Radical Future Pasts

Radical Future Pasts Author Romand Coles
ISBN-10 9780813145532
Release 2014-07-09
Pages 542
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Written by both well-established and rising scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for theoretical inquiries and engagements with practical political struggles. Unlike conventional "state of the discipline" collections, this volume does not summarize the history of political theory. Rather than accept traditional ideas about the political past, the contributors reinterpret canonical and current texts to demonstrate fresh interpretations and narratives. Led by editors Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt, and George Shulman, and inspired by the work of Peter Euben, the contributors both explore and exemplify the range and importance of political theory's different genres while concentrating on such themes as time and temporality, the politics of tragedy, and political movements and subjectivities. A groundbreaking volume featuring the best new scholarship in the field, this provocative book will be useful to scholars and students interested in political theory and its relationship to political practice.

Radical Islam Past Present and Future

Radical Islam Past  Present  and Future Author Anita Boseman
ISBN-10 1515260402
Release 2015-08-13
Pages 138
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Recently, ISIS has taken parts of Syria and Iraq for the new Caliphate and people in the non-Muslim world struggle to understand. This book explains the background history to so much of what is happening and surveys the possibilities for the future. Islam is exposed as a religion very different from any other religion, especially Christianity throughout history, as well as it's manifestation in our present. All through this history and even today, the west has been looking for moderate Muslims to stand up against the radicalism of the Islamic Fundamentalists. Here finally, the simple truth is revealed that "Islam is Islam." The distinction between radical and moderate is usually more imagined than real. The authors' unique qualifications as students of history and the residency in Cyprus of one of the authors provide a unique perspective not likely to be found elsewhere.

Radical Political Theology

Radical Political Theology Author Clayton Crockett
ISBN-10 9780231520768
Release 2011-02-22
Pages 216
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In the 1960s, the strict opposition between the religious and the secular began to break down, blurring the distinction between political philosophy and political theology. This collapse contributed to the decline of modern liberalism, which supported a neutral, value-free space for capitalism. It also deeply unsettled political, religious, and philosophical realms, forced to confront the conceptual stakes of a return to religion. Gamely intervening in a contest that defies simple resolutions, Clayton Crockett conceives of the postmodern convergence of the secular and the religious as a basis for emancipatory political thought. Engaging themes of sovereignty, democracy, potentiality, law, and event from a religious and political point of view, Crockett articulates a theological vision that responds to our contemporary world and its theo-political realities. Specifically, he claims we should think about God and the state in terms of potentiality rather than sovereign power. Deploying new concepts, such as Slavoj Žižek's idea of parallax and Catherine Malabou's notion of plasticity, his argument engages with debates over the nature and status of religion, ideology, and messianism. Tangling with the work of Derrida, Deleuze, Spinoza, Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, John D. Caputo, and Catherine Keller, Crockett concludes with a reconsideration of democracy as a form of political thought and religious practice, underscoring its ties to modern liberal capitalism while also envisioning a more authentic democracy unconstrained by those ties.

Rennie s Way

Rennie s Way Author Verna Mae Slone
ISBN-10 9780813145792
Release 2013-12-06
Pages 232
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A girl takes care of her baby sister after their mother dies, willingly giving up her own dreams. A tale of self-sacrifice set in the Kentucky of the 1920s. By the author of Sarah Ellen, of which this is an expanded edition.

Laruelle and Non Philosophy

Laruelle and Non Philosophy Author John Mullarkey
ISBN-10 9780748664764
Release 2012-07-03
Pages 272
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The first collection of critical essays on the work of this most original thinker. Francois Laruelle is one of the most important French philosophers of the last 20 years, and as his texts have become available in English there has been a rising tide of interest in his work, particularly on the concept of 'Non-Philosophy'. Non-philosophy radically rethinks many of the most cutting-edge concepts such as immanence, pluralism, resistance, science, democracy, decisionism, Marxism, theology and materialism. It also expands our view of what counts as philosophical thought, through art, science and politics, and beyond to fields as varied as film, animality and material objects.

