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  • The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes' Leviathanby Glen Newey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Hobbes is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought, and his seminal text Leviathan is widely recognised as one of the greatest works of political philosophy ever written. The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes? Leviathan introduces the major themes in Hobbes? great book and acts as a companion... more...

  • Rawls and the History of Political Thought: The Rousseauian and Hegelian Heritage of Justice as Fairnessby Jeffrey Bercuson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    In this book, Jeffrey Bercuson presents the immense, and yet for the most part unrecognized, influences of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel on John Rawls, the most important political philosopher of the 20th century. While the well-documented influence of Immanuel Kant on Rawls is deep and profound, Kantian features and interpretation... more...

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke; Richard H. Cox

    Wiley 2014; US$ 11.95

    This essential volume features John Locke's hand-corrected text with an outstanding introduction to Locke's life and role in intellectual history, his principal works, and their purpose. Written by the editor, Richard Cox, the introduction also outlines the course of both treatises of government and analyzes the problems of interpretation. Also included... more...

  • Lucid Mind, Intrepid Spiritby Lauren K. Hall; Paul Seaton; Peter A. Lawler; Carl Eric Scott

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 69.99

    This volume of essays explores the bases and significant aspects of the thought of the contemporary French philosopher, Chantal Delsol. It ranges from studies of her philosophical anthropology to her critique of international law, as well as on her thinking about the human person. An essay on the family enriches and illustrates the latter. A penetrating... more...

  • Crisis of the Strauss Dividedby Harry V. Jaffa

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 48.99

    Harry V. Jaffa, one of Strauss?s most influential students and an ardent participant in the internal divisions among Straussians, brings together his key contributions to the battle to define Strauss?s legacy. The collection includes an important original essay, published here for the first time, ?Straussian Geography: A Memoir and Commentary.?... more...

  • Privilege and Liberty and Other Essays in Political Philosophyby Daniel J. Mahoney; Aurel Kolnai; Pierre Manent

    Lexington Books 1999; US$ 32.99

    We are currently witnessing an increasingly influential counterrevolution in political theory, evident in the dialectical return to classical political science pioneered most prominently by Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin. In this context, the work of the relatively unknown Aurel Kolnai is of great importance. Kolnai was one of the greatest thinkers... more...

  • William Jamesby Kennan Ferguson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 27.99

    William James is known today as a philosopher of pragmatism. William James: Politics in the Pluriverse challenges this understanding. Ferguson traces the historical importance and contemporary possibilities of pluralism's original political insight. In this important work he examines the trajectory of pluralism in the United States and England, the... more...

  • Merleau-Ponty and Modern Politics After Anti-Humanismby Diana Coole

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 41.99

    In this important new book, Diana Coole shows how existential phenomenology illuminates and enlivens our understanding of politics. Merleau-PontyOs focus on embodied experience allows us to approach political life in a manner that is both critical and engaged. With breadth of vision and penetrating insight, Coole demonstrates that political questions... more...

  • Carl Schmittby Joseph J. Bendersky

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    Basing his work on the writings of Schmitt and his contemporaries, extensive new archival documentation, and parts of Schmitt's personal papers, Professor Bendersky uses Schmitt's public career as a framework for re-evaluating his contributions to political and legal theory. This book establishes that Schmitt's late Weimar writings were directed at... more...

  • Rousseau und die Moderneby Iwan-Michelangelo D'Aprile; Stefanie Stockhorst

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 25.13

    Hauptbeschreibung Kein Autor des 18. Jahrhunderts hat die Ambivalenzen der Moderne so weitgefächert vorgedacht wie Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Dabei zeigt sich nicht nur die enorme, sinnstiftende Anschlussfähigkeit bestimmter Begriffe, die Rousseau als notorischer Querdenker seiner Epoche entwickelte; es kommen darüber hinaus auch Brüche und Widersprüchlichkeiten... more...