On Tyranny: Including the Strauss-Kojève Correspondence by Alexandre Kojève, Leo Strauss, Michael S. Roth, Victor

By Alexandre Kojève, Leo Strauss, Michael S. Roth, Victor Gourevitch

Author note: Michael S. Roth (Editor), Victor Gourevitch (Editor)

On Tyranny is Leo Strauss’s vintage analyzing of Xenophon’s discussion Hiero, or Tyrannicus, during which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides speak about the benefits and downsides of workout tyranny. incorporated are a translation of the discussion from its unique Greek, a critique of Strauss’s statement via the French thinker Alexandre Kojève, and the entire correspondence among the two.

This revised and extended version introduces vital corrections all through and expands Strauss’s restatement of his place in gentle of Kojève’s remark to convey it into conformity with the textual content because it used to be initially released in France.

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The Letters of Machiavelli by Niccolò Machiavelli

By Niccolò Machiavelli

This selection of the main excellent and attribute letters of Niccolò Machiavelli monitors the important and penetrating brain of the fellow who wrote the 1st paintings of contemporary political technology. those letters, which demonstrate Machiavelli's serious intelligence, humorousness, and stylish experience, are our leader resource of data approximately his own existence. As such, they'll function a brilliant creation to the personalities and occasions of the main turbulent interval of the Renaissance, and they're going to additionally enlighten those who were serious about the political philosopher who wrote The Prince and The Discourses on Livy.

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In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis by George Caffentzis

By George Caffentzis

Even if details know-how, immaterial construction, financialization, and globalization were trumpeted as inaugurating a brand new section of capitalism that transcends its violent origins, this number of essays by way of autonomist Marxist George Caffentzis argues that rather than being in a interval of significant social and financial novelty, the process the final many years has been a go back to the vehement conflicts current on the creation of capitalism. Emphasizing classification struggles that experience proliferated around the social physique of global

capitalism, Caffentzis exhibits how those struggles are so critical to the dynamic of the procedure that even the main subtle machines can't unlock capitalism from category fight and the necessity for exertions. The writings draw upon a cautious rereading of Marx’s idea so as to elucidate political issues of the day and record the atypical method during which capital perpetuates violence and proliferates distress on a global scale.

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Concealment and Exposure: And Other Essays by Thomas Nagel

By Thomas Nagel

Thomas Nagel is widely known as one of many most sensible American philosophers operating this present day. Reflecting the variety of his many philosophical preoccupations, this quantity is a set of his most modern severe essays and studies. the 1st part, private and non-private, makes a speciality of the thought of privateness within the context of social and political matters, corresponding to the impeachment of President Clinton. the second one part, correct and flawed, discusses ethical, political and felony concept, and comprises items on John Rawls, G.A. Cohen, and T.M. Scanlon, between others. the ultimate part, brain and truth, gains discussions of Richard Rorty, Donald Davidson, and the Sokal hoax, and closes with a considerable new essay at the mind-body challenge. Written with attribute rigor, those items demonstrate the highbrow ardour underlying the incisive research for which Nagel is known.


"[A] amazing publication. it's remarkable in part for the additional first-class evaluate articles that it provides to the opposite Minds archive, and in part for the energetic and obtainable creation it offers to Nagel's personal concept and highbrow personality...[T]he essays during this quantity, taken jointly, do greater than the other philosophical writings identified to me to carry out the advanced and treacherous fact within the previous maxim that the private is political."--Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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The Republic: The Influential Classic by Plato

By Plato

The latest deluxe version within the bestselling Capstone Classics sequence This historic vintage has had a make-over. lately those Capstone vintage deluxe variants have stuck the publication procuring public's mind's eye. The volumes of overseas bestsellers akin to imagine and develop wealthy and The artwork of warfare have quick turn into the industry leaders. Now Plato's top identified paintings, essentially the most intellectually and traditionally influential works of philosophy and political thought, has been delivered to lifestyles during this luxurious, hardback, keep-sake version. This variation comprises: Plato's plans for an ideal society characterized via a mix of knowledge, braveness, strength of mind and justice classes to benefit approximately dwelling in accordance with everlasting truths, rather than current easily for survival and enjoyment a brand new creation by means of Tom Butler Bowdon, the vintage own improvement professional

