The Sources of Normativity

By Christine M. Korsgaard

Moral suggestions are, or purport to be, normative. They make claims on us: they command, oblige, suggest, or consultant. yet the place does their authority over us come from? Christine Korsgaard identifies and examines 4 debts of the resource of normativity which have been endorsed by way of sleek ethical philosophers--voluntarism, realism, reflective endorsement, and the entice autonomy--and indicates how Kant's autonomy-based account emerges as a synthesis of the opposite 3. Her dialogue is through observation from G.A. Cohen, Raymond Geuss, Thomas Nagel, and Bernard Williams, and a answer through Korsgaard.

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Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings (Hackett Classics)

Here are The Prince and crucial of the Discourses newly translated into spare, shiny English. Why a brand new translation? Machiavelli used to be by no means the uninteresting, helpful, pedantic writer who looks within the pages of alternative translations, says David Wootton in his creation. within the pages that stick to i've got performed my most sensible to permit him communicate in his personal voice. (And certainly, Wootton’s Machiavelli does simply that after the party calls for: renderings of that the majority frustrating of phrases, virtu, are in every one example by means of the Italian). Notes, a map, and an altogether notable creation no much less authoritative for being grippingly readable, assist in making this variation a terrific first come upon with Machiavelli for any pupil of heritage and political theory.

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De l'esprit des lois : Anthologie

By Montesquieu

Véritable somme politique, De l'esprit des lois (1748) est le chef-d'oeuvre de Montesquieu. L'auteur y have interaction tout à los angeles fois une réflexion sur les différents gouvernements, une enquête sur les sociétés humaines et une examine comparée des lois afin de former tout homme à évaluer l'intervention législatrice. En s'attachant à saisir " l'esprit des lois " - ou rapports que les lois entretiennent avec le climat, los angeles faith, les moeurs, les richesses et le trade de chaque peuple -, il suggest une manière nouvelle d'appréhender los angeles réalité sociale. Conçue comme une creation par les textes, cette anthologie, qui rassemble et présente les livres les plus célèbres de De l'esprit des lois, entend permettre au lecteur de saisir les principaux enjeux philosophiques de cet ouvrage incontournable.

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Liberal Values: Benjamin Constant and the Politics of Religion (Ideas in Context)

By Helena Rosenblatt

Professor Rosenblatt offers a research of Benjamin Constant's highbrow improvement right into a founder of sleek liberalism, via a cautious research of his evolving perspectives on faith. Constant's existence spanned the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Napoleon's upward thrust and rule, and the Bourbon recovery. Rosenblatt analyzes Constant's key position in lots of of this era's heated debates over the position of faith in politics, and in doing so, exposes and addresses many misconceptions that experience lengthy reigned approximately consistent and his interval. particularly, Rosenblatt sheds mild on Constant's significant, but much-neglected paintings, De los angeles faith. provided that the function of faith is, once more, center-stage in our political, philosophical and historic arenas, Liberal Values constitutes a huge revision of our realizing of the origins of contemporary liberalism.

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Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations

By Lars Rensmann

Hannah Arendt and Theodor W. Adorno, of the main influential political philosophers and theorists of the 20 th century, have been contemporaries with related pursuits, backgrounds, and a shared adventure of exile. but formerly, no e-book has introduced them jointly. during this first comparative examine in their paintings, best students speak about divergences, reveal fantastic affinities, and locate universal floor among the 2 thinkers. This pioneering paintings recovers the relevance of Arendt and Adorno for modern political conception and philosophy and lays the root for a serious knowing of political modernity: from universalistic claims for political freedom to the abyss of genocidal politics.

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State Punishment: Political Principles and Community Values (International Library of Philosophy)

By Nicola Lacey

Country Punishment provides a brand new method of the query of the ethical justification of punishment through the kingdom. Nicola Lacey specializes in the speculation of punishment within the context of alternative political questions resembling the character of political legal responsibility and the functionality and scope of felony legislations. Arguing that no convincing set of justifying purposes has up to now been produced, Lacey places ahead a thought of punishments which locations the values of the group at its middle.

