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On Duties
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Benjamin Patrick Newton's translation of Cicero’s On Duties is the most complete edition of a text that has been considered a source of moral authority throughout classical, medieval, and modern times. It features an introduction, outline, footnotes, interpretative essay, glossary, and indexes, making Cicero’s thought...



Towards a Political Anthropology in the Work of Gilles Deleuze
Psychoanalysis and Anglo-American Literature
Rockwell F. Clancy
This work explores the significance of two recurring themes in the thought of Gilles Deleuze: his critique of psychoanalysis and praise for Anglo-American literature.



From Plato to Platonism
Lloyd P. Gerson
Lloyd P. Gerson argues that Plato was a Platonist and challenges fundamental assumptions about how Plato’s teachings have come to be...



Presence
Philosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century
This book brings together an interdisciplinary group of contributors to explore the possibilities and limitations of presence from a variety of perspectives



Phantom Formations
Aesthetic Ideology and the "Bildungsroman"
Marc Redfield
Marc Redfield maintains that the literary genre of the Bildungsroman brings into sharp focus the contradictions of aesthetics, and also that aesthetics exemplifies what is called ideology. He combines a wide-ranging account of the history and theory of aesthetics with close readings of novels by Goethe, George Eliot, and Gustave Flaubert. For...



Allegories of America
Narratives, Metaphysics, Politics
Frederick M. Dolan
Allegories of America offers a bold idea of what, in terms of political theory, it means to be American. Beginning with the question What do we want from a theory of politics? Dolan explores the metaphysics of American-ness and stops along the way to reflect on John Winthrop, the Constitution, 1950s behavioralist social science, James Merrill...



Meaning and Interpretation
Wittgenstein, Henry James, and Literary Knowledge
Garry L. Hagberg, G. L. Hagberg
'What is the meaning of a word?' In this thought-provoking book, Hagberg demonstrates how this question—which initiated Wittgenstein's later work in the philosophy of language—is significant for our understanding not only of linguistic meaning but of the meaning of works of art and literature as...



The Anxiety of Freedom
Imagination and Individuality in Locke's Political Thought
Uday Singh Mehta
The enduring appeal of liberalism lies in its commitment to the idea that human beings have a "natural" potential to live as free and equal individuals. The realization of this potential, however, is not a matter of nature, but requires that people be molded by a complex constellation of political and educational institutions. In this eloquent...



Toward a Liberalism
Richard Flathman
In Toward a Liberalism, Richard Flathman shows why and how political theory can contribute to the quality of moral and political practice without violating, as empiricist- and idealist-based theories tend to do, liberal commitments to individuality and plurality. Exploring the tense but inevitable relationship between liberalism and authority...



Franz Kafka
The Necessity of Form
Stanley Corngold
In Stanley Corngold’s view, the themes and strategies of Kafka’s fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka’s work in light of "the necessity of form," which is also a merely formal necessity, Corngold uncovers the fundamental paradox of Kafka’s art and...



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