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Tocqueville’s America

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/9780300198393.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Tocqueville applied Rousseau’s critique of the Enlightenment to modern democracy. He saw in the age of equality the possibility of a new and unprecedented form of despotism arising out of ... More


Nancy and Hegel: Freedom, Democracy and the Loss of the Power to Signify

Emilia Angelova

in Nancy and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

I attempt to explain why the principle of uncertainty of sense, or meaning, matters to thinking the political, and where it originates, where and how it comes to appear. My focus is Nancy's Hegel, ... More


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