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NWP Books Author: Giorgio Baruchello

Giorgio Baruchello
Born in Genoa, Italy, Giorgio Baruchello is an Icelandic citizen and works as Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Akureyri, Iceland. He read philosophy in Genoa and Reykjavík, Iceland, and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Guelph, Canada. His publications encompass several different areas, especially social philosophy, theory of value, and intellectual history. Since 2005 he edits Nordicum-Mediterraneum: The Icelandic E-Journal of Nordic and Mediterranean Studies.

Dr. Baruchello's page at the University of Akureyri, Iceland.

Books by Giorgio Baruchello

The Business of Life and Death, Vol.1

The Business of Life and Death, Volume One:
Values and Economies

Paperback, $29.95 USD. Purchase from Amazon.

As Descartes did for epistemology and Lévinas did for ethics, Baruchello places social and political philosophy as the new ‘first philosophy’. His research in the intersecting fields of economics, power politics, knowledge, and reality, presented here and in The Business of Life and Death Volume 2: Politics, Law, and Society, continues the work of John McMurtry, and fills in the unacknowledged missing pieces in the work of Paul Krugman, Naomi Klein, and Noam Chomsky, among others. He lays bare the frightening reality of how capital has controlled our understanding of knowledge, ethics, and meaning, to the detriment of the life-flourishing of peoples and environments. Yet his argument remains optimistic: he shows how the power of capital can be escaped, and how the life-ground of human goodness can replace it.


The Business of Life and Death, Vol.2

The Business of Life and Death, Volume Two:
Politics, Law, and Society

by Giorgio Baruchello

Paperback, $29.95 USD. Purchase from Amazon

With patient logic, comprehensive research, a courageous sense of purpose, and indeed a gentle sense of humour, this volume of Baruchello’s essays continues the work of John McMurtry, and fills in the unacknowledged missing pieces in the work of Martha Nussbaum, Hans Jonas, and Arthur Fridolin Utz, among others. Baruchello lays bare the frightening reality of how capital has controlled our understanding of knowledge, ethics, and meaning, to the detriment of the life-flourishing of peoples and environments. Yet his argument remains optimistic: he shows how the power of capital can be escaped, and how the life-ground of human goodness can replace it.


Philosophy of Cruelty

by Giorgio Baruchello

Paperback, $19.95 USD. Purchase from Amazon

Baruchello’s Philosophy of Cruelty, the second collection of his essays, turns a difficult and emotionally charged topic into a surprisingly informative and enlightening read. Covering the history of Western philosophy’s treatment of cruelty as a topic, yet relating every point to present-day occasions of violence and injustice, this book is a touchstone for any discussion of cruelty as a philosophical theme. It pulls no punches, yet it leaves you standing taller.


Mortals, Money, and Masters of Thought

Paperback, $19.95 USD. Purchase from Amazon

Mortals, Money, and Masters of Thought is a thoroughly enjoyable medley of philosophical meditations. Covering a very wide variety of topics, from metaphysical matters like the nature of history and art, to practical and ethically serious matters like global economic injustice, this collection nevertheless offers a remarkably coherent reading experience, where all topics are joined together by the common theme of death. This is the work of an enquiring mind, investigating the most serious matters with logical clarity and also with imaginative playfulness.