On Justice Power and Human Nature

On Justice  Power  and Human Nature
Author: Thucydides,Paul Woodruff
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9781603845069
Category: Greece
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Justice Power and Human Nature Book Excerpt:

Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides' political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into spare, vigorous English, and situated within a connective narrative framework, Woodruff’s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization. Includes maps, notes, glossary.

On Justice Power Human Nature

On Justice  Power   Human Nature
Author: Thucydides
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780872201699
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Justice Power Human Nature Book Excerpt:

Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides' political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into spare, vigorous English, and situated within a connective narrative framework, Woodruff's selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization. Includes maps, notes, glossary.

The Essential Thucydides On Justice Power and Human Nature

The Essential Thucydides  On Justice  Power  and Human Nature
Author: Thucydides,Paul Woodruff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-11-03
ISBN: 9781647920326
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Thucydides On Justice Power and Human Nature Book Excerpt:

Thucydides was the first ancient Greek historian to double as a social scientist. He set out to understand human events entirely in human terms, without recourse to myth. He sought to know why people go to war and how they are affected by its violence. He studied the civil war in Corcyra, which began when radicals burst into the council house and killed leaders who favored democracy. The strengths and weaknesses of democracy are a major theme of his History. Its larger story shows how the Athenians tried to expand their empire too far and came to a crushing defeat. Here are vivid stories of land and sea battles, interspersed with fascinating and disturbing debates about war and policy. All of Thucydides's History is here, either in summary or translation, in a volume short enough for a wide readership. This Second Edition is expanded to include all the important debates and battle scenes, and the entire translation has been revised in accord with the latest scholarship. The Essential Thucydides (Hackett, fall 2021) is the second edition of Paul Woodruff's On Justice, Power, and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War (first published by Hackett Publishing Company in 1993, paperback ISBN 978-0-87220-168-2, cloth ISBN 978-0-87220-169-9).

The Essential Thucydides On Justice Power and Human Nature

The Essential Thucydides  On Justice  Power  and Human Nature
Author: Thucydides,Paul Woodruff
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-11-03
ISBN: 1647920337
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Thucydides On Justice Power and Human Nature Book Excerpt:

Thucydides was the first ancient Greek historian to double as a social scientist. He set out to understand human events entirely in human terms, without recourse to myth. He sought to know why people go to war and how they are affected by its violence. He studied the civil war in Corcyra, which began when radicals burst into the council house and killed leaders who favored democracy. The strengths and weaknesses of democracy are a major theme of his History. Its larger story shows how the Athenians tried to expand their empire too far and came to a crushing defeat. Here are vivid stories of land and sea battles, interspersed with fascinating and disturbing debates about war and policy. All of Thucydides’s History is here, either in summary or translation, in a volume short enough for a wide readership. This Second Edition is expanded to include all the important debates and battle scenes, and the entire translation has been revised in accord with the latest scholarship. The Essential Thucydides (Hackett, fall 2021) is the second edition of Paul Woodruff's On Justice, Power, and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War (first published by Hackett Publishing Company in 1993, paperback ISBN 978-0-87220-168-2, cloth ISBN 978-0-87220-169-9).

Readings in Classical Political Thought

Readings in Classical Political Thought
Author: Peter J. Steinberger
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 9780872205123
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Readings in Classical Political Thought Book Excerpt:

Designed to include all of the texts from Presocratics through Machiavelli likely to be read in an undergraduate course on classical political thought, this anthology has at its core generous selections from Plato and Aristotle. Building on this core is a sufficiently diverse and substantial selection of texts from other writers--including Thucydides and the Sophists--to allow for inquiry into the variety of Classical Greek approaches to politics, as well as into Roman, Medieval and Renaissance developments of the classical tradition. Preeminent translations and the editor's own thoughtful introductions further distinguish this unique anthology.

Human Nature

Human Nature
Author: Noam Chomsky,Michel Foucault
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780285640443
Category: Human behavior
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Nature Book Excerpt:

Fons Elders' interview with Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault to debate "is there an innate human nature independent of our experiences and external influences"? Chomsky visiting Australia Nov 2011.

