Category: Political Philosophy

By William L. Richter,Lisa V. Binckes,Charles J. Cavenee,Carol A. Gould,Dan R. Harden,Lori Thomas Healey,Liudmila Inozemtseva,Tatiana Mateo-Gomez,Lisa Maxwell,Kristine A. McKechnie,Norman E. Steen

ISBN-10: 074256424X

ISBN-13: 9780742564244

ISBN-10: 0742564339

ISBN-13: 9780742564336

Approaches to Political Thought increases 3 very important questions referring to conventional political suggestion: (1) Why examine the political writings and ideas of Plato, Machiavelli, and different long-dead writers? (2) Who one of the writers, and which in their works, are worthy learning? (3) How should still they be studied? The ebook then explores ten modern ways to realizing political notion and the varied solutions to those questions. The ways coated contain these of Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt, Eric Voegelin, Sheldon Wolin, the Cambridge university (Quentin Skinner and J.G.A. Pocock), Psychobiography, serious thought of the Frankfurt tuition (Herbert Marcuse and Jürgen Habermas), Hermeneutics (Paul Ricoeur and Hans-Georg Gadamer), Michel Foucault, and Feminist feedback (Susan Moller Okin and Jean Elshtain). every one bankruptcy comprises an introductory essay and edited decisions that illustrate or speak about that process. every one bankruptcy concludes with dialogue questions and proposals for additional exploration, together with books, articles, and websites. This exploration of contending modern methods to political notion touches upon ongoing methodological and philosophical matters which are suitable to numerous educational disciplines, together with political technology, historical past, philosophy, and psychology.

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By John Gray

ISBN-10: 0415424046

ISBN-13: 9780415424042

John grey is the bestselling writer of such books as Straw canines and Al Qaeda and What it ability to be sleek which brought a mainstream readership to a guy who used to be already one of many UK's so much good revered thinkers and political theorists.


Gray wrote Enlightenment’s Wake in 1995 – six years after the autumn of the Berlin Wall and 6 years sooner than the terrorist assaults at the global exchange heart. Turning his again on neoliberalism at precisely the second that its advocates have been of their pomp, trumpeting 'the finish of heritage' and the supposedly unstoppable unfold of liberal values around the globe, Gray’s used to be a lone voice of scepticism. The pondering he criticised right here could lead eventually to the invasion of Iraq. this day, its folly may appear visible to all, yet as this version of Enlightenment’s Wake exhibits, John grey has been attempting to warn us for a few fifteen years – the remainder of us are just now catching up with him.

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By Loren E. Lomasky

ISBN-10: 0190263954

ISBN-13: 9780190263959

Loren Lomasky is a number one recommend of a rights-based libertarian method of political and social matters. This quantity collects fifteen of his articles that experience seemed in view that his influential quantity Persons, Rights, and the ethical Community (OUP, 1987) along one new essay. the amount represents Lomasky's newer efforts at developing the underpinnings of liberal rights concept, within which he formulates a chain of questions about the character and scope of rights and rights holders.

Among the questions Lomasky addresses: In what approach is classical utilitarianism essentially intolerant? To what volume may possibly utilitarian cost-benefit analyses be admissible inside of rights-upholding political idea? Does it even make feel to talk of maximizing liberty? How can this be understood in Hobbesian, Kantian, and Rawlsian theoretical settings? In an international within which rights-talk is ubiquitous, what's the position of conventional virtues akin to loyalty and charity? Is it inconsistent to espouse either an austere classical liberalism and a social protection internet? Liberalism is in most cases provided as a conception in regards to the inner contours of the country, yet how does it converse to the relationships among one country and one other? among the kingdom and would-be immigrants? In a global showing enormous cross-border inequalities, does justice require the extension of relief from the wealthy to the poor?

The booklet opens with an unpublished essay, "Everything previous is New back: The dying and Rebirth of Classical Liberalism," which incorporates a historical past of the century-long decline of conventional liberalism and its impressive, unanticipated go back to power within the moment half the 20 th century. It then bargains the prospectus for a libertarian learn software for the following part century.

"Lomasky is likely one of the such a lot tremendous political philosophers of his iteration and in addition has an excellent gift with the pen. He as an alternative alternatives away at undesirable arguments and undesirable rhetoric no matter if regularly contract along with his priors or now not. And he loves to entertain strange twists on arguments. The upshot is a superb trip via deep questions in political philosophy and organization."-Peter Boettke, college Professor of Economics & Philosophy, George Mason University

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By Nancy Fraser

ISBN-10: 0415917948

ISBN-13: 9780415917940

ISBN-10: 0415917956

ISBN-13: 9780415917957

Refuting the argument to select from "the politics of popularity" and the "politics of redistribution," Justice Interruptus integrates the easiest features of either. ********************************************************* ** What does it suggest to imagine seriously approximately politics at a time while inequality is expanding around the globe, whilst struggles for the popularity of distinction are eclipsing struggles for social equality, and once we lack any credible imaginative and prescient of a substitute for the current order? thinker Nancy Fraser claims that the hot button is to beat the fake oppositions of "postsocialist" common-sense. Refuting the view that we needs to choose from "the politics of popularity" and the "politics of redistribution," Fraser argues for an integrative technique that encompasses the simplest features of both.

