Philosophy: Political Philosophy

  • Violence, Society and Radical Theory: Bataille, Baudrillard and Contemporary Society book cover

    Violence, Society and Radical Theory

    Bataille, Baudrillard and Contemporary Society, 1st Edition

    By William Pawlett

    Shedding light on the relationship between violence and contemporary society, this volume explores the distinctive but little-known theories of violence in the work of Georges Bataille and Jean Baudrillard, applying these to a range of violent events - events often labelled ’inexplicable’ - in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Michael A. Weinstein: Action, Contemplation, Vitalism book cover

    Michael A. Weinstein

    Action, Contemplation, Vitalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert L. Oprisko, Diane Rubenstein

    This book is a major reassessment of Michael Weinstein’s political philosophy. It situates his singular contribution, designated as "critical vitalism," in the context of both canonical American and contemporary continental theory. Weinstein is presented as a philosopher of life and as an American…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Gender of Suicide: Knowledge Production, Theory and Suicidology book cover

    The Gender of Suicide

    Knowledge Production, Theory and Suicidology, 1st Edition

    By Katrina Jaworski

    Drawing on diverse theoretical and textual sources, The Gender of Suicide presents a critical study of the ways in which contemporary society understands suicide, exploring suicide across a range of key expert bodies of knowledge. With attention to Durkheim's founding study of suicide, as well as…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Diversity and Tolerance in Socio-Legal Contexts: Explorations in the Semiotics of Law book cover

    Diversity and Tolerance in Socio-Legal Contexts

    Explorations in the Semiotics of Law, 1st Edition

    By Vijay K. Bhatia

    Edited by Anne Wagner

    Why is there so much resistance to recent issues of tolerance and diversity? Despite efforts of the international community to encourage open-mindedness, recent attempts at international, political and economic integration have shown that religious, cultural and ethnic tolerance and diversity…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Epistemic Uncertainty and Legal Theory book cover

    Epistemic Uncertainty and Legal Theory

    1st Edition

    By Brian Burge-Hendrix

    Crossing the usual boundaries of abstract legal theory, this book considers actual charter systems - legal systems with explicitly posited moral-political rights, such as those of Canada and the United States - as well as cases in constitutional adjudication. It shows the worth of careful…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Applied Legal Philosophy

  • The Concept of Law from a Transnational Perspective book cover

    The Concept of Law from a Transnational Perspective

    1st Edition

    By Detlef von Daniels

    This book brings together the fruits of different traditions in legal philosophy and draws on them to develop a systematic thesis on the concept of law. The work uses a legal model to explore the underlying question of how the current phenomena of transnational law are best understood, in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Applied Legal Philosophy

  • Public Reason and Applied Ethics: The Ways of Practical Reason in a Pluralist Society book cover

    Public Reason and Applied Ethics

    The Ways of Practical Reason in a Pluralist Society, 1st Edition

    By Adela Cortina, Domingo García-Marzá

    Examining the theoretical and empirical status of applied ethics, this volume demonstrates how a pluralistic and democratic society can deal with ethical issues in the light of its moral conscience. The volume first sets the stage for a conception of applied ethics as applications of transnational…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Law, Ethics and Economics

  • Personal Autonomy in Society book cover

    Personal Autonomy in Society

    1st Edition

    By Marina Oshana

    People are socially situated amid complex relations with other people and are bound by interpersonal frameworks having significant influence upon their lives. These facts have implications for their autonomy. Challenging many of the currently accepted conceptions of autonomy and of how autonomy is…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Reality of Social Groups book cover

    The Reality of Social Groups

    1st Edition

    By Paul Sheehy

    Examining the ontological nature of social groups and the way in which groups should be regarded within moral deliberation this book makes an original contribution to the field of social philosophy. It tackles the fundamental metaphysical question that has either been ignored or unsatisfactorily…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Images in Law book cover

    Images in Law

    1st Edition

    By William Pencak

    Edited by Anne Wagner

    What does 'the law' look like? While numerous attempts have been made to examine law and legal action in terms of its language, little has yet been written that considers how visual images of the law influence its interpretation and execution in ways not discernible from written texts. This…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Epistemology and Method in Law book cover

    Epistemology and Method in Law

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    This book seeks to question the widely held assumption in Europe that to have knowledge of law is simply to have knowledge of rules. There is a knowledge dimension beyond the symbolic which reaches right into the way facts are perceived, constructed and deconstructed. In support of this thesis…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Applied Legal Philosophy

  • Economic Justice and Liberty: The Social Philosophy in John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism book cover

    Economic Justice and Liberty

    The Social Philosophy in John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism, 1st Edition

    By Huei-chun Su

    This new book reopens the debate on theories of justice between utilitarian theorists and scholars from other camps. John Rawls’ 1971 publication of A Theory of Justice put forward a devastating challenge to the long-established dominance of utilitarianism within political and moral philosophy, and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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