Draws on Guo Xiang's commentary on the Zhuangzi to construct an account of freedom that is both metaphysical and political.
A critical and creative reconstruction of Adorno's conception of truth that shows its relevance for contemporary philosophy, art, and politics.
Challenges deep-seated assumptions about the traditionalist nature of Confucianism by providing a new interpretation of the emergence of modern Confucianism in Republican China.
The most comprehensive collection of writings by an important twentieth-century radical writer.
Putting at work a negative pedagogy centered around learning from unlearning, problematizes and boldly challenges today's culturalist discourses, camouflaged racisms, and masked fascisms.
Interpretations of critically important texts in political philosophy from Greek antiquity to modern times on the tension between human excellence and equality and its possible resolution.
Reframes the discussion of deliberative democracy in a unique fashion, approaching the debate as a historical conversation.
Endorses the pursuit of paradigm shifts in our understandings of faith, truth, and nature to remedy the "underside" of modernity and thus to inaugurate a post-modern (but not anti-modern) and post-secular (but not anti-secular) view of the world.
Five innovative essays demonstrating how Aristotle's biology is an integral part of Aristotle's understanding of the universe.
Investigates, by way of Derrida's engagements with Kant, how the foundations of modern constitutionalism can be differently conceived to address some of the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Argues that Giambattista Vico's early modern account of Roman mythology was a sophisticated attempt to present an epistemological and political critique of the aristocratic way of conceiving the world.
Argues that Plato thinks that ordinary people grapple with the Forms and can make epistemological progress, even if they never achieve knowledge.
Meditation on the character of the Eleatic Stranger in Plato's late dialogues, arguing that the prominent place afforded to this foreigner—the other—represents an important philosophical and political legacy regarding the way thought, and life in the community, is understood.
A critical interrogation of elements of Hobbes's political and natural philosophy and its capacity to enrich our understanding of the nature of democratic life.
Explores the basic forms of responsibility that we willingly assume and the collaborative fulfillment that we find in each.
Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.
Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
Conversations with prominent Italian feminist thinkers Lea Melandri, Luisa Muraro, and Adriana Cavaero, as well as three essays - appearing in English for the first time - by author, journalist, and renown political figure Rossana Rossanda.
The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.
Shows the importance of honor for leaders, both as a source of noble ambition to pursue the public good and as dangerous temptation to seek glory through domination.
Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.
Examines the ideas of justice in Euripidean tragedy, which reveals the human experience of justice to be paradoxical, and reminds us of the need for humility in our unceasing quest for a just world.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.
A fresh look at Aristotle’s political theory with attention to the resonance of his thought for contemporary concerns.
Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.
Analysis of this important Mexican philosopher's social, cultural, and political writings.
Develops a theory of spiritual freedom and explores its relationship to problems of liberal political regimes.
First translation into English of Fichte’s major work on the French Revolution.
Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory.
Essays reflecting on the prolific, pioneering, and wide-ranging scholarship of Fred Dallmayr.
This archive-based study of the philosophy of Leo Strauss provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts.
Offers a careful analysis of how Aristotle understands civil war, partisanship, distrust in government, disagreement, and competition, and explores ways in which these views are relevant to contemporary political theory.
Offers a powerful new interpretation of Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory.
Bridges Western and non-Western political thought to address the problem of democracy and political decadance in contemporary Iran and, by implication, similar Islamic societies.
An especially accessible introduction to Hegel’s moral and political philosophy.
An original philosophical exploration of the limits of Hegel's thought.
Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers.
Argues that a pluralistic understanding of truth can foster productive conversations about common concerns involving religion, science, ethics, politics, economics, and ecology without falling into relativism.
Explores the concept of "moral horror" as the experience of living amidst unjustifiable state violence.
Explores the interplay between the dramatic form of the dialogue and the basic themes it addresses.
Presents the process theistic thought of Whitehead as a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism.
Presents strikingly original and contemporary answers to the most traditional philosophical problems in epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and political theory.
The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny.
Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.
Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.
Examines how Aristotle posits political philosophy and the experience of friendship as a means to bind strictly intellectural virtue with morality.
Leading theorists explore the concept of political liberalism.
Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.
Deepens our understanding of power through a survey of how its dynamics have been understood from ancient times to the present.
Leading scholars and legal practitioners explore constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics.
European scholars discuss Leo Strauss as a major figure in the history of philosophy.
Reflections on principle and prudence in the thoughts and actions of great thinkers and statesmen.
Examines how the animal/human divide has influenced power dynamics.
Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.
Using the thought of Christian thinker Thomas Aquinas and Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi, explores how to exercise and limit authority.
Uncovers clues regarding the inner life of Machiavelli's political leaders.
Demonstrates how the ethical underpinning of Hegel’s political and social philosophy has relevance for contemporary democratic life.
An introduction to Thomas Hobbes as a systematic and not merely political philosopher.
Draws out numerous affinities between the sophists and Socrates in Plato's dialogues.
Argues for revitalizing the place of honor in contemporary life.
Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.
An ambitious and radically original reading of philosopher Francis Bacon.
Analysis of Plato’s influence on the political thinking of Kant, Hegel, and Fichte.
An account of Hegel's political insights and their contemporary relevance.
Proposes a post-Straussian reading of Plato to advance a reconciliation of ancient and modern theories of natural right.
Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comic poetry.
Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.
Examines the German and Jewish sources of Strauss's thought and the extent to which his philosophy can shed light on the crisis of liberal democracy.
Offers a striking new reading of Agamben’s political thought and its implications for political action in the present.
Compelling account of Strauss's mature Maimonidean writings.
Explores the ethical and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s accounts of human existence.
Offers a new perspective on the political significance of the Hegelian dialectical legacy.
A compelling understanding of equality and difference in public life.
A detailed, clear, and comprehensive overview of the current philosophical debate on toture.
Timely reappraisal of John Locke’s thoughts on the clash between executive emergency power and the importance of the rule of law.
Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.
An original and revolutionary interpretation of the Jews’ destiny in modern politics.
Explores the significance of Dewey’s thought on democracy for the contemporary world.
Explores how Enlightenment values have been transformed in a technological civilization.
Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.
The first sustained look at the relationship between deliberative democratic theory and the topic of freedom.
Examines how liberal society enables racism and other forms of discrimination.
An in-depth look at the theory of solidarity of German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, serving also as a comprehensive introduction to his work.
Differentiates inquiry from interpretation in order to secure a foundation for truth.
Applies the concept of personal and political autonomy to children and children’s development.
Essays consider Drucilla Cornell’s contributions to philosophy, political theory, and legal studies.
A collection of essays on contemporary issues in justice and law.
Irreverent and incisive critique of liberal theories of the state.
The definitive source book on philosophy and the city.
Explores the ethical and political possibilities of philosophy after deconstruction.
Explores the social ramifications of Kant's concept of radical evil.
Explores how the concept of revolution permeates and unifies Kristeva’s body of work.
A critique of public policy rhetoric from multiple feminist perspectives.
Brings the writings of de Cleyre out of undeserved obscurity.
Explores the political and economic causes and consequences of homelessness.
Argues that love plays an essential—if often implicit—role in Hegel's mature theory of moral subjectivity and political community.
Examines the relations among knowledge, politics, aesthetics, and individuality.
Collection of essays adapted from an undergraduate honors conference held at Binghamton University which address contemporary issues in political philosophy.
A defense of liberalism, understood as a perfectionist doctrine that presupposes an ideal but controversial notion of human well-being.