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On Politics

On Politics Author Alan Ryan
ISBN-10 0140285180
Release 2013
Pages 1114
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This is a book about the answers that historians, philosophers, theologians, practising politicians and would-be revolutionaries have given to one question: how should human beings best govern themselves? Almost every modern government claims to be democratic; but is democracy really the best way of organising our political life? Can we manage our own affairs at all? Should we even try? In the west, do we actually live in democracies? In this extraordinary book Alan Ryan engages with the great thinkers of the past to show us how vividly their ideas speak to us in today's uncertain world. 'Outstanding and original . . . As an accessible introduction to the nature of political thought, On Politics could scarcely be bettered.' Oliver Kamm, The Times 'A magnificent piece of work . . . anyone remotely interested in political theory will profit from reading or dipping into Ryan's On Politics.' Jeremy Waldron, New York Review of Books 'Anyone interested in political thought will relish his wit, intelligence and brio . . . this book reminds us why political thinking should remain an essential part of our lives.' Mark Mazower, Prospect 'A hymn to the great Western canon of political thought . . . it restores our enthusiasm for politics.' Economist 'A brave and clever book . . . crammed with smart observations and wise advice.' John Keane, Financial Times



On Politics A History of Political Thought From Herodotus to the Present

On Politics  A History of Political Thought  From Herodotus to the Present Author Alan Ryan
ISBN-10 9780871406781
Release 2012-10-22
Pages 1152
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Three decades in the making, one of the most ambitious and comprehensive histories of political philosophy in nearly a century. Both a history and an examination of human thought and behavior spanning three thousand years, On Politics thrillingly traces the origins of political philosophy from the ancient Greeks to Machiavelli in Book I and from Hobbes to the present age in Book II. Whether examining Lord Acton’s dictum that “absolute power corrupts absolutely” or explicating John Stuart Mill’s contention that it is “better to be a human dissatisfied than a pig satisfied,” Alan Ryan evokes the lives and minds of our greatest thinkers in a way that makes reading about them a transcendent experience. Whether writing about Plato or Augustine, de Toqueville or Thomas Jefferson, Ryan brings a wisdom to his text that illuminates John Dewey’s belief that the role of philosophy is less to see truth than to enhance experience. With this unparalleled tour de force, Ryan emerges in his own right as one of the most influential political philosophers of our time.



On Politics

On Politics Author Alan Ryan
ISBN-10 9780871404657
Release 2013-01-18
Pages 1120
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Both a history and an examination of human thought and behavior spanning three thousand years, thrillingly traces the origins of political philosophy from the ancient Greeks to Machiavelli in Book I and from Hobbes to the present age in Book II. Whether examining Lord Acton’s dictum that “absolute power corrupts absolutely” or explicating John Stuart Mill’s contention that it is “better to be a human dissatisfied than a pig satisfied,” Alan Ryan evokes the lives and minds of our greatest thinkers in a way that makes reading about them a transcendent experience. Whether writing about Plato or Augustine, de Toqueville or Thomas Jefferson, Ryan brings a wisdom to his text that illuminates John Dewey’s belief that the role of philosophy is less to see truth than to enhance experience. With this unparalleled tour de force, Ryan emerges in his own right as one of the most influential political philosophers of our time.



Christian Perspectives on Politics

Christian Perspectives on Politics Author J. Philip Wogaman
ISBN-10 0664222013
Release 2000
Pages 374
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Minister Wogaman updates his comprehensive discussions on the meaning and importance of politics; the history of Christian political thought; and church/state relations, the legislation of social morality, and criminal justice issues.



On Politics

On Politics Author H. L. Mencken
ISBN-10 0801885558
Release 2006-08-28
Pages 408
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With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. Now, fifty years after Mencken’s death, the Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection, newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics: Happy Days, Heathen Days, Newspaper Days, Prejudices, Treatise on the Gods, On Politics, Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, Minority Report, and A Second Mencken Chrestomathy. These seventy political pieces from the 1920s and 1930s are drawn from Mencken's famous Monday columns in the Baltimore Evening Sun.



Dissensus

Dissensus Author Jacques Rancière
ISBN-10 9781474249980
Release 2015-07-30
Pages 240
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Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics brings together some of Jacques Rancière's most recent writings on art and politics to show the critical potential of two of his most important concepts: the aesthetics of politics and the politics of aesthetics. In this fascinating collection, Rancière engages in a radical critique of some of his major contemporaries on questions of art and politics: Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou and Jacques Derrida. The essays show how Rancière's ideas can be used to analyse contemporary trends in both art and politics, including the events surrounding 9/11, war in the contemporary consensual age, and the ethical turn of aesthetics and politics. Rancière elaborates new directions for the concepts of politics and communism, as well as the notion of what a 'politics of art' might be. This important collection includes several essays that have never previously been published in English, as well as a brand new afterword. Together these essays serve as a superb introduction to the work of one of the world's most influential contemporary thinkers.



Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare Author John Albert Murley
ISBN-10 0739116843
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 265
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Shows us that Shakespeare's poetic imagination displays the essence of politics and inspires reflection on the fundamental questions of statesmanship and political leadership. This book explores themes such as classical republicanism and liberty, the rule of law and morality, the nature and limits of statesmanship, and the character of democracy.



Einstein on Politics

Einstein on Politics Author Albert Einstein
ISBN-10 9781400848287
Release 2013-11-10
Pages 560
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The most famous scientist of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein was also one of the century's most outspoken political activists. Deeply engaged with the events of his tumultuous times, from the two world wars and the Holocaust, to the atomic bomb and the Cold War, to the effort to establish a Jewish homeland, Einstein was a remarkably prolific political writer, someone who took courageous and often unpopular stands against nationalism, militarism, anti-Semitism, racism, and McCarthyism. In Einstein on Politics, leading Einstein scholars David Rowe and Robert Schulmann gather Einstein's most important public and private political writings and put them into historical context. The book reveals a little-known Einstein--not the ineffectual and naïve idealist of popular imagination, but a principled, shrewd pragmatist whose stands on political issues reflected the depth of his humanity. Nothing encapsulates Einstein's profound involvement in twentieth-century politics like the atomic bomb. Here we read the former militant pacifist's 1939 letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning that Germany might try to develop an atomic bomb. But the book also documents how Einstein tried to explain this action to Japanese pacifists after the United States used atomic weapons to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki, events that spurred Einstein to call for international control of nuclear technology. A vivid firsthand view of how one of the twentieth century's greatest minds responded to the greatest political challenges of his day, Einstein on Politics will forever change our picture of Einstein's public activism and private motivations.



95 Theses on Politics Culture and Method

95 Theses on Politics  Culture  and Method Author Anne Norton
ISBN-10 0300100116
Release 2004
Pages 141
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"Rejecting the antiquated and stultifying models in textbooks on method, in courses on methodology, championed by the self-appointed gatekeepers of a narrow and parochial political science, Norton opens the gates to more new practices, new principles, new questions, more methods, and more demanding ethical and scientific criteria.



Kierkegaard on Politics

Kierkegaard on Politics Author Barry Stocker
ISBN-10 9781137372321
Release 2013-11-22
Pages 147
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This investigation of Kierkegaard as a political thinker with regard to the Danish context, and to his place in the history of political thought, deals with the more direct discussion of politics in Kierkegaard, and the ways in which political ideas are embedded in his literary, aesthetic, ethical, philosophical ,and religious thought.



Democracy in America

Democracy in America Author Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044020545927
Release 1839
Pages 455
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Democracy in America has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Democracy in America also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Democracy in America book for free.



