Religion & Philosophy

…AND THE WORLD SHOULD BE MADE A DESERT: Fragments on Art, Philosophy and Life

Rs.795.00
Region: 
World
ISBN: 
9789350021614
Binding: 
Hardbound
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This work is the joint endeavour of a writer and an artist: with the text from the writer and images from the artist, together they “attempt” to call forth to manifestation the mystery of the world and of human existence on earth. The text consists of fragments – which are attempts at discontinuous thinking – which deal with fundamental questions of human life: eternity and time, life and death, joy and melancholy, soltitude and community, the presence of divinity and the solace of nature, politics and ethics, language and silence.
This work is the joint endeavour of a writer and an artist: with the text from the writer and images from the artist, together they “attempt” to call forth to manifestation the mystery of the world and of human existence on earth. The text consists of fragments – which are attempts at discontinuous thinking – which deal with fundamental questions of human life: eternity and time, life and death, joy and melancholy, soltitude and community, the presence of divinity and the solace of nature, politics and ethics, language and silence.

EMPIRE

Rs.595.00
Region: 
South Asia
ISBN: 
9780674972254
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.595.00
Imperialism as we knew it may be no more, but Empire is alive and well. Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri contend that the new political order of globalization should be seen in line with our historical understanding of Empire as a universal order that accepts no boundaries or limits. Their book shows how this emerging Empire is fundamentally different from the imperialism of European dominance and capitalist expansion in previous eras. Rather, today’s global Empire draws on elements of U.S.
Imperialism as we knew it may be no more, but Empire is alive and well. Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri contend that the new political order of globalization should be seen in line with our historical understanding of Empire as a universal order that accepts no boundaries or limits. Their book shows how this emerging Empire is fundamentally different from the imperialism of European dominance and capitalist expansion in previous eras. Rather, today’s global Empire draws on elements of U.S.

History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics

Rs.395.00
Region: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
69789350024126
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.395.00
Lukács explores problems of consciousness and organization, drawing on Luxemburg and Lenin.
 
"When the proletariat proclaims the dissolution of the existing social order," Marx declares, "it does no more than disclose the secret of its own existence, for it is the effective dissolution of that order."
 
...theory is essentially the intellectual expression of the revolutionary process itself. In it every stage of the process becomes fixed so that it may be generalised, communicated, utilised and developed.
Lukács explores problems of consciousness and organization, drawing on Luxemburg and Lenin.
 
"When the proletariat proclaims the dissolution of the existing social order," Marx declares, "it does no more than disclose the secret of its own existence, for it is the effective dissolution of that order."
 
...theory is essentially the intellectual expression of the revolutionary process itself. In it every stage of the process becomes fixed so that it may be generalised, communicated, utilised and developed.

The Destruction of Reason

Rs.1,295.00
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South Asia
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ISBN: 
9789350024089
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.1,295.00

Georg Lukács makes no bones about calling The Destruction of Reason a polemical book. Completed in 1952, several years after the appearance of Horkheimer's Eclipse of Reason, it reconsiders the disturbing history of German irrationalism with the investigative tools of historical materialism. Displaying a rare breadth of learning and awareness, Lukács traces the atrocities of Fascism to seeds sown as far back as the older Schelling, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Kierkegaard, though not a German, is discussed at length in view of his exceptional influence on twentieth-century thought.

Georg Lukács makes no bones about calling The Destruction of Reason a polemical book. Completed in 1952, several years after the appearance of Horkheimer's Eclipse of Reason, it reconsiders the disturbing history of German irrationalism with the investigative tools of historical materialism. Displaying a rare breadth of learning and awareness, Lukács traces the atrocities of Fascism to seeds sown as far back as the older Schelling, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Kierkegaard, though not a German, is discussed at length in view of his exceptional influence on twentieth-century thought.

