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Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Robert Wokler

Bryan Garsten (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147888
eISBN:
9781400842407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147888.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The author of this book was one of the world's leading experts on Rousseau and the Enlightenment, but some of his best work was published in the form of widely scattered and difficult-to-find essays. ... More


Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Roberto Esposito

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

One of contemporary Italy's most prolific and engaging political theorists, Roberto Esposito has coined a number of critical concepts in current debates about the past, present, and future of ... More


Elements for a Public Critique of the Catholic Discourse of Anti-Relativism

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti

in Relativism and Religion: Why Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170789
eISBN:
9780231540377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170789.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides an analytical discussion of some of the salient elements of the contemporary religious discourse of anti-relativism, focusing in particular on the use made of five key terms: ... More


Why Community?

George Rupp

in Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

To address the dimension of the resistance to individualism that is warranted, its values can and should be integrated into an affirmation of community.


Alexis de Tocqueville

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers a reading of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, arguing that the book was not a philosophical analysis of the concept of democracy, nor a simple narrative of the ... More


A Lying World Order: Political Deception and The Threat of Totalitarianism

Peg Birmingham

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question whether totalitarianism is a threat today. It considers one element of totalitarianism that Hannah Arendt was herself very concerned ... More


Thinking in Dark Times

Roger Berkowitz

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief review of Hannah Arendt's works, including Men in Dark Times where she responds to what she calls the light of the public that ... More


Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Jeffrey Katz and Thomas Keenan

Roger Berkowitz (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hannah Arendt is one of the most important political theorists of the 20th century. In her works, she grappled with the dark events of that century, probing the nature of power, ... More


Reflections on Antisemitism

Christopher Hitchens

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the resurgence of antisemitism. It argues that Hannah Arendt is a great prop and stay and comfort in dark times like these, because she was always ... More


Fiction as Poison 

George Kateb

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter brings together some of Arendt's key ideas on thinking and judging. With the exception of system building, they all play a part in constituting the attention ... More


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