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Introduction: The Idea of a Moral Theory of International Law

Allen Buchanan

in Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198295358
eISBN:
9780191600982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295359.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Explains why a moral theory of international law is needed, refutes several prominent views that purport to rule out the possibility of such a theory, sets out the criteria that the needed theory ... More


Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

John Marmysz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Exposing and illustrating how an ongoing engagement with nihilistic alienation may contribute to – rather than detract from – the value of life, this book both challenges and builds upon past ... More


Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Steven B. Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this book, Steven Smith examines modernity as the site of a unique type of human being entirely unknown to the ancient and medieval worlds that is called the bourgeois. The characteristics and ... More


Kropotkin: Reviewing the Classical Anarchist Tradition

Ruth Kinna

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748642298
eISBN:
9781474418690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is designed to remove Peter Kropotkin from the framework of classical anarchism. By focusing attention on his theory of mutual aid, it argues that the classical framing distorts Kropotkin's ... More


Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Ashley Woodward

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697243
eISBN:
9781474418669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers an incisive argument for the contemporary importance of Lyotard in light of posthuman trends. Jean-Francois Lyotard was one of the leading French philosophers of his generation, ... More


On the Edge of the Negative: Badiou

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter re-reads the work of Alain Badiou as a probing of the problem of negativity. Tracing the history of Badiou’s political involvement in the radical Maoist formations of the 1970s suggests ... More


A Happy Blend: Isaiah’s Vision of Happiness (and Beyond)

Jacqueline Lapsley

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the book of Isaiah as one example of how the prophets treat the theme of happiness. She discerns an overall emphasis on flourishing—what Aristotle called eudaimonia—as opposed ... More


The Apocalyptic Imagination: Nietzsche, Sorel, Schmitt

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Modernity has always carried the seeds of the counter-revolution. The counter-revolution was not intended to be a conservative restoration of the old regime. It was an apocalyptic scenario that ... More


The Nietzsche Effect

Gianni Vattimo

in Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231166966
eISBN:
9780231536578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166966.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Vattimo “makes use” of Nietzsche’s works to interpret our present political and philosophical situation.


The Temptation of Realism

Gianni Vattimo

in Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231166966
eISBN:
9780231536578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166966.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Vattimo discusses our societal desire to embrace the current reality of the world, neglecting historical interpretation and future possibility.


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