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Abandoned to Ourselves

Abandoned to Ourselves

Peter A. Meyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300172058
eISBN:
9780300178050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300172058.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows how the centerpiece of the Enlightenment—society as the symbol of collective human life and as the fundamental domain of human practice—was primarily composed and animated by its most ... More

Adam Smith's PluralismRationality, Education, and the Moral Sentiments

Adam Smith's Pluralism: Rationality, Education, and the Moral Sentiments

Jack Russell Weinstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300162530
eISBN:
9780300163759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162530.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book suggests that the foundations of liberalism can be found in the writings of Adam Smith (1723–1790), a pioneer of modern economic theory and a major figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. ... More

Breaking Democracy’s Spell

Breaking Democracy’s Spell

John Dunn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179910
eISBN:
9780300206562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues that democracy is not synonymous with good government. It explores the labyrinthine reality behind the basic concept of democracy, demonstrating how the political system that people ... More

The Case for GreatnessHonorable Ambition and Its Critics

The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Robert Faulkner

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines political ambition, good and bad, paying particular attention to honorable ambition. The book contends that too many modern accounts of leadership slight such things as ... More

Distributive Justice and DisabilityUtilitarianism against Egalitarianism

Distributive Justice and Disability: Utilitarianism against Egalitarianism

Mark S. Stein

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100570
eISBN:
9780300128253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100570.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Theories of distributive justice are most severely tested in the area of disability. This book argues that utilitarianism performs better than egalitarian theories in this area: whereas ... More

EntitlementThe Paradoxes of Property

Entitlement: The Paradoxes of Property

Joseph William Singer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300080193
eISBN:
9780300128543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300080193.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers a new view of property and the entitlements and obligations of its owners. The book argues against the conventional understanding that owners have the right to control their property ... More

Freedom and TimeA Theory of Constitutional Self-Government

Freedom and Time: A Theory of Constitutional Self-Government

Jed Rubenfeld

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300080483
eISBN:
9780300129427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300080483.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Should we try to “live in the present”? Such is the imperative of modernity, according to this work of political theory. Since Thomas Jefferson proclaimed that “the earth belongs to the living”—since ... More

Heidegger's PolemosFrom Being to Politics

Heidegger's Polemos: From Being to Politics

Gregory Fried

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300080384
eISBN:
9780300133271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300080384.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers an investigation of Martin Heidegger's understanding of politics. Disturbing issues surround Heidegger's commitment to National Socialism, his disdain for liberal democracy, and his ... More

Politics, Law, and MoralityEssays by V.S. Soloviev

Politics, Law, and Morality: Essays by V.S. Soloviev

Vladimir Soloviev

Vladimir Wozniuk (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300079951
eISBN:
9780300128376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300079951.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Considered one of Russia's greatest philosophers, Vladimir S. Soloviev (1853–1900) was also a theologian, historian, poet, and social and political critic. His works have emerged to enjoy renewed ... More

Provisional PoliticsKantian Arguments in Policy Context

Provisional Politics: Kantian Arguments in Policy Context

Elisabeth Ellis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125221
eISBN:
9780300152050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125221.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues that if we are to vindicate moral reasoning in politics, we must focus on the conditions of political discourse rather than the contents of any particular ethical system. This book ... More

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