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Conclusion

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This conclusion summarizes the argument of the book, gives some indications of the later history of Neoplatonic political philosophy in Byzantium and in the Italian Renaissance, and discusses the ... More


Why Confucianism? Which Confucianism?

Tongdong Bai

in Against Political Equality: The Confucian Case

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195995
eISBN:
9780691197463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195995.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that early Confucians were revolutionaries with a conservative facade. According to this “progressive” reading, they tried to solve issues of modernity not by rejecting modernity ... More


The Renewal of Philosophy and the Challenge of Revealed Religion: On the Intention of Leo Strauss’s Thoughts on Machiavelli

Heinrich Meier

in Political Philosophy and the Challenge of Revealed Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226275857
eISBN:
9780226275994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275994.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter studies Leo Strauss's most complex and controversial book, Thoughts on Machiavelli. Strauss—who introduced the term “political philosophy” into philosophic discussion—links in his ... More


Introduction

Alex Schulman

in Rethinking Shakespeare's Political Philosophy: From Lear to Leviathan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748682416
eISBN:
9781474406383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682416.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book asserts that William Shakespeare's plays and poems possess elements of politics and political philosophy, or, more specifically, the rise of modern secular nationalism. Such a phrase can be ... More


Introduction: Pious Discourses of Democracy

Adrian Little

in Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633654
eISBN:
9780748652709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633654.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Religion has long been a target for the critical weaponry of modern political philosophy. This book recognises the validity of many secular critiques of religion and the way in which they identify ... More


Honorable Greatness Denied (1): The Egalitarian Web

Robert Faulkner

in The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter is the first of two chapters to address the issues and arguments put forth by skeptics and intellectual critics. It looks at how many present-day intellectuals and academics would ... More


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