Browse the latest book reviews in Philosophy and Religion

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    Book Review: The Misguided Search for the Political by Lois McNay

Book Review: The Misguided Search for the Political by Lois McNay

In The Misguided Search for the Political, Lois McNay argues that some theories of radical democracy tend to rely […]

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    Book Review: Heidegger and the Media by David Gunkel and Paul A. Taylor

Book Review: Heidegger and the Media by David Gunkel and Paul A. Taylor

Martin Heidegger has been largely ignored within communications studies, but this book aims to show the relevance of his […]

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    Book Review: Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location by Hannah Jones and Emma Jackson

Book Review: Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location by Hannah Jones and Emma Jackson

Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging brings together work from cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholars researching home, migration and belonging, using their original research […]

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    Book Review: The Muslims Are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani

Book Review: The Muslims Are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani

The Muslims Are Coming! contains a wealth of research into and analysis of particular cases of counter terrorist activity and […]

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    Book Review: Demanding the Impossible by Slavoj Žižek and Young-june Park

Book Review: Demanding the Impossible by Slavoj Žižek and Young-june Park

Based on live interviews, this book aims to capture Slavoj Žižek at his irrepressible best, elucidating such topics as the uprisings […]

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    Book Review: The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism by Marwan Muasher

Book Review: The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism by Marwan Muasher

In this book Marwan Muasher proposes a broad analysis and assessment of the Arab Spring, calling on the West to rethink political […]

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    Book Review: The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory by John W. Lango

Book Review: The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory by John W. Lango

Just war theory exists to stop armies and countries from using armed force without good cause. But how can […]

Book Review: Heidegger: Thinking of Being by Lee Braver

In Heidegger: Thinking of Being, Lee Braver aims to offer readers an accessible overview of Heidegger’s entire career, covering early […]

Reading List: is philosophy still relevant?

What can the works of philosophers who lived two thousand years ago – or even two hundred years ago […]

Easter Reading List: religion, politics, and peace

Easter is a time of reflection on life and faith for many Christians around the world, and in politics […]

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    Book Review: Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings

Book Review: Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings

Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings’ book maps the life of philosopher Walter Benjamin from beginning to end, tracing the […]

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    Book Review: Bioethics in Historical Perspective by Sarah Ferber

Book Review: Bioethics in Historical Perspective by Sarah Ferber

How influential has the Nazi analogy been in recent medical debates on euthanasia? And what does the tragic history […]

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    Book Review: The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities by Doris Sommer

Book Review: The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities by Doris Sommer

Celebrating art and interpretation that take on social challenges, Doris Sommer looks to steer the humanities back to engagement with […]

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    Book Review: The Education of David Martin: The Making of an Unlikely Sociologist by David Martin

Book Review: The Education of David Martin: The Making of an Unlikely Sociologist by David Martin

David Martin’s autobiography offers surprising and often moving insights into his life, times and intellectual development. As Professor Emeritus […]

Book Review: Justification and Critique by Rainer Forst

With Justification and Critique, noted political theorist Rainer Forst presents a selection of essays on the limits and potential […]