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Philosophical Anthropology and Social Criticism

Raymond Guess

in Reification: A New Look At An Old Idea

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320466
eISBN:
9780199851591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320466.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

As “intellectualism” refers to the way humans are able to form and systematically evaluate beliefs, John Dewey asserted that Western philosophy can be associated with a certain “intellectualist” ... More


Kantian Courage: Advancing the Enlightenment in Contemporary Political Theory

Nicholas Tampio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823245000
eISBN:
9780823250707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245000.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

How may progressive political theorists advance the Enlightenment after Darwin shifted the conversation about human nature in the 19th century, the Holocaust displayed barbarity at the historical ... More


The Politics of Virtue: Italy, the Republican Tradition, and the Humanist Political Legacy

Francis Oakley

in The Watershed of Modern Politics: Law, Virtue, Kingship, and Consent (1300-1650)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300194432
eISBN:
9780300213799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194432.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the intellectual and the educational life of the Mediterranean world during the period of late antiquity, as well as during the centuries that ensued in the medieval Latin ... More


Recognizing Democracy’s Disorientation

John Dunn

in Breaking Democracy’s Spell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179910
eISBN:
9780300206562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179910.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter compares America and China in terms of their perspectives about democracy and politics. It first considers how China has struggled to let go of dynastic monarchy as a form of government, ... More


A Prisoner of Hope in the Night of the American Empire: Dialogue with Gabriel Rockhill

Cornel West

in Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151870
eISBN:
9780231526364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151870.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deals with African American philosopher Cornel West, who explains how his personal struggles with white supremacy have influenced his primary philosophical concerns: black cultural ... More


The Politics of the Past: The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations

Chiara Bottici

in Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157780
eISBN:
9780231527811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157780.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines how the spectacularization and virtualization of politics affect the search for legitimacy in a more or less invented tradition—what it calls the “politics of the past.” More ... More


Setting Aside Hope: A Pragmatist Approach to Racial Justice

Shannon Sullivan

in Pragmatism and Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190459239
eISBN:
9780190459260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459239.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that black Americans’ hope that political struggle can achieve racial justice tends to be a harmful emotion they should avoid. It contends that rather than draw on Cornel West’s ... More


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