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- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00
From Plato through the nineteenth century, the West could draw on comprehensive political visions to guide government and society. Now, for the first time in more than two thousand years, Tracy B. Strong contends, we have lost our foundational supports. In the words of Hannah Arendt, the state of political thought in the twentieth and twenty-first... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99
In this book, Rousseau is understood as a theorist of the common person. For Strong, Rousseau resonates with Kant, Hegel, and Marx, but he is more modern like Emerson, Nietzsche, Eittegenstein, and Heidegger. Rousseau's democratic individual is an ordinary self, paradoxically multiple and not singular. In the course of exploring this contention, Strong... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 42.00
The war on terrorism, say America's leaders, is a war of Good versus Evil. But in the minds of the perpetrators, the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington were presumably justified as ethically good acts against American evil. Is such polarization leading to a violent "clash of civilizations" or can differences between ethical systems be... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 17.00
Written in the intense political and intellectual tumult of the early years of the Weimar Republic, Political Theology develops the distinctive theory of sovereignty that made Carl Schmitt one of the most significant and controversial political theorists of the twentieth century. Focusing on the relationships among political leadership, the norms... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1997; US$ 10.95
Twilight of the Idols presents a vivid, compressed overview of many of Nietzsche?s mature ideas, including his attack on Plato?s Socrates and on the Platonic legacy in Western philosophy and culture. Polt provides a trustworthy rendering of Nietzsche?s text in contemporary American English, complete with notes prepared by the translator and Tracy... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00
In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt argues that liberalism?s basis in individual rights cannot provide a reasonable justification for sacrificing oneself for the state?a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared. George Schwab?s introduction to his translation of the 1932 German edition... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 38.99
In this astonishingly rich volume, experts in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, political theory, aesthetics, history, critical theory, and hermeneutics bring to light the best philosophical scholarship on what is arguably Nietzsche's most rewarding but most challenging text. Including essays that were commissioned specifically for the volume... more...