The Shipwrecked Mind

The Shipwrecked Mind
Author: Mark Lilla
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 159017903X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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We don’t understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today’s political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone shipwrecked in the rapidly changing present, and suffering from nostalgia for an idealized past and an apocalyptic fear that history is rushing toward catastrophe. And like the revolutionary his political engagements are motivated by highly developed ideas. Lilla begins with three twentieth-century philosophers—Franz Rosenzweig, Eric Voegelin, and Leo Strauss—who attributed the problems of modern society to a break in the history of ideas and promoted a return to earlier modes of thought. He then examines the enduring power of grand historical narratives of betrayal to shape political outlooks since the French Revolution, and shows how these narratives are employed in the writings of Europe’s right-wing cultural pessimists and Maoist neocommunists, American theoconservatives fantasizing about the harmony of medieval Catholic society and radical Islamists seeking to restore a vanished Muslim caliphate. The revolutionary spirit that inspired political movements across the world for two centuries may have died out. But the spirit of reaction that rose to meet it has survived and is proving just as formidable a historical force. We live in an age when the tragicomic nostalgia of Don Quixote for a lost golden age has been transformed into a potent and sometimes deadly weapon. Mark Lilla helps us to understand why.

The Reckless Mind Intellectuals in Politics

The Reckless Mind  Intellectuals in Politics
Author: Mark Lilla
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 1681371170
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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European history of the past century is full of examples of philosophers, writers, and scholars who supported or excused the worst tyrannies of the age. How was this possible? How could intellectuals whose work depends on freedom defend those who would deny it? In profiles of six leading twentieth-century thinkers—Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, Alexandre Kojève, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida—Mark Lilla explores the psychology of political commitment. As continental Europe gave birth to two great ideological systems in the twentieth century, communism and fascism, it also gave birth to a new social type, the philotyrannical intellectual. Lilla shows how these thinkers were not only grappling with enduring philosophical questions, they were also writing out of their own experiences and passions. These profiles demonstrate how intellectuals can be driven into a political sphere they scarcely understand, with momentous results. In a new afterword, Lilla traces how the intellectual world has changed since the end of the cold war. The ideological passions of the past have been replaced in the West, he argues, by a dogma of individual autonomy and freedom that both obscures the historical forces at work in the present and sanctions ignorance about them, leaving us ill-equipped to understand those who are inflamed by the new global ideologies of our time.

The Once and Future Liberal

The Once and Future Liberal
Author: Mark Lilla
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 0062697463
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From one of the most internationally admired political thinkers, a controversial polemic on the failures of identity politics and what comes next for the left — in America and beyond. Following the shocking results of the US election of 2016, public intellectuals across the globe offered theories and explanations, but few were met with such vitriol, panic, and debate as Mark Lilla’s. The Once and Future Liberal is a passionate plea to liberals to turn from the divisive politics of identity and develop a vision of the future that can persuade all citizens that they share a common destiny. Driven by a sincere desire to protect society’s most vulnerable, the left has unwittingly balkanized the electorate, encouraged self-absorption rather than solidarity, and invested its energies in social movements rather than party politics. Identity-focused individualism has insidiously conspired with amoral economic individualism to shape an electorate with little sense of a shared future and near-contempt for the idea of the common good. Now is the time to re-build a sense of common feeling and purpose, and a sense of duty to one another. A fiercely argued, important book, enlivened by acerbic wit and erudition, The Once and Future Liberal is essential reading for our times.

The Shipwrecked mariner

The Shipwrecked mariner
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Trump and Political Philosophy

Trump and Political Philosophy
Author: Marc Benjamin Sable,Angel Jaramillo Torres
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN: 3319744275
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book seeks to address the relation of political philosophy and Donald Trump as a political phenomenon through the notions of patriotism, cosmopolitanism, and civic virtue. Political philosophers have been prescient in explaining trends that may explain our political misgivings. Madison warned during the debates on the Constitution that democracies are vulnerable to factions based on passion for personalities and beliefs; various continental thinkers have addressed the problem of nihilism—the modern loss of faith in objective standards of truth and morality—that in Max Weber’s analysis pointed to the importance of charisma, in Carl Schmitt’s to the idea that politics is essentially rooted in the definition of friends and enemies, and in early Heidegger resulted in the emphasis on the enduring significance of local, rather than cosmopolitan values. The former concerns—regarding demagoguery, charisma and nihilism—will enable an evaluation of Trump as a political character, while the latter concerns—regarding the status of universal versus local values—will enable us to evaluate the content of “Trumpism.” Taken together, these essays seek to advance the public conversation about the relationship between the rise of Trump and the ideological forces that seek to justify that rise.

The Sociogony

The Sociogony
Author: Mark P. Worrell
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2018-11-22
ISBN: 9004384022
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sociogony attempts to forge a new strain of critical social theory by repositioning Durkheim’s relationship to Hegel and Marx. A fresh look at social facts, authority, and processes of genesis, rule, and decay provide a stable social ontology for a world turned upside down.

