Category: History Theory

  • Download E-books The Ego and His Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) PDF

    By Max Stirner

    Credited with influencing the philosophies of Nietzsche and Ayn Rand and the advance of libertarianism and existentialism, this prophetic 1844 paintings demanding situations the very thought of a typical reliable because the driver of civilization. by way of studying the position of the human ego, writer Max Stirner chronicles the conflict of the person opposed to the collective — displaying how, all through heritage, the latter perpetually results in oppression.
    Stirner starts off with a examine of the person ego after which strains its subjugation from precedent days to the 19th century. not anything escapes his indictment: the traditional philosophers, Christianity, monarchism, the bourgeois kingdom; all have fettered people with legislation, morality, and tasks. Revolutions expunge one evil in simple terms to interchange it with one other, and Stirner expected — years prior to the ebook of Marx's Manifesto — that socialism may climax within the final totalitarian state.
    For scholars of political technology and philosophy, this e-book is vital interpreting. For these thinking about the encroachment of authority upon person liberty, Stirner articulates a philosophy that continues to be unsurpassed in its scope.
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  • Download E-books The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World PDF

    By Anne-Marie Slaughter

    From a popular foreign-policy specialist, a brand new paradigm for approach within the twenty-first century

    In 1961, Thomas Schelling’s The technique of Conflict used online game idea to notably reenvision the U.S.-Soviet dating and determine the root of diplomacy for the remainder of the chilly conflict. Now, Anne-Marie Slaughter—one of Foreign Policy’s best a hundred worldwide Thinkers from 2009 to 2012, and the 1st lady to function director of the kingdom division workplace of coverage Planning—applies community concept to advance a brand new set of recommendations for the post-Cold warfare international. whereas chessboard-style aggressive relationships nonetheless exist—U.S.-Iranian relatives, for example—many different events call for that we glance no longer at person entities yet at their hyperlinks to each other. We needs to learn how to comprehend, form, and construct on these connections.
    Concise and available, in accordance with real-world occasions, on a lucid figuring out of community technological know-how, and on a transparent taxonomy of thoughts, it will be a go-to source for an individual trying to find a brand new technique to take into consideration process in politics or business.
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  • Download E-books The Passionate Liberal: The Political and Legal Ideas of Jerome Frank: The Political and Legal Ideas of Jerome N. Frank PDF

    Jerome Frank was once some of the most very important spokesmen for the new release of liberal intellectuals who got here to adulthood through the interval of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. He used to be by no means a massive determine in public lifestyles and therefore by no means turned an emblem of the interval as did President Roosevelt, Henry Wallace, Harry Hopkins, or others whose positions made their perspectives acces­ sible to the total examining and listening public. whereas those males represented the preferred view of the hot take care of its commitment to the removal of the commercial distress which beset the kingdom through the nineteen thirties, Frank could be the New Deal determine who such a lot safely summarized the highbrow currents of the interval. As is the case with all thinkers, many of the rules Frank offered in his books, articles, speeches, and in genuine perform in governmental provider have been drawn from the works of different males. He introduced jointly many diversified lines of idea, contributed a few of his personal rules, and wove those to­ gether right into a development which typifies the highbrow surroundings that was once the hot Deal.
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  • Download E-books Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy PDF

    In July 1962, so one can shield a correct checklist of Presidential decision-making in a hugely charged surroundings of conflicting viewpoints, recommendations and strategies, John F. Kennedy put in hidden recording platforms within the Oval place of work and within the cupboard Room. the result's a precious old archive comprising a few 265 hours of taped fabric. JFK was once elected president while Civil Rights tensions have been close to the boiling aspect, and american citizens feared a nuclear conflict. faced with advanced dilemmas necessitating speedy and extraordinary motion, President Kennedy engaged in excessive dialogue and debate together with his cupboard contributors and different advisors. Now, along side the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, the loo F. Kennedy Library and historian Ted Widmer have rigorously chosen the main compelling and demanding of those amazing recordings for unencumber, absolutely restored and re-mastered onto 75-minute CDs for the 1st time. Listening In represents a uniquely unscripted, insider account of a president and his cupboard grappling with the daily enterprise of the White condominium and guiding the kingdom via a harmful period of uncertainty.

    observed by way of broadly annotated transcripts of the recordings, and with a foreword by means of Caroline Kennedy, Listening In gives you the tale in the back of the tale within the unguarded phrases and voices of the decision-makers themselves. Listening In covers watershed occasions, together with the Cuban Missile quandary, the distance Race, Vietnam, and the fingers race, and gives attention-grabbing glimpses into the highbrow method of a circumspect president and his wonderful, eclectic mind belief.

    simply because the certain imaginative and prescient of President John F. Kennedy maintains to resonate part a century after his stirring speeches and impressive coverage judgements, the documentary candor of Listening In imparts a brilliant, breathtaking immediacy that would considerably extend our realizing of his time in place of work.
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  • Download E-books Nietzsche and Legal Theory: Half-Written Laws (Discourses of Law) PDF

    By Peter Goodrich

    Nietzsche and felony Theory is an anthology designed to supply criminal and socio-legal students with a feeling of the very wide variety of initiatives and questions in whose pursuit Nietzsche's paintings might be priceless. From scientific ethics to criminology, from the systemic anti-Semitism of criminal codes coming up in Christian cultures, to the main points of highbrow estate debates approximately regulating using culturally major items, the members (from the fields of legislation, philosophy, criminology, cultural reviews, and literary experiences) show and enact one of these creativity that Nietzsche linked to the "free-spirits" to whom he addressed a few of his most vital paintings.
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  • Download E-books Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning about the Ends of Policy (Oxford Political Theory) PDF