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By Donatella Campus,Gianfranco Pasquino,Martin Bull

ISBN-10: 1907301194

ISBN-13: 9781907301193

This ebook maintains the editors' paintings (started within the quantity “Masters of Political Science”) of highlighting and re-evaluating the contributions of an important political scientists who've long gone earlier than. Its foundation is the assumption that the longer term improvement and class of the self-discipline will take advantage of a serious figuring out of the works of early political “giants” whose contributions are offered and analysed: Gabriel A. Almond, Raymond Aron, Philip speak, Maurice Duverger, Stanley Hoffmann, Paul Lazarsfeld, Arend Lijphart, Elinor Ostrom, William H. Riker, Stein Rokkan and Susan unusual. The editors evaluate and look at the contributions of those maestri to the learn of up to date democracy, political tradition, electoral platforms, political conversation, the transformation of capitalism and kingdom formation in Europe. Maestri of Political technology is aimed not just at a brand new new release of political scientists yet is a invaluable chance for validated students to determine new mild via previous windows.

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By Maurizio Viroli

ISBN-10: 0691160015

ISBN-13: 9780691160016

In Redeeming "The Prince," one of many world's best Machiavelli students places forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the main influential yet largely misunderstood ebook within the Western political culture. Overturning well known misconceptions and tough scholarly consensus, Maurizio Viroli additionally presents a clean creation to the paintings. visible from this unique point of view, 5 centuries after its composition, The Prince bargains new insights into the character and probabilities of political liberation.

Rather than a bible of unscrupulous politics, The Prince, Viroli argues, is de facto approximately political redemption--a ebook encouraged via Machiavelli's patriotic wish to see a brand new founding for Italy. Written within the type of an oration, following the foundations of classical rhetoric, the ebook condenses its major message within the ultimate part, "Exhortation to free up Italy from the Barbarians." There Machiavelli creates the parable of a redeemer, a terrific ruler who ushers in an period of peace, freedom, and solidarity. opposite to students who retain that the exhortation was once extra later, Viroli proves that Machiavelli composed it in addition to the remainder of the textual content, finishing the entire via December 1513 or early 1514.

Only if we learn The Prince as a idea of political redemption, Viroli contends, do we ultimately comprehend, and correctly review, the book's so much debatable pages on political morality, in addition to placed to relaxation the cliché of Machiavelli as a "Machiavellian."

Bold, transparent, and provocative, Redeeming "The Prince" may still completely swap how Machiavelli and his masterpiece are understood.

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By Federico Luisetti,John Pickles,Wilson Kaiser

ISBN-10: 082235893X

ISBN-13: 9780822358930

ISBN-10: 0822359219

ISBN-13: 9780822359210

The individuals to The Anomie of the Earth discover the convergences and resonances among Autonomist Marxism and decolonial pondering. In discussing and rejecting Carl Schmitt's formula of the nomos—a conceptualization of global order in line with the Western tenets of legislations and property—the authors query the belief of common political matters and glance in the direction of politics of the commons divorced from ecu notions of sovereignty. They distinction ecu Autonomism with North and South American decolonial and indigenous conceptions of autonomy, talk about the legacies of every, and look at social hobbies within the Americas and Europe. past orthodox Marxism, their transatlantic exchanges aspect to the rising different types disclosed by way of the cave in of the colonial and capitalist frameworks of Western modernity.

participants. Joost de Bloois, Jodi A. Byrd, Gustavo Esteva, Silvia Federici, Wilson Kaiser, Mara Kaufman, Frans-Willem Korsten, Federico Luisetti, Sandro Mezzadra, Walter D. Mignolo, Benjamin Noys, John Pickles, Alvaro Reyes, Catherine Walsh, Gareth Williams, Zac Zimmer

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By Frank A. Meyer

ISBN-10: 3280055644

ISBN-13: 9783280055649

Scharfsinnig, bissig, anregend - zwei renommierte Journalisten und Denker über die wichtigsten politischen und gesellschaftlichen Fragen unserer Zeit. Sternstunden der politischen Streitkultur und der intelligenten Provokation
"Ich schätze an Frank A. Meyer, dass er neugierig ist, gebildet, Dogmen hasst und doch bodenständig geblieben ist - ein echter Schweizer Querkopf eben." Joschka Fischer, Ex-Außenminister Deutschlands.

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By John RAWLS

ISBN-10: 0674017722

ISBN-13: 9780674017726

ISBN-10: 0674880102

ISBN-13: 9780674880108

notwithstanding the revised variation of A idea of Justice, released in 1999, is the definitive assertion of Rawls's view, loads of the huge literature on Rawls's thought refers back to the first variation. This reissue makes the 1st variation once more to be had for students and severe scholars of Rawls's work.

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By Teun A. van Dijk

ISBN-10: 0761956549

ISBN-13: 9780761956549

ISBN-10: 0761956557

ISBN-13: 9780761956556

The definition of ideology maintains to occupy students throughout quite a lot of disciplines. during this ebook, Teun A van Dijk sketches a demanding new multidisciplinary framework for theorizing ideology. He defines ideology because the foundation of the social representations of a bunch, its features by way of social relatives among teams, and its copy as enacted by way of discourse. modern racist discourse is tested to demonstrate those ideological family members among cognition, society and discourse.

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