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Understanding political ideas and movements

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ISBN: 9780719061516 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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Written specifically to cover the A2 component of the GCE Government and Politics A-level, this book is a comprehensive introduction to the political ideas and movements that have shaped the modern world. Underpinned by the work of major thinkers such as Hobbes, Locke, Marx, Mill, Weber and others, the first half of the book looks at political concepts including the state and sovereignty, the nation, democracy, representation and legitimacy, freedom, equality and rights, obligation and citizenship. There is also a specific chapter which addresses the role of ideology in the shaping of politics and society. The second half of the book addresses traditional theoretical subjects such as socialism, Marxism and nationalism, before moving on to more contemporary movements such as environmentalism, ecologism and feminism. The subject is covered in a clear, accessible style, and includes a number of student-friendly features, such as chapter summaries, key points to consider, definitions and tips for further sources of information. There is a definite need for a text of this kind. It will be invaluable for students of government and politics at introductory level.

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philosophy --- marx --- ideology --- marxism

Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

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Book Series: Philosophica ISBN: 9780776606705 9780776617602 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628397 Language: English
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101745
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Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History provides a strikingly original reading of key texts in the philosophy of history by Kant, Hegel, and Marx, as well as strong arguments for why these texts are still relevant to understanding history today. Réal Fillion offers a critical exposition of the theses of these three authors on the dynamics and the ends of history, in order to provide an answer to the question: "Where are we headed?" Grounding his answer in the twin observations that the world is becoming increasingly multicultural and increasingly unified, Fillion reasserts the task of the speculative philosophy of history as it had been understood by German philosophy: the articulation and understanding the historical process as a developmental whole.

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Philosophy --- Speculative philosophy --- History --- Kant --- Hegel --- Marx

The Funambulist Pamphlets 1: Spinoza

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ISBN: 9780615823157 Year: Pages: 102 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0033.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Architecture
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The blog The Funambulist: Architectural Narratives, a daily architectural platform written and edited by Léopold Lambert, finds its name in the consideration for architecture’s representative medium, the line, and its philosophical and political power when it materializes and subjectivizes bodies. If the white page represents a given milieu — a desert for example — and one comes to trace a line on it, (s)he will virtually split this same milieu into two distinct impermeable parts through its embodiment, the wall. The Funambulist, also known as a tightrope walker, is the character who, somehow, subverts this power by walking on the line. The Funambulist Pamphlets is a series of small books archiving articles published on The Funambulist, collected according to specific themes. These volumes propose a different articulation of texts than the usual chronological one. The eleven volumes are respectively dedicated to Spinoza, Foucault, Deleuze, Legal Theory, Occupy Wall Street, Palestine, Cruel Designs, Arakawa + Madeline Gins, Science Fiction, Literature, and Cinema.

Philosophische Theologie im Umbruch (II/2)

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ISBN: 9783205796664 Year: Pages: 697 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_578177 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 196
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Part of Philosophical Theology in Transition (Vol. II/2): Atheistic Philosophers after Hegel and den scotistisch Tradition, wich obscures an phaenomenological and existential understanding of being (creation) as a gift, reject the existence of God to protect human dignity, independence and liberty, developed their own ontologies and are not postmetaphysical thinkers.

Jeremy Bentham und Karl Marx

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837645040 9783839445044 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/9783839445044 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103671
Subject: Political Science
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Karl Marx' (1818-1883) Polemiken gegen das »Genie bürgerlicher Dummheit« Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) sind weithin bekannt. Gegenstand seiner strategischen Attacken war jedoch weniger die Person Bentham selbst, sondern vielmehr die bürgerliche Marktgläubigkeit der Zeit, zu dessen Stammvater er Bentham als »Urphilister« stilisierte. Jenseits seiner Polemik kam Marx aber tatsächlich zu einer ambivalenten Einschätzung von Benthams Utilitarismus. Beim systematischen Vergleich beider Autoren und deren Kritik an anti-demokratischen Zuständen deckt Gregor Ritschel viele gemeinsame Themen und Gedanken auf, die zusammengenommen eine neue, komplementäre Lesart zulassen.

The Message is Murder

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ISBN: 9780745337319 9781786801784 9781786801791 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100920
Subject: Media and communication
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The Message is Murder analyses the violence bound up in the everyday functions of digital media. At its core is the concept of 'computational capital' - the idea that capitalism itself is a computer, turning qualities into quantities, and that the rise of digital culture and technologies under capitalism should be seen as an extension of capitalism's bloody logic.Engaging with Borges, Turing, Claude Shannon, Hitchcock and Marx, this book tracks computational capital to reveal the lineages of capitalised power as it has restructured representation, consciousness and survival in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.Ultimately The Message is Murder makes the case for recognising media communications across all platforms - books, films, videos, photographs and even language itself - as technologies of political economy, entangled with the social contexts of a capitalism that is inherently racial, gendered and genocidal.

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