History of Ideas

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Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

Exploring Kant, Hegel, and Marx

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 … 185 View
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On Nostalgia

On Nostalgia is a panoramic cultural history of nostalgia, exploring how a force that started as a psychological diagnosis of soldiers fighting far from home has come become a quintessentially … 161 View

Restless Ideas

Contemporary Social Theory in an Anxious Age

How do we make sense of the rise of political strongmen like Trump and Erdoğan, or the increase in hate crimes and terrorism? How can we understand Brexit and xenophobic, anti-immigrant … 592 View
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The Elective Mind

Philosophy and the Undergraduate Degree

This book discusses the relevance of philosophy courses within the undergraduate curriculum as integral to the self-formation that is at the heart of a liberal education. The objective is to … 164 View
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Acknowledgements

From: Restless Ideas

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Introduction

What Are We Doing Here?

From: The Elective Mind

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The introduction lays out the intent of the book, a long essay reflecting on the value of elective courses in university, specifically philosophy, as an opportunity for shared, social learning … 31 $3.10 Add
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Play It Once Again

From: On Nostalgia

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The introduction discusses paradise as a place where nothing ever happens, as in the song "Heaven" by the Talking Heads. It also discusses the tension in nostalgia between the loss, the … 3 $0.30 Add
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Introduction: Where Are We Headed?

From: Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

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Prologue

Against School

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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I taught for thirty years in some of the worst schools in Manhattan, and in some of the best, and during that time, I became an expert in boredom. 11 $1.10 Add
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Alienation

From: Finding Our Niche

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In the first chapter of Finding Our Niche, Alienation, Loring introduces the eco-modernist philosophy that humans are inherently destructive of and separate from nature, and explains how that … 26 $2.60 Add
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Everything You Know About Schools is Wrong

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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Forced schooling seduces the trapped into believing that inert knowledge, memorized fact bits and sequences is the gold standard of intellectual achievement. Learning to connect those bits into … 26 $2.60 Add
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Kant and the Cosmopolitan Point of View

From: Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

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For Kant, a position that enables us to consider the whole of history can be found if we adopt a cosmopolitan point of view. The idea of cosmopolitanism is quite popular at the present time … 18 $2.34 Add
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Meeting Place

Socrates in the Agora

From: The Elective Mind

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The first section discusses how learning requires a willingness to seek out and be transformed by truth and that the elective classroom is a space where that can still happen. She explores how … 30 $3.00 Add
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The Changing Face of Contemporary Theory

From: Restless Ideas

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The Waning of the Western Worldview … 1 Eurocentrism and Its Discontents … 3 The Crumbling Canon of Social Theory: The Classics … 9 The Expanding Horizons of Contemporary Social … 20 $2.00 Add
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The Continuous Vibration of Animal Spirits:

On the Why of Nostalgia

From: On Nostalgia

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This chapter discusses nostalgia as a feeling, and the history of nostalgia, from antiquity to the present, moving out of the medical into the cultural realm. Why it is important to describe … 21 $2.10 Add
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Treason of the State

From: Civilizing the State

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In Treason of the State, the author contextualized his work by examining the history of welfare and poverty policies in the United States. He also explores co-operation, democracy and … 17 $1.70 Add