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A Philosophical RetrospectiveFacts, Values, and Jewish Identity

A Philosophical Retrospective: Facts, Values, and Jewish Identity

Alan Montefiore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153003
eISBN:
9780231526791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153003.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book looks at the conflict between two very different understandings of identity: the more traditional view that an identity carries with it certain duties and obligations, and an opposing view ... 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

The Practices of the EnlightenmentAesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Dorothea von Mücke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Rethinking the relationship between eighteenth-century pietistic traditions and Enlightenment thought and practice, this book unravels the complex and often neglected religious origins of modern ... 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

Reimagining the SacredRichard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Contemporary conversations about religion and culture are framed by two reductive definitions of secularity. In one, multiple faiths and nonfaiths coexist free from a dominant belief in God. In the ... 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

Sacred ExchangesImages in Global Context

Sacred Exchanges: Images in Global Context

Robyn Ferrell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148801
eISBN:
9780231504423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

As the international art market globalizes the indigenous image, it changes its identity, status, value, and purpose in local and larger contexts. Focusing on a school of Australian Aboriginal ... More

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