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Sartwell, Crispin 1958-

Works: 35 works in 177 publications in 5 languages and 13,729 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BH56, 111.85
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Most widely held works about Crispin Sartwell
Most widely held works by Crispin Sartwell
Act like you know : African-American autobiography and white identity by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black autobiographical discourses, from the earliest slave narratives to the most contemporary urban raps, have each in their own way gauged and confronted the character of white society." Sartwell analyses these African American writings and gains a unique perspective on and picture of white identity.--Back cover
Six names of beauty by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this meditation on what is beautiful, Crispin Sartwell begins with six words from six different cultures - ancient Greek's "to kalon," the Japanese idea of "wabi-sabi," Hebrew's "yapha," the Navajo concept "hozho," Sanskrit "sundara," and our own English-language "beauty."" "Each word becomes a door onto another way of thinking about, and looking at, what is beautiful in the world, and in our lives. The earthy and the exalted, the imperfect and the ideal: things, spaces, high art, sounds, aromas, nothingness. Sartwell writes about scores of beautiful things - among them, a Japanese teapot and Diana Rigg as Mrs. Emma Peel, the pleasure in a well-used hammer and in pop music and in Vermeer's Girl in a Red Hat."--Jacket
Race, class, gender, and sexuality : the big questions( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology combines analyses and surveys of contemporary theorizing on social identity." "The editors redirect classic philosophical questions about personal identity to the categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Readings consist of scholarly, popular, autobiographical, and literary writings that engage issues in racial theory, social and political philosophy, and feminism. A fifth part of the book on intersections illustrates the conceptual problems with essentialism and the taxonomy of identity politics. The importance of narrative accounts of social life within these significant identity categories is emphasized throughout the volume."--Jacket
Exquisite rebel : the essays of Voltairine de Cleyre : feminist, anarchist, genius by Voltairine De Cleyre( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emma Goldman called Voltairine de Cleyre "the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced." Yet her writings and speeches on anarchism and feminism - as radical, passionate, and popular at the time as Goldman's - are virtually unknown today. This important book brings de Cleyre's eloquent and incisive work out of undeserved obscurity. Twenty-one essays are reprinted here, including her classic works: "Anarchism and the American Tradition," "The Dominant Idea," and "Sex Slavery." Three biographical essays are also included: two new ones by Sharon Presley and Crispin Sartwell, and a rarely reprinted one from Emma Goldman."--Jacket
Aesthetics : the classic readings by David E Cooper( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of living : aesthetics of the ordinary in world spiritual traditions by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to aesthetics by Stephen Davies( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Polish and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically arranged, the 130 articles in this volume provide comprehensive coverage of the main topics and writers in the area of aesthetics. It will aid students of philosophy, literary criticism and cultural studies, as a guide and reference
Extreme virtue : truth and leadership in five great American lives by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This] "book grapple's with what has gone wrong in the American political system and describes what we should look for in our leaders. Sartwell argues that the real problem is a pervasive lack of truth in political leaders and that more can be accomplished by straight talk than by polling and focus groups. This book consists of biographical portraits of five great Americans: anarchists Emma Goldman and Voltairine de Cleyre, conservative senator Barry Goldwater, Lakota spiritual leader John Fire Lame Deer, and black nationalist Malcolm X ... each shares a suspicion of power and a vision of individual liberation. Despite their distinctive and unique approaches, each person is a model of truth in public life."--Back cover
Political aesthetics by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of story : toward an annihilation of language and history by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the state : an introduction to anarchist political theory by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Against the State, Crispin Sartwell unleashes a quick and brutal rejection of the traditional arguments for state legitimacy. Sartwell considers the classics of Western political philosophy - Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Hume, Bentham, Rawls, and Habermas, among others - and argues that their positions are not only wrong but also embarrassingly bad. He separates the traditional pro-state arguments into three classes: social contract theories, utilitarian justifications, and justicial views, all while attacking both general strategies and particular formulations. Sartwell argues that the state rests on nothing but deadly force and its accompanying coercion, and that no one is under any obligation to obey the law merely because it is the law. He concludes by articulating a positive vision of an anarchist future, based on the "individualism" of such figures as Emerson and Thoreau. Against the State provides a rigorous and provocative foil to the classic texts, and also serves as a concise statement of the anarchist challenge."--Jacket
Confucius, Lao Tzu and Chinese philosophy by Crispin Sartwell( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such masters as Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi, meditates on the interdependence of opposites and teaches the path of non-resistance. Westerners are only now beginning to understand the central importance of the tradition and community emphasized in Chinese thought for over two thousand years
Punishment by Crispin Sartwell( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punishment involved authority and the exercise of power by one of more humans over another, usually to preserve order and security. But any understanding of punishment depends heavily on our interpretation of both authority and responsibility. What are the moral considerations involved in depriving others of their liberty or lives? Is the purpose of incarceration to rehabilitate, to deter, or simply to punish? And by what philosophy do we invest the state with such power?
The practical anarchist : writings of Josiah Warren by Josiah Warren( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This will be the first chance for many readers to encounter Warren's writings, and in many oases-this is their first publication since their original appearance in obscure self-published periodicals, including The Peaceful Revolutionist (1833), the first American anarchist periodical. Moreover, they often appeared in a bizarre zxperimental typography
How to escape : magic, madness, beauty, and cynicism by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exquisite Rebel the Essays of Voltairine de Cleyre -- Anarchist, Feminist, Genius by Voltairine De Cleyre( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obscenity, anarchy, reality by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sartwell presents an extreme and provocative philosophy of life. He explores what happens if we love this world precisely as it is, with all of its pain, with all of its evil, with all of its bizarre and arbitrary and monstrous thereness. In a highly personal and brutally direct style, Sartwell explores the themes of transgressive sexuality, political anarchism, addiction, death, and embodiment. The author engages contemporary and historical debates in cultural criticism, metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy, and expresses deep suspicions about them. He asserts that scientific philosophical conceptualization is a movement toward death, a rejection of reality. Moral and political values - the ethical rejection of the particular precisely from within the particular - are, Sartwell claims, an assault on human authenticity. Thus, transgression - which is described as the affirmation of embodiment through obscenity - is something we radically require
White self-criticality beyond anti-racism : how does it feel to be a white problem? by George Yancy( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-racism powerfully emphasizes the significance of humility, vulnerability, anxiety, questions of complicity, and how being a "good white" is implicated in racial injustice. This collection sets a new precedent for critical race scholarship and critical whiteness studies to take into consideration what it means specifically to be a white problem rather than simply restrict scholarship to the problem of white privilege and white normative invisibility. Ultimately, the text challenges the contemporary rhetoric of a color-blind or color-evasive world in a discourse that is critically engaging and sophisticated, accessible, and persuasive."--Publisher's description
Addiction and Authorship by Crispin Sartwell( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical Anarchist Writings of Josiah Warren by Crispin Sartwell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Act like you know : African-American autobiography and white identity
Alternative Names
Crispin Sartwell American philosopher

Crispin Sartwell Amerikaans journalist

Sartwell, C.

Six names of beautyRace, class, gender, and sexuality : the big questionsExquisite rebel : the essays of Voltairine de Cleyre : feminist, anarchist, geniusAesthetics : the classic readingsThe art of living : aesthetics of the ordinary in world spiritual traditionsA Companion to aestheticsExtreme virtue : truth and leadership in five great American livesPolitical aesthetics