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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)
 
 
Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy
Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy (September 2015)
Antonio Calcagno - Editor

Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.

Italy has a rich philosophical legacy, and recent developments and movements in its political philosophy have produced a significant body of thought by internationally renowned philosophers working on questions and themes such as the critique of neoliberalism, statehood, politics and culture, feminism, community, the ...(Read More)
 
 
Embracing Our Complexity
Embracing Our Complexity (September 2015)
Thomas Aquinas and Zhu Xi on Power and the Common Good
Catherine Hudak Klancer - Author

Using the thought of Christian thinker Thomas Aquinas and Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi, explores how to exercise and limit authority.

This book discusses what a religiously grounded authority might look like from the viewpoints of the European Catholic Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) and the Chinese Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi (1130–1200). The consideration of these two figures, immensely influential in their respective...(Read More)
 
 
Machiavelli's Secret
Machiavelli's Secret (September 2015)
The Soul of the Statesman
Raymond Angelo Belliotti - Author

Uncovers clues regarding the inner life of Machiavelli’s political leaders.

The political statesman, Machiavelli tells us, must love his country more than his own soul. Political leaders must often transgress clear moral principles, using means that are typically wrong, even horrifying. What sort of inner life does a leader who “uses evil well” experience and endure? The conventional view held ...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History
Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History (June 2015)
Jeffrey A. Bernstein - Author

Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.

In Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History, Jeffrey A. Bernstein explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history. For Bernstein, Strauss shows that a close study of the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Sophists in Plato's Dialogues
The Sophists in Plato's Dialogues (June 2015)
David D. Corey - Author

Draws out numerous affinities between the sophists and Socrates in Plato’s dialogues.

Are the sophists merely another group of villains in Plato’s dialogues, no different than amoral rhetoricians such as Thrasymachus, Callicles, and Polus? Building on a wave of recent interest in the Greek sophists, The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues argues that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, there exist important a...(Read More)
 
 
Res Publica
Res Publica (May 2015)
Plato's Republic in Classical German Philosophy
Günter Zöller - Author

Analysis of Plato’s influence on the political thinking of Kant, Hegel, and Fichte.

In Res Publica, Günter Zöller offers a concise and perceptive analysis of the influence that Plato’s Republic had on the political thought of three leading German philosophers rarely discussed together—Kant, Hegel, and Fichte. He investigates how these three thinkers engaged with one of ...(Read More)
 
 
Honor in Political and Moral Philosophy
Honor in Political and Moral Philosophy (February 2015)
Peter Olsthoorn - Author

Argues for revitalizing the place of honor in contemporary life.

In this history of the development of ideas of honor in Western philosophy, Peter Olsthoorn examines what honor is, how its meaning has changed, and whether it can still be of use. Political and moral philosophers from Cicero to John Stuart Mill thought that a sense of honor and concern for our reputation could help us to determine the proper thing t...(Read More)
 
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