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Marx, Hayek, and Utopia
Marx, Hayek, and Utopia (August 1995)
Chris Matthew Sciabarra - Author

Develops a critique of utopianism through a comparison of the works of Karl Marx and F. A. Hayek, challenging conventional views of both Marxian and Hayekian thought.

This book develops a critique of utopianism through a provocative comparison of the works of Karl Marx and F. A. Hayek, thus engaging two vastly different traditions in critical dialogue. By emphasizing the methodological and substantive similarities betwee...(Read More)
 
 
Reconstructing Political Pluralism
Reconstructing Political Pluralism (August 1995)
Avigail I. Eisenberg - Author

A reappraisal of the pluralist tradition that explores the accounts offered by James, Dewey, Figgis, Cole, Laski, Follett, and Dahl and extracts from them the resources with which to reconstruct a democratic theory of political pluralism.

"Focusing attention on pluralism, its history, and its possible contribution to recent issues in political theory, this book displays an emphasis that has not been prevalent in recent s...(Read More)
 
 
The Trace of Political Representation
The Trace of Political Representation (May 1995)
Brian Seitz - Author

A philosophical analysis of the discourses, practices, and effects of representation in political institutions, focusing on American democracy.
"Seitz's book is a very fine example of a genre that we can expect to see gaining ascendancy in the next few years--a kind of genealogy of certain key political concepts, in this case 'representation.' As such, this work is at the cutting edge of a kind of politico-philosophical work that has its ...(Read More)
 
 
Reason, History, and Politics
Reason, History, and Politics (March 1995)
The Communitarian Grounds of Legitimation in the Modern Age
David Ingram - Author

The author shows that conceptions of rationality in current theories of science and law can account for neither the legitimacy of paradigm shifts nor the communitarian integrity internal to paradigms generally. He proposes an alternative conception of rationality that does.

Winner of the 17th Annual Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award (National Jesuit Honor Society.)

"This book has tremendous range, exemplifi...(Read More)
 
 
Amoral Politics
Amoral Politics (March 1995)
The Persistent Truth of Machiavellism
Ben-Ami Scharfstein - Author

After exploring the theory and practice of politics in ancient China, ancient India, and modern Europe, Scharfstein argues that the justification for deception and force is inseparable from political life and assesses the chances for a better political future.
This is a study of how and why politics is amoral. It deals especially with what the author terms Machiavellism--the disregard of moral scruples for political ends that leads to th...(Read More)
 
 
Politics of Ideocracy
Politics of Ideocracy (February 1995)
Jaroslaw Piekalkiewicz - Author
Alfred Wayne Penn - Author

Explains why and how ideocratic and totalitarian governments emerge, establish themselves, evolve, eventually collapse, and disintegrate or transform themselves into new ideocracies.

"This book helps the reader to understand why and how ideocratic/totalitarian governments emerge, establish themselves, evolve, and eventually collapse, disintegrate, or transform themselves into new ideocracies. It helps comprehend past and present ideoc...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Knowledge
Rethinking Knowledge (February 1995)
Reflections Across the Disciplines
Robert F. Goodman - Editor
Walter R. Fisher - Editor

This is an exploration of modernism and postmodernism in regard to knowledge: methods of inquiry, operations of the mind, the role of values, conceptions of self, and the problematic of reason.

"This book addresses a set of epistemic developments important throughout the academy. The range of contributors is excellent, and their collective prestige will attract more than a few readers all by itself. A further advantage...(Read More)
 
 
The Meaning of Religious Freedom
The Meaning of Religious Freedom (February 1995)
Modern Politics and the Democratic Resolution
Franklin I. Gamwell - Author

This is the most thorough philosophical analysis available of the principle of religious freedom. It draws on the thought of philosophers and political theorists (Rawls, Habermas, Murray, Rorty, Greenawalt, and Mead) rather than on the framers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
"It is the most thorough theoretical examination of the subject that is available today. The author takes up the best, most reliable interpretations ...(Read More)
 
 
Problems of Style
Problems of Style (January 1995)
Michel Foucault's Epistemology
Walter Privitera - Author
Jean Keller - Translator

This is a unification of Michel Foucault's thought as a systematic epistemological project. Privitera shows that the method and unity of Foucault's writings can only be seen by examining their origins in the work of Bachelard and Canguilhem.
In this original reading, Privitera argues for a continuity in Foucault's work best seen when various themes and methodological strategies in his writings are traced back to the influence of Gaston B...(Read More)
 
 
Theorizing Citizenship
Theorizing Citizenship (January 1995)
Ronald Beiner - Editor

This is an anthology of essays on citizenship by such well-known theorists as Habermas, Walzer, Flathman, Iris Marion Young, MacIntyre, Ignatieff, and George Armstrong Kelly.
"Professor Beiner has collected an excellent set of essays on a topic that is once again commanding widespread attention among political thinkers and policy-makers. As a set, the essays are historically rich, analytically rigorous, and highly provocative." -- Richard...(Read More)
 
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