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This collection of essays on Saul Kripke and his philosophy is the first and only collection of essays to examine both published and unpublished writings by Kripke. Its essays, written by distinguished philosophers in the field, present a broader picture of Kripke's life and work than has previously been available to scholars of his thought.
This book examines the responses of the United Nations and a range of countries to the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. It assesses the convergence between the responses of western democracies with countries with more experience with terrorism. The book provides a critical take on how the United Nations promoted terrorism financing laws and listing processes and the regulation of speech associated with terrorism but failed to agree on a definition of terrorism or the importance of respecting human rights while combating terrorism.
This book analyzes the rise and fall of the American feminist anti-pornography movement, discovering its origins in the turbulent social and cultural history of the late 1960s and 1970s. Battling Pornography offers a fascinating account of movement dynamics and the contributions of leading American feminists as it explains why mediated sexual violence became an urgent concern.
This book asks and answers a number of key questions. Why were the atomic bombs used against Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945? What role did they play in Japan's surrender? The book also explores the morality of the bombs' use and asks if it was right for the United States to use these powerful weapons.
Does the election of African-American politicians matter? Electing black legislators yields more federal dollars and congressional attention directed toward African-Americans. However, race and affirmative action gerrymandering have no impact on policy outcomes in Congress. Grose is the first to examine an exceptional moment in history in which black legislators – especially in the U.S. South – represented white-majority districts.
The common thread for oligarchs across history is that wealth defines them, empowers them, and inherently exposes them to threats. The existential motive of all oligarchs is wealth defense. These variations yield four types of oligarchy: warring, ruling, sultanistic, and civil. Cases studied in this book include the United States, ancient Athens and Rome, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, medieval Venice and Siena, mafia commissions in the United States and Italy, feuding Appalachian families, and early chiefs cum oligarchs dating from 2300 BCE.
How do we place a value on a painting, or a piece of music, or a traditional ritual? This book explores the tensions between economic and cultural value from a range of disciplinary viewpoints and provides many new insights into how value is constructed in contemporary society.