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Plato's Introduction to the Question of Justice
Plato's Introduction to the Question of Justice (November 2000)
Devin Stauffer - Author

An in-depth investigation of the views of justice present in the opening sections of Plato's Republic.

Plato's Introduction to the Question of Justice uncovers the heart of the Platonic analysis of justice by focusing on the crucial opening sections of the Republic. Stauffer argues that the dialectical confrontations with ordinary opinion presented in these sections provide the basis for Plato's view of justice, and that ...(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)
 
 
Marx and Engels
Marx and Engels (March 2000)
Their Contribution to the Democratic Breakthrough
August H. Nimtz Jr. - Author

Presents the first major study of Marx and Engels in two decades and the only study since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the recognized crisis of global capitalism.

"Nimtz has set out to change the way we think about Marx and Engels's place in history by asking not just what they said and wrote, but how this related to what they actually did, and studying this practical side of their work in detail--something which has been surpr...(Read More)
 
 
Action and Contemplation
Action and Contemplation (August 1999)
Studies in the Moral and Political Thought of Aristotle
Robert C. Bartlett - Editor
Susan D. Collins - Editor

European and North American scholars explore the political philosophy of Aristotle, with particular attention to questions arising from the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics.

"This book is distinguished from other books sensitive to the connection between Aristotle's Ethics and his Politics in two regards. First, it is a collection of essays by scholars representative of different schools of thought and not a...(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)
 
 
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence (January 1999)
James L. Marsh - Author

Presents a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion, and acts as a critique of neo-imperialism.

Process, Praxis, and Transcendence is a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion. The book moves from an existential phenomenology of the knowing and choosing subject through affirmation of a processive and l...(Read More)
 
 
Theorizing Nationalism
Theorizing Nationalism (January 1999)
Ronald Beiner - Editor

Theorizing Nationalism directly addresses the normative dimensions of nationalism. A sequel to Theorizing Citizenship, this volume provides theoretical and philosophical clarity to an examination of the political appeal and normative status of nationalist claims. In addition, it discusses the theoretical demonstrable "right" to collective self-determination; the relationship between nationalism and "modernity"; the reconciling of natio...(Read More)
 
 
The Last Conceptual Revolution
The Last Conceptual Revolution (October 1998)
A Critique of Richard Rorty's Political Philosophy
Eric M. Gander - Author

A critique of Rorty's own provocative political philosophy, as well as an in-depth look at both the issues concerning the relationship between the public and the private, and arguments on the role of reason in liberal political discourse generally.

In 1989, with the publication of Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, and in articles throughout the 1990s, Richard Rorty developed a detailed social and political phil...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Violence, and Peace
Community, Violence, and Peace (October 1998)
Aldo Leopold, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gautama the Buddha in the Twenty-First Century
A. L. Herman - Author

Replaces communal altruism with communal egoism as a way of solving problems of too much violence and too little peace in the twenty-first century.

"Community, Violence, and Peace takes up key questions facing the world today and engages them from the best of Western and Eastern wisdom. How to create community in the face of individualism on the one hand and group violence on the other (especially when nature is ...(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)
 
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