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  1. Poststructuralism and the epistemological basis of anarchism.Andrew M. Koch - 1993 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (3):327-351.
    This essay identifies two different methodological strategies used by the proponents of anarchism. In what is termed the "ontological" approach, the rationale for anarchism depends on a particular representation of human nature. That characterization of "being" determines the relation between the individual and the structures of social life. In the alternative approach, the epistemological status of "representation" is challenged, leaving human subjects without stable identities. Without the possibility of stable human representations, the foundations underlying the exercise of institutional power can (...)
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    Materialism and Social Inquiry in the Continental Tradition in Philosophy.Andrew M. Koch - 2017 - Lanham: Lexington Books.
    The continental tradition in philosophy has gotten more "materialistic" over the last two hundred years. This has resulted from a combination of some very specific moves with regard to the epistemological parameters of understanding and the assertion that ideas may have material force in history. Therefore, the materialism within the continental tradition is not a materiality of being, but a materiality of understanding and action. Such an inquiry opens up space between the activities of sensation and the mental faculty of (...)
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    Absolutism and Relativism.Andrew M. Koch - 2000 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 7 (4):25-31.
    This article raises the question of whether or not a "neutral" stance can be found from which to engage in philosophical counseling. By drawing on the debate between absolutism and relativism, it is argued that no such neutral ground exists. The foundational premises of the transcendentalist tradition involve different assumptions than those of the materialist and relativist traditions. Such a distinction goes back to the earliest days of philosophy and today the new profession of philosophical counseling must address the multiplicity (...)
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    Democracy and Domination: Technologies of Integration and the Rise of Collective Power.Andrew M. Koch & Amanda Gail Zeddy - 2009 - Lexington Books.
    Drawing on the genealogical tradition developed by Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault,Democracy and Domination argues that from the time of Ancient Greece to the present, the collective and centralizing aspects of power have been expanding in the Western world. Modern democracy should be seen as a system of domination that assists in the coordination and expansion of collective power.
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    Knowledge and Social Construction.Andrew M. Koch - 2005 - Lexington Books.
    In Knowledge and Social Construction Andrew Koch asks: how can we know the absolute best path through politics toward a better society? We can't. However, if our claims to social knowledge are more hypothetical in nature than absolute the resultant society will be more open.
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    Poststructuralism and the Politics of Method.Andrew M. Koch - 2007 - Lexington Books.
    Poststructuralism and the Politics of Method examines the political possibilities emerging with poststructuralist epistemology. Beginning with the premises for the construction of knowledge claims, Koch explores the dimensions of materialism, democracy, power, leftist politics, and other themes emerging from the this twentieth century philosophic movement.
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    Romance and Reason: Ontological and Social Sources of Alienation in the Writings of Max Weber.Andrew M. Koch - 2005 - Lexington Books.
    Alienation, as a theme, deeply pervaded both the work and life of Max Weber, one of the pillars of modern sociology. In this excellent new book, Andrew M. Koch analyzes the genesis of the conecpt of alienation and then, in a brilliant and imaginative turn, works to recreate the context in which Weber understood alienation in both the intellectual and lived sense.
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    Specters of Postmodernism.Andrew M. Koch - 2006 - International Studies in Philosophy 38 (4):71-96.
  9. Book Review: The Century, by Alain Badiou. [REVIEW]Andrew M. Koch - forthcoming - Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
     
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    Book Review: Badiou, A. (2007). The Century. Oxford, UK: Polity Press. [REVIEW]Andrew M. Koch - 2009 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (1):119-122.
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    Book Reviews : Wolfgang Schluchter, Paradoxes of Modernity: Culture and Conduct in the Theory of Max Weber. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA. Asher Horowitz and Terry Maley, eds., The Barbarism of Reason: Max Weber and the Twilight of Enlightenment. University of Toronto. [REVIEW]Andrew M. Koch - 1997 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 27 (4):551-557.
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