Augustinian Imperative / Edition 2

Augustinian Imperative / Edition 2

by William E. Connolly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742521478

ISBN-13: 9780742521476

Pub. Date: 05/15/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

An entirely new interpretation of one of the most seminal and widely read figures in the history of political thought, The Augustinian Imperative is also 'an archaeological investigation into the intellectual foundation of liberal societies.' Drawing support from Nietzsche and Foucault, Connolly argues that the Augustinian Imperative contains unethical implications

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Overview

An entirely new interpretation of one of the most seminal and widely read figures in the history of political thought, The Augustinian Imperative is also 'an archaeological investigation into the intellectual foundation of liberal societies.' Drawing support from Nietzsche and Foucault, Connolly argues that the Augustinian Imperative contains unethical implications: its carriers too often convert living signs that threaten their ontological self-confidence into modes of otherness to be condemned, punished, or converted in order to restore that confidence. With a lucidity and rhetorical power that makes it readily accessible, The Augustinian Imperative examines Augustine's enactment of the Imperative, explores alternative ethico-political orientations, and subsequently reveals much about the politics of morality in the modern age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521476
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2002
Series:
Modernity and Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Voices From the Whirlwind Chapter 2 Confessing the Moral God Chapter 3 Gentle Wars of Identity/Difference Chapter 4 The Genesis of Being Chapter 5 Beyond the Moral Imperative

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