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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)
 
 
Solidarity and Difference
Solidarity and Difference (October 1998)
The Politics of Enlightenment in the Aftermath of Modernity
George Trey - Author

Transcends the dichotomy between modernism and postmodernism by arguing for an ethically based notion of solidarity tolerant of radical difference.

"The issues with which the author is concerned are subtle, complex, and intricate, the texts with which he deals are themselves notoriously difficult and often intentionally obscure, and many of the recent books in this area of philosophy/social theory do little to clarify the original text...(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)
 
 
Darwinian Natural Right
Darwinian Natural Right (April 1998)
The Biological Ethics of Human Nature
Larry Arnhart - Author

Shows how Darwinian biology supports an Aristotelian view of ethics as rooted in human nature.

"This is one of the best works of its kind that I have read in many years. It is extremely well-written and reads beautifully. Arnhart argues for a Darwinian perspective on morality and human nature generally, combined with an Aristotelian perspective. His argument will be extremely controversial." -- Michael Ruse, E...(Read More)
 
 
Plato's Charmides and the Socratic Ideal of Rationality
Plato's Charmides and the Socratic Ideal of Rationality (April 1998)
W. Thomas Schmid - Author

Interprets Plato's Charmides as a microcosm of Socratic philosophy that presents Plato's vision of the life of critical reason and of its uneasy relation to political life in the ancient city.

"This book is a lucid presentation of an interpretation of the Charmides that takes its essential bearings from the interplay of word and deed. Schmid's work is clear-headed, sensible, thorough, and consistently helpf...(Read More)
 
 
Socrates' Education to Virtue
Socrates' Education to Virtue (March 1998)
Learning the Love of the Noble
Mark J. Lutz - Author

Argues that Plato's dialogues contain a surprisingly neglected account of Socrates' education about the love of noble virtue and that recovering this education could help broaden and deepen liberalism's moral and political horizon.

Socrates' Education to Virtue argues that Plato's account of Socrates offers the fullest account of virtue and of the place of virtue in political life. Focusing on Platonic dramas suc...(Read More)
 
 
Speech and Political Practice
Speech and Political Practice (February 1998)
Recovering the Place of Human Responsibility
Murray Jardine - Author

Argues that rebuilding ethical communities will require a cultural reorientation from visually dominated to oral/aural experience and develops a speech-based conception of moral place that can set limits on the actions of individuals and communities.

"Written with verve and clarity, Jardine's book deals with and untangles an important, indeed pressing, set of tangled issues. It is a lucid and able attempt, against the po...(Read More)
 
 
For a Philosophy of Freedom and Strife
For a Philosophy of Freedom and Strife (December 1997)
Politics, Aesthetics, Metaphysics
Günter Figal - Author
Wayne Klein - Translator

This first book-length work of the prominent German philosopher Gunter Figal to appear in English offers a radical defense of metaphysical philosophy in the era of postmodern thought.

"This book will take its rightful place as a leading contribution to the burgeoning resurgence of interest in political philosophy from a continental perspective. The author operates out of an hermeneutic perspective on political philosophy...(Read More)
 
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