Build It Now: Socialism for the Twenty-First Century by Michael Lebowitz

By Michael Lebowitz

Construct It Now places ahead a transparent and leading edge imaginative and prescient of a socialist destiny, and even as exhibits how concrete steps may be taken to make that imaginative and prescient a fact. It indicates how the knowledge of capitalism can itself turn into a political act—a security of the genuine wishes of people opposed to the continuing improve of capitalist profit.Throughout the e-book, Lebowitz addresses the worries of individuals engaged in fight to create a greater global, yet conscious that this fight needs to be expert through the realities of the twenty-first century. Many chapters of the e-book started lifestyles as addresses to employee firms in Venezuela, the place employee self-management is at the schedule. Written through an eminent educational, this can be way over a tutorial treatise. The publication brings an internationalist outlook and enormous wisdom of world traits to undergo on concrete efforts to remodel modern society.Build It now could be a testomony to the continuing energy of the Marxist culture, drawing on its deep assets of analytical perception and ethical ardour and fusing them into a necessary advisor to the struggles of our time.

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Negation and Polarity: Experimental Perspectives by Pierre Larrivée, Chungmin Lee

By Pierre Larrivée, Chungmin Lee

This quantity deals insights on experimental and empirical examine in theoretical linguistic problems with negation and polarity, focusing on how negation is marked and how destructive polarity is emphatic and the way it interacts with double negation. Metalinguistic negation and neg-raising also are explored within the volume. Leading experts within the box present novel rules through making use of various experimental equipment in felicity judgments, eye monitoring, self-paced readings, prosody and ERP. specific realization is given to vast crosslinguistc facts from French, Catalan and Korean in addition to analyses utilizing semantic and pragmatic methods, corpus linguistics, diachronic views and longitudinal acquisitional experiences in addition to signed and gestural negation. every one contribution is located with reference to significant past reports, thereby delivering readers insights at the present cutting-edge in learn on negation and adverse polarity, highlighting how theory and information jointly contributes to the knowledge of cognition and mind.

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Freedom Is Power: Liberty through Political Representation by Lawrence Hamilton

By Lawrence Hamilton

Utilizing the heritage of political concept and real-world political contexts, together with South Africa and the new worldwide monetary quandary, this publication argues that energy is critical to freedom. It demonstrates how freedom depends on strength, and contends that liberty for all electorate is better maintained if conceived as strength via political illustration. opposed to those that de-politicise freedom via a romantic belief of 'the humans' and religion in supposedly self sustaining judicial and political associations, Lawrence Hamilton argues that genuine glossy freedom can basically be completed via consultant and participative mechanisms that restrict domination and empower periods and teams who turn into disempowered within the conflicts that necessarily pervade politics. it is a refined contribution to modern political conception that may be of curiosity to students and scholars of heritage, politics, philosophy, economics, sociology, improvement stories and Southern African experiences.

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Utilitarianism (Problems of Philosophy) by Geoffrey Scarre

By Geoffrey Scarre

Geoffry Scarre writes lucidly in regards to the general morality of Utilitariaism. He starts off through discussing the earliest sorts of the idea and progresses to newer variations of it. during this impressive ebook he deals an creation to the idea whereas while it's very in intensity and appropriate for post-grads. Scarre makes a miles pointed out conception very attention-grabbing and placed forwards new and clever principles.

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Imagining New England: Explorations of Regional Identity by Joseph A. Conforti

By Joseph A. Conforti

Say "New England" and also you most probably conjure up a picture within the brain of your listener: the snowy woods or stone wall of a Robert Frost poem, maybe, or that critical icon of the region--the idyllic white village. Such photographs remind us that, as Joseph Conforti notes, a area is not only a territory at the flooring. it's also a spot within the mind's eye.

This bold paintings investigates New England as a cultural invention, tracing the region's altering id throughout greater than 3 centuries. Incorporating insights from historical past, literature, artwork, fabric tradition, and geography, it exhibits how succeeding generations of recent Englanders created and broadcast a strong collective id for his or her zone via narratives approximately its earlier. no matter if those tales have been informed within the writings of Frost or Harriet Beecher Stowe, enacted in historic pageants or at colonial revival museums, or conveyed within the pages of a geography textbook or Yankee journal, New Englanders used them to maintain their identification, revising them as had to reply to the moving local landscape.

