This book comprises a selection of William McBride's essays on theory and practice in the former Yugoslavia, 1989 - 1999. It continues the critical assessment of neoliberal globalization from the vantage point of its effects on East-Central and Southern Europe that McBride presented in Philosophical Reflections. Unlike the earlier book, it situates discussions of globalization and neonationalist wars against the backdrop of the history, development, and demise of Praxis Philosophy - the one-time bridge between the progressive forces of former Yugoslavia and various East-West initiatives.
William L. McBride is Arthur G. Hansen Distingished Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The Practical Relevance of Practical Philosophy: Philosophers' Impact on History Chapter 3 Ideals and Reality Revisited: Praxis and Nationalism in Erstwhile Yugoslavia: A Tribute to Gajo Petrovic Chapter 4 Markovic's Language and the Spirit of Community Chapter 5 Global Injustices Chapter 6 Capitalism and Socialism as Ideals and the New World Order: An American Perspective Chapter 7 The Marxian Vision of a (Better) Possible Future: End of a Grand Illusion? Chapter 8 The Pathos of European Political Philosophy after Marxism Chapter 9 Rethinking Democracy in Light of the East European Experience Chapter 10 The Philosophy of Marx in the Wake of 1989: A New Appraisal Chapter 11 Rights in the Context of 'One World': From Wendell Willkie to the Present Chapter 12 Clarifying 'Civil Society' and Creating Space for Civil Societies: From the Struggle against Nation-State Despotisms to the Critique of Despotic Transnationalisms Chapter 13 Coca-Cola Culture and Other Cultures: Against Hegemony Chapter 14 Consumerist Cultural Hegemony within a Cosmopolitan Order - Why Not? Chapter 15 What Values Remain? Chapter 16 Habermas and the Marxian Tradition Chapter 17 The Globalization of Philosophy Chapter 18 Appendix: Review Essay