationships. midway the 20 th century a strong substitute took place, through the identify of “personalism”. This time period stood for a social and political proposal in response to the idea that of the human individual. this idea stresses person in simple terms turns into human in courting with others and in a dedication to values that transcend one’s person pursuits. even though personalism has a major impact in western society, in philosophical circles it is usually considered as useless and long past. This rigidity brings Paul Ricoeur to the fore as an attractive interlocutor, simply because he used to be thought of a consultant of personalism in his more youthful years, whereas he in a while additionally supported deadly criticisms of unique personalism. This e-book investigates to what quantity the idea of Ricoeur bears a continuous stamp of personalism that enables him to instigate a personalist viewpoint inside modern political philosophy. the ultimate end result lies on 3 fronts. First, there's extra readability within the prestige of personalism in modern philosophy, as Ricoeur’s hermeneutical phenomenology exhibits that there are nonetheless potential capability to difficult the center rules of personalism. moment, a personalist type of republicanism is proven to supply a worthwhile enter within the modern philosophical debate on citizenship. ultimately, the main tangible result's a deeper realizing of the oeuvre of Ricoeur, within the experience that this ebook exhibits that personalism is a vital and principally underestimated viewpoint to appreciate his whole work.

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Political Theory Without Borders (Philosophy, Politics and by Robert E. Goodin,James S. Fishkin

By Robert E. Goodin,James S. Fishkin

Political conception with no Borders deals a entire survey of the problems that experience formed political thought within the wake of social and environmental globalization.

  • Focuses on particular questions that come up from problems with worldwide spillovers like weather switch and pollutants, foreign immigration, and political intervention abroad
  • Includes chapters written through the superior new students operating within the box at the present time, besides key texts from one of the most recognized students of prior generations
  • Illustrates how the classics issues of political thought – justice and equality, liberty and oppression – have re-emerged with renewed value on the international level
  • The most up-to-date quantity within the distinct philosophy, politics & society sequence, initiated by way of Peter Laslett in 1956

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Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I: by Aaron Garrett,James A. Harris

By Aaron Garrett,James A. Harris

A historical past of Scottish Philosophy is a chain of collaborative reports through specialist authors, every one quantity being dedicated to a selected interval. jointly they supply a entire account of the Scottish philosophical culture, from the centuries that laid the basis of the amazing burst of highbrow fertility often called the Scottish Enlightenment, in the course of the Victorian age and past, whilst it persevered to workout robust highbrow impression at home
and out of the country. The books goal to be traditionally informative, whereas even as helping renew philosophical curiosity within the issues of which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and within the recommendations they proposed.

This new historical past of Scottish philosophy will comprise volumes that target the Scottish Enlightenment. during this quantity a crew of top specialists discover the tips, highbrow context, and impression of Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Reid, and plenty of different thinkers, body outdated concerns in clean methods, and introduce new themes and questions into debates concerning the philosophy of this outstanding interval. The members discover the distinctively Scottish context of this philosophical flourishing, and
juxtapose the paintings of canonical philosophers with contemporaries now very seldom learn. the end result is a broadening-out, and a filling-in of the aspect, of the image of the philosophical scene of Scotland within the eighteenth century.

General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary

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Political Communication in Real Time: Theoretical and by Dan Schill,Rita Kirk,Amy E. Jasperson

By Dan Schill,Rita Kirk,Amy E. Jasperson

Much has been made up of the rate and fidelity of contemporary politics. no matter if staring at cable information, retweeting political posts, or receiving information indicators on our telephones, political communique now occurs continually and in actual time. conventional examine tools frequently don't catch this dynamic atmosphere. Early experiences that guided the examine of political verbal exchange came about at a time while transistors and FM radio, tv, and largely dispensed motion pictures technologically replaced the best way humans received details and constructed wisdom of the area round them. Now, the surroundings has reworked back via electronic innovations.

This ebook offers one of many first systematic review of real-time equipment used to check the hot electronic media atmosphere. It positive aspects twelve chapters—authored by means of prime researchers within the field—using non-stop or genuine time reaction how you can examine political communique in a number of varieties. furthermore, the authors clarify how viewer attitudes should be measured through the years, message results should be pin-­pointed all the way down to the second one of impression, behaviors might be tracked and analyzed unobtrusively, and respondents can certainly reply on their cellphone, pill, or perhaps console gaming approach. top practitioners within the box operating for CNN, Microsoft, and Twitter exhibit how the method is being innovatively utilized in the field.

Political verbal exchange in genuine Time is a great addition to the becoming box of curiosity in "big facts" and non-stop reaction study. This quantity will entice students and practitioners in political technological know-how and communique stories wishing to achieve new insights into the strengths and boundaries of this technique. Political communique is a continual method, so theories, purposes, and cognitive types of such verbal exchange require non-stop measures and methods.

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