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  • Mill's Radical Liberalism

    An Essay in Retrieval

    By Jonathan Riley

    In this major reinterpretation and contemporary defence of Mill's political philosophy, Riley offers a new reading of Mill's radical doctrine that is quite distinct from the prevalent and vague understanding of the term 'liberalism'. Based on the argument of On Liberty, the book begins by…

    Hardback – 2016-01-01 
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Reasonableness in Liberal Political Philosophy

    Edited by Shaun Young

    Previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, this collection offers a thought-provoking critique of the role of the concept of reasonableness in liberal political theory, focusing on the proposed relationship between reasonableness and the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Democracy, Dialectics, and Difference

    Hegel, Marx, and 21st Century Social Movements

    By Brian C. Lovato

    It has been nearly two centuries since Marx famously turned Hegel on his head in order to repurpose dialectics as a revolutionary way of thinking about the internal contradictions of our social relations. Despite critiques from post-structuralists, post-colonialists, and others, there has been a…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Fudamental Problems of Life

    An Essay on Citizenship as Pursuit of Values

    By J.S. Mackenzie

    In this volume, originally published in 1928, Mackenzie explores the meaning of Value and its place and relation in human thought and life. Divided into two parts, the first concerns itself with more general problems concerning Value while the latter part details the bearing Value has upon social…

    Hardback – 2015-12-20 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Panarchy

    Political Theories of Non-Territorial States

    Edited by Aviezer Tucker, Gian Piero de Bellis

    Panarchy is a normative political meta-theory that advocates non-territorial states founded on actual social contracts that are explicitly negotiated and signed between states and their prospective citizens. The explicit social contract, or a constitution, sets the terms under which a state may use…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • The Temporality of Political Obligation

    By Justin Chandler Mueller

    The Temporality of Political Obligation offers a critique and reconceptualization of the ways in which our political obligations – what we owe to political authorities and communities, and the reasons why we ought to obey their rules – have been traditionally conceptualized, justified, and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Rationality in Politics and its Limits

    Edited by Terry Nardin

    The word ‘rationality’ and its cognates, like ‘reason’, have multiple contexts and connotations. Rational calculation can be contrasted with rational interpretation. There is the rationality of proof and of persuasion, of tradition and of the criticism of tradition. Rationalism (and rationalists)…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09 

  • Kantian Theory and Human Rights

    Edited by Andreas Follesdal, Reidar Maliks

    Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their philosophical foundation to the foreground. Theorists of human rights often assume that…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Politics of Rationality

    Reason through Occidental History

    By Charles P. Webel

    What are reason and rationality? How significant are recent postmodernist and neuroscientific challenges to these longheld notions? Should we abandon a belief in reason and an adherence to rationality? Or can reason and rationality be reformulated and reframed? And what does politics have to do…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • How to get Philosophy Students Talking

    An Instructor's Toolkit

    By Andrew Fisher, Jonathan Tallant

    Engaging undergraduate students and instigating debate within philosophy seminars is one of the greatest challenges faced by instructors on a daily basis. How to Get Philosophy Students Talking: An Instructor’s Toolkit is an innovative and original resource designed for use by academics looking to…

    Paperback – 2015-11-20 

  • Re-Grounding Cosmopolitanism

    Towards a Post-Foundational Cosmopolitanism

    Edited by Tamara Caraus, Elena Paris

    Leading experts and rising stars in the field explore whether cosmopolitanism becomes impossible in the theoretical framework that assumed the absence of a final ground. The questions that the volume addresses refer exactly to the foundational predicament that characterizes cosmopolitanism: How is…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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