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After Leo Strauss
After Leo Strauss (June 2014)
New Directions in Platonic Political Philosophy
Tucker Landy - Author

Proposes a post-Straussian reading of Plato to advance a reconciliation of ancient and modern theories of natural right.

Few thinkers of the twentieth century studied the fundamental questions of ethics and politics, or penetrated further into the philosophical sources of the moral relativism of our times, more deeply than Leo Strauss. After Leo Strauss is not yet another attempt to explicate, critique, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Laws of the Spirit
The Laws of the Spirit (April 2014)
A Hegelian Theory of Justice
Shannon Hoff - Author

An account of Hegel’s political insights and their contemporary relevance.

Drawing from a variety of Hegel’s writings, Shannon Hoff articulates a theory of justice that requires answering simultaneously to three irreducibly different demands: those of community, universality, and individuality. The domains of “ethicality,” “legality,” and “morality” correspond to the...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Theory of Aristophanes
The Political Theory of Aristophanes (April 2014)
Explorations in Poetic Wisdom
Jeremy J. Mhire - Editor
Bryan-Paul Frost - Editor

Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comic poetry.

This original and wide-ranging collection of essays offers, for the first time, a comprehensive examination of the political dimensions of that madcap comic poet Aristophanes. Rejecting the claim that Aristophanes is little more than a mere comedian, the contributors to this fascinating volume demonstrate that Aristophanes deserves to be placed...(Read More)
 
 
Happiness as Enterprise
Happiness as Enterprise (March 2014)
An Essay on Neoliberal Life
Sam Binkley - Author

Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.

Recent decades have seen an explosion of interest in the phenomenon of happiness, as evidenced by self-help books, talk shows, spiritual mentoring, business management, and relationship counseling. At the center of this development is the expanding influence of “positive psychology,” which places the concern wi...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss and the Crisis of Rationalism
Leo Strauss and the Crisis of Rationalism (February 2014)
Another Reason, Another Enlightenment
Corine Pelluchon - Author
Robert Howse - Translator

Examines the German and Jewish sources of Strauss’s thought and the extent to which his philosophy can shed light on the crisis of liberal democracy.

How can Leo Strauss’s critique of modernity and his return to tradition, especially Maimonides, help us to save democracy from its inner dangers? In this book, Corine Pelluchon examines Strauss’s provocative claim that the conception of man and reas...(Read More)
 
 
Catastrophe and Redemption
Catastrophe and Redemption (December 2013)
The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben
Jessica Whyte - Author

Offers a striking new reading of Agamben’s political thought and its implications for political action in the present.

Challenging the prevalent account of Agamben as a pessimistic thinker, Catastrophe and Redemption proposes a reading of his political thought in which the redemptive element of his work is not a curious aside but instead is fundamental to his project. Jessica Whyte considers his cr...(Read More)
 
 
In the Spirit of Critique
In the Spirit of Critique (December 2013)
Thinking Politically in the Dialectical Tradition
Andrew J. Douglas - Author

Offers a new perspective on the political significance of the Hegelian dialectical legacy.

Focusing on the critical postures of Hegel, Marx, and a series of twentieth-century intellectuals, including Sartre, Adorno, and C. L. R. James, this book explores what dialectical thinking entails and how such thinking might speak to the lived realities of the contemporary political moment. What is revealed is not a formal ...(Read More)
 
 
Moments of Disruption
Moments of Disruption (December 2013)
Levinas, Sartre, and the Question of Transcendence
Kris Sealey - Author

Explores the ethical and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s accounts of human existence.

In Moments of Disruption, Kris Sealey considers Emmanuel Levinas and Jean-Paul Sartre together to fully realize the ethical and political implications of their similar descriptions of human existence. Focusing on points of contact and difference between their writings on transcendence...(Read More)
 
 
Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics
Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics (December 2013)
Leo Strauss's Later Writings on Maimonides
Aryeh Tepper - Author

Compelling account of Strauss’s mature Maimonidean writings.

Leo Strauss (1899–1973), one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century, was an astute interpreter of Maimonides’s medieval masterpiece, The Guide of the Perplexed. In Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics, Aryeh Tepper overturns the conventional view of Strauss’s interpretation and of Strauss...(Read More)
 
 
Wonder and Generosity
Wonder and Generosity (June 2013)
Their Role in Ethics and Politics
Marguerite La Caze - Author

A compelling understanding of equality and difference in public life.

Wonder and Generosity provides a fresh account of how the passions of wonder—based on accepting others’ differences—and generosity—based on self-respect and mutual respect—can supplement each other to establish an ethics and politics of respect for sexual and cultural differences. Drawing on the work of bo...(Read More)
 
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