By Robert P. Kraynak
By Stefan Sorin Muresan
By Herbert Marcuse,Douglas Kellner,Clayton Pierce
This assortment assembles a few of Herbert Marcuse’s most crucial paintings and offers for the 1st time his responses to and improvement of vintage Marxist methods to revolution and utopia, in addition to his personal theoretical and political perspectives.
This 6th and ultimate quantity of Marcuse's accrued papers indicates Marcuse’s rejection of the present twentieth-century Marxist concept and socialist perform - which he observed as insufficient for a radical critique of Western and Soviet forms - and the improvement of his innovative proposal in the direction of a critique of the shopper society. Marcuse's later philosophical views on know-how, ecology, and human emancipation sat at odds with the various vintage tenets of Marx’s materialist dialectic which put the operating classification because the significant agent of switch in capitalist societies. because the fabric from this quantity exhibits, Marcuse was once not just a theorist of Marxist inspiration and perform within the 20th century, but in addition proves to be a vital philosopher for knowing the neoliberal part of capitalism and resistance within the twenty-first century.
A entire creation by way of Douglas Kellner and Clayton Pierce locations Marcuse’s philosophy within the context of his engagement with the most currents of 20th century philosophy whereas additionally supplying vital analyses of his anticipatory theorization of capitalist improvement via a neoliberal restructuring of society. the amount concludes with an afterword via Peter Marcuse.
By Michael W. Doyle
within the twenty-first century, intervention can take many kinds: army and financial, unilateral and multilateral. Doyle’s thought-provoking argument examines crucial ethical and criminal questions underlying major American international coverage dilemmas of modern years, together with Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
By Anita Sengupta
By D. Bell,B. Criddle
By Michael P. Zuckert
In Natural Rights and the hot Republicanism, Michael Zuckert proposes a brand new view of the political philosophy that lay at the back of the founding of the U.S.. In a booklet that might curiosity political scientists, historians, and philosophers, Zuckert appears to be like on the Whig or competition culture because it constructed in England. He argues that there have been, actually, 3 competition traditions: Protestant, Grotian, and Lockean. prior to the English Civil warfare the competition used to be encouraged by way of the trouble to discover the "one real Protestant politics--an attempt that used to be noticeable to be a failure via the tip of the Interregnum interval. The recovery observed the emergence of the Whigs, who sought the way to flooring politics unfastened from the sectarian theological-scriptural conflicts of the former period.
The Whigs have been rather inspired via the Dutch traditional legislation thinker Hugo Grotius. in spite of the fact that, as Zuckert indicates, via the mid-eighteenth century John Locke had changed Grotius because the thinker of the Whigs. Zuckert's research concludes with a penetrating exam of John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, the English "Cato," who, he argues, introduced jointly Lockean political philosophy and pre-existing Whig political technology right into a new and robust synthesis. even though it has been misleadingly offered as a separate "classical republican" culture in fresh scholarly discussions, it's this "new republicanism" that served because the philosophical aspect of departure for the founders of the yankee republic.
By P. Hardi,P. Heywood,D. Torsello
By Sheldon S. Wolin
Alexis de Tocqueville could be the such a lot influential political philosopher in American heritage. He additionally led an surprisingly lively and bold profession in French politics. during this magisterial e-book, one in every of America's most vital modern theorists attracts on many years of analysis and inspiration to give the 1st paintings that absolutely connects Tocqueville's political and theoretical lives. In doing so, Sheldon Wolin provides sweeping new interpretations of Tocqueville's significant works and of his position in highbrow background. As he lines the origins and influence of Tocqueville's rules, Wolin additionally deals a profound remark at the normal trajectory of Western political existence over the last 2 hundred years.
Wolin proceeds by means of analyzing Tocqueville's key writings in mild of his stories within the bothered international of French politics. He portrays Democracy in America, for instance, as a idea of discovery that emerged from Tocqueville's contrasting reports of the United States and of France's constitutional monarchy. He indicates us how Tocqueville used memories to reexamine his political commitments in mild of the revolutions of 1848 and the specter of socialism. He portrays The previous Regime and the French Revolution as a piece of theoretical heritage designed to throw mild at the Bonapartist despotism he observed round him. all through, Wolin highlights the tensions among Tocqueville's rules and his actions as a political candidate, arguing that--despite his restricted political success--Tocqueville was once ''perhaps the final influential theorist who should be stated to have really cared approximately political life.''
In the process the e-book, Wolin additionally indicates that Tocqueville struggled with the various forces that constrain politics this present day, together with the relentless improve of capitalism, of technological know-how and expertise, and of kingdom paperwork. He concludes that Tocqueville's insights and anxieties concerning the impotence of politics in a ''postaristocratic'' period communicate on to the demanding situations of our personal ''postdemocratic'' age. A huge new examine of Tocqueville, this can be additionally a wealthy and provocative paintings concerning the earlier, the current, and the way forward for democratic existence in the United States and abroad.
By Marc Fleurbaey,Maurice Salles,John A. Weymark