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The Specter of Babel
The Specter of Babel (November 2020)
A Reconstruction of Political Judgment
Michael J. Thompson - Author

Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.

In an age of rising groupthink, reactionary populism, social conformity, and democratic deficit, political judgment in modern society has reached a state of crisis. In The Specter of Babel, Michael J. Thompson offers a critical reconstruction of the concept of political judgment that can help resuscitate cri...(Read More)
 
 
Endangered Excellence
Endangered Excellence (September 2020)
On the Political Philosophy of Aristotle
Pierre Pellegrin - Author
Anthony Preus - Translator

A fresh look at Aristotle’s political theory with attention to the resonance of his thought for contemporary concerns.

In Endangered Excellence, Pierre Pellegrin provides a fresh interpretation of Aristotle’s Politics, revealing the extent to which Aristotle diverged from other ancient writers on politics, and the extent to which many of his positions resemble...(Read More)
 
 
Recovering the Liberal Spirit
Recovering the Liberal Spirit (September 2020)
Nietzsche, Individuality, and Spiritual Freedom
Steven F. Pittz - Author

Develops a theory of spiritual freedom and explores its relationship to problems of liberal political regimes.

Liberalism is often castigated for being spiritually empty and unable to provide meaning for individuals. Is it true that there simply is no spiritual side to liberalism? In Recovering the Liberal Spirit, Steven F. Pittz develops a novel conception of spiritual freedom. Drawing from Nietzsche and his figure of ...(Read More)
 
 
The Disintegration of Community
The Disintegration of Community (September 2020)
On Jorge Portilla’s Social and Political Philosophy, With Translations of Selected Essays
Carlos Alberto Sánchez - Author
Francisco Gallegos - Author

Analysis of this important Mexican philosopher's social, cultural, and political writings.

The Disintegration of Community analyzes the social and cultural writings of Jorge Portilla (1919−1963) in order to demonstrate the continued relevance of his thought. Carlos Alberto Sánchez and Francisco Gallegos situate Portilla’s otros ensayos—a series of essays originally p...(Read More)
 
 
On Metaphysical Necessity
On Metaphysical Necessity (August 2020)
Essays on God, the World, Morality, and Democracy
Franklin I. Gamwell - Author

Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory.

In this collection of essays, Franklin I. Gamwell offers a defense of transcendental metaphysics, especially in its neoclassical form, and builds a case for its importance as a tool for addressing abiding problems in philosophical theology and morality—including talk about God, human fault, mor...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss and the Theopolitics of Culture
Leo Strauss and the Theopolitics of Culture (April 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.

2020 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

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 archiv...(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)
 
 
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 1...(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)
 
 
Confucianism's Prospects
Confucianism's Prospects (August 2019)
A Reassessment
Shaun O'Dwyer - Author

Challenges descriptions of East Asian societies as Confucian cultures and communitarian Confucian models as a political alternative to liberal democracy.

In Confucianism’s Prospects, Shaun O’Dwyer offers a rare critical engagement with English language scholarship on Confucianism. Against the background of historical and sociological research into the rapid modernization of...(Read More)
 
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