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Family Feuds
Family Feuds (April 2006)
Wollstonecraft, Burke, and Rousseau on the Transformation of the Family
Eileen Hunt Botting - Author

Compares the role of the family in the political thought of Rousseau, Burke, and Wollstonecraft.

Family Feuds is the first sustained comparative study of the place of the family in the political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Burke, and Mary Wollstonecraft. Eileen Hunt Botting argues that Wollstonecraft recognized both Rousseau’s and Burke’s influential stature in late eighteenth-century de...(Read More)
 
 
Performing Marx
Performing Marx (January 2006)
Contemporary Negotiations of a Living Tradition
Bradley J. Macdonald - Author

Draws upon Marx, Western Marxism, and poststructuralist theory to constructively engage contemporary issues.

Performing Marx looks at what it means to be a Marxist dealing with contemporary political and theoretical developments in the twenty-first century. Drawing upon Marx’s work, Western Marxism, and poststructuralist theory, Bradley J. Macdonald explores how a living tradition of Marx’s ideas ...(Read More)
 
 
Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment
Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment (July 2005)
Katerina Deligiorgi - Author

Interprets Kant's conception of enlightenment within the broader philosophical project of his critique of reason.

Katerina Deligiorgi interprets Kant's conception of enlightenment within the broader philosophical project of his critique of reason. Analyzing a broad range of Kant's works, including his Critique of Pure Reason, the Critique of Judgment, his lectures on anthropology and logic, as well as his shorter...(Read More)
 
 
Margins of Disorder
Margins of Disorder (August 2004)
New Liberalism and the Crisis of European Consciousness
Gal Gerson - Author

Traces how progressive liberals in Edwardian Britain responded to contemporary intellectual trends.

British liberalism in the period between 1870 and 1930 was a product of an era known for its intellectual crisis. During the late nineteenth century, the cohesion of reason and enlightenment was questioned in fields ranging from psychology, sociology, philosophy, biology, philology, and archaeology. In Margins of Disord...(Read More)
 
 
Aftereffects of Knowledge in Modernity
Aftereffects of Knowledge in Modernity (April 2004)
Politics, Aesthetics, and Individuality
Martin Leet - Author

Examines the relations among knowledge, politics, aesthetics, and individuality.

The relentless accumulation of knowledge is a defining feature of modern life, but what if this feature begins to breed more confusion than enlightenment? Martin Leet examines how the often ambiguous and sometimes destabilizing aftereffects of knowledge have prompted a renewed interest in aesthetics and individuality in parts of contempor...(Read More)
 
 
Love and Politics
Love and Politics (April 2004)
Re-interpreting Hegel
Alice Ormiston - Author

Argues that love plays an essential—if often implicit—role in Hegel's mature theory of moral subjectivity and political community.

Alice Ormiston's Love and Politics argues that modern politics is rooted not merely in the pursuit of power, but that it is essentially underpinned by the experience of love. Hegel understood love as a principle that unites reason and emotion, and self and other, and that prov...(Read More)

 
 
Democratizing Global Politics
Democratizing Global Politics (March 2004)
Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community
Rodger A. Payne - Author
Nayef H. Samhat - Author

Argues that international institutions are becoming increasingly democratized.

Historically, international institutions have been secretive and not particularly democratic. They have typically excluded almost all interested parties except the representatives of the most powerful nations. Because of this "deficit of democracy" international organizations and regimes have found themselves the target of protest...(Read More)
 
 
Emancipating Cultural Pluralism
Emancipating Cultural Pluralism (March 2003)
Cris E. Toffolo - Editor
M. Crawford Young - Afterword

Examines both the benign and harmful aspects of identity politics.

Combining detailed case studies with discussions of deeper theoretical controversies, Emancipating Cultural Pluralism investigates both the benign and harmful aspects of identity politics. This provocative collection delves into some of the most difficult issues of cultural pluralism, such as what accounts for the immense power of identity polit...(Read More)
 
 
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment (January 2003)
A Republican Critique of the Philosophes
Graeme Garrard - Author

Sees Rousseau as the father of Counter-Enlightenment thought.
Arguing that the question of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s relationship to the Enlightenment has been eclipsed and seriously distorted by his association with the French Revolution, Graeme Garrard presents the first book-length case that shows Rousseau as the pivotal figure in the emergence of Counter-Enlightenment thought. Viewed in the context in which he actually lived and wrote—...(Read More)
 
 
Discourse and Democracy
Discourse and Democracy (October 2002)
Essays on Habermas's Between Facts and Norms
Rene von Schomberg - Editor
Kenneth Baynes - Editor

Examines issues in legal and democratic theory found in the work of Jürgen Habermas.  

Discourse and Democracy offers a variety of perspectives by an international group of scholars on Jürgen Habermas’s Between Facts and Norms. The collection presents not just a summary of Habermas’s own views, but locates him with respect to modern and contemporary moral, political, and legal ...(Read More)
 
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