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  • Spinoza, Right and Absolute Freedom

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Connelly

    Against jurisprudential reductions of Spinoza’s thinking to a kind of eccentric version of Hobbes, this book argues that Spinoza’s theory of natural right contains an important idea of absolute freedom, which would be inconceivable within Hobbes’ own schema. Spinoza famously thought that the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Roberto Esposito

    Law, Community and the Political, 1st Edition

    By Peter Langford

    Roberto Esposito: Law, Community and the Political provides a critical legal introduction to this increasingly influential Italian theorist’s work, by focusing on Esposito’s reconceptualisation of the relationship between law, community and the political. The analysis concentrates primarily on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking

    A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn Dean

    Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking proposes a historical materialist ethic of human flourishing understood in terms of the practice of citizenship. It focuses on the ways in which capitalism’s necessary mode of thinking – analytical thinking – impedes the nurturing of capabilities for…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Jenneth Parker

    To increasing numbers of people, sustainability is the key challenge of the twenty-first century. In the many fields where it is a goal, persistent problems obstruct the efforts of those trying to make a difference. The task of this book is to provide an overview of the current state of philosophy…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Law, Psychoanalysis, Society

    Taking the Unconscious Seriously, 1st Edition

    By Maria Aristodemou

    'I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' we say in a court of law. 'In a court of law, the truth is precisely what we will not say', says Lacan. ‘If God is dead, everything is permitted’, writes Dostoyevsky. ‘If God is dead, everything is prohibited’, responds Lacan.…

    Paperback – 2015-06-10
    Routledge

  • Reason and Teaching (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Israel Scheffler

    This title, first published in 1973, brings together a variety of papers by Israel Scheffler, one of America’s leading educational philosophers. The essays each stress the importance of critical thought and independent judgement to the organization of educational activities. In the first section,…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Knowledge and Knowers

    Towards a realist sociology of education, 1st Edition

    By Karl Maton

    We live in ‘knowledge societies’ and work in ‘knowledge economies’, but accounts of social change treat knowledge as homogeneous and neutral. While knowledge should be central to educational research, it focuses on processes of knowing and condemns studies of knowledge as essentialist. This book…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Deleuze & Guattari

    Emergent Law, 1st Edition

    By Jamie Murray

    Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law is an exposition and development of Deleuze & Guattari's legal theory. Although there has been considerable interest in Deleuze & Guattari in critical legal studies, as well as considerable interest in legality in Deleuze & Guattari studies, this is…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge-Cavendish
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Law and the Question of the Animal

    A Critical Jurisprudence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yoriko Otomo, Edward Mussawir

    This book addresses the problem of ‘animal life’ in terms that go beyond the usual extension of liberal rights to animals. The discourse of animal rights is one that increasingly occupies the political, ethical and intellectual terrain of modern society. But, although the question of the status of…

    Paperback – 2014-08-01
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Maurice Mandelbaum and American Critical Realism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian F. Verstegen

    Many have wondered about the similarity in name of American critical realism and the movement of the same name begun by Roy Bhaskar. The figure of Maurice Mandelbaum complicates the relationship, not only due to his career bridging the two movements but also Mandelbaum’s concern not only with…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge
    Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Contradictions of Archaeological Theory

    Engaging Critical Realism and Archaeological Theory, 1st Edition

    By Sandra Wallace

    Is current archaeological theory stuck at an impasse? Sandra Wallace argues that archaeological theory has become mired as a result of logical and ontological contradictions. By showing that these contradictions are a result of common underlying philosophical assumptions and fallacies this book is…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge
    Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Critical Realism and Spirituality

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mervyn Hartwig, Jamie Morgan

    Critical Realism and Spirituality contextualizes, delineates, explores and critiques the turn to spirituality and religion in critical realism, which has been under way since the mid-1990s, as well as telling its story. It provides incisive discussion and anaysis of the following broad questions:…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge
    New Studies in Critical Realism and Spirituality (Routledge Critical Realism)

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