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In defense of political philosophy

Jeffrey H. Reiman

In defense of political philosophy

a reply to Robert Paul Wolff"s In defense of anarchism

by Jeffrey H. Reiman

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Authority,
  • Anarchism,
  • State, The

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statement[by] Jeffrey H. Reiman.
    SeriesHarper torchbooks, TB 1684
    ContributionsWolff, Robert Paul., Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC571 .R45
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 87 p.
    Number of Pages87
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5299623M
    ISBN 100061316849
    LC Control Number72080550

    Based on his survey of all of the different regimes known to his time, this book contains Aristotle’s key and massively influential statements on the nature of political life. It is also a kind of defense of political life, which portrays in vivid detail what it means to be an involved member of a . In Defense of Anarchism is a book by the philosopher Robert Paul Wolff, in which the author defends individualist anarchism. He argues that individual autonomy and state authority are mutually exclusive and that, as individual autonomy is inalienable, the moral legitimacy of the state collapses.

    The self-defense I discuss in this essay is political because the self being defended is political, and as such it requires both normative and strategic considerations. This project seeks to articulate the dynamics of power at work in self-defense and the constitution of the self through its social relations and conflicts. The next document, Calhoun’s “Speech on the Reception of Abolition Petitions,” focuses on one of the most controversial issues of Calhoun’s political career, his defense of slavery. Because Calhoun’s reputation is so often linked to his remarks on this subject, both the first report and the revised report have been included here.

    In this book, the authors propose an original philosophical account of shame aimed at answering these questions. The book begins with a detailed examination of the evidence and arguments that are taken to support what they call the two dogmas about shame: its alleged social nature and Author: Julien Deonna.   I find it to be an excellent account of Kant’s political philosophy that, among other things, provides a compelling defense for the special moral status of the basic structure of society. I’d also nominate Rawls’ “Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy.” It isn’t “Theory,” of course, but it’s stellar as a history text.


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For Crick, politics is messy and complex, and his book defends it against those who would identify it with (and reduce it to. Harvey C. Mansfield studies and teaches political philosophy. He has written on Edmund Burke and the nature of political parties, on Machiavelli and the invention of indirect government, in defense of a defensible liberalism and in favor of a Constitutional American political science.

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First published by Harper and Row in as In Defense of Anarchism: With a Reply to Jeffrey Author: Robert Paul Wolff. This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition.

Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes. In Defense of Plato’s Republic March 2, Septem By Joseph G. Trabbic For Socrates, the city isn’t only an arbitrarily chosen device for illuminating the soul’s mysteries but an essential means for creating and sustaining justice and the other virtues in the soul.

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