Politics and the Imagination

Politics and the Imagination

by Raymond Geuss
     
 

"These terrific essays confirm Raymond Geuss's status as one of the most thoughtful, honest, careful, original, and politically engaged philosophers of our time. Displaying Geuss's rich erudition in European languages, history, literature, art, and music, and his unique capacity to use philosophy to illuminate current political conundrums, these essays are attuned

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"These terrific essays confirm Raymond Geuss's status as one of the most thoughtful, honest, careful, original, and politically engaged philosophers of our time. Displaying Geuss's rich erudition in European languages, history, literature, art, and music, and his unique capacity to use philosophy to illuminate current political conundrums, these essays are attuned both to the most delicate dimensions of human experience and subjectivity and the cruder phenomena of war, planetary collapse, party politics, and bourgeois complacency. This is a rich and wonderful book."—Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley

"These essays are elegant and erudite, as well as unfailingly insightful and interesting. A very fine collection."—Daniel Brudney, University of Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691142289
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/07/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,394,188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Raymond Geuss teaches philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His most recent books include "Philosophy and Real Politics, Outside Ethics", and "Public Goods, Private Goods" (all Princeton).

Table of Contents

I Political Judgment in Its Historical Context 1

II The Politics of Managing Decline 17

III Moralism and Realpolitik 31

IV On the Very Idea of a Metaphysics of Right 43

V The Actual and Another Modernity: Order and Imagination in Don Quixote 61

VI Culture as Ideal and as Boundary 81

VII On Museums 96

VIII Celan's Meridian 117

IX Heidegger and His Brother 142

X Richard Rorty at Princeton: Personal Recollections 151

XI Melody as Death 164

XII On Bourgeois Philosophy and the Concept of "Criticism" 167

Bibliography 187

Index 193

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