The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles

The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles
Author: Paul Woodruff
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-07-02
ISBN: 0190669470
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles Book Excerpt:

Oedipus presents ceaseless paradoxes that have fascinated readers for centuries. He is proud of his intellect, but he does not know himself and succumbs easily to self-deceptions. As a ruler he expresses the greatest good will toward his people, but as an exile he will do nothing to save them from their enemies. Faced with a damning prophecy, he tries to take destiny into his own hands and fails. Realizing this, he struggles at the end of his life for a serenity that seems to elude him. In his last misery, he is said to illustrate the tragic lament that it is better not to be born, or, once born, better to die young than to live into old age. Such are the themes a set of powerful thinkers take on in this volume-self-knowledge, self-deception, destiny, the value of a human life. There are depths to the Oedipus tragedies that only philosophers can plumb; readers who know the plays will be startled by what they find in this volume. There is nothing in literature to compare with the Oedipus plays of Sophocles that let us see the same basic myth through different lenses. The first play was the product of a poet in vibrant late middle age, the second of a man who was probably in his eighties, with the vision of a very old poet still at the height of his powers. In the volume's introduciton, Paul Woodruff provides historical backdrop to Sophocles and the plays, and connections to the contributions by philosophers and classicists that follow.

Cosmopolitan Power in International Relations

Cosmopolitan Power in International Relations
Author: Giulio M. Gallarotti
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-09-27
ISBN: 1139489941
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmopolitan Power in International Relations Book Excerpt:

How can nations optimize their power in the modern world system? Realist theory has underscored the importance of hard power as the ultimate path to national strength. In this vision, nations require the muscle and strategies to compel compliance and achieve their full power potential. But in fact, changes in world politics have increasingly encouraged national leaders to complement traditional power resources with more enlightened strategies oriented around the use of soft power resources. The resources to compel compliance have to be increasingly integrated with the resources to cultivate compliance. Only through this integration of hard and soft power can nations truly achieve their greatest strength in modern world politics, and this realization carries important implications for competing paradigms of international relations. The idea of power optimization can only be delivered through the integration of the three leading paradigms of international relations: Realism, Neoliberalism, and Constructivism.

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides
Author: Ryan Krieger Balot,Sara Forsdyke,Edith Marie Foster
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 801
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0199340382
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides Book Excerpt:

Divided into four sections-History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and Reception-The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides provides a comprehensive introduction to Thucydides' ideas and their ancient influence. It bridges traditionally divided disciplines, and offers both solid explanation and innovative approaches.

The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship

The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship
Author: Ayelet Shachar,Rainer Bauboeck,Irene Bloemraad,Maarten Vink
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2017-08-03
ISBN: 0192528424
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship Book Excerpt:

Contrary to predictions that it would become increasingly redundant in a globalizing world, citizenship is back with a vengeance. The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship brings together leading experts in law, philosophy, political science, economics, sociology, and geography to provide a multidisciplinary, comparative discussion of different dimensions of citizenship: as legal status and political membership; as rights and obligations; as identity and belonging; as civic virtues and practices of engagement; and as a discourse of political and social equality or responsibility for a common good. The contributors engage with some of the oldest normative and substantive quandaries in the literature, dilemmas that have renewed salience in today's political climate. As well as setting an agenda for future theoretical and empirical explorations, this Handbook explores the state of citizenship today in an accessible and engaging manner that will appeal to a wide academic and non-academic audience. Chapters highlight variations in citizenship regimes practiced in different countries, from immigrant states to 'non-western' contexts, from settler societies to newly independent states, attentive to both migrants and those who never cross an international border. Topics include the 'selling' of citizenship, multilevel citizenship, in-between statuses, citizenship laws, post-colonial citizenship, the impact of technological change on citizenship, and other cutting-edge issues. This Handbook is the major reference work for those engaged with citizenship from a legal, political, and cultural perspective. Written by the most knowledgeable senior and emerging scholars in their fields, this comprehensive volume offers state-of-the-art analyses of the main challenges and prospects of citizenship in today's world of increased migration and globalization. Special emphasis is put on the question of whether inclusive and egalitarian citizenship can provide political legitimacy in a turbulent world of exploding social inequality and resurgent populism.

