216 x 138mm | 160 pages | September 2018 PB | 978-1-5095-3137-0 £12.99 | $14.95 | €16.90 ebook available
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The Idea of Socialism Towards a Renewal AXEL HONNETH Translated by Joseph Ganahl Despite growing discontent, many would hesitate to invoke socialism when envisioning life beyond capitalism. How can we explain the rapid decline of this once powerful idea? In this lucid essay, Axel Honneth argues that socialism has lost its luster because its theoretical assumptions are no longer convincing in our contemporary post-industrial societies. Only if we can replace these with a concept of history and society that corresponds to our experiences will we restore confidence in a project as relevant today as it was a century ago – the idea of an economy that realizes freedom in solidarity. AXEL HONNETH is Senior Professor of Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang GoetheUniversität in Frankfurt, Germany and the Jack C. Weinstein Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University in New York. “A lucid and compelling case for renewing the utopian impulse of the early Marx in the context of the present.” – Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley
229 x 152mm | 480 pages | September 2018 PB | 978-0-7456-5168-2 £17.99 | $24.95 | €23.90 ebook available
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God is Beautiful The Aesthetic Experience of the Quran NAVID KERMANI Translated by Tony Crawford The melodious recitation of the Quran is a fundamental aesthetic experience for Muslims. In this important book, Navid Kermani considers the manner in which the Quran has been perceived, apprehended and experienced by its recipients from the time of the Prophet to the present day. Drawing on a wide range of Muslim sources, from historians, theologians and philosophers to mystics and literary scholars, Kermani provides a close reading of the nature of this powerful text. Although people have always reflected on the reception of texts, images and sounds that they find beautiful or moving, Kermani explains that Islam provides a particularly striking example of the close correlation, between art and religion, revelation and poetry, and religious and aesthetic experience. NAVID KERMANI is a writer and scholar. He was awarded the 2015 Peace Prize of the German Publishers’ Association, Germany’s most prestigious cultural award.
“Navid Kermani has written one of the most insightful books on religion to appear in decades.” – Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College