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Hegel, Nietzsche and the Criticism of Metaphysics by Stephen Houlgate

By Stephen Houlgate

This examine of Hegel and Nietzsche evaluates and compares their paintings via their universal feedback of the metaphysics for working with conceptual oppositions comparable to being/becoming and egoism/altruism. Dr Houlgate exposes Nietzsche's critique as utilizing the excellence of existence and proposal, which itself constitutes a metaphysical dualism of the sort Nietzsche assaults. through comparability Hegel is proven to supply a extra profound critique of metaphysical dualism through employing his philosophy of the dialectic, which sees such alleged opposites as defining elements of a dynamic. In settling on to check a subject matter so basic to either philosophers' paintings, Houlgate has verified a framework in which to guage the Hegel-Nietzsche debate; to make the 1st complete examine of Nietzsche's view of Hegel's paintings; and to check Nietzsche's Dionysic philosophy with Hegel's dialectical philosophy through targeting tragedy, a subject matter principal to the philosophy of either.

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Foucault's Discipline: The Politics of Subjectivity by John S. Ransom

By John S. Ransom

In Foucault’s self-discipline, John S. Ransom extracts a particular imaginative and prescient of the political world—and oppositional probabilities inside it—from the welter of disparate themes and tasks Michel Foucault pursued over his lifetime. Uniquely, Ransom provides Foucault as a political theorist within the culture of Weber and Nietzsche, and in particular examines Foucault’s paintings relating to the political culture of liberalism and the Frankfurt institution. through concentrating totally on self-discipline and Punish and the later Foucauldian texts, Ransom offers a clean interpretation of this arguable philosopher’s views on recommendations comparable to freedom, correct, fact, and power.Foucault’s self-discipline demonstrates how Foucault’s valorization of descriptive critique over prescriptive plans of motion could be utilized to the decisively altered political panorama of the top of this millennium. by way of reconstructing the philosopher’s arguments about the importance of disciplinary associations, biopower, subjectivity, and different types of resistance in smooth society, Ransom indicates how Foucault has supplied a unique approach of and responding to modern versions of government—in brief, a brand new depiction of the political global.

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Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of by Daniel Butt

By Daniel Butt

The background of diplomacy is characterised through frequent injustice. What implications does this have for these residing within the current? Many writers have pushed aside the ethical urgency of rectificatory justice in a household context, due to their forward-looking debts of distributive justice. Rectifying overseas Injustice argues that old foreign injustice increases a sequence of exact theoretical difficulties, a result of approval for backward-looking money owed of distributive justice in a world context. It lays out 3 morally suitable kinds of reference to the previous, established in rules of profit, entitlement and accountability. these dwelling within the current can have responsibilities to pay repayment to these in different states insofar as they're reaping rewards, and others are ache, end result of the results of ancient injustice. they're in ownership of estate which doesn't rightly belong to them, yet to which others have inherited entitlements. eventually, they're participants of political groups which undergo collective accountability for an ongoing failure to rectify old injustice. Rectifying overseas Injustice considers every one of those 3 linkages with the prior intimately. It examines the advanced dating among rectificatory justice and distributive justice, and argues that a lot of those that face up to cosmopolitan calls for for the worldwide redistribution of assets have did not delight in the level to which previous wrongdoing undermines the legitimacy of latest source holdings.

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The Idea of the State (Contemporary Political Theory) by Peter J. Steinberger

By Peter J. Steinberger

Political idea has been characterised by way of a reported mistrust of metaphysical or ontological hypothesis for greater than a half-century. in spite of the fact that, Peter J. Steinberger reaffirms the significance of systematic philosophical inquiry into the rules of political existence in view of adjusting developments. Steinberger demonstrates how such an process can solid a brand new and instructive gentle on a number of debatable, probably intractable difficulties of tolerance, civil disobedience, democracy and consent.

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