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Marx's Eighteenth Brumaire: (Post)modern Interpretations by Mark Cowling, James Martin

By Mark Cowling, James Martin

Marx's account of the increase of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte is one in all his most crucial texts. Written after the defeat of the 1848 revolution in France and Bonaparte’s next coup, it's a concrete research that increases enduring theoretical questions on the nation, classification clash and beliefs. not like his prior analyses, Marx develops a nuanced argument about the independence of the nation from classification pursuits, the differing kinds of sessions, and the making a choice on strength of principles and imagery in politics. within the Eighteenth Brumaire he applies his ‘materialist perception of history’ to a precise ancient occasion with impressive subtlety and a magnificent, robust command of language.This quantity includes the latest and extensively acclaimed translation of the Eighteenth Brumaire by means of Terrell Carver, including a sequence of in particular commissioned essays at the value of the Brumaire in Marx’s canon. individuals talk about its carrying on with value and curiosity, the old heritage and its present-day relevance for political philosophy and historical past.

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Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation by Loubna el Amine

By Loubna el Amine

The highbrow legacy of Confucianism has loomed huge in efforts to appreciate China’s prior, current, and destiny. whereas Confucian ethics has been completely explored, the query continues to be: what precisely is Confucian political concept? Classical Confucian Political notion returns to the classical texts of the Confucian culture to reply to this very important query. displaying how Confucian ethics and politics diverge, Loubna El Amine argues that Confucian political concept isn't an instantaneous program of Confucian ethical philosophy. in its place, opposite to the normal view that Confucian rule goals to instill advantage in all participants of society, El Amine demonstrates that its major objective is to advertise political order.

El Amine analyzes key facets of the Confucian political imaginative and prescient, together with the connection among the ruler and the folks, the typology of rulers, and the position of ministers and executive officers. She additionally seems to be at Confucianism’s account of the mechanisms wherein society is to be regulated, from welfare guidelines to rituals. She explains that the Confucian perception of the political leaves house open for the guideline of these who're now not virtuous if those rulers determine and preserve political order. She additionally contends that Confucians shield the obligation to participate in govt in response to the advantages that such participation can carry to society.

Classical Confucian Political suggestion brings a brand new figuring out to Confucian political thought by means of illustrating that it isn't mainly idealistic and based on advantage, yet quite real looking and pushed by means of political matters.

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The Ominous Parallels: A Brilliant Study of America Today - by Leonard Peikoff

By Leonard Peikoff

Ayn Rand selected Leonard Peikoff to be her successor because the spokesman for Objectivism. And during this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking paintings we examine why, as he demonstrates how some distance the USA has been detoured from its unique direction and led down an identical highway that Germany to Nazism. Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial 'truth', the general public sturdy, doing one's duty--these are one of the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, reading the type of philosophy they signify, the kind of considering that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now known within the usa. here's a scary examine the place the USA should be heading, a clarion demand all who're involved in maintaining our correct to person freedom.

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Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by David Miller

By David Miller

This Very brief advent introduces readers to the most important techniques of political philosophy: authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, multiculturalism, and nationality. Accessibly written and assuming no prior wisdom of the topic, it encourages the reader to imagine sincerely and severely in regards to the major political questions of our time.

Miller first investigates how political philosophy tackles easy moral questions corresponding to 'how may still we are living jointly in society?' He moreover appears to be like at political authority, discusses the explanations society wishes politics within the first position, explores the restrictions of politics, and asks if there are components of existence that shouldn't be ruled through politics. in addition, he explores the connections among political authority and justice, a relentless topic in political philosophy, and the ways that social justice can be utilized to manage instead of wreck a marketplace economy.

In his travels via this realm, Miller covers why international locations are the common devices of presidency and wonders if the increase of multiculturalism and transnational co-operation will switch all this, and asks in any case if we are going to ever see the formation of an international government.

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