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Carl Schmitt between Technological Rationality and Theology
Carl Schmitt between Technological Rationality and Theology (June 2020)
The Position and Meaning of His Legal Thought
Hugo E. Herrera - Author

Situates Schmitt’s legal scholarship in the context of debates regarding whether his thought broadly was more theological or technocratic.

Carl Schmitt, one of the most influential legal and political thinkers of the twentieth century, is known chiefly for his work on international law, sovereignty, and his doctrine of political exception. This book argues that greater prominence should be given to his early work in legal...(Read More)
 
 
The Historical Mind
The Historical Mind (May 2020)
Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age
Justin D. Garrison - Editor
Ryan R. Holston - Editor

Timely and provocative assessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in “post-constitutional” America.

America is increasingly defined not only by routine disregard for its fundamental laws, but also by the decadent character of its political leaders and citizens—widespread consumerism and self-indulgent behavior, cultural hedonism and anarchy, the coarsening of moral and political discourse, an...(Read More)
 
 
Capital in the Mirror
Capital in the Mirror (April 2020)
Critical Social Theory and the Aesthetic Dimension
Daniel Krier - Editor
Mark P. Worrell - Editor

Analyzes contemporary capitalism through the products of culture and art for fresh insight into emancipatory possibilities concealed within capitalism’s darkest dynamics.

Aesthetic objects, crafted as poetic reflections of the contradictory worlds that they inhabit, are simultaneously theorized and theorizing. In Capital in the Mirror, eminent critical theorists explore the aesthetic dimension for reflective visions...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss and the Theopolitics of Culture
Leo Strauss and the Theopolitics of Culture (March 2020)
Philipp von Wussow - Author

This archive-based study of the philosophy of Leo Strauss provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts.

In this book, Philipp von Wussow argues that the philosophical project of Leo Strauss must be located in the intersection of culture, religion, and the political. Based on archival research on the philosophy of Strauss, von Wussow provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their...(Read More)
 
 
Cosmopolitan Civility
Cosmopolitan Civility (February 2020)
Global-Local Reflections with Fred Dallmayr
Ruth Abbey - Editor

Essays reflecting on the prolific, pioneering, and wide-ranging scholarship of Fred Dallmayr.

Prolific and pioneering, Fred Dallmayr has been an active scholar for over fifty years. His research interests include modern and contemporary political theory, hermeneutics, phenomenology, the Frankfurt School, continental political thought, democratic theory, multiculturalism, environmentalism, and cosmopolitanism. Dallmayr is also o...(Read More)
 
 
Announcements
Announcements (January 2020)
On Novelty
Kristina Mendicino - Author

A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.

Walter Benjamin claimed that the notion of novelty took on unprecedented importance with the growth of high capitalism in the nineteenth century. In this book, Kristina Mendicino analyzes a selection of canonical texts that reflect profound concern with novelty and its apparent contrary, the eternal return of the same, including Nietzsch...(Read More)
 
 
Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory
Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory (December 2019)
Paul Blackledge - Author

Offers a powerful new interpretation of Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory.

In this comprehensive overview of Friedrich Engels’s writings, Paul Blackledge critically explores Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory generally and Marxism specifically. Through a careful examination both of Engels’s role in the forging of Marxism in the 1840s, and his contributi...(Read More)
 
 
Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy
Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy (November 2019)
Steven Skultety - Author

Offers a careful analysis of how Aristotle understands civil war, partisanship, distrust in government, disagreement, and competition, and explores ways in which these views are relevant to contemporary political theory.

Do only modern thinkers like Machiavelli and Hobbes accept that conflict plays a significant role in the origin and maintenance of political community? In this book, Steven Skultety argues that Aristotle not on...(Read More)
 
 
Homer's Hero
Homer's Hero (November 2019)
Human Excellence in the Iliad and the Odyssey
Michelle M. Kundmueller - Author

Draws on Plato to argue that Homer elevated private life as the locus of true friendship and the catalyst of the highest human excellence.

Offering a new, Plato-inspired reading of the Iliad and the Odyssey, this book traces the divergent consequences of love of honor and love of one’s own private life for human excellence, justice, and politics. Analyzing Homer’s intricate character portraits, Michell...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Jihad
The Art of Jihad (October 2019)
Realism in Islamic Political Thought
Malik Mufti - Author

Identifies and traces the evolution of a forgotten “realist” tradition in medieval Islamic political thought, and considers the prospects for its revival in the context of the contemporary Middle East.

Now all but forgotten, there exists within medieval Islamic political thought a coherent “realist” tradition analogous to its Western counterpart. In The Art of Jihad, Malik Mufti begins by analyzing...(Read More)
 
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