Aesthetic Origins: Peter Viereck and the Imaginative Sources of Politics

Aesthetic Origins: Peter Viereck and the Imaginative Sources of Politics

by Jay Patrick Starliper

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ISBN-13: 9781351533706
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
File size: 581 KB

About the Author

Jay Patrick Starliper received his bachelor’s degree in history from Mercyhurst College and his PhD in political theory from the Catholic University of America. 
Claes G. Ryn is professor of politics at the Catholic University of America where he was chairman of his department. He has taught also at the University of Virginia and Georgetown University. He is chairman of the National Humanities Institute and editor of the journal Humanitas. In 2000 he gave the Distinguished Foreign Scholar Lectures at Beijing University His many books include A Common Human Ground, Will, Imagination, and Reason (2nd., exp. ed. published by Transaction), and Democracy and the Ethical Life.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Claes G. Ryn

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

1 Peter Viereck and the Imaginative Conservation of Order
2 The Nazi Revolt against Decency
3 Arbitrary Caprice
4 The Crux of Civilization
5 Ahistorical Rationality and Human Nature
6 Will and the Ethical Imperative of Inner Action
7 The Moral Imagination
8 The Dream-Nexus
9 An Imaginative Conservatism
10 The Standardless Threat to Liberty
11 The Unadjusted Incarnation of Order

Epilogue: Strict Wildness, a Love That Transfigures

Index

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