The Making of the Marxist Philosophy: Part 1 & 2 (combined)

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World
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ISBN: 
9789350023945
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.595.00

The Making of the Marxist Philosophy

Part One - From Idealism and Revolutionary Democracy to Dialectical Materialism and Scientific Communism

Part Two - The Foundations of Dialectical and Historical Materialism

The Making of the Marxist Philosophy

Part One - From Idealism and Revolutionary Democracy to Dialectical Materialism and Scientific Communism

Part Two - The Foundations of Dialectical and Historical Materialism

Criticism of Religion: On Marxism and Theology, II

Rs.725.00
Region: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
9789350024454
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.725.00

Criticism of Religion offers a spirited critical commentary on the engagements with religion and theology by a range of leading Marxist philosophers and critics: Lucien Goldmann, Fredric Jameson, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Kautsky, Julia Kristeva, Alain Badiou, Giorgio Agamben, Georg Lukács, and Raymond Williams. Apart from offering sustained critique, the aim is to gather key insights from these critics in order to develop a comprehensive theory of religion.

Criticism of Religion offers a spirited critical commentary on the engagements with religion and theology by a range of leading Marxist philosophers and critics: Lucien Goldmann, Fredric Jameson, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Kautsky, Julia Kristeva, Alain Badiou, Giorgio Agamben, Georg Lukács, and Raymond Williams. Apart from offering sustained critique, the aim is to gather key insights from these critics in order to develop a comprehensive theory of religion.

Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

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South Asia
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ISBN: 
9789350024447
Binding: 
Paperback
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In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism and does not contain a detailed or coherent conception of its alternative, this book shows, through an analysis of his published and unpublished writings, that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society that informed his critique of value-production, alternated labour and capitalist accumulation.

In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism and does not contain a detailed or coherent conception of its alternative, this book shows, through an analysis of his published and unpublished writings, that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society that informed his critique of value-production, alternated labour and capitalist accumulation.

Science and the Retreat From Reason

Rs.550.00
Region: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
978-93-5002-405-8
Binding: 
PB
Rs.550.00

Science fascinates us, with popularizations of it regularly heading the bestseller lists, and more people feeling comfortable with the technological applications of science which surround us. Why is it then that is in the late twentieth century, “back to nature” has replaced “progress through science” in the popular imagination?

Science fascinates us, with popularizations of it regularly heading the bestseller lists, and more people feeling comfortable with the technological applications of science which surround us. Why is it then that is in the late twentieth century, “back to nature” has replaced “progress through science” in the popular imagination?

The Subaltern Subject in Structured Historical Process: Towards an Epistemological Approach

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Region: 
World
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
978-93-5002-314-3
Rs.295.00
Hard Bound: 
HB

The epistemological analysis of subaltern subjectivity as constituting agency in structured historical processes, subaltern subjectivity being considered as an epistemology in its own right, one considers as the central focus of the volumes of Subaltern Studies and has been a much debated question. This study addresses the issue from the perspective of an interpretation of marxian and Gramscian holistic analysis.

The epistemological analysis of subaltern subjectivity as constituting agency in structured historical processes, subaltern subjectivity being considered as an epistemology in its own right, one considers as the central focus of the volumes of Subaltern Studies and has been a much debated question. This study addresses the issue from the perspective of an interpretation of marxian and Gramscian holistic analysis.

The Bhakti Movement: Renaissance or Revivalism

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ISBN: 
9789350022054
Binding: 
Hardbound
Rs.595.00

This is a Comprehensive Survey of the Bhakti Movement as it Sprang in South India to spread across the subcontinent in independent and multifarious manifestations yet marked with amazing commonalities. Spanning a period of 11 centuries starting from the 6th CE, the movement encompassed in its sweep a vast range of dimensions; Social, political, economic, religious, cultural, linguistic, ethical and philosophical.

This is a Comprehensive Survey of the Bhakti Movement as it Sprang in South India to spread across the subcontinent in independent and multifarious manifestations yet marked with amazing commonalities. Spanning a period of 11 centuries starting from the 6th CE, the movement encompassed in its sweep a vast range of dimensions; Social, political, economic, religious, cultural, linguistic, ethical and philosophical.

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