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Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism

by Henry T., III Edmondson & Marion Montgomery

Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism is a superb guide to the works of Flannery O'Connor; and like O'Connor's stories themselves, it is captivating, provocative, and unsettling....


Against Religion, Wars, and States: The Case for Enlightenment Atheism, Just War Pacifism, and Liberal-Democratic Anarchism

by Andrew Fiala

Andrew Fiala's Against Religion, Wars, and States: The Case For Enlightenment Atheism, Just War Pacifism, and Liberal-Democratic Anarchism argues that we need to overcome the idea of the nation-state and look...


On the Socratic Education: An Introduction to the Shorter Platonic Dialogues

by Christopher Bruell

The aim of the book is to make Socrates' investigation and resolution of the questions that still concern us as human beings more accessible to serious contemporary readers.


Putting Ideas to Work: A Practical Introduction to Political Thought

by Mark Mattern

In this new text, Mark Mattern offers a unique alternative to the traditional approaches to the study and teaching of political philosophy. Rather than approaching it solely as a world of abstractions, Putting...


The Art of Power: Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and the Making of Aesthetic Political Theory

by Diego A. von Vacano

The Art of Power offers up a challenge to traditional political theory. Diego A. von Vacano provides original interpretations of Machiavelli's oeuvre and of Nietzsche's relationship to politics.


The Banality of Evil: Hannah Arendt and 'The Final Solution'

by Bernard J. Bergen

This highly original book is the first to explore the political and philosophical consequences of Hannah Arendt's concept of 'the banality of evil,' a term she used to describe Adolph Eichmann, architect of...


The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism: Jews, Israel, and Liberal Opinion

by Bernard Harrison & Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Written by a non-Jewish analytic philosopher, this book addresses the issue of whether, and to what extent, current opposition to Israel on the liberal-left embodies anti-Semitic stances. It argues that the...


The Principle of Fairness and Political Obligation

by George Klosko

In this now-classic work, he clearly and systematically formulates what others thought impossible_a principle of fairness that specifies a set of conditions which grounds existing political obligations and bridges...


Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941

by Justus D. Doenecke

Prominent historian Justus Doenecke analyzes the personalities, leading action groups, and major congressional debates surrounding the U.S. decision to participate in World War II.


Libertarianism: For and Against

by Craig Duncan, Tibor R. Machan & Martha Nussbaum

Libertarianism: For and Against offers dueling perspectives on the scope of legitimate government. Tibor R. Machan, a well-known libertarian philosopher, argues for a minimal government devoted solely to protecting...


Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Politics of the Ordinary

by Tracy B. Strong

In this book, Rousseau is understood as a theorist of the common person. For Strong, Rousseau resonates with Kant, Hegel, and Marx, but he is more modern like Emerson, Nietzsche, Eittegenstein, and Heidegger....


Jacques Maritain: The Philosopher in Society

by James V. Schall

In this book, distinguished theologian and political scientist James V. Schall explores Maritain's political philosophy, demonstrating that Maritain understood society, state, and government in the tradition...


Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in America: The 'Absolute Democracy' or 'Defiled Republic'

by August H., Jr. Nimtz

While Alexis de Tocqueville described America as the 'absolute democracy,' Karl Marx saw the nation as a 'defiled republic' so long as it permitted the enslavement of blacks. August J. Nimtz argues that Marx,...


Montesquieu's Science of Politics: Essays on The Spirit of Laws

by David W. Carrithers, Michael A. Mosher & Paul A. Rahe

In what constitutes the only English-language collection of essays ever dedicated to the analysis of Montesquieu's contributions to political science, the contributors review some of the most vexing controversies...


The Deliberative Impulse: Motivating Discourse in Divided Societies

by Andrew F. Smith

Andrew F. Smith argues that citizens of divided societies have three powerful incentives to engage in public deliberation_in free, open, and reasoned dialogue aimed at contributing to the establishment of well-developed...


The Rise of Modern Judicial Review: From Judicial Interpretation to Judge-Made Law

by Christopher Wolfe

'A clear, readable and fair account of the development of judicial review.'-Ashley Montagu


Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

by Laurence Thomas & Michael Levin

What rights govern heterosexual and homosexual behaviors? Two distinguished philosophers debate this important issue in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights. Laurence M. Thomas argues that a society which has...


Ethics of Consumption: The Good Life, Justice, and Global Stewardship

by Crocker & Linden

In this comprehensive collection of essays, most of which appear for the first time, eminent scholars from many disciplines—philosophy, economics, sociology, political science, demography, theology, history,...


The Death Penalty: For and Against

by Louis P. Pojman

Two distinguished social and political philosophers take opposing positions in this highly engaging work. Louis P. Pojman justifies the practice of execution by appealing to the principle of retribution while...


The Transformation of Plato's Republic

by Kenneth Dorter

Author Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex...