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Against Autonomy

Justifying Coercive Paternalism

by Professor Sarah Conly

<p>Since Mill's seminal work On Liberty, philosophers and political theorists have accepted that we should respect the decisions of individual agents when those decisions affect no one other than themselves. Indeed, to respect autonomy is often ...

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Against Autonomy

Lyotard, Judgement and Action

by Neal Curtis

<p>This title was first published in 2001: Against Autonomy reassesses Jean-Francois Lyotard's contribution to philosophy and theory, and explores how his work challenges the privileged position of the principle of autonomy in contemporary ...

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Against Capital

Experiences of Class Struggle and Rethinking Revolutionary Agency

by Cliff Slaughter

<span><span>‘The problem is not how to manage the capital system, but to get rid of it’. And who will do the job? These are the questions posed at the start of Cliff Slaughter’s latest book. Recognising the importance of István Mészáros’s ...

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Against Capital Punishment

by Benjamin S. Yost

<p>The specter of procedural injustice motivates many popular and scholarly objections to capital punishment. So-called proceduralist arguments against the death penalty are attractive to death penalty abolitionists because they sidestep the ...

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Against Empathy

The Case for Rational Compassion

by Paul Bloom

<p><strong>In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem.</strong></p> <p>We think of empathy – the ability to feel the suffering of others for ourselves – as the ultimate source of all good behaviour. But while it inspires

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Against Injustice

The New Economics of Amartya Sen

by Reiko Gotoh & Paul Dumouchel

<p>Traditional theories of justice as formulated by political philosophers, jurists and economists have all tended to see injustice as simply a breach of justice, a breakdown of the normal order. Amartya Sen's work acts as a corrective to this ...

ISBN: 9780511700446

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Against Marriage

An Egalitarian Defense of the Marriage-Free State

by Clare Chambers

<p>Against Marriage is a radical argument for the abolition of state-recognised marriage. Clare Chambers argues that state-recognised marriage violates both equality and liberty, even when expanded to include same-sex couples. Instead Chambers ...

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Against Nature

by Lorraine Daston

<p><strong>A pithy work of philosophical anthropology that explores why humans find moral orders in natural orders.</strong></p> <p>Why have human beings, in many different cultures and epochs, looked to nature as a source of norms for human ...

ISBN: 9780262353816

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Against Orthodoxy

Social Theory and Its Discontents

by S. Aronowitz

<p>The book contains groundbreaking and immersive essays on crucial 20th Century scholars on social theory, discussed and analyzed from a radical, critical theory perspective. Aronowitz provides his unique and lauded critical eye toward the ...

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Against the Modern World

Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

by Mark Sedgwick

<p>The first history of Traditionalism, an important yet surprisingly little-known twentieth-century anti-modern movement. Comprising a number of often secret but sometimes very influential religious groups in the West and in the Islamic world, ...

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Against Transmission

Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time

by Timothy Barker

<p>In <em>Against Transmission</em> Barker rethinks the history of audio-visual media as a history of analytical instruments. Rather than viewing media history as the commonly told story of synthetic media (media that make a new whole from ...

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Against War

by Desiderius Erasmus

<p>Dutch thinker and theologian Desiderius Erasmus played a key role in the development of humanism during the Renaissance and early modern periods. In Against War, Erasmus mounts a stunningly lucid and detailed argument against armed combat on ...

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Agamben

by Claire Colebrook & Jason Maxwell

<p>Until recently, &quot;continental&quot; philosophy has been tied either to the German tradition of phenomenology or to French post-structuralist concerns with the conditions of language and textuality. Giorgio Agamben draws upon and departs ...

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Agamben and Colonialism

by Marcelo Svirsky & Simone Bignall

12 new essays evaluating Agamben's work from a postcolonial perspective. Svirsky and Bignall assemble leading figures to explore the rich philosophical linkages and the political concerns shared by Agamben and postcolonial theory.Agamben's ...

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Agamben and the Politics of Human Rights: Statelessness, Images, Violence

by John Lechte & Saul Newman

Can human rights protect the stateless? Or are they permanently excluded from politics and condemned to "bare life"? Human rights are in crisis today. Everywhere one looks, there is violence, deprivation, and oppression, which human rights norms

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Age Old Vs. Old Age

by Ben Raiche

<p>This book is the fourth in a series of four. The author is an exscientific engineer who has a devout love for people of any race, creed, or religion. He can even find love for those who might not fit into any of these three categories. The ...

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Agency and Responsibility

A Common-Sense Moral Psychology

by Jeanette Kennett

<p>Is it ever possible for people to act freely and intentionally against their better judgement? Is it ever possible to act in opposition to one's strongest desire? If either of these questions are answered in the negative, the common-sense ...

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Agency And Responsiblity

Essays On The Metaphysics Of Freedom

by Laura Ekstrom

<p>A companion volume to Free Will: A Philosophical Study, this new anthology collects influential essays on free will, including both well-known contemporary classics and exciting recent work. Agency and Responsibility: Essays on the ...

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Agency in Action

The Practical Rational Agency Machine

by S. Coval & P.G. Campbell

<p>This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is

ISBN: 9789401124225

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Agency, Freedom and Choice

by Constanze Binder

<p>In this book, Binder shows that at the heart of the most prominent arguments in favour of value-neutral approaches to overall freedom lies the value freedom has for human agency and development. Far from leading to the adoption of a ...

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