After the Decolonial examines the sources of Latin American decolonial thought, its reading of precursors like Fanon and Levinas and its historical interpretations. In extended treatments of the anthropology of ethnicity, law and religion and of the region’s modern culture, Lehmann sets out the bases of a more grounded interpretation, drawing&n ...... Read More
After leading the world economy for a century, the United States faces the first real challenge to its supremacy in the rise of China. Is economic (or broader) conflict, well beyond the trade war that has already erupted, inevitable between the world’s two superpowers? Will their clash produce a new economic leadership vacuum akin to the 1930s when Great Britain abandoned its leadership r ...... Read More
The way that Americans understand their constitution and wider legal tradition has been dominated in recent decades by two tired approaches: the originalism of conservatives and the ‘living constitutionalism’ of progressives. Is it time to look for an alternative?Adrian Vermeule argues that the alternative has been there, buried in the American legal tradition, all along. He ...... Read More
Segregation is one of the starkest social realities of contemporary societies. Though often associated with explicitly racist laws of the past, it is a phenomenon that persists to this day and is a crucial element for understanding group relations and the wellbeing of different populations in society.In this book, Eric Fong and Kumiko Shibuya provide a thorough discussion of the evolving ...... Read More
Despite the wake-up call of the 2008-9 Global Financial Crisis, the institutions tasked with governing the world economy have failed to promote stability, social inclusion and sustainability. After the crash, reforms were promised but not delivered, and, as a result, the global economic situation, marred by inequality, volatility and climate breakdown, remains dysfunctional.Now, the econ ...... Read More
While there is attention to the ethical issues raised by Artificial intelligence (AI), there is very little philosophical work on the politics of AI. The issues people care about in political and societal discussions such as racism, climate change and (threats to) democracy take on a new urgency and meaning in the light of technological developments such as AI and robotics. How can we talk ab ...... Read More
Is work a primordial curse, a punishment for our fallen state? Or a spiritual calling? Or is it a tedious necessity that technology will abolish, freeing us to indulge lives of leisure and plenty?In this book David Spencer argues that work is only an alienating burden because of the nature of work under capitalism. Expertly analysing past and modern debates on work, he makes the case not ...... Read More
Images of killer robots are the stuff of science fiction – but also increasingly of science fact on the battlefield. Should we be worried about this, or is this a normal development in the technology of war?In this accessible volume ethicist Deane-Peter Baker cuts through the confusion over whether lethal autonomous weapons – the so-called ‘killer robots’ – ...... Read More
The world faces a climate crisis stretching deep into the 21st century and an ascendant far right. Are these trends related? How does the far right think about the environment, and what openings does the coming crisis present for them?This incisive new book traces the long history of far-right environmentalism and explores how it is adapting to the contemporary world. It argues that righ ...... Read More
This book is a philosophical essay on the sun. It draws on Georges Bataille’s theories of the general economy and the violence of the nonhuman and demonstrates their relevance to a world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.Since Antiquity, the sun has played an essential role in our utopian imaginations – either as the ultimate source of energy, or as the sym ...... Read More