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Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment (January 2003)
A Republican Critique of the Philosophes
Graeme Garrard - Author

Sees Rousseau as the father of Counter-Enlightenment thought.
Arguing that the question of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s relationship to the Enlightenment has been eclipsed and seriously distorted by his association with the French Revolution, Graeme Garrard presents the first book-length case that shows Rousseau as the pivotal figure in the emergence of Counter-Enlightenment thought. Viewed in the context in which he actually lived and wrote—...(Read More)
 
 
Discourse and Democracy
Discourse and Democracy (October 2002)
Essays on Habermas's Between Facts and Norms
Rene von Schomberg - Editor
Kenneth Baynes - Editor

Examines issues in legal and democratic theory found in the work of Jürgen Habermas.  

Discourse and Democracy offers a variety of perspectives by an international group of scholars on Jürgen Habermas’s Between Facts and Norms. The collection presents not just a summary of Habermas’s own views, but locates him with respect to modern and contemporary moral, political, and legal ...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking the Communicative Turn
Rethinking the Communicative Turn (January 2001)
Adorno, Habermas, and the Problem of Communicative Freedom
Martin Morris - Author

Assesses linguistic versus aesthetic visions of critical theory and their capacity to contribute to the analysis of contemporary democratic society.

Contrasting aesthetic versus linguistic centered visions for critical theory and the analysis of contemporary democratic theory and society, Martin Morris draws special attention to the concept of communicative freedom. He problematizes the paradigm shift within critical ...(Read More)
 
 
Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory
Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory (December 2000)
The Unfulfilled Promise
Fred Weinstein - Author

Discusses the reasons for the decline of the cultural influence of psychoanalysis.

Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory explores the parallel decline of psychoanalysis which, as psychoanalysts themselves testify, has lost its position as a vital source for innovative cultural analysis and critique, and mainstream social science, which has for methodological reasons similarly abandoned larger interpretive goals. Theory in all do...(Read More)
 
 
The Tragedy of Liberalism
The Tragedy of Liberalism (August 2000)
An Alternative Defense of a Political Tradition
Bert van den Brink - Author

A defense of liberalism, understood as a perfectionist doctrine that presupposes an ideal but controversial notion of human well-being.

Drawing on recent developments in liberal theory, Bert van den Brink develops an alternative defense of liberalism. He argues that liberal theorists should admit that their doctrine is not neutral with regard to conceptions of the good life--that it in fact fosters ideals of personal autonomy and a plu...(Read More)
 
 
Democracy, Real and Ideal
Democracy, Real and Ideal (March 1999)
Discourse Ethics and Radical Politics
Ricardo Blaug - Author

Explores the political implications of Habermas's theory of discourse ethics through a resurrection of its radical potential when applied to participants in decision-making groups.

"The author breaks new ground with this original and penetrating discussion of practical issues raised by theories of discourse ethics and discursive democracy. Blaug displays an impressive mastery of the secondary literature in English, and...(Read More)
 
 
The Just Family
The Just Family (October 1998)
Richard Dien Winfield - Author

Provides a comprehensive and systematic family ethic, addressing major issues fueling the family values debate.

The Just Family presents a comprehensive and systematic theory of family values, determining both how marriage and parent-child relations should be structured as ethical institutions of freedom and how the rights and duties of family membership can be upheld in unity with social and political justice.

Winfield locates ...(Read More)
 
 
Autonomy and Community
Autonomy and Community (April 1998)
Readings in Contemporary Kantian Social Philosophy
Jane Kneller - Editor
Sidney Axinn - Editor

Shows how Kant's basic position applies to and clarifies present-day problems of war, race, abortion, capital punishment, labor relations, the environment, and marriage.

In Autonomy and Community, contemporary Kant scholars apply Kant's moral and political views to current social issues, examining contemporary topics through the lenses of various recent Kantian approaches to issues in ethical, political, and socia...(Read More)
 
 
The New Insecurity
The New Insecurity (December 1997)
The End of the Standard Job and Family
Jerald Wallulis - Author

Examines the impact of the loss of expectations of permanent employment and enduring family relationships on individuals today and explores how changes in the collective endeavor to provide security could help.

Since 1973, the median family income in the United States has remained static, in marked contrast to the period from 1947 to 1973, when it actually doubled. Downsizing and corporate restructuring have produced w...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel and Feminist Social Criticism
Hegel and Feminist Social Criticism (July 1997)
Justice, Recognition, and the Feminine
Jeffrey A. Gauthier - Author

This book draws mutually enlightening parallels between controversial themes in contemporary feminist thought and Hegel's political philosophy. Jeffrey A. Gauthier argues that feminism can gainfully employ Hegel's historicizing of Kant's ethics of universality, as well as his socializing of Kant's conception of autonomy, in defense of a number of controversial feminist claims.

Hegel and Feminist Social Criticism brings the Hegelian tex...(Read More)
 
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