Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Featured Book: Adventures in Political Theory by Norman Patrick Peritore

About the book:

Learn about Socrates, the Sophists, Plato and Aristotle, Epicureans and Stoics, Medieval thought, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Hegel, Marx, Gramsci, communism, fascism, Freud, Marcuse, Fromm, Nietzsche, Derrida, Foucault, feminism, environmentalism, evolutionary biology and human nature, transhumanism, Weber, Schumpeter, rational choice, Gandhi, Habermas, Freire, and participatory democracy, all in a accurate but light non-academic style. This book will make you think about politics and the world in a new way.

About the author:

Norman Patrick Peritore Ph.D. taught for 40 years at University of Missouri, with stints at Federal University of Argentina, University of Auckland, University of Sibiu Romania, Catholic University in Recife Brazil, California State University at San Jose. Author of five books, thirty articles, and over one hundred conference presentations in eight countries, he lives in Recife, Brazil, where he does yoga, underwater photography and sails, is studying biology, and works in a cancer charity. He has travelled to thirty countries and done field research in eight. He reads or speaks six languages.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Interesting! I'm taking a class right now that focuses quite a bit on Machiavelli. Intriguing man, that one!!


Lilian said...

I am taking Ethical Theory this year, and this book sounds like it's right up my alley. Thank you so much for sharing!

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