A Guide to Writing a Paper Using the Concepts and Processes of Critical
The main goal of Critical Writing is to provide students with a set of robust, integrated critical concepts and processes that will allow to them think through a topic, and then write about it, and to do so in a way that is built on, and permeated by, substantive critical thinking.
There is free thought, free choice, the free world - and then there is free stuff. By tracking the transformations of just one idea, "free," this book describes an arc of thought through a "revaluation of values" and offers its critique in the same gesture.
Looks at how the belief in abduction by extraterrestrials is constituted by and through popular discourse and the images provided by print, film, and television. This work contends that the abduction phenomenon is symptomatic of a period during which people have come to feel divested of the ability to know what is true about themselves.
Enlightenment-Aufklarung in German, Lumieres in French-is more an idea than a period. But it is an idea that took hold in a particular historical context of revolutionary scientific advances, increasing economic and social freedom, rising literacy and prosperity, and a greater willingness to challenge the authoritarianism of the seventeenth and ......
Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book traces the development of entropic themes, capturing phenomena ranging from chaos, disorder, homogenization, slackening, disspation, and ultimately death.
It is time to re-examine the French Revolution as a political resource. The historiography has so far ignored the question of popular sovereignty and emancipation; instead the Revolution has been vilified as a matrix of totalitarianisms by the liberals and as an ethnocentric phenomenon by postcolonial studies. This book examines why.
Nonidentity, Culture, and the Historical Adequacy of Consciousness
Negative Dialectics and Event: Nonidentity, Culture, and the Historical Adequacy of Consciousness studies the concept of "event" as it relates to Theodor W. Adorno's philosophy and critical social theory.
A History of Dangerous Assumptions features over two hundred illuminating and intriguing case-studies of this fascinating subject, including some of the most disastrous assumptions ever foisted upon the human race. This book began as an experiment, to discover if acting on assumptions could be discerned through the ages. In fact, this matter of ......