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  • Levinas and the Politicalby Howard Caygill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    Howard Caygill systematically explores for the first time the relationship between Levinas' thought and the political. From Levinas' early writings in the face of National Socialism to controversial political statements on Israeli and French politics, Caygill analyses themes such as the deconstruction of metaphysics, embodiment, the face and alterity.... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendtby Dana Villa

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    A distinguished team of contributors examines the primary themes of Arendt's multi-faceted thought. more...

  • Skepticism, Individuality, and Freedomby Bonnie Honig; David R. Mapel

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 84.00

    Major thinkers grapple with the challenge of this renowned liberal thinker. more...

  • A Passion For Democracy -- Benjamin Constantby Tzvetan Todorov

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 25.95

    A subtle and humane exploration of Benjamin Constant, the 19th-century diarist, novelist, psychologist and political theorist -- the first French analyst of democracy. more...

  • Political Evil in a Global Ageby Patrick Hayden

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Hannah Arendt is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century?s most powerful political theorists. The purpose of this book is to make an innovative contribution to the newly emerging literature connecting Arendt to international political theory and debates surrounding globalization. In recent years the work of Arendt has gathered increasing... more...

  • Straussophobiaby Peter Minowitz

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 40.99

    Straussophobia is a detailed, diversity-oriented defense of Leo Strauss and his followers against the false and often malicious charges that have been leveled by Shadia Drury and other critics, including Tim Robbins, Anne Norton, Earl Shorris, and Nicholas Xenos. Devoting particular attention to Strauss's interpretations of Thucydides, Plato, Xenophon,... more...

  • The Rights of Manby Thomas Paine

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Written in a fit of pique brought about by Edmund Burke's blistering attack of the French Revolution, Paine's The Rights of Man has come to be regarded as one of the most important works in the realm of Western political philosophy. In it, Paine contends that some rights that are granted through natural law, rather than by governments or constitutions.... more...

  • John Locke's Liberalismby Ruth W. Grant

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    In this work, Ruth W. Grant presents a new approach to John Locke's familiar works. Taking the unusual step of relating Locke's Two Treatises to his Essay Concerning Human Understanding , Grant establishes the unity and coherence of Locke's political arguments. She analyzes the Two Treatises as a systematic demonstration of liberal principles... more...

  • From Hierarchy to Anarchyby Jeremy Larkins

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book considers the rise of territoriality in international relations. Larkins takes the reader on a tour that moves from the mental horizons of Medieval European thought to the Renaissance. The end product is a theoretical and historical account of a momentous transformation that ultimately gives rise to the territorial state. more...

  • A Third Concept of Libertyby Samuel Fleischacker

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 52.50

    Taking the title of his book from Isaiah Berlin's famous essay distinguishing a negative concept of liberty connoting lack of interference by others from a positive concept involving participation in the political realm, Samuel Fleischacker explores a third definition of liberty that lies between the first two. In Fleischacker's view, Kant and Adam... more...