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Download E-books Behind the Crisis: Marx's Dialectics of Value and Knowledge (Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume 26) PDF

By Guglielmo Carchedi

A lot has been written given that Capital used to be released approximately Marx's irrelevance. This has frequently been attributed to his unworkable approach to inquiry. Going in contrast present, this booklet introduces the main hotly debated matters and evaluates them utilizing Marx's procedure. via those analyses what emerges is a fantastic beginning upon which to increase a multi-faceted thought of crises.

Drawing on sleek philosophy of technological know-how, epistemology, economics and sociology, this paintings retraces Marx's unique multi-disciplinary undertaking and develops its foundations right into a sleek Marxist paradigm in a position to knowing the current situation and of tough modern capitalism

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Download E-books Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction PDF

By Stephen Eric Bronner

Serious conception emerged within the Twenties from the paintings of the Frankfurt tuition, the circle of German-Jewish lecturers who sought to diagnose-and, if in any respect attainable, cure-the ills of society, relatively fascism and capitalism. during this publication, Stephen Eric Bronner presents sketches of top representatives of the severe culture (such as George Lukács and Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse and Jurgen Habermas) in addition to a lot of its seminal texts and empirical investigations. This Very brief Introduction sheds mild at the cluster of thoughts and issues that set serious idea except its extra conventional philosophical opponents. Bronner explains and discusses suggestions reminiscent of approach and corporation, alienation and reification, the tradition and repressive tolerance, non-identity and utopia. He argues for the advent of latest different types and views for illuminating the hindrances to innovative swap and focusing upon hidden transformative percentages. just a critique of serious concept can render it salient for a brand new age. that's accurately what this very brief creation provides.

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Download E-books The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body PDF

The physique and disgrace: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially formed Body investigates the idea that of physique disgrace and explores its importance whilst contemplating philosophical bills of embodied subjectivity. physique disgrace merely reveals its complete articulation within the presence (actual or imagined) of others inside of a rule and norm ruled milieu. As such, it bridges our own, person and embodied adventure with the social, cultural and political international that includes us. Luna Dolezal argues that realizing physique disgrace can make clear how the social is embodied, that's, how the body—experienced in its phenomenological primacy by means of the subject—becomes a social and cultural artifact, formed through exterior forces and demands.

The physique and disgrace introduces best twentieth-century phenomenological and sociological money owed of embodied subjectivity in the course of the paintings of Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault and Norbert Elias. Dolezal examines the embodied, social and political gains of physique disgrace. contending that physique disgrace is either an important and constitutive a part of embodied subjectivity whereas concurrently a possible website of oppression and marginalization. Exploring the cultural politics of disgrace, the ultimate chapters of this paintings discover the phenomenology of self-presentation and a feminist research of disgrace and gender, with a severe specialise in the perform of plastic surgery, a domain the place the physique is actually formed through disgrace. The physique and disgrace will be of significant curiosity to students and scholars in a wide selection of fields, together with philosophy, phenomenology, feminist conception, women’s stories, social idea, cultural experiences, psychology, sociology, and scientific humanities.

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Download E-books The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings PDF

By Alain Badiou

Within the uprisings of the Arab global, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the ecu revolutions of 1848. In either circumstances, the thing was once to overthrow despotic regimes maintained by way of the good powers—regimes designed to impose the need of monetary oligarchies. either occasions happened after what used to be in most cases considered the tip of a progressive epoch: in 1815, the ultimate defeat of Napoleon; and in 1989, the autumn of the Soviet Union. however the revolutions of 1848 proclaimed for a century and a part the go back of progressive proposal and motion. Likewise, the uprisings underway at the present time bring in a global resurgence within the releasing strength of the masses—despite the makes an attempt of the ‘international neighborhood’ to neutralize its power.

Badiou’s ebook salutes this reawakening of background, weaving examples from the Arab Spring and in other places right into a international research of the go back of emancipatory universalism.

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Download E-books On Human Nature: With a new Preface, Revised Edition PDF

By Edward O. Wilson

View a set of video clips on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of technological know-how and the Humanities"

In his new preface E. O. Wilson displays on how he got here to jot down this booklet: how The Insect Societies led him to write down Sociobiology, and the way the political and spiritual uproar that engulfed that booklet persuaded him to write down one other e-book that may higher clarify the relevance of biology to the certainty of human behavior.

