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    Attack on Government: Fear, Distrust, and Hatred in Public Life.David P. Levine - 2004 - Pitchstone Publishing.
    Distrust of government and a sense that government has failed are central features of public life in America. Attack on Government is a psychological study of these and related features of the way we experience government in the United States. The book considers such topics as the moral standing of government, the free market ideal, and the abuse of power.
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    Depending on strangers: freedom, memory, and the unknown self.David P. Levine - 2021 - Oxfordshire: Phoenix Publishing House.
    In this book, David Levine explores the unknown self. The unknown self is the self existing as a potential to become something yet to be determined. The shape our personalities and life experiences take depends on a process. At the outset of this process, the self is, in a sense, a stranger; both to us and to others. The more this is the case, the greater the openness of the process of self-formation to a kind of freedom, which is the (...)
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    Freedom of Choice and Freedom from Need.David P. Levine - 2011 - Public Reason 3 (2).
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    Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self.David P. Levine - 2015 - Routledge.
    Throughout the history of psychoanalysis, the study of creativity and fine art has been a special concern. _Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self_ makes a distinct contribution to the psychoanalytic study of art by focusing attention on the relationship between creativity and greed. This book also focuses attention on factors in the personality that block creativity, and examines the matter of the self and its ability to be present and exist as the essential (...)
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    Poverty, Work, and Freedom: Political Economy and the Moral Order.David P. Levine & S. Abu Turab Rizvi - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    The poor seem easy to identify: those who do not have enough money or enough of the things money can buy. This book explores a different approach to poverty, one suggested by the notion of capabilities emphasized by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. In the spirit of the capabilities approach, the book argues that poverty refers not to a lack of things but to the lack of the ability to live life in a particular way. The authors argue that the (...)
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    Politics without reason: the perfect world and the liberal ideal.David P. Levine - 2008 - New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book explores the common thread holding together seemingly diverse tendencies in attacks on liberalism. The author argues that ambivalence about the self and about desire as an expression of the self fosters the intense animosity we observe directed toward the liberal ideal. Ambivalence arises because the self is viewed as the locus of a destructive form of desire, one that must be controlled and repressed. The author argues that speaking of ambivalence toward the self is another way of speaking (...)
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    Reason in Politics.David P. Levine - 2012 - Hegel Bulletin 33 (1):1-18.
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    Self-Seeking and the Pursuit of Justice.David P. Levine - 1997 - Routledge.
    First published in 1997, this volume delves into the most influential theories of economic justice, which ground themselves in utilitarian or related contractarian ideas about the self. These ideas take self-interest to be transparent and unproblematic. Favoured assumptions about the self also make scarcity the primary reality with which economic justice must deal. Much is lost in consideration of the justness of economic arrangements when we take the wants and interests of the self for granted in this way, and treat (...)
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    Subjectivity in Political Economy: Essays on Wanting and Choosing.David P. Levine - 1998 - Psychology Press.
    This book explores the way political economy understands human motivation. It is an exciting and unusual contribution, offering a novel integration of the insights of political economy, philosophy, and psychology.
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    The Capacity for Ethical Conduct: On Psychic Existence and the Way We Relate to Others.David P. Levine - 2012 - Routledge.
    What is the root cause of ethical failure? Why is preoccupation with ethics more a part of the problem than a part of the solution? What makes ethical conduct a natural expression of who we are? What enables us to be ourselves in our relations with others? Ethical failure has become a significant concern in public life, in organizations and in educational institutions. The Capacity for Ethical Conduct explores how qualities of character and personality either make ethical conduct possible for (...)
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    The destroyed world and the guilty self: a psychoanalytic study of culture and politics.David P. Levine - 2019 - Oxfordshire [ England]: Phoenix Publishing House. Edited by Matthew H. Bowker.
    David Levine and Mathew Bowker explore cultural and political trends organized around the conviction that the world we live in is a dangerous place to be, that it is dominated by hate and destruction, and that in it our primary task is to survive by carrying on a life-long struggle against hostile forces. Their method involves the analysis of public fantasies to reveal their hidden meanings. The central fantasy explored is the fantasy of a destroyed world, which appears most commonly (...)
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