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Richard Rorty: Politics and Vision

by Christopher J. Voparil

This book offers a fresh perspective on Richard Rorty by situating his work in the arena of political theory. Reinterpreting Rorty's much-maligned antirepresentationalism as a Romantic affirmation of the power...


Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice: Essays on Moral and Political Philosophy

by Jan Narveson

Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice is a collection of essays of the moral and political philosophy of Jan Narveson. The essays in this collection share a consistent theme running through much of Narveson's...


The New American Social Compact: Rights and Responsibilities in the Twenty-first Century

by Jane A. Grant

Jane Grant's book explores the need to redefine the social compact in twenty-first century America. It proposes a new compact that would honor the expansion of civil, political, and social rights in America,...


The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi for the Twenty-First Century

by Douglas Allen, Anthony Parel & Bhikhu Parekh

This volume shows how Gandhi's thought and action-oriented approach are significant, relevant, and urgently needed for addressing major contemporary problems and concerns, including issues of violence and nonviolence,...


Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Elisee Reclus

by Élisée Reclus, John Clark & Camille Martin

The first comprehensive introduction to the thought of Elisée Reclus, the great anarchist geographer and political theorist, Anarchy, Geography, Modernity presents his groundbreaking critique of all forms of...


Moral Reflections on Foreign Policy in a Religious War

by Ronald H. Stone

Stone argues that religion must be understood in its connections with world politics for the successful conduct of foreign policy. Without peace among religions, there can be no peace, and without understanding...


Justice, Humanity and Social Toleration

by Xunwu Chen

Justice, Humanity and Social Toleration makes a novel statement of justice as setting human affairs right in accordance with the principles of human rights, human goods and human bonds; it explores the timely...


Crown under Law: Richard Hooker, John Locke, and the Ascent of Modern Constitutionalism

by Alexander S. Rosenthal

Crown under Law is an investigation of the constitutional idea through an exploration of the political thought of Richard Hooker and John Locke. It should appeal to academics within a number of disciplines including...


Between Eternities: On the Tradition of Political Philosophy

by Gregory B. Smith

Between Eternities deals with the future of the tradition of political philosophy. The author argues that this tradition can only progress after the postmodernist fragmentation of political philosophy has been...


Augustine and World Religions

by Brian Brown, John A. Doody & Kim Paffenroth

Despite Augustine's reputation as the father of Christian intolerance, one finds in his thought the surprising claim that within non-Christian writings there are 'some truths in regard even to the worship of...


Leo Strauss, The Straussians, and the Study of the American Regime

by Kenneth L. Deutsch, John A. Murley & George Anastaplo

Responding to volatile criticisms frequently leveled at Leo Strauss and those he influenced, the prominent contributors to this volume demonstrate the profound influence that Strauss and his students have exerted...


Yesterday's Self: Nostalgia and the Immigrant Identity

by Andreea Deciu Ritivoi

In Yesterday's Self, Andreea Ritivoi explores the philosophical and historical dimensions of nostalgia in the lives of immigrants, forging a connection between current trends in the philosophy of identity and...


Emerson and Self-Reliance

by George Kateb

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great moral philosopher. One of his principle contributions is the theory of self-reliance, a view of democratic individuality. 'Nietzsche was Emerson's best reader,' and George Kateb...


Civil Society, Constitution, and Legitimacy

by Andrew Arato

Spurred by recent governmental transitions from dictatorships to democratic institutions, this highly original work argues that negotiated civil society-oriented transitions have an affinity for a distinctive...


Civic Liberalism: Reflections on Our Democratic Ideals

by Thomas A., Jr. Spragens

In Civic Liberalism, prominent political theorist Thomas A. Spragens, Jr. asserts that most versions of democratic ideals-libertarianism, liberal egalitarianism, difference liberalism, and the liberalism of...


Approximate Justice: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy

by George Sher

In this engaging and provocative book, Sher explores the normative moral and social problems that arise from living in a decidedly non-ideal world_a world that contains immorality, evil, and injustice, and in...


From Class to Race: Essays in White Marxism and Black Radicalism

by Charles Mills

Mills argues for a new critical theory that develops the insights of the black radical political tradition. While challenging conventional interpretations of key Marxist concepts and claims, the author contends...


Radical Cosmopolitics: The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism

by James D. Ingram

While supporting the cosmopolitan pursuit of a world that respects all rights and interests, James D. Ingram believes political theorists have, in their approach to this project, compromised its egalitarian...


Adam Smith's Pluralism: Rationality, Education, and the Moral Sentiments

by Jack Russell Weinstein

In this thought-provoking study, Jack Russell Weinstein suggests the foundations of liberalism can be found in the writings of Adam Smith (1723-1790), a pioneer of modern economic theory and a major figure...


The Augustinian Imperative: A Reflection on the Politics of Morality

by William E. Connolly

Drawing support from Nietzsche and Foucault, Connolly argues that the Augustinian Imperative contains unethical implications: its carriers too often convert living signs that threaten their ontological self-confidence...