If God Were a Human Rights Activist

If God Were a Human Rights Activist Author Boaventura de Sousa Santos
ISBN-10 9780804795036
Release 2015-04-29
Pages 152
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We live in a time when the most appalling social injustices and unjust human sufferings no longer seem to generate the moral indignation and the political will needed both to combat them effectively and to create a more just and fair society. If God Were a Human Rights Activist aims to strengthen the organization and the determination of all those who have not given up the struggle for a better society, and specifically those that have done so under the banner of human rights. It discusses the challenges to human rights arising from religious movements and political theologies that claim the presence of religion in the public sphere. Increasingly globalized, such movements and the theologies sustaining them promote discourses of human dignity that rival, and often contradict, the one underlying secular human rights. Conventional or hegemonic human rights thinking lacks the necessary theoretical and analytical tools to position itself in relation to such movements and theologies; even worse, it does not understand the importance of doing so. It applies the same abstract recipe across the board, hoping that thereby the nature of alternative discourses and ideologies will be reduced to local specificities with no impact on the universal canon of human rights. As this strategy proves increasingly lacking, this book aims to demonstrate that only a counter-hegemonic conception of human rights can adequately face such challenges.

Re Writing the Radical

 Re  Writing the Radical Author Maike Oergel
ISBN-10 9783110290110
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 281
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The essays in this volume discuss the overlap between philosophical, aesthetic, and political concerns in the 1790s either in the work of individuals or in the transfer of cultural materials across national borders, which tended to entail adaptation and transformation. What emerges is a clearer understanding of the “fate” of the Enlightenment, its radicalization and its “overcoming” in aesthetic and political terms, and of the way in which political “paranoia”, generated by the fear of a spreading revolutionary radicalism, facilitated and influenced the cultural transfer of the “radical”. The collection will be of interest to scholars in French, German, English, and comparative studies working on the later 18th century or early 19th century. It is of particular interest to those working on the impact of the French Revolution, those engaged in reception studies, and those researching the interface between political and cultural activites. It is also of key interest to intellectual historians of this period, as well as general historians with an interest in modern conservatism and radicalism.


Free Author Chris Anderson
ISBN-10 9781446409558
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 288
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What happens when advances in technology allow many things to be produced for more or less nothing? And what happens when those things are then made available to the consumer for free? In his groundbreaking new book, The Long Tail author Chris Anderson considers a brave new world where the old economic certainties are being undermined by a growing flood of free goods - newspapers, DVDs, T shirts, phones, even holiday flights. He explains why this has become possible - why new technologies, particularly the Internet, have caused production and distribution costs in many sectors to plummet to an extent unthinkable even a decade ago. He shows how the flexibility provided by the online world allows producers to trade ever more creatively, offering items for free to make real or perceived gains elsewhere. He pinpoints the winners and the losers in the Free universe. And he demonstrates the ways in which, as an increasing number of things become available for free, our decisions to make use of them will be determined by two resources far more valuable than money: the popular reputation of what is on offer and the time we have available for it. In the future, he argues, when we talk of the 'money economy' we will talk of the 'reputation economy' and the 'time economy' in the same breath, and our world will never be the same again.

One Child

One Child Author Mei Fong
ISBN-10 9781780748467
Release 2016-02-22
Pages 256
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Since 1979, China's one-child policy has exercised unprecedented control over the reproductive habits of more than a billion people. Now the Chinese economy is on the verge of becoming the largest in the world. But will it get there or is this colossal experiment in social engineering about to bring everything crumbling down? Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Mei Fong goes to China in search of the real cost of this divisive policy for the families affected by it. The one-child policy leaves behind a dystopian legacy of second children ignored by the state, only children caring for ageing parents and grandparents, and villages filled with ineligible bachelors as a result of a massive gender imbalance. Just as it lifted millions out of poverty at the end of the twentieth century, it has now condemned generations to economic and societal turmoil. Drawing on a decade spent documenting the repercussions of the one-child policy on every sector of Chinese society, Fong makes a bleak prognosis, the effects of which will be felt across the globe.

Our Planet In Past And Future Or Lectures On Geology

Our Planet  In Past And Future  Or Lectures On Geology Author William Denton
ISBN-10 UOMDLP:agm3130:0001.001
Release 1872
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Our Planet In Past And Future Or Lectures On Geology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our Planet In Past And Future Or Lectures On Geology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our Planet In Past And Future Or Lectures On Geology book for free.

