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Adventures of the SymbolicPost-marxism and Radical Democracy

Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Warren Breckman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book critically revisits the reassessment of philosophical Marxism that took place in the middle of the twentieth century. It explores the efforts that were made to reconcile a radical and ... More

Beyond IndividualismThe Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

George Rupp

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In many places around the world, relations between ethnic and religious groups that for long periods coexisted more or less amicably are now fraught with aggression and violence. This trend has ... More

Crowds and DemocracyThe Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Stefan Jonsson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164788
eISBN:
9780231535793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164788.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Spanning aesthetics, cultural studies, intellectual history, and political theory, this volume unpacks the significance of the shadow agent known as “the masses” during a critical period of European ... More

Factory of StrategyThirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

Antonio Negri

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146821
eISBN:
9780231519427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146821.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Vladimir Lenin’s thought and an encapsulation of a critical shift in theoretical trajectory of its author, Antonio Negri. It is the last ... More

Friendship ReconsideredWhat It Means and How It Matters to Politics

Friendship Reconsidered: What It Means and How It Matters to Politics

P. E. Digeser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174343
eISBN:
9780231542111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the history of Western thought, friendship’s relationship to politics is checkered. Friendship was seen as key to understanding political life in the ancient world, but it was then ignored for ... More

Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Daniel Herwitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160186
eISBN:
9780231530729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160186.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The act of remaking one's history into a heritage, a conscientiously crafted narrative placed over the past, is a thriving industry in almost every postcolonial culture. This is surprising, given the ... More

Hermeneutic CommunismFrom Heidegger to Marx

Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx

Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158039
eISBN:
9780231528078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Having lost much of its political clout and theoretical power, communism no longer represents an appealing alternative to capitalism. In its original Marxist formulation, communism promised an ideal ... More

The Highway of DespairCritical Theory After Hegel

The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel

Robyn Marasco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168663
eISBN:
9780231538893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168663.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hegel's “highway of despair,” introduced in his Phenomenology of Spirit, represents the tortured path traveled by “natural consciousness” on its way to freedom. Despair, the passionate residue of ... More

Imaginal PoliticsImages Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

Chiara Bottici

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157780
eISBN:
9780231527811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157780.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Between the radical, creative capacity of our imagination and the social imaginary we are immersed in is an intermediate space philosophers have termed the imaginal, populated by images or ... More

Love and WarHow Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

Tom Digby

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168410
eISBN:
9780231538404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168410.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called “battle of the sexes” is intensified by the ... More

Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

Mihaela Mihai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176507
eISBN:
9780231541183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176507.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Vehement resentment and indignation are pervasive in societies emerging from dictatorship or civil conflict. How can institutions channel these emotions without undermining the prospects for ... More

The Plebeian ExperienceA Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Martin Breaugh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

How do people excluded from political life achieve political agency? Through a series of historical events that have been mostly overlooked by political theorists, this book identifies fleeting yet ... More

A Political Economy of the SensesNeoliberalism, Reification, Critique

A Political Economy of the Senses: Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique

Anita Chari

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173896
eISBN:
9780231540384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173896.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Anita Chari revives the concept of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt School to spotlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming at the level of political economy and at the more ... More

Political ResponsibilityResponding to Predicaments of Power

Political Responsibility: Responding to Predicaments of Power

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174848
eISBN:
9780231541466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174848.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Scholars in the humanities and social sciences have turned to ethics to theorize politics in what seems to be an increasingly depoliticized age. Yet the move toward ethics has obscured the ongoing ... More

Politics of Culture and the Spirit of CritiqueDialogues

Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues

Gabriel Rockhill and Alfredo Gomez-Muller (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151870
eISBN:
9780231526364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151870.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book of tightly woven dialogues engages prominent thinkers in a discussion about the role of culture-broadly construed-in contemporary society and politics. Faced with the conceptual inflation ... More

Radical Democracy and Political Theology

Radical Democracy and Political Theology

Jeffrey Robbins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156363
eISBN:
9780231527132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Alexis de Tocqueville once wrote that “the people reign over the American political world like God over the universe,” unwittingly casting democracy as the political instantiation of the death of ... More

Relativism and ReligionWhy Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes

Relativism and Religion: Why Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes

Carlo Accetti

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170789
eISBN:
9780231540377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170789.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Moral relativism is deeply troubling for those who believe that, without a set of moral absolutes, democratic societies will devolve into tyranny or totalitarianism. Carlo Invernizzi Accetti traces ... More

A SemiteA Memoir of Algeria

A Semite: A Memoir of Algeria

Denis Guenoun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164023
eISBN:
9780231537247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164023.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this memoir, the author excavates his family's past and fills out a portrait of an imposing, enigmatic father. René Guénoun was a teacher, pioneer, and supporter of Algerian independence. To be ... More

Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and KuhnLeaving Everything as It Is

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

John Gunnell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169400
eISBN:
9780231538343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169400.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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 Thomas Kuhn's approach to the philosophy of science ... More

SovereigntyThe Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept

Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept

Dieter Grimm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164252
eISBN:
9780231539302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introduction to the concept of sovereignty ties the evolution of the idea to historical events, from the religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe to today's trends in globalization and ... More

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