Avventure e disavventure della filosofia. Saggi sul pensiero by Pietro Rossi

By Pietro Rossi

Nella seconda metà del Novecento, tramontata l'egemonia idealistica, l. a. filosofia italiana si è aperta a indirizzi di pensiero prima ignorati o poco conosciuti, importando nuove prospettive e cercando di adattarle all'ambiente culturale del nostro paese. Ciò è avvenuto in keeping with l. a. fenomenologia e l'esistenzialismo, e più tardi anche in step with il marxismo, in misura minore consistent with il neopositivismo e los angeles filosofia della scienza. Il landscape filosofico italiano degli ultimi decenni appare così contraddistinto da una serie di "avventure" dagli esiti alterni, che l'autore ripercorre offrendo valutazioni critical e talvolta impietose. Nel corso del quantity vengono così ripresi in esame il dibattito sullo storicismo, che segnò il distacco dalla concezione crociana della storia, los angeles breve stagione del "nuovo illuminismo" che ebbe come protagonisti Abbagnano, Bobbio, Geymonat e Preti, e successivamente l. a. deriva ideologica degli anni Sessanta e Settanta, infine le più significative espressioni del periodo postmoderno, che dall'avversione al sapere scientifico pervengono a un comune esito profetizzante

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Politics, Gender, and Concepts: Theory and Methodology by Gary Goertz, Amy G. Mazur

By Gary Goertz, Amy G. Mazur

A critique of techniques has been significant to feminist scholarship when you consider that its inception. besides the fact that, whereas gender students have pointed out the analytical gaps in latest social technological know-how techniques, few have systematically mapped out a gendered method of matters in political research and concept improvement. This quantity addresses this significant hole within the literature via exploring the technique of inspiration development and critique, that's an important step to disciplined empirical research, learn layout, causal factors, and trying out hypotheses. prime gender and politics students use a typical framework to debate methodological matters in the various center strategies of feminist study in political technological know-how, together with illustration, democracy, welfare nation governance, and political participation. this is often a useful paintings for researchers and scholars in women's reviews and political technological know-how.

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Resistance and Rebellion: Lessons from Eastern Europe by Roger D. Petersen

By Roger D. Petersen

Resistance and uprising: classes from japanese Europe explains how traditional humans get entangled in resistance and uprising opposed to strong regimes. The publication presents an in depth theoretical therapy of the method that pushes and pulls contributors into risk-laden roles. It additionally reconstructs Lithuanian social networks of the Forties, via broad interviews, to demonstrate and attempt the argument. The paintings conducts comparisons with numerous different jap eu international locations to teach the breadth and intensity of the strategy. The ebook contributes to either the final literature on political violence, in addition to the theoretical literature on collective motion.

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Inhuman Conditions: On Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights by Pheng Cheah

By Pheng Cheah

Globalization delivers to carry humans all over the world jointly, to unite them as contributors of the human group. To such sanguine expectancies, Pheng Cheah responds deftly with a sobering account of the way the "inhuman" imperatives of capitalism and expertise are remodeling our realizing of humanity and its prerogatives. via an exam of debates approximately cosmopolitanism and human rights, Inhuman stipulations questions key principles approximately what it capacity to be human that underwrite our figuring out of globalization. Cheah asks even if the modern overseas department of work so irreparably compromises and mars worldwide solidarities and our experience of human belonging that we needs to considerably reconsider adored rules approximately humankind because the bearer of dignity and freedom or tradition as an influence of transcendence. Cheah hyperlinks influential arguments concerning the new cosmopolitanism drawn from the arts, the social sciences, and cultural reports to a perceptive exam of the older cosmopolitanism of Kant and Marx, and juxtaposes them with proliferating formations of collective tradition to bare the issues in claims concerning the drawing close decline of the geographical region and the obsolescence of renowned nationalism. Cheah additionally proposes a thorough rethinking of the normative strength of human rights in mild of ways Asian values problem human rights universalism. (20070901)

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Frontier nomads of Iran: a political and social history of by Richard Tapper

By Richard Tapper

In keeping with 3 a long time of ethnographic fieldwork and documentary study, this publication strains the political and social historical past of the Shahsevan, one of many significant nomadic peoples of Iran. it's a dramatic tale, recounting the legendary origins of the tribes, their unification as a confederacy and their eventual decline. In its synthesis of anthropology and background, the e-book will make a huge contribution to the learn of the center East and critical Asia, and likewise to present debates on tribe-state relatives and the connection among id and heritage.

