a reading list that is entirely idiosyncratic on political theology, political anthropology, political philosophy, and political economy as well as philosophy of science and the history of philosophy, part 1

One will note that these not only don’t agree but often in conflict in claims directly. However, this combination of books has been helpful to clarify my thinking. These are in no order and not categorized.

Political and Philosophical Manuscripts by K. Marx
“The Critique of the Gotha Program” by K. Marx
Das Kapital by K. Marx
Negative Dialectics by T. Adorno
Introduction to Dialectics by T. Adorno
The Dialectic of Enlightenment by. M. Horkheimer and T. Adorno
After Virtue by A. MacIntyre
What Kinship Is-And Is Not by M. Sahlins
The Human Condition by H. Arendt
On Tyranny by L. Strauss
On The Notion of Authority by A. Kojeve
On Politics by A. Ryan
How (Not) to Be Secular by J. K.A. Smith
The Man of Reason: ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ in Western Philosophy by G. Lloyd.
Violence: Six Sideways Reflections by S. Zizek
A Secular Age by C. Taylor
Purity and Danger by M. Douglas
Stone Age Economics by M. Sahlins
Orientalism by E. Said
God Is Dead: Secularization in the West by Steve Bruce
Property and Progress: the historical origins and social foundations of self-sustaining growth BY R. Brenner
Understanding Class by E.O. Wright
The Mismeasure of Man by S. Gould
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by S. Gould
Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life by D. Dennett
The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes: Volume 1: by I. Lakatos
Occidentalism: Images of the West by J. G. Carrier
The Origins of Capitalism: A Longer View by E. M. Woods
The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual by H. Cruse
The Invention of Culture by R. Wagner
The Making of the English Working Class By E.P Thompson
Outline of Theory of Practice By P. Bourdieu
Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson
Europe and the People Without History by Eric R. Wolf
The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution by G. Cochran and H. Harpendiing
Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live By M. Zuk
The Morality of Happiness by J. Annas
The Norms of Nature: Studies in Hellenistic Ethics ed. By M. Schofield and G. Striker
Theory as History: Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation by J. Banaji
Man and Society by J. Plamenatz
The Idea of the Muslim World by C. Aydin
Marx’s Theory of Price and its Modern Rivals by H. Nicholas
Capitalism. Competition, Conflict, Crises by A. Shaikh
For and Against Method: Including Lakatos’s Lectures on Scientific Method and the Lakatos-Feyerabend Correspondence editted by M. Motterlini
An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital by M. Heinrich translated A. Locascio
The Making of Marx’s Capital-Vol 1 by R. Rosdolsky
Historical Capitalism by I. Wallerstein
Reclaiming Marx’s ‘Capital’: A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency by A. Kliman
Politics and Vision: Continuity and Innovation in Western Political Thought by S.S. Wolin
The End of Theory: Financial Crises, the Failure of Economics, and the Sweep of Human Interaction by R. Bookstaber
The Long Depression: Marxism and the Global Crisis of Capitalism by M. Roberts
After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840–1900 by F. C. Beiser
Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy by K. Marx
The German Historicist Tradition by F. C. Beiser
Machiavelli’s Liberal Republican Legacy by Paul A. Rahe
German Idealism: The Struggle against Subjectivism, 1781–1801 by F. C. Beiser
The Black Jacobins by C.L.R James
Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition by C. J. Robinson
The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: Chinese Socialism in Crisi by Y. Wu
Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China’s New Class by J. Andreas
On Revolution by H. Arendt
Sex and Death: An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology by K. Sterelny and P. E. Griffiths


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