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Adorno and the Political (Thinking the Political)

By Espen Hammer

Interest in Theodor W. Adorno maintains to develop within the English-speaking international because the value of his contribution to philosophy, social and cultural idea, in addition to aesthetics is more and more famous. Espen Hammer’s lucid ebook is the 1st to correctly learn the political implications of his paintings, paying cautious consciousness to Adorno’s paintings on key thinkers reminiscent of Kant, Hegel and Benjamin.

Examining Adorno’s political reports and assessing his engagement with Marxist in addition to liberal concept, Hammer seems to be on the improvement of Adorno’s proposal as he confronts Fascism and glossy mass tradition. He then analyzes the political measurement of his philosophical and aesthetic theorizing. by way of addressing Jürgen Habermas’s influential criticisms, he defends Adorno as a theorist of autonomy, accountability and democratic plurality. He additionally discusses Adorno’s relevance to feminist and ecological pondering. in place of those that see Adorno as anyone who relinquished the political, Hammer’s account exhibits his reflections to be, at the such a lot basic point, politically prompted and deeply engaged.

This invigorating exploration of a tremendous political philosopher is an invaluable creation to his notion as an entire, and should be of curiosity to students and scholars within the fields of philosophy, sociology, politics and aesthetics.

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History of Political Philosophy

By Leo Strauss, Joseph Cropsey

This quantity offers an unequaled creation to the idea of leader individuals to the Western culture of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the 20 th century. Written by means of experts at the quite a few philosophers, this 3rd variation has been accelerated considerably to incorporate either new and revised essays.

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Pensamiento positivista latinoamericano, I

By Leopoldo Zea

This anthology on Latin American philosophy and positivism comprises the subsequent sections The Precursors, stories, Interpretation of fact, Theory.

La presente antología, realizada y prologada por el filósofo mexicano Leopoldo Zea, recoge textos de los positivistas latinoamericanos así como de sus antecesores inmediatos, a los que llama emancipadores mentales y civilizadores, todos ellos propulsores de un proyecto civilizador para l. a. América recientemente independizada. El continente debía transitar, según sus términos, de los angeles barbarie a los angeles civilización, del retroceso al progreso a partir de una realidad política y social caótica e irredenta. l. a. compilación incluye textos de Justo Arosemena (Panamá), Juan Bautista Alberdi, Domingo F. Sarmiento, Juan B. Justo y José Ingenieros (Argentina), José Victorino Lastarria (Chile), Miguel Lemos y R. Teixeira Barreto (Brasil), Gabino Barreda y Justo Sierra (México), José M. Samper (Colombia), Javier Prado y Vicente Villarán (Perú), Alcides Arguedas (Bolivia), Laureano Vallenilla Lanz, José Gil Fortoul y Luis Razetti (Venezuela), José Pedro Vare-la y Ángel Floro Costa (Uruguay), Julio Endara (Ecuador), Enrique José Varona (Cuba) y Eugenio María de Hostos (Puerto Rico). Los textos se encuentran agrupados, en forma temática y cronológica, en ocho capítulos: Los precursores, Testimonios, Interpretación de l. a. realidad, l. a. teoría, l. a. educación, l. a. política, l. a. historia y Relaciones EE.UU.-América Latina.

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Machiavelli: The Chief Works and Others, Volume 1

By Niccolò Machiavelli

Paginated, TOC.

From compliment for the 1965 edition:

Allan Gilbert is surely the main exact and trustworthy translator of Machiavelli into English; the booklet of this version is an altogether chuffed social gathering. scholars of the historical past of political proposal owe a selected debt of gratitude to Allan Gilbert.”—Dante Germino, The magazine of Politics

“A such a lot notable achievement.”—Felix Gilbert, Renaissance Quarterly

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