Epiphany Z

Epiphany Z Author Thomas Frey
ISBN-10 9781683500186
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 204
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"Epiphany Z" is Futurist Thomas Frey’s dynamic approach to envisioning, comprehending, and ultimately thriving in the radically different futures emerging around us at the speed of light. Frey’s unparalleled ability to detect emerging trends from the smallest of clues gives him an edge on other futurists. Now he’s sharing that edge with you. What are tomorrow’s hottest industries? What huge industries of today are doomed to extinction? How will our lives be changed by advancements in robotics, in drone technology, in manufacturing and transportation? How can education cope with the explosive new world of enhanced information, hyperactive business environments, cultural shifts that would have been unimaginable as recently as yesterday? Who will be the masters of tomorrow’s universe and who will be left behind? Above all, how can you not only protect yourself from the most disruptive aspects of the changes sweeping your way---how can you become one of the masters of those changes? Distilling decades of research, experience, and proven success in correctly identifying and accurately extrapolating today’s trends and innovations into tomorrow’s realities, Thomas Frey gives you an advance ticket to the most explosive period of change in all of human history. Those changes are taking place now. Thomas Frey shows where they will be taking all of us tomorrow. "EPIPHANY Z" your roadmap to the future.

Developing Early Childhood Services Past Present And Future

Developing Early Childhood Services  Past  Present And Future Author Baldock, Peter
ISBN-10 9780335238736
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 176
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The book provides fascinating insights for students on Early Childhood Studies courses and other courses aimed at people intending to work with young children. It should also be of interest to students of social history. --Book Jacket.

The Open Economy Macromodel Past Present and Future

The Open Economy Macromodel  Past  Present and Future Author Arie Arnon
ISBN-10 1402071620
Release 2002-09-30
Pages 342
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The Open Economy Macromodel: Past, Present And Future has two main objectives. The first is to assess the state of play of the Open Economy Macromodel by bringing together those who developed it with those who apply it today. The second is to assess possible directions for its future development. The volume is divided into three parts. Part one focuses on the models, men, and institutions involved in the development of the international macroeconomic model. In this section, the contributors examine the two monetary approaches to the balance of payments, as well as the relationship between long-term fluctuations in real exchange rates and inflation. Part two deals with the present state of the models by looking at Robert Mundell's theory of optimum currency areas (OCAs) and its relationship with key currencies. The chapters in this section also consider the impact of exchange rate variability on labor markets, as well as the interactions between theoretical developments and real-world behavior in the open economy macromodel. The third and last part of this volume provides a perspective on the future by looking at alternate models and institutional perspectives. Several contributors examine the relationship between asset prices, the real exchange rate, and unemployment in a small economy via what they call "a medium-run structuralist perspective". The future of institutional structures necessary to conduct international economic policy is the subject of the last chapters in part three of the volume.

Jesus Radical Righteous Relevant eBook

Jesus Radical  Righteous  Relevant  eBook Author Stephan Joubert
ISBN-10 9781432102593
Release 2012-01-18
Pages 228
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JESUS RADICAL, RIGHTEOUS, RELEVANT invites readers to think in a radically different way about Jesus by exploring where exactly He fits into Christianity, the church and their lives. Author Stephan Joubert unlocks readers’ minds with a refreshing approach that enables them to determine where they belong in God’s kingdom, His church and His world. JESUS RADICAL, RIGHTEOUS, RELEVANT guides readers to realize that Christians attach so much value to a church culture, and have adapted the gospel to such an extent that Jesus has been pushed to the background. JESUS RADICAL, RIGHTEOUS, RELEVANT is an open invitation to think differently about the Messiah, to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and experience Him as never before.

Prelude to the future

Prelude to the future Author Luis Leobardo Arroyo
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105039734681
Release 1976
Pages 36
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Prelude to the future has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Prelude to the future also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Prelude to the future book for free.

Other Times

Other Times Author David Cockburn
ISBN-10 0521592143
Release 1997-10-23
Pages 355
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An interesting and thought-provoking study of issues in the philosophy of time.

The Unexpected Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

The Unexpected  Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise Author Mark Currie
ISBN-10 9780748676316
Release 2013-01-31
Pages 192
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Explores the relationship between unexpected events in narrative and life Focusing on surprise, spontaneous eruption and the unforeseeable, The Unexpected argues that stories help us to reconcile what we expect with what we experience. Though narrative is often understood a recapitulation of past events, the book argues that the unexpected and the future anterior, a future that is already complete, are guiding ideas for new understandings of the reading process. It also points beyond that to some of the key temporal concepts of our epoch, of unpredictability, the event, the untimely and the messianic. The Unexpected is an important intervention in narratology and a striking general argument about the cultural significance of surprise. The enquiry is developed by a range of new readings in philosophy and theory, as well as of Sarah Waters's Fingersmith, Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go and Julian Barnes's The Sense of an Ending. Key Features An original discussion of the relation of time and narrative An important intervention in narratology A striking general argument about the workings of the mind Provides an overview of the question of surprise in philosophy and literature