Politics

Politics Author Aristotle
ISBN-10
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 108
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PIETY towards Dr. Jowett, whose munificence has made possible the production of this translation of Aristotle, suggested that no new rendering of the Politics should be attempted, but that his translation should be re-issued. Much valuable work has been done, however, on the Politics since his translation was published in 1885, and of this I have endeavoured, in revising his translation, to take account, while preserving as far as possible the ease and grace of the original rendering. The revised translation is based on Immisch’s edition in the Teubner series (1909), but I have not hesitated to depart from his text where he deserts the MSS. unnecessarily, or where a better emendation seemed possible; all such departures have been indicated in the notes. In particular, I have added one more to the many attempts that have been made to emend the corrupt passage iv. 1300a 23–b 5. Aeterna Press



Means Without End

Means Without End Author Giorgio Agamben
ISBN-10 0816630364
Release 2000
Pages 153
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An essential reevaluation of the proper role of politics in contemporary life. In this critical rethinking of the categories of politics within a new sociopolitical and historical context, the distinguished political philosopher Giorgio Agamben builds on his previous work to address the status and nature of politics itself. Bringing politics face-to-face with its own failures of consciousness and consequence, Agamben frames his analysis in terms of clear contemporary relevance. He proposes, in his characteristically allusive and intriguing way, a politics of gestureOCoa politics of means without end.Among the topics Agamben takes up are the properly political paradigms of experience, as well as those generally not viewed as political. He begins by elaborating work on biopower begun by Foucault, returning the natural life of humans to the center of the polis and considering it as the very basis for politics. He then considers subjects such as the state of exception (the temporary suspension of the juridical order); the concentration camp (a zone of indifference between public and private and, at the same time, the secret matrix of the political space in which we live); the refugee, who, breaking the bond between the human and the citizen, moves from marginal status to the center of the crisis of the modern nation-state; and the sphere of pure means or gestures (those gestures that, remaining nothing more than means, liberate themselves from any relation to ends) as the proper sphere of politics. Attentive to the urgent demands of the political moment, as well as to the bankruptcy of political discourse, AgambenOCOs work brings politics back to life, and life back to politics.Giorgio Agamben teaches philosophy at the Coll ge International de Philosophie in Paris and at the University of Macerata in Italy. He is the author of Language and Death (1991), Stanzas (1992), and The Coming Community (1993), all published by the University of Minnesota Press."



A History of Political Thought

A History of Political Thought Author Janet Coleman
ISBN-10 063121822X
Release 2000-06-22
Pages 376
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Janet Coleman's two volume history of European political theorising, from the ancient Greeks to the Renaissance is the introduction which many have been waiting for. In this volume, Coleman discusses the acknowledged great works of Greek, Roman, and early Christian writers to show how the historical contexts in which certain ideas about ethics and politics became dominant or fell from dominance, help to explain the ideas themselves. Throughout she draws on recent scholarly commentaries written by specialists in philosophy, contemporary political theory, classical languages and cultures, and on ancient and early Christian history and theology. Janet Coleman shows that the Greeks and Romans' arguments can be seen as logical and coherent if we can grasp the questions they thought it important to answer.



On Politics and Policy

On Politics and Policy Author George C. Landrith
ISBN-10 9780595335718
Release 2004-11
Pages 220
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The opinion-editorial, or op-ed, is among the most powerful and persuasive types of writing in modern American journalism. In just 600-800 words, writers dig deep lines in the sand and give readers unfiltered and unashamed opinion. Now, in a collection of his most popular and sometimes most controversial op-eds, George Landrith takes his shots at junk science, high-profile liberals, big government hypocrites, media bias, and more. Is global warming a reality that deserves serious attention or a myth perpetuated by leftist scientists and Hollywood liberals? Does America's mainstream media bring you unbiased, unfiltered news, or is there a legitimate liberal media bias that paints their reporting? Do liberals get a bad rap as being soft on defense or do they really operate under the "John Kerry Global Test" doctrine that requires international permission slips to defend America? All good questions you might ask your neighbor, your know-it-all brother-in-law, or Dan Rather from CBS. Or you could ask someone with more than 20 years' experience in politics and public policy. A good op-ed writer aims to change minds. In Mr. Landrith's first collection of high-octane opinion editorials, he just might change yours.



Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reason

Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reason Author Jed W. Atkins
ISBN-10 9781107043589
Release 2013-10-17
Pages 286
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Rehabilitates Cicero's reputation as an important political thinker by providing a fresh interpretation of his central works of political philosophy.



A Treatise on Politics

A Treatise on Politics Author Benedictus de Spinoza
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044018713347
Release 1854
Pages 115
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A Treatise on Politics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Treatise on Politics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Treatise on Politics book for free.