    By Henry S. Richardson

    What may our decision-making tactics seem like in the event that they have been truly guided via the much-discussed idea of "deliberative democracy"? What does rule by means of the folk for the folk entail? and the way can a contemporary government's reliance on administrative organizations be reconciled with this populist excellent? What shape needs to democratic reasoning soak up the trendy administrative state?
    Democratic Autonomy squarely faces those demanding situations to the deliberative democratic excellent. It identifies tactics of reasoning that stay away from bureaucratic domination and produce different humans into political contract. To bridge our alterations intelligently, Richardson argues, we can't depend on instrumentalist ways to coverage reasoning, corresponding to cost-benefit research. as an alternative, electorate needs to arrive at moderate compromises via reasonable, truth-oriented approaches of deliberation. utilizing examples from courses as various as incapacity advantages and environmental law, he exhibits how the executive policy-making essential to undertaking such a lot laws will be a part of our finding out what to do. Opposing either these liberal theorists who've attacked the populist excellent and people neo-republican theorists who've given up on it, Richardson builds an account of renowned rule that's delicate to the demanding situations to public deliberation that come up from counting on liberal constitutional promises, consultant associations, majority rule, and administrative rulemaking.
    Written in a nontechnical variety and engaged with functional problems with daily politics, this hugely unique and rigorous restatement of what democracy involves is vital interpreting for political theorists, philosophers, public selection theorists, constitutional and administrative attorneys, and coverage analysts.
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  • Download E-books Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy (Rochester Studies in Medieval Political Thought) PDF

    By Joshua Parens

    Leo Strauss is without doubt one of the most appropriate political thinkers of the 20 th century, recognized essentially for reviving the learn of classical political philosophy. Strauss recovered that culture of notion principally misplaced to the West becausehe didn't emphasize its metaphysical teachings yet its educating on politics. What introduced Strauss to his examining of the classics, even though, used to be a discovery he made as a tender political scientist learning the imprecise texts of Islamic and Jewish medieval political notion. during this quantity, Joshua Parens examines Strauss's investigations of medieval political philosophy, providing interpretations of his writings at the nice thinkers of that culture, together with interpretations of his so much tricky writings on Alfarabi and Maimonidies. moreover Parens explicates Strauss's critique of Scholasticism, and explains why Strauss in his research departed from Christian medieval inspiration. Contrasting Scholasticism with Islamic and Jewish medieval political philosophy, Parens clarifies the topic of Strauss's proposal, what Strauss calls the ""theologico-political problem,"" and divulges the importance of medieval political philosophy in the Western culture.
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  • Download E-books Demokratisierung in Ostdeutschland: Verfassungspolitische Weichenstellungen in den neuen Ländern und Berlin (German Edition) PDF

    Das Buch analysiert, nach welchem Muster eine Demokratisierung durch Parlamente abläuft. Es zeigt, dass die Kompromissbereitschaft der Parteien systematisch nach Themen und Mehrheitsverhältnissen in den Gründungslegislativen variierte. Trotz ähnlicher Rahmenbedingungen der Demokratisierung kam es daher zu unterschiedlichen Verfahren der Entscheidungsfindung mit und ohne Volksentscheide sowie zu unterschiedlichen Designs der neuen Verfassungen. Ausgewertet wurden umfassende Archiv- und Sekundärquellen, eine Tagung mit zentralen Aushandlungsbeteiligten, die 2008 unter Schirmherrschaft des Bundesratspräsidenten in Berlin stattfand, sowie weitere Zeitzeugeninterviews.
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  • Download E-books Mathematics at Berkeley: A History PDF

    During this interesting historical past of the math division on the collage of California, Berkeley, Moore describes how this establishment advanced from a unmarried facutly member at a financially-troubled deepest university right into a significant examine heart that's ranked one of the absolute best within the united states and on the planet. Moore's account spans from its origins within the 1850s to the institution and early years of the Mathematical Sciences study Institute (MSRI) within the early to mid Nineteen Eighties.
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  • Download E-books After the Globe, Before the World (Global Horizons) PDF

    By RBJ Walker

    This e-book explores the results of claims that the main difficult political difficulties of our time convey an pressing have to reimagine the place and for this reason what we take politics to be. It does so via studying the connection among smooth different types of politics (centred at the same time inside of person matters, sovereign states and a global method of states) and the (natural, God-given or premodern) international that has been excluded so one can build glossy types of political subjectivity and sovereign authority.

    It argues that the ever present probability of a global open air the overseas either sustains the structuring of kinfolk among inclusion and exclusion in the glossy internationalized political order and generates wishes for get away from this order to a politics encompassing a novel humanity, cosmopolis, globe or planet which are doomed to unhappiness. in this foundation, the publication develops a critique of winning traditions of either political idea and theories of diplomacy. It specifically examines what it will probably now suggest to contemplate sovereignties, subjectivities, obstacles, borders and bounds with out instantly reproducing different types of inclusion and exclusion, or universality and particularity, expressed within the converging yet finally contradictory dating among diplomacy and international politics.

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