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The revolt of the masses. Authorized translation from the Spanish
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Ortega y Gasset, Josâe, (1883-1955)

The revolt of the masses. Authorized translation from the Spanish

[25th anniversary ed.

New York, Norton [1957, c1932

Abstract: Social upheaval in early 20th-century Europe is the historical setting for this seminal study by the Spanish philosopher, Jose Ortega y Gasset. Continuously in print since 1932, Ortega's vision of Western culture as sinking to its lowest common denominator and drifting toward chaos brought its author international fame and has remained one of the influential books of the 20th century.

The transformations of man.
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Mumford, Lewis, (1895-1990.)

The transformations of man.

[1st ed.]

New York, Harper, [1956]

Homo ludens; a study of the play-element in culture.
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Huizinga, Johan, (1872-1945.)

Homo ludens; a study of the play-element in culture.

Boston, Beacon Press [1955, c1950]

An outline of a theory of civilization. Translated by David A. Dilworth and G. Cameron Hurst.
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Fukuzawa, Yukichi

An outline of a theory of civilization. Translated by David A. Dilworth and G. Cameron Hurst.

Tokyo, Sophia University [1973]

UNESCO collection of representative works.

Abstract: Yukichi Fukuzawa rose from low samurai origins to become one of the finest intellectuals and social thinkers of modern Japan. Through his best-selling works, he helped transform an isolated feudal nation into a full-fledged international force. In Outline of a Theory of Civilization, the author's most sustained philosophical text, Fukuzawa translates and adapts a range of Western works for a Japanese audience, establishing the social, cultural, and political avenues through which Japan could connect with other countries. Echoing the ideas of Western contemporaries such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, Fukuzawa encouraged a grassroots elevation of the individual and national spirit, as well as free initiative in the private domain. Fukuzawa's bold project articulated thoughts that, for him, bolstered the material evidence of Western civilization. He argued that the essential difference separating Western countries from Japan and Asia was the extent to which citizens acted like free and responsible individuals. This careful new translation, accompanied by a comprehensive critical introduction, highlights the truly transnational aspects of Outline of a Theory of Civilization and its status as a foundational text of modern Japanese civilization. Approaching Fukuzawa's progressive thought with a fresh eye, these scholars elucidate the monumental and peerless quality of his work.

An essay on the history of the civil society
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Ferguson, Adam <1723-1816.>

An essay on the history of the civil society / Adam Ferguson ; with a new introd. by Louis Schneider.

New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Books, c1980.

Social science classics series

Guns, germs, and steel
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Diamond, Jared M.

Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies / Jared Diamond ; [with a new afterword about the modern world].

New York : Norton, 1999.

Everyday life
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Sheringham, Michael

Everyday life : theories and practices from surrealism to the present / Michael Sheringham

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c. 2006

Abstract: The notion of the everyday is at the heart of modern French cultural and Anglo-American cultural studies. This book provides a detailed map of this territory, linking the pioneering work of such key figures as Georges Perec and Michel de Certeau, to currents in Surrealism, ethnography, fiction, film, and photography.

Economics of good and evil
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Sedlâaécek, Tomâaés <1977->

Economics of good and evil : the quest for economic meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street / Tomas Sedlacek.

New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.

Abstract: Argues that economics is a cultural phenomenon, rather than a strictly mathematical entity, that is found in mythology, religion, philosophy, psychology, literature, and film. Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy-Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments-and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. "Even the most sophisticated mathematical model," Sedlacek writes, "is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us." Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.

The Afrocentric idea
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Asante, Molefi Kete

The Afrocentric idea / Molefi Kete Asante

Revised and expanded edition.

Philadelphia : Temple university press, 1998

Abstract: This new edition of "The Afrocentric Idea" boldly confronts the contemporary challenges that have been launched against Molefi Kete Asante's philosophical, social, and cultural theory. By rendering a critique of some postmodern positions as well as the old structured Eurocentric orientations discussed in the first edition, this new edition contains lively engagements with views expressed by Mary Lefkowitz, Paul Gilroy, and Cornel West. Expanding on his core ideas, Asante has cast "The Afrocentric Idea" in the tradition of provocative critiques of the established social order. This is a fresh and dynamic location of culture within the context of social change. Molefi Kete Asante is Professor and chair of African-American Studies at Temple University, and author of several books, including "African Intellectual Heritage" (with Abu S. Abarry, Temple) and "The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans".

The plan for perpetual peace, On the government of Poland, and other writings on history and politics
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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques <1712-1778.>

The plan for perpetual peace, On the government of Poland, and other writings on history and politics / Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; translated by Christopher Kelly and Judith Bush ; edited by Christopher Kelly.

Hanover, N.H. : Dartmouth College Press : University Press of New England 2005

The collected writings of Rousseau ; II

Abstract: These abridgements of "The Plan for Perpetual Peace" (published 1761), "On the Government of Poland" (1771-1772), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau's other writings on history and politics represent his considerations of the practical applications of key principles developed in his best-known theoretical writings. In this latest volume in the classic series, Rousseau reflects on projects for a European union; the possibilities for governmental reform for France, including the polysynody experiment; international relations; and the establishment of governments for Poland and Corsica, both recently liberated from foreign oppression. Taken together, these works offer definitive insights into Rousseau's decidedly nonutopian thoughts on cosmopolitanism and nationalism, and on the theory and practice of politics.

The social contract
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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, (1712-1778.)

The social contract ; and, The first and second discourses / Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; edited and with an introduction by Susan Dunn ; with essays by Gita May ... [et al.].

New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002.

Rethinking the Western tradition