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Overview

Extols the virtue of small liberal arts colleges and the liberal arts tradition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791455920
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 11/21/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

John E. Seery is Professor of Politics at Pomona College. He is the author of Political Theory for Mortals: Shades of Justice, Images of Death; Political Returns: Irony in Politics and Theory, from Plato to the Antinuclear Movement; and coeditor (with Daniel W. Conway) of The Politics of Irony: Essays in Self-Betrayal.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Political Theory for the Liberal Arts

CANONS

1. My Turn: A Great Bookish Tell-all

2. The Columbus Controversy as Confession

COLLEGES

3. George Kateb's Main Thing

4. What Teaching at Pomona College Means to Me

CONTROVERSIES

5. Moral Perfectionism and Abortion Politics

6. Political Philosophy in the Twilight of an Idol

CANVASES

7. Grant Wood's Political Gothic

8. Do Media Studies Belong in a Liberal Arts Curriculum?

COMPOSITIONS

9. Unremembered Acts Remembered

10. Castles in the Air: An Essay on Political Foundations

COMMISSIONS

11. Political Theory in the Twentieth Century

12. America Goes to College: A Manifesto of Sorts

Notes

Index

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