This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.
Liberty, Governance and Resistance Competing Discourses in John Locke’s Political Philosophy
Against the Background of Social Reality Defaults, Commonplaces, and the Sociology of the Unmarked
Social Imaginary and the Metaphysical Discourse On the Fundamental Predicament of Contemporary Philosophy and Social Sciences
Utopia without Ideology
By John William Tate
September 21, 2023
John Locke is widely perceived as a foundational figure within the liberal tradition. This book investigates the competing purposes that informed Locke’s political philosophy, not all of which resulted in outcomes consistent with what we today understand as "liberal" ideals. Locke himself was ...
By Carmelo Lombardo, Lorenzo Sabetta
August 18, 2023
The first wide-ranging, organic analysis of the sociology of unmarkedness and taken-for-grantedness, this volume investigates the asymmetry between how we attend to the culturally emphasized features of social reality and ignore the culturally unmarked ones. Concerned with the structures of ...
By Joseph A. Scimecca
August 04, 2023
This book provides a rationale for a Christian sociology, challenging the materialist epistemology of contemporary sociology, which provides only a limited understanding of social behavior. Developing a history of the origins of sociology that recognizes the centrality of Christianity to the ...
By Szymon Wróbel, Krzysztof Skonieczny
June 02, 2023
Regimes of Capital in the Post-digital Age provides a view of the current state of capitalism, through the interrogation of key diagnoses offered by philosophers and social theorists. With attention to questions about the manner in which the advent of the information age has shaped capitalism, the...
By Felipe Torres
May 31, 2023
Temporal Regimes provides a theoretical framework for understanding the temporal structures of society; a conceptually rich, empirically nuanced and culturally embodied account of temporal phenomena in contemporary world. What does it imply temporal regimes? How the everyday life as well as the ...
By Matt Dawson
March 17, 2023
This book presents Durkheim as an important political sociologist, inspired by and advocating socialism. Through a series of studies, it argues that Durkheim’s normative vision, which can be called libertarian socialism, shaped his sociological critique and search for alternatives. With attention ...
By Charles P. Webel
May 31, 2023
In The World as Idea Charles P. Webel presents an intellectual history of one of the most influential concepts known to humanity—that of "the world." Webel traces the development of "the world" through the past, depicting the history of the world as an intellectual construct from its roots in ...
By Ľubomír Dunaj, Jeremy Smith, Kurt Mertel
May 25, 2023
Civilization, Modernity, and Critique provides the first comprehensive, cutting edge engagement with the work of one of the most foundational figures in civilizational analysis: Johann P. Arnason. In order to do justice to Arnason’s seminal and wide-ranging contributions to sociology, social theory...
By Christoforos Bouzanis
May 05, 2023
This book departs from approaches to truth in social science and ideas in philosophy that connect truth to the ability of language to fulfil certain ‘real-world’ conditions of objectivity. Pointing to an extra-linguistic level in our cognition at which scientific creativity occurs, it highlights ...
By Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen
April 26, 2023
The book is an attempt to bring together what are often seen as incommensurable scientific and philosophical positions. Its core argument is that a main reason for the divisions about what constitutes scientific knowledge relates to disagreements on philosophical issues. The book explores what ...
By Ambrogio Santambrogio
March 31, 2023
This book explores and proposes original definitions of central terms in political sociology and social theory, including political culture, imaginary, ideology, and utopia, in a manner that renders the individual definitions consistent with one another as part of a single and general conceptual ...
By Jack Barbalet
February 28, 2023
This book shows how Max Weber’s perceptions of the social and political world he inhabited in Wilhelmine Germany were characterized by a nationalist commitment which coloured practically every aspect of his thought, including his social scientific writings and the formulations they expound. ...