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Justice for All
Justice for All (January 2002)
Issues in Political Philosophy
Steven Scalet - Editor

Collection of essays adapted from an undergraduate honors conference held at Binghamton University which address contemporary issues in political philosophy.

This book is a collection of six essays adapted from an undergraduate honors conference held at Binghamton University, spring 2002. Each essay addresses a contemporary issue in political philosophy. The essays originated as Honors Projects administered throu...(Read More)
 
 
Revaluing Ethics
Revaluing Ethics (November 2001)
Aristotle's Dialectical Pedagogy
Thomas W. Smith - Author

Challenges influential interpretations of Aristotelian ethical and political philosophy.

Revaluing Ethics
criticizes the notion that the Nicomachean Ethics is a moral textbook written for an indeterminate audience. Rather, Smith argues that the Ethics is a pedagogy and so must be read in light of the demands imposed by teaching and learning about politics in a tradition. Smith claims that the Ethics initially seeks c...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Ideas
The Politics of Ideas (August 2001)
Intellectual Challenges Facing the American Political Parties
John Kenneth White - Editor
John C. Green - Editor

Essays on the need for a more dynamic public philosophy in American politics.

This collection addresses the importance of ideas, and ideas of importance, to American politics at the beginning of a new century. On the one hand, the contributors find a distressing absence of ideas in American politics and a parallel rise of the power of political identities, interests, and other detrimental influences. On the other hand, m...(Read More)
 
 
Liberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan
Liberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan (July 2001)
David van Mill - Author

A new interpretation of the theory of Hobbes.

Marking a significant departure from most scholarship on Hobbes, this book offers new interpretations of his theories of freedom, agency, rationality, morality, psychology, and politics. Hobbes's arguments concerning many different aspects of civil society and human psychology are brought together to provide a comprehensive theory of agency. Hobbes's theory of fr...(Read More)
 
 
The Limits of Doubt
The Limits of Doubt (July 2001)
The Moral and Political Implications of Skepticism
Petr Lom - Author

Shows how different forms of skepticism can lead to remarkably different moral and political implications.

The Limits of Doubt
studies the skepticism of Nietzsche, Sextus Empiricus, Hobbes, Diderot, and Montaigne in order to illustrate how different forms of skepticism can produce remarkably different implications. These include toleration; chastening of character; the prohibition of cruelty; indifference; corrosiven...(Read More)
 
 
Global Limits
Global Limits (May 2001)
Immanuel Kant, International Relations, and Critique of World Politics
Mark F. N. Franke - Author

Explores the limits of Kantian approaches to the study of international affairs.

Global Limits challenges both the current proliferation of Kantian readings of international affairs and the theoretical foundation Kant is presumed to provide the discipline. By thoroughly examining Kant's writings on politics, history, and ethics within the context of his larger philosophical project, Franke demonstrates that Kant...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Liberalism and Communitarianism
Beyond Liberalism and Communitarianism (March 2001)
Studies in Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Robert R. Williams - Editor

Reflects new advances in Hegel scholarship and demonstrates the contemporary relevance of the Philosophy of Right.
Beyond Liberalism and Communitarianism is the first collection of essays treating Hegel's social and political philosophy to appear since 1984. Several new books have since been published transcribing Hegel's lectures on the Philosophy of Right. This book reflects these advances in Hegel scholarship and debunks ...(Read More)
 
 
Shakespeare's Political Realism
Shakespeare's Political Realism (January 2001)
The English History Plays
Tim Spiekerman - Author

Explores the continuing relevance of important political themes in five of Shakespeare's English History plays.

This book provides fresh interpretations of five of Shakespeare's history plays (King John, Richard II, Henry IV, Parts I and II, and Henry V), each guided by the often criticized assumption that Shakespeare can teach us something about politics. In contrast to many contemporary political cr...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotle on Political Enmity and Disease
Aristotle on Political Enmity and Disease (November 2000)
An Inquiry into Stasis
Kostas Kalimtzis - Author

Explores Aristotle's theory of the causes that give rise to stasis ('civic disorder'), and provides an original and systematic account of his understanding of political justice and friendship.

This book explores Aristotle's theory of stasis, a word usually translated to mean "revolution," "civic disorder," or "sedition." It examines Aristotle's writings on stasis, especially Book 5 of the Politics, within th...(Read More)
 
 
Bodies of Meaning
Bodies of Meaning (November 2000)
Studies on Language, Labor, and Liberation
David McNally - Author

Challenges postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices.
Bodies of Meaning presents a vigorous challenge to postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices. Beginning with the 'historical bodies' theorized by Marx, Darwin, and Freud, McNally develops an alternative account of language which dr...(Read More)
 
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