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Leo Strauss and Contemporary Thought
Leo Strauss and Contemporary Thought (June 2021)
Reading Strauss Outside the Lines
Jeffrey A. Bernstein - Editor
Jade Larissa Schiff - Editor

Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.

Leo Strauss’s readings of historical figures in the philosophical tradition have been justly well explored; however, his relation to contemporary thinkers has not enjoyed the same coverage. In Leo Strauss and Contemporary Thought, an in...(Read More)
 
 
A Dangerous Passion
A Dangerous Passion (May 2021)
Leadership and the Question of Honor
Haig Patapan - Author

Shows the importance of honor for leaders, both as a source of noble ambition to pursue the public good and as dangerous temptation to seek glory through domination.

A Dangerous Passion argues that leadership and honor are mutually constitutive and that this dynamic relationship fundamentally shapes the character of political practice. Haig Patapan shows how our contemporary...(Read More)
 
 
Contribution to the Correction of the Public's Judgments on the French Revolution
Contribution to the Correction of the Public's Judgments on the French Revolution (March 2021)
J. G. Fichte - Author
Jeffrey Church - Editor, translator and introduction by
Anna Marisa Schön - Editor, translator and introduction by

First translation into English of Fichte’s major work on the French Revolution.

The reception history of the French Revolution in France and England is well documented among Anglophone scholars; however, the debate over the Revolution in Germany is much less well known. Fichte’s Contribution played an important role in this debate. Presented here for the first time in Engli...(Read More)
 
 
Bastard Politics
Bastard Politics (February 2021)
Sovereignty and Violence
Nick Mansfield - Author

Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.

Sovereignty is usually seen as either the assertion of national rights in the face of external challenge or the cruel license of unaccountable power. In philosophy, sovereignty has been presented as the eart...(Read More)
 
 
Abolishing Boundaries
Abolishing Boundaries (January 2021)
Global Utopias in the Formation of Modern Chinese Political Thought, 1880–1940
Peter Zarrow - Author

Offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought.

Focusing on four key Chinese intellectuals of the first half of the twentieth century, Abolishing Boundaries offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought. These four intellectuals—Kang Youwei, Cai Yuanpei, Chen Duxiu, and Hu Shi—were deeply familiar with the Confucian and Buddhist classical texts, w...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
Contesting the Global Order
Contesting the Global Order (September 2020)
The Radical Political Economy of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein
Gregory P. Williams - Author

Examines how events in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods shaped the intellectual projects of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein.

Contesting the Global Order explores what it means to be a radical intellectual as political hopes fade. Gregory P. Williams chronicles the evolution of intellectual visionaries Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein, who despite altered...(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 modern ...(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 free...(Read More)
 
 
Taxation in Utopia
Taxation in Utopia (September 2020)
Required Sacrifice and the General Welfare
Donald Morris - Author

An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.

Taxation in Utopia explores utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation. At its core, taxation is an ethical question. It requires people to sacrifice for the benefit of others, whether or not they also benefit themselves. Donald Morris re...(Read More)
 
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