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Post-Communist European Thought presents the range and strength of philosophy as practiced in the formerly communist countries of Europe.
Post-Communist European Thought is a special series in the Value Inquiry Book Series.
Post-Communist European Thought is co-sponsored by the Center for East European Dialogue and Development, Rochester Institute of Technology.
A Critical Horizons Book Series
The Social and Critical Theory Book Series provides a forum for the critical analysis of issues and debates within critical and social theories and the traditions through which these concerns are often voiced. The series is committed to publishing works that offer critical and insightful analyses of contemporary societies, as well as exploring the many dimensions of the human condition through which these critiques can be made.
Social and Critical Theory publishes works that stimulate new horizons of critical thought by actively promoting debate across established boundaries.

The series published an average of 1,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.
The series Social, Political and Legal Philosophy will publish collections of new essays on topics in social or political or legal philosophy.
Social, Political and Legal Philosophy is a subseries of Rodopi Philosophical Studies.
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This annotated commentary delineating Michel Pêcheux’s materialist discourse theory anticipates the formation of a real social science to supersede the metaphysical meanings ‘always-already-there’ instituted by empirical ideology. Structures of Language presents Pêcheux’s consequential work in respect of Ferdinand de Saussure’s epistemological breakthrough that founded the science of linguistics: the theoretical separation of sound from meaning.

Noam Chomsky’s generative grammar, John Searle’s philosophy of language, B.F. Skinner’s indwelling agents, J.L. Austin’s speech situations, Jacques Lacan’s symbolic order, and the influential theories of other linguistic researchers, are cited to explain imaginary semantic systems. The broader implications for structural metaphysics in language use are tacitly conveyed.
Die Frage nach sozialer Integration und die Idee Performativer Sozialphilosophie
Um zu vermeiden, soziale Integration nach Maßgabe eurozentrisch-assimilativer Narrative aufzufassen, ist die Konstitution sozialer Ordnung als eine performative Praxis leiblicher Verkörperung zu begreifen. Dann nämlich hat man das Fremde zwischen uns anzuerkennen und zwar als die je individuelle Realität des Leiblichen. Die Anerkennung der fremden und insofern unverfügbaren Realität leiblichen Seins muss einer exklusionskritischen Politik sozialer Integration als ethische Richtschnur dienen. Dementsprechend erweitert die Performative Sozialphilosophie klassische diskurstheoretische Auffassungen des Performativen um eine leib-phänomenologische Dimension. Ferner ergänzt sie die zeitgenössischen post-anthropologischen Konzeptionen des Sozialen um eine anthropologische Kritik. Schließlich gilt es die performative Verkörperung sozialer Ordnung vor dem Hintergrund der spezifischen Natur humaner Leiblichkeit zu verstehen.
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Sociology for Durkheim was by no means a knowledge closed in its specificity. It was rather an open science, permeable to contributions coming from other disciplines. For him, the task of sociology was to study what held societies together, giving place to reflective change and progressive development. This is an epistemological and political model that still retains all its relevance today: an example to be rediscovered against any reductionist conception of the vocation and object of social sciences; an encouragement to see sociology as an indispensable protagonist for an authentic interdisciplinary dialogue in the field of humanities. It is one of the best legacies Durkheim left us, that this book attempts to illustrate.
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This book is a masterpiece of critical theory. It provides an illuminating and original meta-theoretical account of Marx’s general views of critical economic theory. Sympathetic to the general aims of Marx, it also excavates the internal contradictions of the Marxian theory with unparalleled care. Written in Hungarian in the early 1970s, it was censored by the communist authorities immediately after its completion. Its belated publication in English signifies a major boon for research scholars in a range of disciplines, including philosophy, political economy, Marxism, intellectual history, and Eastern European studies.
Studien zur ideologischen Ambivalenz der ‚deutschen‘ Mystik
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Wohl kein mittelalterlicher Autor hat im Laufe der Jahrhunderte eine größere Faszination auf seine Leser ausgeübt als Meister Eckhart. Die besondere Universalität und Weite seines mystisch-theologischen Denkens hat ihn jedoch auch immer wieder zur Projektionsfläche für ideologisch motivierte Interpretationen aller Art gemacht. Der vorliegende Band beleuchtet die Rezeption, die Eckharts Mystik in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus erfahren hat. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei die verschiedenen und teilweise widersprüchlichen Versuche, Eckhart zum Begründer eines „germanischen Christentums“ bzw. eines „deutschen Glaubens“ zu stilisieren und ihn in polemischer Weise gegen das Judentum, aber auch gegen die Katholische Kirche in Stellung zu bringen.

Meister Eckhart is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating medieval authors, who has appealed to a wide audience across the centuries. At the same time, the extraordinary universality and openness of his mystical-theological approach has repeatedly made him the object of all kinds of ideological projections and misinterpretations. The present volume examines the reception of Eckhart’s mysticism in the era of National Socialism. The main focus is put on the different and sometimes contradictory attempts to present Eckhart as the founder of “Germanic Christianity” or “German faith” and as a visceral opponent of both Judaism and the Catholic Church.