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Download E-books Toward a Psychology of Being PDF

This e-book is a continuation of my Motivation and character, released in 1954. It used to be developed in in regards to the similar means, that's, via doing one piece at a time of the bigger theoretical constitution. it's a predecessor to paintings but to be performed towards the development of a entire, systematic and empirically dependent normal psychology and philosophy consisting of either the depths and the heights of human nature. The final bankruptcy is to some degree a application for this destiny paintings, and serves as a bridge to it. it's a first try to combine the "health-and-growth psychology" with psychopathology and psychoanalytic dynamics, the dynamic with the holistic, turning into with Being, reliable with evil, confident with unfavourable. Phrased differently, it really is an attempt to construct at the normal psychoanalytic base and at the scientific-positivistic base of experimental psychology, the Eupsychian, B-psychological and metamotivational superstructure which those structures lack, going past their limits. it's very tricky, i've got came upon, to speak to others my simultaneous appreciate for and impatience with those entire psychologies. such a lot of humans insist on being both pro-Freudian or anti-Freudian, pro-scientific-psychology or anti-scientific-psychology, and so on. for my part all such loyalty-positions are foolish. Our activity is to combine those numerous truths into the entire fact, which will be our merely loyalty.

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Download E-books Christian Humanism and the Puritan Social Order (Ideas in Context) PDF

By Margo Todd

Conventional perspectives of puritan social idea have performed a good injustice to the highbrow background of the 16th century. they've got provided puritans as creators of a disciplined, revolutionary, finally progressive thought of social order. The origins of recent society and politics are laid on the toes of zealous English protestants whose basically highbrow accounts are owed to Calvinist theology and the Bible. Professor Todd demonstrates that this view is essentially ahistorical. She areas puritanism again in its personal old milieu, exhibiting puritans because the heirs of a fancy highbrow legacy, derived no much less from the Renaissance than from the Reformation. the point of interest is on puritan social suggestion as a part of a sixteenth-century highbrow consensus. This research lines the continuity of Christian humanism within the social considered English protestants.

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Download E-books Value in Marx: The Persistence of Value in a More-Than-Capitalist World PDF

Long vulnerable to dogmatic war of words, the query of worth in Marx’s thought—what price is, the aim it serves, its software to real-world capitalism—requires renewal if Marx’s paintings is to stay brilliant. In Value in Marx, George Henderson bargains a lucid rereading of Marx that strips price of its turgid theoretical relief and reframes it as an research into the tensions among social family and varieties as they're instead of as what they can in a different way become.

Drawing on Marx’s Capital and Grundrisse, Henderson exhibits how those volumes don't harbor a unmarried conception of price that equates worth to capital. as a substitute, those books experimentally compose and recompose worth for a global that's greater than capitalist. At stake is how Marx conceives of human freedom, of balanced social preparations, and of keep an eye on over the issues humans produce. Henderson unearths that the boundaries on social changing into, together with the tendency towards alienated lifestyles, hang-out Marx at the same time he appears to be like past the critique of capital to an emancipated society to come.

Can those limits be faced in an inventive, even cheerful, approach? Can they turn into elements of what we wish, instead of being silenced and denied? so long as we persist in analyzing price commonly, following it as an energetic and never a shut-down, predetermined function of Marx’s texts, Henderson finally perspectives Marx as responding definitely to those demanding situations and using worth as a robust software of the political imaginary.

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Download E-books Contemporary Social Theory: An Introduction (2nd Edition) PDF

By Anthony Elliott

During this complete, trendy and available creation to modern social idea, Anthony Elliott examines the main social theoretical traditions. the 1st variation set new criteria for introductory textbooks, such used to be the far-reaching sweep of social theorists mentioned – together with Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu, Julia Kristeva, Jurgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek, Manuel Castells, Ulrich Beck, Zygmunt Bauman, Giorgio Agamben and Manuel De Landa.

From the Frankfurt university to globalization, from feminism to the community society, this new version has been absolutely revised and up to date, making an allowance for the latest advancements in social thought. the second one version additionally includes a thoroughly new bankruptcy on classical social idea, permitting scholars to contextualise the trendy debates.

Like its predecessor, the second one version of latest Social idea combines trendy exposition with reflective social critique and unique insights. This new version will end up an outstanding textbook with which to navigate the twists and turns of latest social idea as taught within the disciplines of sociology, politics, heritage, cultural reviews and lots of extra.

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