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Rewriting Difference
Rewriting Difference (June 2010)
Luce Irigaray and 'the Greeks'
Elena Tzelepis - Editor
Athena Athanasiou - Editor
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - Foreword by

A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray’s reading and rewriting of ancient Greek texts.

In this definitive reader, prominent scholars reflect on how Luce Irigaray reads the classic discourse of Western metaphysics and also how she is read within and against this discourse. Her return to “the Greeks,” through strategies of deconstructing, demythifying, reconstructing, and remythifying, is not a ...(Read More)
 
 
Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment
Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment (March 2010)
On Plato's Symposium
Steven Berg - Author

Provocative reinterpretation of Plato’s Symposium.

An original analysis of one of Plato’s most well-known and pivotal dialogues, this study is based upon the effort to think together the most manifest themes of the Symposium (the nature of eros and the relation between poetry and philosophy) with its less obvious but no less essential themes (the character of the city and the nature and limi...(Read More)
 
 
Logos and Muthos
Logos and Muthos (October 2009)
Philosophical Essays in Greek Literature
William Wians - Editor

Explores the philosophical dimensions present in the works of ancient Greek poets and playwrights.

What are the connections between ancient Greek literary and philosophical texts? Are they in fact two rival forms of discourse mutually opposed to one another? Concentrating on literary authors such as Homer, Hesiod, the Archaic poets, and the tragic playwrights, the contributors in this pioneering volume examin...(Read More)
 
 
Bound by the City
Bound by the City (August 2009)
Greek Tragedy, Sexual Difference, and the Formation of the Polis
Denise Eileen McCoskey - Editor
Emily Zakin - Editor

Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.

This collection offers a vibrant exploration of the bonds between sexual difference and political structure in Greek tragedy. In looking at how the acts of violence and tortured kinship relations are depicted in the work of all three major Greek tragic playwrights—Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides—...(Read More)
 
 
Dreams in Exile
Dreams in Exile (March 2009)
Rediscovering Science and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Social Theory
George E. McCarthy - Author

Examines the influence of Aristotle and Kant on the nineteenth-century social theory of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber.

The classical origins of nineteenth-century social theory are illuminated in this sequel to the award-winning Classical Horizons: The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece. George E. McCarthy stresses the importance of Aristotle and Kant in the creation of a new type of social science in the n...(Read More)
 
 
Bearing Witness to Epiphany
Bearing Witness to Epiphany (January 2009)
Persons, Things, and the Nature of Erotic Life
John Russon - Author

Makes the novel argument that erotic life is the real sphere of human freedom.

In this probing sequel to the popular and award-winning Human Experience, John Russon asks, “What is it to be a person?” The answer: the key to our humanity lies in our sexuality, where we experience the freedom to shape identities creatively in cooperation with another. With grace and philosophical rigor, Russon shows ...(Read More)
 
 
Erotic Wisdom
Erotic Wisdom (December 2008)
Philosophy and Intermediacy in Plato's Symposium
Gary Alan Scott - Author
William A. Welton - Author

A lively and highly readable commentary on one of Plato’s most beloved dialogues.

Erotic Wisdom provides a careful reading of one of Plato’s most beloved dialogues, the Symposium, which explores the nature and scope of human desire (erôs). Gary Alan Scott and William A. Welton engage all of the dialogue’s major themes, devoting special attention to illuminatin...(Read More)

 
 
Tragedy and Citizenship
Tragedy and Citizenship (November 2008)
Conflict, Reconciliation, and Democracy from Haemon to Hegel
Derek W. M. Barker - Author

A study of attitudes toward tragedy in both democratic and nondemocratic political theory.

Tragedy and Citizenship provides a wide-ranging exploration of attitudes toward tragedy and their implications for politics. Derek W. M. Barker reads the history of political thought as a contest between the tragic view of politics that accepts conflict and uncertainty, and an optimistic perspective that sees conf...(Read More)
 
 
The Civic Conversations of Thucydides and Plato
The Civic Conversations of Thucydides and Plato (July 2008)
Classical Political Philosophy and the Limits of Democracy
Gerald M. Mara - Author

Argues for the contemporary importance of Thucydides and Plato for both democratic political theory and democratic citizens.

This book argues that classical political philosophy, represented in the works of Thucydides and Plato, is an important resource for both contemporary democratic political theory and democratic citizens. By placing the Platonic dialogues and Thucydides’ History in conversat...(Read More)

 
 
Aristotle's Politics Today
Aristotle's Politics Today (October 2007)
Lenn E. Goodman - Editor
Robert B. Talisse - Editor

Examines the implications of Aristotle’s political thought for contemporary political theory.

According to Aristotle, man’s essential sociality implies a distinctive conception of politics, one in which all political associations exist for the sake of the moral perfection of human beings. This stands in sharp contrast with the modern view of politics that man is not “by nature” political; rat...(Read More)
 
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