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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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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Acknowledgements

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Introduction: Where Are We Headed?

From: Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

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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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The Changing Face of Contemporary Theory

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Real Universality as a Challenge to the Cosmopolitan Ideal

From: Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

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Through Kant’s idea that the intelligibility of the historical process as a whole should be grasped as revealing a "secret plan of Nature," he actually betrays, if not disdain … 19 $2.47 Add
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Why Do We Theorize?

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Prologue: Hospitality—Conditional and Unconditional

From: Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

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Kant’s understanding of hospitality raises a number of interesting questions. Although it is clear that his own definition considers the hospitality that we owe others to be conditional, … 8 $1.04 Add
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Theorizing Our Human Systems

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Mutual Recognition and the Challenge of Unfamiliar Familiarities

From: Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

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In trying to understand our world as "multicultural," we must think through and with the coexistence of many different independent cultures sharing a common space or territory. While it … 18 $2.34 Add
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Smashing Heads Doesn’t Open Minds

Morality Binds and Blinds with Jonathan Haidt

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Ingrained, tribal behaviors can bind and blind us, and shut down open-minded thinking. Looking at the dynamic of polarization from the point of view of tribes and teams is enlightening and useful … 9 $0.90 Add
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Theorizing Our Conflict Zones

Conflict Theories of Society

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