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Mourning Happiness
Narrative and the Politics of Modernity
Vivasvan Soni
"A work of rare scope and power that grapples with the big questions: Is happiness the proper end of life, as the Greeks conceived it to be, or is life, as it appears since the early English novel, an endless trial?"—Adam Potkay



Habermas
Introduction and Analysis
David Ingram
Ingram provides an introduction to Habermas's complex thought as it has evolved from 1953 to the present, spanning philosophy, religion, political science, social science, and law.



The Just City
Susan S. Fainstein
Susan Fainstein's concept of the "just city" encourages planners and policymakers to embrace a different approach to urban development, combining progressive city planners' earlier focus on equity and material well-being with considerations of diversity.



Political Aesthetics
Crispin Sartwell
Juxtaposing and connecting the art of states and the art of art historians with vernacular or popular arts such as reggae and hip-hop, Crispin Sartwell suggests that we need to take much more seriously the aesthetics of political thought and action.



Plutarch's "Life of Alcibiades"
Story, Text and Moralism
Simon Verdegem
Demonstrates how Plutarch carefully constructed his story and used a wide range of narrative techniques to create a complex Life that raises interesting questions about the relation between private morality and the common good.



Affirmative Action for the Future
James P. Sterba
At a time when private and public institutions of higher education are reassessing their admissions policies in light of new economic conditions, Affirmative Action for the Future is a clarion call for the need to keep the door of opportunity open. In...



Reimagining Politics after the Terror
The Republican Origins of French Liberalism
Andrew Jainchill
In the wake of the Terror, France's political and intellectual elites set out to refound the Republic and, in so doing, reimagined the nature of the political order. They argued vigorously over imperial expansion, constitutional power...



Sophocles and Alcibiades
Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature
Michael Vickers
Literary historians have long held the view that the plays of the Greek dramatist Sophocles deal purely with archetypes of the heroic past and that any resemblance to contemporary events or individuals is purely coincidental. In this book, Michael...



The Anabasis of Cyrus
Xenophon
In this new translation of the Anabasis, Wayne Ambler achieves a masterful combination of liveliness and a fidelity to the original uncommon in other...



Freedom in the Workplace?
Gertrude Ezorsky
Are workers in the United States free? Gertrude Ezorsky traces the severe limits placed on their freedom by illegal coercion against organizing unions and by low wage offers—barely enough to feed their families—that workers are pressured to accept...



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