Nietzsche's Corps/e: Aesthetics, Politics, Prophecy, or, the Spectacular Technoculture of Everyday Life (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

By Geoff Waite

Appearing among ancient touchstones—the alleged finish of communism and the a hundredth anniversary of Nietzsche’s death—this ebook deals a provocative speculation in regards to the philosopher’s afterlife and the destiny of leftist proposal and tradition. At factor is the relation of the lifeless Nietzsche (corpse) and his written paintings (corpus) to next dwelling Nietzscheanism around the political spectrum, yet essentially between a leftist corps that has been programmed and manipulated through hid dimensions of the philosopher’s notion. If somebody is accountable for what Geoff Waite continues is the illusory loss of life of communism, it really is Nietzsche, the guy and concept.
Waite advances his argument by means of bringing Marxist—especially Gramscian and Althusserian—theories to undergo at the notion of Nietzsche/anism. yet he additionally is going past ideological convictions to discover the immense Nietzschean impact that proliferates during the market of up to date philosophy, political and literary idea, and cultural and technocultural feedback. In mild of a philological reconstruction of Nietzsche’s released and unpublished texts, Nietzsche’s Corps/e shuttles among philosophy and daily pop culture and exhibits them to be both major of their having been stimulated by means of Nietzsche—in despite the fact that distorted a kind and in a manner that compromises all of our greatest interests.
Controversial in its “decelebration” of Nietzsche, this striking learn asks even if the postcontemporary age already upon us will remain ruled and orientated through the haunting spectre of Nietzsche’s corps/e. Philosophers, highbrow historians, literary theorists, and people attracted to western Marxism, pop culture, Friedrich Nietzsche, and the intersection of French and German inspiration will locate this e-book either beautiful and challenging.

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The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries (a John Hope Franklin Center Book)

By Kathi Weeks

In The challenge with Work, Kathi Weeks boldly demanding situations the presupposition that paintings, or waged hard work, is inherently a social and political reliable. whereas innovative political hobbies, together with the Marxist and feminist hobbies, have fought for equivalent pay, higher paintings stipulations, and the popularity of unpaid paintings as a valued type of hard work, even they've got tended to just accept paintings as a naturalized or inevitable job. Weeks argues that during taking paintings as a given, we've “depoliticized” it, or got rid of it from the world of political critique. Employment is now principally privatized, and work-based activism within the usa has atrophied. now we have permitted waged paintings because the basic mechanism for source of revenue distribution, as a moral legal responsibility, and as a way of defining ourselves and others as social and political matters. taking over Marxist and feminist evaluations, Weeks proposes a postwork society that may let humans to be effective and artistic instead of relentlessly certain to the employment relation. paintings, she contends, is a valid, even the most important, topic for political theory.

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The Struggle for Labour's Soul: Understanding Labour's Political Thought Since 1945

'New Labour' is usually accused of being enthusiastic about kind instead of substance, and with picture quite ideology. The fight for Labour's Soul examines how the party's political inspiration has constructed from 1945 to the current day. It explores the divisions within the Labour celebration among the outdated left, the recent left, centrists, the previous correct and 'New Labour'. those ideological positions are tested within the context of the most important political problems with the twenty-first century together with constitutional reform, markets, equality, internationalism and globalization.

The publication concludes with commentaries by way of popular specialists at the a variety of competing traditions in the get together. that includes contributions by means of major teachers, reporters and politicians, this can be the 1st significant research of Labour's political suggestion for a new release.

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Egalitarianism: New Essays on the Nature and Value of Equality

Egalitarianism, the view that equality concerns, draws loads of recognition among modern political theorists. And but it has grew to become out to be strangely tricky to supply a completely passable egalitarian thought. The state of the art articles in Egalitarianism circulation the talk ahead. they're written through a few of the prime political philosophers within the field.

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Technology, War and Fascism: Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 1 (Herbert Marcuse: Collected Papers)

Herbert Marcuse is among the such a lot influential thinkers of our time. Born in Berlin, Marcuse studied philosophy with Husserl and Heidegger on the Universities of Freiburg and Berlin. Marcuse's severe social concept ingeniously fuses phenomenology, Freudian inspiration and Marxist idea; and offers an outstanding flooring for his attractiveness because the most important determine inspiring the social activism and New Left politics of the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies. The mostly unpublished paintings accrued during this quantity makes transparent the continued relevance of Marcuse's idea to modern matters. The texts released right here, facing matters throughout the interval 1942-1951, convey penetrating opinions of expertise and analyses of the ways in which sleek know-how produces novel kinds of society and tradition with new modes of social regulate. the fabric accumulated in Technology, struggle and Facism offers exemplary makes an attempt to hyperlink idea with perform, to advance rules that may be used to know and rework current social reality.
Technology, battle and Fascism is the 1st of six volumes of Herbert Marcuse's accrued Papers to be edited by means of Douglas Kellner. every one quantity is a suite of formerly un-published or uncollected essays, unfinished manuscripts and letters by way of one of many maximum thinkers of our time.

