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Kant’s Abandonment of Sentimentalism

Michael L. Frazer

in The Enlightenment of Sympathy: Justice and the Moral Sentiments in the Eighteenth Century and Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390667
eISBN:
9780199866687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390667.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Few today are aware that Immanuel Kant embraced moral sentimentalism at one point in his philosophical career, only to later reject it. This chapter argues that Kant's reasons for rejecting ... More


Murder at the Glenwood

Robert Wuthnow

in Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150550
eISBN:
9781400839759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150550.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This essay examines the murder of Laura Beers in Topeka and what it means for Kansas religion and politics. Laura Beers was found dead in a pool of blood by the Topeka police on the night of November ... More


Aimances in Rousseau: Julie or The New Heloise as Treatise on the Passions

Étienne Balibar

in Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273607
eISBN:
9780823273652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at how writing and theory are superimposed in Rosseau's novel, Julie or the New Heloise. Drawing upon two of Paul de Man's readings of the novel in his Allegories of Reading, the ... More


Passions and Emotions: NOMOS LIII

James E. Fleming (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760147
eISBN:
9780814763490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760147.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Throughout the history of moral, political, and legal philosophy, many have portrayed passions and emotions as being opposed to reason and good judgment. At the same time, others have defended ... More


Hobbes’s Political Philosophy I: Man and Morality

Devin Stauffer

in Hobbes's Kingdom of Light: A Study of the Foundations of Modern Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226552903
eISBN:
9780226553061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553061.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter takes up the question of the relationship between Hobbes’s political philosophy and his natural philosophy, and it offers a detailed interpretation of his political philosophy. Through ... More


The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

George E. Marcus, W. Russell Neuman, and Michael MacKuen (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226574417
eISBN:
9780226574431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574431.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Passion and emotion run deep in politics, but researchers have only recently begun to study how they influence our political thinking. Contending that the long-standing neglect of such feelings has ... More


War Without Passion: Something Other Than War

David Betz

in Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190264857
eISBN:
9780190618513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264857.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explains the fallacy of “peace through superior firepower” that has guided post-Cold War strategic logic. Using the concept of “war amongst the people” it explains the failings of recent ... More


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