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Freedom from the Free Will
Freedom from the Free Will (September 2016)
On Kafka's Laughter
Dimitris Vardoulakis - Author

Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.
Many of Kafka’s narratives place their heroes in situations of confinement. Gregor Samsa is locked in his room in the Metamorphosis, and the land surveyor in The Castle is stuck in the village unable either to leave or to gain access to the castle. Dimitris Vardoulakis argues that Kafka constructs these plots of confinement in...(Read More)
 
 
Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation
Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation (July 2016)
Murray P. Dry and the Nexus of Liberal Education and Politics
Giorgi Areshidze - Editor
Paul O. Carrese - Editor
Suzanna Sherry - Editor

Leading scholars and legal practitioners explore constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics.

In Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation, contributors ranging from scholars to practitioners in the federal executive and judicial branches blend philosophical and political modes of analysis to examine a variety of constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics. Part 1, “...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Thought as Global Theory
Chinese Thought as Global Theory (June 2016)
Diversifying Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Leigh Jenco - Editor

Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.

With a particular focus on Chinese thought, this volume explores how, and under what conditions, so-called “non-Western” traditions of thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory. Reversing the usual comparison between “local” Chinese applicati...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss, Philosopher
Leo Strauss, Philosopher (June 2016)
European Vistas
Antonio Lastra - Editor
Josep Monserrat-Molas - Editor

European scholars discuss Leo Strauss as a major figure in the history of philosophy.

This volume presents, for the first time in English, the approaches to Leo Strauss being pursued by European scholars in Spain, Italy, and Germany. Whereas the traditions of Strauss interpretation have, until recently, focused on issues of interest to political science and, to a lesser extent, religious studies, this collection...(Read More)
 
 
Political Theory and the Animal/Human Relationship
Political Theory and the Animal/Human Relationship (April 2016)
Judith Grant - Editor
Vincent G. Jungkunz - Editor

Examines how the animal/human divide has influenced power dynamics.

The division of life into animal and human is one of the fundamental schisms found within political societies. Ironically, given the immense influence of the animal/human divide, especially upon power dynamics, the discipline in charge of theorizing and studying power—political science and theory—has had little to say about the anima...(Read More)
 
 
Power
Power (April 2016)
Oppression, Subservience, and Resistance
Raymond Angelo Belliotti - Author

Deepens our understanding of power through a survey of how its dynamics have been understood from ancient times to the present.

Frequently understood in simplistic and often highly negative terms, the concept of power has proven to be both uncommonly intriguing and maddeningly elusive. In Power, Raymond Angelo Belliotti begins by fashioning a general definition of power that is refined enough to capture ...(Read More)
 
 
Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought
Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought (April 2016)
Christopher Lynch - Editor
Jonathan Marks - Editor

Reflections on principle and prudence in the thoughts and actions of great thinkers and statesmen.

Discussions of the place of moral principle in political practice are haunted by the abstract and misleading distinction between realism and its various principled or “idealist” alternatives. This volume argues that such discussions must be recast in terms of the relationship between principle and prud...(Read More)
 
 
Religion among We the People
Religion among We the People (November 2015)
Conversations on Democracy and the Divine Good
Franklin I. Gamwell - Author

Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.

Franklin I. Gamwell holds that democracy with religious freedom is dependent on metaphysical theism. Democratic politics can be neutral to all religious convictions only if its constitution establishes a full and free discourse about the ultimate terms of justice and their application to decisions of the state, and the divine good is the tru...(Read More)
 
 
The Ethics of Democracy
The Ethics of Democracy (October 2015)
A Contemporary Reading of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Lucio Cortella - Author
Giacomo Donis - Translator

Demonstrates how the ethical underpinning of Hegel’s political and social philosophy has relevance for contemporary democratic life.

The legal regulations and formal rules of democracy alone are not enough to hold a society together and govern its processes. Yet the irreducible ethical pluralism that characterizes contemporary society seems to make it impossible to impose a single system of values as a sou...(Read More)
 
 
Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes (October 2015)
Otfried Höffe - Author
Nicholas Walker - Translator

An introduction to Thomas Hobbes as a systematic and not merely political philosopher.

Best known for his contributions to political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes set out to develop a coherent philosophical system extending from logic and natural philosophy to civil and religious philosophy. In this introduction to Hobbes’s thought, Otfried Höffe begins by providing an overview of the entire scope of his ...(Read More)
 
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