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Made with Words: Hobbes on Language, Mind, and Politics

By Philip Pettit

Hobbes's severe political beliefs have commanded rather a lot realization that they've eclipsed his paintings on language and brain, and on reasoning, personhood, and staff formation. yet this paintings is of vast curiosity in itself, as Philip Pettit exhibits in Made with Words, and it seriously shapes Hobbes's political philosophy.

Pettit argues that it was once Hobbes, no longer later thinkers like Rousseau, who invented the discovery of language thesis--the concept that language is a cultural innovation that reworked the human brain. the discovery, in Hobbes's tale, is a double-edged sword. It permits people to cause, dedicate themselves as people, and comprise in teams. however it additionally permits them to be anxious concerning the destiny and approximately their status relative to each other; it takes them out of the Eden of animal silence and right into a lifetime of inescapable conflict--the kingdom of nature. nonetheless, if language leads into this barren region, in line with Hobbes, it could additionally lead out. it may possibly allow humans to set up a commonwealth the place the phrases of legislation and morality have a standard, enforceable feel, and the place humans can invoke the sanctions of an absolute sovereign to provide their phrases to each other in credible dedication and contract.

Written through one in all cutting-edge prime philosophers, Made with Words is either an unique reinterpretation and a transparent and energetic creation to Hobbes's thought.

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Leo Strauss, The Straussians, and the Study of the American Regime

By John A. Murley

"Responding to risky criticisms usually leveled at Leo Strauss and people he motivated, the widespread participants to this quantity show the profound impression that Strauss and his scholars have exerted on American liberal democracy and modern political concept. by means of stressing the long-lasting energy of vintage books and by means of articulating the theoretical and useful flaws of relativism and historicism, the individuals argue that Strauss and the Straussians have pointed out basic crises of modernity and liberal democracy. This ebook emphasizes the extensive diversity of Strauss's effect, from literary feedback to constitutional suggestion, and it denies the life of a monolithic Straussian political orthodoxy. either critics and supporters of Strauss' idea are integrated. All political theorists drawn to Strauss's outstanding influence on political suggestion probably want to learn this book."

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The Presidency in a Separated System

By Charles O. Jones

Media assurance and renowned interpretations of yankee govt regularly pay attention to the presidency. Observers frequently characteristic the fortunes of a complete executive to at least one individual or his small circle of advisers. In an up-to-date and revised variation of his vintage ebook, Charles O. Jones explains how too particular a spotlight at the presidency distorts the image of ways nationwide executive fairly works. He explores how presidents locate their position within the everlasting govt and the way they're "fitted in" via others, so much significantly these on Capitol Hill. robust notwithstanding it can be, the Oval place of work isn't the resource of all authority in govt. Jones examines the organizational, political, and procedural demanding situations dealing with presidents, in addition to the position of public approval. the writer compares the post-World warfare II presidents and identifies their strengths and weaknesses in operating inside a separated process of presidency. the recent variation extends throughout the Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies. It explains how split-party keep an eye on, differing partisan concepts, and our contemporary "narrow-margin politics" have replaced the Washington panorama, reshaping relatives one of the branches of presidency. once more, during this variation, the writer attracts a number of classes for presidents operating in a separated process. such a lot have heeded those classes, whereas analysts frequently forget about them in prefer of perpetuating unrealistic expectancies of what presidents can do. "Jones has completed a big milestone in learn at the position of the president within the legislative process." –Journal of Politics "Jones has successfully and authoritatively changed a favored view of the yank presidency with a extra actual one. His argument and his facts will magnify and increase our puzzling over the office." –Richard F. Fenno, Jr., collage of Rochester

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The Plan for Perpetual Peace, On the Government of Poland, and Other Writings on History and Politics (Collected Writings of Rousseau)

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Those abridgements of The Plan for Perpetual Peace (published 1761), at the govt of Poland (1771–1772), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s different writings on heritage and politics signify his issues of the sensible purposes of key ideas built in his best-known theoretical writings. during this newest quantity within the vintage sequence, Rousseau displays on initiatives for a ecu union; the chances for governmental reform for France, together with the polysynody scan; diplomacy; and the institution of governments for Poland and Corsica, either lately liberated from overseas oppression. Taken jointly, those works supply definitive insights into Rousseau’s decidedly nonutopian recommendations on cosmopolitanism and nationalism, and at the thought and perform of politics.

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