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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by Verso
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Jules
Aug 04, 2020 rated it liked it
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A very thoughtful and interesting book. I highly recommend watching Roberto Mangaberia Unger deliver his lectures on this topic. He’s an excellent lecturer and hearing his voice when you read this is very helpful. He has kindly released his writing and recordings for free on his site.

Unger is a very classy scholar, and his skill is reflected in his writing. Every word counts in this book and each sentence could be a thesis. Unger is a legal scholar and thinks in way, that reflects his understan
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Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's written in Unger's typically lofty and abstract style, but if you can cram your brain into the vocabulary he uses and the world he inhabits, his point and his dreams are genuinely interesting. ...more
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Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The most important book on the economics of the decade, at least, as regards the future of the discipline and the direction of society. I empathize with the other reviewers—the book is dense, and each sentence draws on definitions and constructed meanings derived from the enormous corpus of Unger's other works. The book is difficult to summit, but completely worth the struggle. I also echo the advice of other reviewers to seek out Unger's lectures on YouTube, or his shorter writings and courses. ...more
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Roberto Mangabeira Unger (born 24 March 1947) is a philosopher and politician. He has written notable works including Politics: A Work In Constructive Social Theory and The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time. He has developed his views and positions across many fields, including social, and political, and economic theory. In legal theory, he is best known for his work in the 1970s-1990s whi ...more

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