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- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 25.99
This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 30.99
In Civic Liberalism, prominent political theorist Thomas A. Spragens, Jr. asserts that most versions of democratic ideals?libertarianism, liberal egalitarianism, difference liberalism, and the liberalism of fear?lead our polity significantly astray. Spragens offers another alternative. He argues that we should recover the multiple and complex aspirations... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 9.95
Stephen Nathanson?s clear-sighted abridgment of Principles of Political Economy, Mill?s first major work in moral and political philosophy, provides a challenging, sometimes surprising account of Mill?s views on many important topics: socialism, population, the status of women, the cultural bases of economic productivity, the causes and possible cures... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.00
For more than three decades, Margaret Wilson's essays on early modern philosophy have influenced scholarly debate. Many are considered classics in the field and remain as important today as they were when they were first published. Until now, however, they have never been available in book form and some have been particularly difficult to find. This... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95
The past fifteen years in France have seen a remarkable flourishing of new work in political philosophy. This anthology brings into English for the first time essays by some of the best young French political thinkers writing today, including Marcel Gauchet, Pierre Manent, Luc Ferry, and Alain Renaut. The central theme of these essays is liberal democracy:... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95
Presented here for the first time in English is a remarkable screenplay about the apostle Paul by Pier Paolo Pasolini, legendary filmmaker, novelist, poet, and radical intellectual activist. Written between the appearance of his renowned film Teorema and the shocking, controversial SalÚ, or the 120 Days of Sodom , St Paul was deemed too risky... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
To scholars of Western intellectual history Hegel is one of the most important of all political thinkers, but politicians and other "down-to-earth" persons see his speculative philosophy as far removed from their immediate concerns. Put off by his difficult terminology, many participants in practical politics may also believe that Hegel's idealism... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50
Aristotle noted that "equality" is the plea not of those who are satisfied but of those who seek change, and the word has long been invoked in the name of social reform. It retains its force because arguments for equality put arguments for inequality on the defensive. But why is "equality" laudatory and "inequality" pejorative? In this first book-length... more...