Political Philosophy Cross-Examined: Perennial Challenges to the Philosophic Life

Political Philosophy Cross-Examined: Perennial Challenges to the Philosophic Life

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Political societies frequently regard philosophers as potential threats to morality and religion, and those who speak for politics often demand a defense of philosophy. This book will address philosophy as a mode of existence put into question.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349452866
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/04/2015
Series: Recovering Political Philosophy
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert C. Bartlett, Boston College, USA
Christopher Bruell, Boston College, USA
Ronna Burger, Tulane University, USA
Hasso Hofmann, Humboldt University, Germany
Laurence Lampert, Indiana University, USA
Ralph Lerner, University Of Chicago, USA
J. Harvey Lomax, University Of Memphis, USA
James H. Nichols, Claremont Mckenna College, USA
Thomas L. Pangle, University Of Texas, USA
Robert B. Pippin, University Of Chicago, USA
Devin Stauffer, University Of Texas, USA
Nathan Tarcov, University Of Chicago, USA

Table of Contents

1. Sophistry as a Way of Life; Robert C. Bartlett 2. Aristotle on Theory and Practice; Christopher Bruell 3. Aristotle's Politics Book 7 on the Best Way of Life; Thomas L. Pangle 4. Inexhaustible Riches: Mining the Bible; J. Harvey Lomax 5. On the Philosophic Character of Tacitus' Imperial Political History and Science; James Nichols 6. Maimonides on Knowledge of Good and Evil: The Guide of the Perplexed I.2; Ronna Burger 7. Machiavelli in the Prince: His Way of Life in Question; Nathan Tarcov 8. Of Human Ends in Bacon's Essayes; Ralph Lerner 9. Hobbes's Natural Theology; Devin Stauffer 10. Rousseau's Happiness in Freedom; Hasso Hofmann 11. Heidegger on Nietzsche on Nihilism; Robert B. Pippin 12. How Benardete Read the Last Stage of Socrates' Philosophic Education; Laurence Lampert

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