Utopia for Realists

Utopia for Realists
Author : Rutger Bregman
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2017-03-05
ISBN 10 : 9781408890257
ISBN 13 : 1408890259
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utopia for Realists Book Description:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Listen out for Rutger Bregman. He has a big future shaping the future' Observer 'A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell' New York Times 'The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas' Guardian In Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilisation – from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy – was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a fifteen-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.

Between Utopia and Realism

Between Utopia and Realism
Author : Samantha Ashenden
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2019-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9780812251661
ISBN 13 : 0812251660
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Utopia and Realism Book Description:

From her position at Harvard University's Department of Government for over thirty-five years, Judith Shklar (1928-92) taught a long list of prominent political theorists and published prolifically in the domains of modern and American political thought. She was a highly original theorist of liberalism, possessing a broad and deep knowledge of intellectual history, which informed her writing in interesting and unusual ways. Her work emerged between the "end of ideology" discussions of the 1950s and the "end of history" debate of the early 1990s. Shklar contributed significantly to social and political thought by arguing for a new, more skeptical version of liberalism that brought political theory into close contact with real-life experience. The essays collected in Between Utopia and Realism reflect on and refract Shklar's major preoccupations throughout a lifetime of thinking and demonstrate the ways in which her work illuminates contemporary debates across political theory, international relations, and law. Contributors address Shklar's critique of Cold War liberalism, interpretation of Montaigne and its connection to her genealogy of liberal morals, lectures on political obligation, focus on cruelty, and her late reflections on exile. Others consider her role as a legal theorist, her interest in literary tropes and psychological experience, and her famed skepticism. Between Utopia and Realism showcases Shklar's approach to addressing the intractable problems of social life. Her finely honed political skepticism emphasized the importance of diagnosing problems over proffering excessively optimistic solutions. As this collection makes clear, her thought continues to be useful in addressing cruelty, limiting injustice, and combating the cynicism of the present moment. Contributors: Samantha Ashenden, Hannes Bajohr, James Brown, Katrina Forrester, Volker M. Heins, Andreas Hess, Samuel Moyn, Thomas Osborne, William E. Scheuerman, Quentin Skinner, Philip Spencer, Tracy B. Strong, Kamila Stullerova, Bernard Yack.

Becoming Utopian

Becoming Utopian
Author : Tom Moylan
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 312
Release : 2020-11-26
ISBN 10 : 9781350133358
ISBN 13 : 1350133353
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Utopian Book Description:

A dream of a better world is a powerful human force that inspires activists, artists, and citizens alike. In this book Tom Moylan – one of the pioneering scholars of contemporary utopian studies – explores the utopian process in its individual and collective trajectory from dream to realization. Drawing on theorists such as Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway and Alain Badiou and science fiction writers such as Kim Stanley Robinson and China Miéville, Becoming Utopian develops its argument for sociopolitical action through studies that range from liberation theology, ecological activism, and radical pedagogy to the radical movements of 1968. Throughout, Moylan speaks to the urgent need to confront and transform the global environmental, economic, political and cultural crises of our time.

Humankind

Humankind
Author : Rutger Bregman
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2020-05-19
ISBN 10 : 9781408898963
ISBN 13 : 1408898969
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humankind Book Description:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A GUARDIAN, TIMES AND FT SUMMER READ 'How to win friends and save humanity' Literary Review 'This is the book we need right now' Daily Telegraph 'Put aside your newspaper for a little while and read this book' Barry Schwartz It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. The instinct to cooperate rather than compete, trust rather than distrust, has an evolutionary basis going right back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think – and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.

Ethics and Values Hope lying

Ethics and Values  Hope   lying
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0717292797
ISBN 13 : 9780717292790
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and Values Hope lying Book Description:

Presents brief articles on a wide range of issues related to ethics, morals, and values.

Post Secularism Realism and Utopia

Post Secularism  Realism and Utopia
Author : Jolyon Agar
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2013-12-04
ISBN 10 : 9781317950462
ISBN 13 : 1317950461
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Secularism Realism and Utopia Book Description:

This book explores the contribution to recent developments in post-secularism, philosophical realism and utopianism made by key thinkers in the Hegelian tradition. It challenges dominant assumptions about what the relationship between religion and our so-called "secular age" should be that have sought to reduce or even eliminate religiosity from the public sphere. It draws upon utopian thinkers within the Hegelian tradition whose work has challenged this narrow secularism. In particular it explores the importance of philosophical transcendence to Hegelian and post-Hegelian religious, social and political theorising. This includes philosophers whose thinking is sympathetic or at least compatible with transcendence (such as Hegel, Taylor, Bhaskar and Bloch) but also those who have a reputation for rejecting transcendence and instead embracing immanence and even atheism (Feuerbach, Marx and Engels). By drawing on the utopian content of these thinkers it seeks to shed new light on the importance religious ideas have played in a range of philosophical positions within the broadly Hegelian tradition from theism, idealism, materialism and atheism to new ideas, especially new research on Hegel's so-called "panentheism". The book will be of interest to those working in the areas of post-secularism and utopian studies. It should also be of interest to academics and students of the recent turn within Critical Realism to "meta-reality" and its implications for Hegelianism and Marxism.

The Crisis of Modernity

The Crisis of Modernity
Author : Karel Kosík
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Total Pages : 239
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034225550
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of Modernity Book Description:

These essays, containing the reflections of the most influential philosopher of the "Prague Spring," deal with the crisis of state, party, society, and the individual in Czechoslovakia existing up until December 1969. Known primarily to English-speaking audiences as the author of Dialectics of the Concrete, Kosik is recognized for his contribution to the ongoing scholarship intended to relate Marx's ideas to the contemporary world. All of the essays in this collection appeared originally in Czechoslovakia over a period from 1961 to 1969. This edition, making most of them available to English readers for the first time, includes a new preface by Kosik and reflects his own changes to the earlier versions, incorporating material which was cut out by censors at their original publication.

Harvard Slavic Studies

Harvard Slavic Studies
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1957
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105005697953
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harvard Slavic Studies Book Description:

Russian Thought and Politics

Russian Thought and Politics
Author : Hugh McLean
Publisher :
Total Pages : 513
Release : 1957
ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002219252
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian Thought and Politics Book Description:

Utopia Cosmopolis

Utopia   Cosmopolis
Author : Thomas Peyser
Publisher : New Americanists
Total Pages : 195
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105023066827
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utopia Cosmopolis Book Description:

A discussion of Henry James and other utopian writers (Charlotte Perkins, Gilman, Edward Bellamy and William Dean Howells) and how the commercial and territorial expansion of the U.S. prompted these utopians to imagine a universal culture standing at the