On the History of Political Philosophy

On the History of Political Philosophy
Author: W Julian Korab-Karpowicz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN: 1317346009
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the History of Political Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Intended for use in courses on political philosophy or the history of political philosophy, On the History of Political Philosophy provides a critical account of Western political philosophy from classical Greece to modern times. Demonstrating the continued relevance of historical ideas to today's problems, the author traces ongoing discussions about justice, power, and human nature by examining the ideas of key political theorists.

Natural Law and Political Realism in the History of Political Thought From the sophists to Machiavelli

Natural Law and Political Realism in the History of Political Thought  From the sophists to Machiavelli
Author: R. W. Dyson,Peter M. R. Stirk
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780820478241
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Law and Political Realism in the History of Political Thought From the sophists to Machiavelli Book Excerpt:

This is the first volume of a detailed history of the traditions of natural law and political realism in western political thought. It elucidates the ways in which the relation between politics and morality was understood by major thinkers from classical antiquity to the Renaissance. Emphasis is given not only to the exegesis of texts, but to the intellectual and historical contexts in which those texts must be read if they are to be properly understood. The second volume continues the analysis through the twenty-first century and addresses the question of whether the modern «natural law» rhetoric of human rights can be given a respectable philosophical basis. This two-volume set is a valuable resource for scholars working in the fields of history, international relations, philosophy, and politics.

International Politics

International Politics
Author: Scott P. Handler,Robert T. Person
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN: 154438307X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Politics Book Excerpt:

Why do states do what they do? Who are the relevant nonstate actors in international politics and why do they do what they do? What causes conflict and cooperation in the international system? These are some of the most basic questions that the discipline of International Relations (IR) seeks to answer; they are also the questions that drive the objectives, organization and content of this book. International Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings, Second Edition seeks to help students engage critically with some of the world’s most challenging questions through the use of leading classic and contemporary scholarship in the field of international relations. The first five chapters of the book explore the leading theoretical traditions in international relations, while subsequent chapters explore the themes of international security, international political economy, and contemporary challenges in international relations. This organization makes the book easy to use as standalone text or alongside core text. Class-tested on over 10,000 students in the last decade, this text was built from the ground up to introduce students to the traditions and new foundations of international relations as well to the principles of intellectually rigorous thought.

Aquinas A Guide for the Perplexed

Aquinas  A Guide for the Perplexed
Author: Peter S. Eardley,Carl N. Still
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0826498809
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquinas A Guide for the Perplexed Book Excerpt:

A student's guide to the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas, the most widely read and studied medieval thinker.

The Garden of Leaders

The Garden of Leaders
Author: Paul Woodruff
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2019-01-18
ISBN: 0190883642
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Garden of Leaders Book Excerpt:

The Garden of Leaders explores two related questions: What is leadership? And what sort of education could prepare young people to be leaders? Paul Woodruff argues that higher education--particularly but not exclusively in the liberal arts--should set its main focus on cultivating leadership in students. Woodruff advances a new view of liberal arts education that places leadership at the root of everything it does, so that students will be prepared to lead in their lives and careers--and not necessarily in management roles. Woodruff views the contemporary university as sorely lacking an emphasis on leadership, and presents three core sets of recommendations for how they can and should foster it. First, Woodruff posits co-curricular groups, activities, and projects as essential activities for students to gain confidence and leadership skills. Administrations should encourage students to engage in activities outside the classroom, convert coached sports teams into student-led clubs as far as possible, and discourage social organizations that are segregated by race or sex. Second, Woodruff advocates for a different curriculum for all undergraduates, no matter their major-arguing that they need to be taught leadership in the forms of key skills including communication (including good writing, listening, and speaking), as well as exposure to key material in history literature, social science, and ethics. Students should be asked to consider the hardest ethical dilemmas that leaders face, toggling between Machiavelli and great ethical thinkers such as Confucius and Socrates. Third, Woodruff calls for the teaching methods used by instructors to re-orient themselves around the question of leadership, particularly by emphasizing teamwork. Professors should respect their students' independence, avoid tyrannical teaching, and remember that all teachers teach ethics simply by the examples they set in dealing with students. Whether in engineering, music, or classics, The Garden of Leaders advances leadership as a core value that should be at the heart of the educational enterprise-contending that while a college campus can be many things, it should at the very least be a ground upon which new leaders can grow.

