War and Political Theory


By Brian Orend

I’m happy to blog here about my latest book, War and Political Theory. I was excited to be asked by Polity to be one of the very first titles in their new series: “…and Political Theory.” The possibilities are quite endless, and I get … Read More

Narrative Power: The Struggle for Human Value


Ken Plummer speaks about his new book.

I guess I’ve been writing about stories in different ways, largely in the field of Critical Sexualities Studies, since the mid 1970s: and I have also felt personally the importance of storytelling in my life. Stories of my ‘coming out’ experiences when I … Read More

Why Do People Sing?


By Paddy Scannell

Why do people sing? There is no reason. We do not have to. The wonder of singing is a joy, a blessing in itself. Something like this I try to explain in the fourth and last chapter of my short book.

The other three chapters all lead … Read More

What Is Epistemology?


by Stephen Hetherington

What is epistemology? It’s about knowledge – but in a special way. It’s about the very idea of knowing. It doesn’t assume that whatever people accept as being knowledge, for instance, is knowledge. Perhaps most people haven’t thought enough about knowledge’s nature. Perhaps different people would describe … Read More