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Moderation after the Terror: Madame de Staël’s Elusive Center

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines political moderation in the writings of Germaine de Staël, with a particular focus on her attempt to create a center in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Madame de Staël's ... More


The Use of Force

Anthony Carty

in Philosophy of International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622559
eISBN:
9780748652525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622559.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that the struggle for humans to find meaning has to take priority over the struggle to build institutions, making most explicit the raw spirit of Hobbes that underlies the whole ... More


Humanitarian Intervention: Lessons from the Past Few Decades

Richard Caplan

in The Art of Creating Power: Freedman on Strategy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190851163
eISBN:
9780190872601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851163.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

States – Western ones, at least – have given increased weight to human rights and humanitarian norms as matters of international concern, with the authorization of legally binding enforcement ... More


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