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence
Author: Fred D. Miller Jr.,Carrie-Ann Biondi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2015-06-18
ISBN: 9401798850
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence Book Excerpt:

The first-ever multivolume treatment of the issues in legal philosophy and general jurisprudence, from both a theoretical and a historical perspective. The work is aimed at jurists as well as legal and practical philosophers. Edited by the renowned theorist Enrico Pattaro and his team, this book is a classical reference work that would be of great interest to legal and practical philosophers as well as to jurists and legal scholar at all levels. The work is divided in two parts. The theoretical part (published in 2005), consisting of five volumes, covers the main topics of the contemporary debate; the historical part, consisting of six volumes (Volumes 6-8 published in 2007; Volumes 9 and 10, published in 2009; Volume 11 published in 2011 and Volume 12 forthcoming in 2015), accounts for the development of legal thought from ancient Greek times through the twentieth century. The entire set will be completed with an index. Volume 6: A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics 2nd revised edition, edited by Fred D. Miller, Jr. and Carrie-Ann Biondi Volume 6 is the first of the Treatise’s historical volumes (following the five theoretical ones) and is dedicated to the philosophers’ philosophy of law from ancient Greece to the 16th century. The volume thus begins with the dawning of legal philosophy in Greek and Roman philosophical thought and then covers the birth and development of European medieval legal philosophy, the influence of Judaism and the Islamic philosophers, the revival of Roman and Christian canon law, and the rise of scholastic philosophy in the late Middle Ages, which paved the way for early-modern Western legal philosophy. This second, revised edition comes with an entirely new chapter devoted to the later Scholastics (Chapter 14, by Annabel Brett) and an epilogue (by Carrie-Ann Biondi) on the legacy of ancient and medieval thought for modern legal philosophy, as well as with updated references and indexes.

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Nietzsche on Morality

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Nietzsche on Morality
Author: Brian Leiter,Ohn P Wilson Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law Philosophy & Human Values Brian Leiter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1134743378
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Nietzsche on Morality Book Excerpt:

Nietzsche is one of the most important and controversial thinkers in the history of philosophy. This guidebook assesses his life and the background to his writings on morality. This will be essential student reading.

Examining the Career Development Practices and Experiences of Immigrants

Examining the Career Development Practices and Experiences of Immigrants
Author: Keengwe, Jared,Kungu, Kenneth
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN: 179985812X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Examining the Career Development Practices and Experiences of Immigrants Book Excerpt:

There has been a marked increase in the number of immigrants worldwide. However, there is still limited research on immigrant experiences at work, especially the challenges and opportunities they face as they navigate and (re-)establish careers in new host countries. Examining the Career Development Practices and Experiences of Immigrants is a comprehensive reference book that expands the understanding of career development issues faced by immigrants and explores organizational practices relevant to immigrant career development. The book presents research on the challenges, opportunities, and outcomes immigrants face as they navigate new employment and career landscapes. With coverage of such themes as career experience, career identities, and occupational downgrading, this book offers an essential reference source for managers, executives, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Canada US and Other Unfriendly Relations

Canada US and Other Unfriendly Relations
Author: P. Molloy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-07-25
ISBN: 113703145X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canada US and Other Unfriendly Relations Book Excerpt:

Molloy depicts a relationship between Canada and the US based on envy, rivalry, and misunderstanding. Drawing on a range of disciplines including sociology, international relations, and cultural studies, she examines contentious events in Canada/US relations and their connections to each country's political identity.

The Modern Idea of History and its Value

The Modern Idea of History and its Value
Author: Chiel van den Akker
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 9048552052
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Idea of History and its Value Book Excerpt:

This is an original and accessible introduction to the modern idea of history and its value, and an indispensable companion to the study of history and its philosophical underpinnings. The book answers two basic questions: What is history? And what is its value? It also shows how the answers to these questions are mutually dependent. The old view that history is the teacher of life, for instance, assumes that the past is a reservoir of examples from which moral lessons for the present can be drawn. The subjects discussed include history as the teacher of life, the need for truth and objectivity, the moral standards of the historian, realism and the value of historical insight, historical explanation and understanding, the intelligibility of the historical process, the tragedy of history, the politics of history-writing, and the close connection between history, narrative, and the desire for justice. These topics are discussed with the help of inspiring and influential historians and philosophers such as Thucydides, Ranke, Hegel, Nietzsche, Collingwood, Arendt, White, Hunt, and Ankersmit.