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  • Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-11-01
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Untangling Heroism

    Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero, 1st Edition

    By Ari Kohen

    The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act…

    Hardback – 2013-10-28
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2013-10-28
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Cosmopolitanism and Global Financial Reform

    A Pragmatic Approach to the Tobin Tax, 1st Edition

    By James Brassett

    Acknowledgement of the ethical dimension of global finance is commonplace in the wake of financial crises. The sub-prime crisis and ensuing credit crunch are only the latest in a long run of global financial crises that wreak social havoc and force us to consider alternative possibilities for…

    Hardback – 2013-10-25
    RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

  • The Political Philosophies of Antonio Gramsci and B. R. Ambedkar

    Itineraries of Dalits and Subalterns, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cosimo Zene

    Bridging two generations of scholarship on social inequality and modern political forms, this book examines the political philosophies of inclusion of subalterns/Dalits in Gramsci and Ambedkar’s political philosophies. It highlights the full range of Gramsci’s ‘philosophy of praxis’ and presents a…

    Hardback – 2013-10-17
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • Defending Associative Duties

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Seglow

    This book explores the associative duties we owe to our children, parents, friends, colleagues, associates and compatriots and defends a novel account which justifies such duties through the realization of values that are produced in these various kinds of social relationships. Seglow engages with…

    Hardback – 2013-09-10
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Politics of Empathy

    Ethics, Solidarity, Recognition, 1st Edition

    By Anthony M. Clohesy

    The Politics of Empathy argues that empathy is a necessary condition for ethical subjectivity and the emergence of a more compassionate world. One of the reasons empathy is important is because it gives us a sense of what it is like to be someone else. However, to understand its ethical…

    Hardback – 2013-08-27

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2013-07-02
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • American Pragmatism and Organization

    Issues and Controversies, 1st Edition

    By Nick Rumens

    Edited by Mihaela Kelemen

    Emerging during the late nineteenth century in the diverse scholarship of US commentators such as Charles Sanders Peirce, William James and John Dewey, American pragmatism shaped many intellectual currents within a range of disciplines including politics, education, administrative science and…

    Hardback – 2013-06-28

  • Interpretive Approaches to Global Climate Governance

    (De)constructing the Greenhouse, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Methmann, Delf Rothe, Benjamin Stephan

    Global climate change is perceived to be one of the biggest challenges for international politics in the 21st century. This work seeks to fuse a global governance perspective together with different interpretive approaches, offering a novel way of looking at international climate politics. Equipped…

    Hardback – 2013-04-25

  • Modern Honor

    A Philosophical Defense, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Cunningham

    This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor’s rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor’s influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be…

    Hardback – 2013-04-19
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Dangerous Others, Insecure Societies

    Fear and Social Division, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michalis Lianos

    Dangerous Others, Insecure Societies examines the turn in post-industrial societies towards a fear of cultural, racial or religious externality, adopting a ground-breaking analysis which considers 'insecurity' a constituent part of 'otherness', rather than something separate or following from it.…

    Hardback – 2013-03-08

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