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Biology Macmillan Science Library by Richard Robinson

By Richard Robinson

Watch electrons zip round the nucleus of a carbon atom ... stick with alongside as protozoa swim throughout colourful monitors ... See photosynthesis illustrated by way of "black boxes," with chemical compounds relocating out and in or among the containers ...

Something for college students who desire a little additional support knowing easy organic strategies and phrases. This attractive, five-disk set of interactive Macintosh tutorials contains the most recent laptop applied sciences to outline, clarify, and visually painting thoughts in a enjoyable, but significant method. This stronger model gains clearer, extra compelling presentation and increased topical insurance.

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Violence and Democracy (Contemporary Political Theory) by John Keane

By John Keane

John Keane bargains an unique account of the origins of violence, its effects, its makes use of and treatments, and the connection among violence and democracy. Rejecting the view that "human nature" is violent, Keane demonstrates why democracies don't salary conflict upon one another, and are surprisingly delicate to violence. He emphasizes moral questions, corresponding to the conditions within which violence could be justified, and argues that violence can and will be "democratized" and made publicly responsible.

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Ancient Greek laws : a sourcebook by Ilias Arnaoutoglou

By Ilias Arnaoutoglou

During this accomplished and obtainable sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou offers a suite of historic Greek legislation, that are located of their criminal and historic contexts and are elucidated with appropriate decisions from Greek literature and epigraphical stories. a large quarter of legislative job in significant and minor Greek city-states, starting from Delphoi and Athens in mainland Greece, to Gortyn in Crete, Olbia in South Russia and Aegean towns together with Ephesos, Samos and Thasos, is roofed. Ilias Arnaoutoglou divides laws into 3 major areas:
* the family - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private status
* the market-place - alternate, finance, sale, coinage and leases
* the nation - structure, legislative technique, public tasks, colonies, construction actions, naval forces, penal rules, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.
Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in historical Greece, the diversities and similarities among historic Greek laws and legislators and their smooth opposite numbers and in addition presents clean translations of the felony records themselves

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Kaleidoscopic Odessa : History and Place in Contemporary by Tanya Richardson

By Tanya Richardson

Ukraine’s ‘Orange Revolution’ and its aftermath uncovered many of the deep political, social, and cultural rifts working during the former Soviet republic. This booklet explores the intersection of those divisions in Odessa, a Black Sea port in Ukraine that used to be the Russian Empire’s southern window to Europe. Odessans view their urban as a worldly position with shut ties to Russia and the realm regardless of the state’s try to generate emotions of nationwide belonging. Odessans’ experience of position is cultivated in a number of city areas throughout the narration of histories which are either intimate and authentic, imperial and native, irritating and mawkish. In illuminating the interaction of background with competing senses of position and state in Odessa, this examine exhibits how nation-building guidelines engage with the legacies and stories of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

Exploring the tensions among neighborhood and nationwide identities in a post-Soviet atmosphere from the viewpoint of lifestyle, Tanya Richardson argues that Odessans’ experience in their specialty is characteristic
of these dwelling in borderland international locations like Ukraine. whilst she explores the numerous ways that neighborhood conceptions of cosmopolitanism formed and preserved the city’s identification inside of a newly shaped country. Drawing at the current literature and her personal direct observations and studies in settings corresponding to background periods, markets, and jogging teams, Richardson provides a distinct paintings of city ethnography that's either analytically refined and methodologically cutting edge. a desirable and richly precise learn, "Kaleidoscopic Odessa" may be of curiosity to anthropologists, Slavicists, sociologists, historians, city planners, and basic readers alike.

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Compass of Society: Commerce and Absolutism in Old-Regime by Henry C. Clark

By Henry C. Clark

Compass of Society rethinks the French path to a notion of 'commercial society' within the 17th and eighteenth centuries. Henry C. Clark unearths that the improvement of marketplace liberalism, faraway from being a slender and summary ideological episode, was once a part of a broad-gauged try to deal with a few perceived difficulties universal to Europe and specific to France in this interval. in any case, he bargains a neo-Tocquevillian account of an issue which Tocqueville himself notoriously underemphasized, particularly the emergence of components of a latest economic climate in eighteenth century France and where this improvement had in explaining the failure of the outdated Regime and the onset of the Revolution. Compass of Society will reduction in knowing the conflicted French engagement with liberalism even as much as the twenty-first century.

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