Lectures on the Philosophy of the Mind

Lectures on the Philosophy of the Mind
Author: Thomas Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 584
Release: 1846
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Capability Approach to Labour Law

The Capability Approach to Labour Law
Author: Brian Langille
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN: 0192573098
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Capability Approach to Labour Law Book Excerpt:

Forty years ago Amartya Sen introduced to the world a novel approach to the idea of equality: the notion of 'basic capability' as 'a morally relevant dimension' and the claim that we should focus upon equality of basic capabilities ('a person being able to do certain basic things'). These ideas, as developed by Sen and Martha C. Nussbaum, have launched an academic armada now proceeding under the flag of the 'capability approach' (CA). While that flag has ventured far and wide and engaged many areas of inquiry, this volume of essays is the first to explore how CA might shed light upon labour law. The capabilities approach can illuminate our understanding of labour law across three dimensions. Part I looks at the nature of the basic relationship between CA and labour law-do they share common ground or disagree about what is important? Can the CA provide a normative 'foundation' for labour law? Part II goes further by examining the relationship of the CA and other well-established perspectives on labour law, including economics, history, critical theory, restorative justice, and human rights. Part III examines the possible relevance of the CA to a range of specific labour law issues, such as freedom of association, age discrimination in the workplace, trade, employment policy, and sweatshop goods.

Revolution and Reaction

Revolution and Reaction
Author: Kurt Weyland
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 1108483550
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Explains how bold efforts at profound progressive change provoked a powerful reactionary backlash that led to the imposition of brutal, regressive dictatorships.

The Great Han

The Great Han
Author: Kevin Carrico
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN: 0520295498
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Great Han is an ethnographic study of the Han Clothing movement (Hanfu yundong), a neo-traditionalist and majority racial nationalist movement that has emerged in China since 2001. Participants come together both online and in person in cities across China to revitalize their utopian vision of the authentic “Great Han” and corresponding “real China” through pseudo-traditional ethnic dress, reinvented Confucian ritual, and anti-foreign sentiment. Employing close analysis of movement ideas and practices, this book finds that the movement’s “real China,” envisioning a pure, perfectly ordered, ethnically homogeneous, and secure society, is in fact an imaginary vision constructed in response to the challenging realities of the present. Yet this national imaginary is reproduced precisely through its own perpetual elusiveness. The Great Han is a pioneering analysis of Han identity, nationalism, and social movements in a rapidly changing China.

Hymns for the Christian Church and Home

Hymns for the Christian Church and Home
Author: James Martineau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 41
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hymns, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Only the Dead

Only the Dead
Author: Bear F. Braumoeller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 019084955X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The idea that war is going out of style has become the conventional wisdom in recent years. But in Only the Dead, award-winning author Bear Braumoeller demonstrates that it shouldn't have. With a rare combination of historical expertise, statistical acumen, and accessible prose, Braumoeller shows that the evidence simply doesn't support the decline-of-war thesis propounded by scholars like Steven Pinker. He argues that the key to understanding trends in warfare lies, not in the spread of humanitarian values, but rather in the formation of international orders--sets of expectations about behavior that allow countries to work in concert, as they did in the Concert of Europe and have done in the postwar Western liberal order. With a nod toward the American sociologist Charles Tilly, who argued that "war made the state and the state made war," Braumoeller shows argues that the same is true of international orders: while they reduce conflict within their borders, they can also clash violently with one another, as the Western and communist orders did throughout the Cold War. Both highly readable and rigorous, Only the Dead offers a realistic assessment of humanity's quest to abolish warfare. While pessimists have been too quick to discount the successes of our attempts to reduce international conflict, optimists are prone to put too much faith in human nature. Reality lies somewhere in between: While the aspirations of humankind to govern its behavior with reason and justice have had shocking success in moderating the harsh dictates of realpolitik, the institutions that we have created to prevent war are unlikely to achieve anything like total success--as evidenced by the multitude of conflicts in recent decades. As the old adage advises us, only the dead have seen the end of war.

Shakespeare and the Political Way

Shakespeare and the Political Way
Author: Elizabeth Frazer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-08-30
ISBN: 019258829X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and the Political Way Book Excerpt:

Studies of Shakespeare and politics often ask the question whether his dramas are on the side of aristocratic or monarchical sovereign authority, or are on the side of those who resist; whether he endorses a standard view of male and patriarchal authority, or whether his cross-dressing heroines put him among feminist thinkers. Scholars also show that Shakespeare's representations of rule, revolt, and arguments about laws and constitutions draw on and allude to stories and real events that were contemporaneous for him, as well as historical ones. Building on scholarship about Shakespeare and politics, this book argues that Shakespeare's representations and stagings of political power, sovereignty, resistance, and controversy are more complex. The merits of political life, as opposed to life governed by monetary exchange, religious truth, supernatural power, military heroism, or interpersonal love, are rehearsed in the plots. And the clashing and contradictory meanings of politics — its association with free truthful speech but also with dishonest hypocrisy, with open action and argument as much as occult behind the scenes manoevring — are dramatized by him, to show that although violence, lies, and authoritarianism do often win out in the world there is another kind of politics, and a political way that we would do well to follow when we can. The book offers original readings of the characters and plots of Shakespeare's dramas in order to illustrate the subtlety of his pictures of political power, how it works, and what is wrong and right with it.

The Flute player and Other Poems

The Flute player and Other Poems
Author: Francis Howard Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hymns of praise and prayer collected and ed by J Martineau

Hymns of praise and prayer  collected and ed  by J  Martineau
Author: James Martineau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Oswego on the Coast of South Barbary and of the Sufferings of the Master and the Crew While in Bondage Among the Arabs

A Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Oswego  on the Coast of South Barbary  and of the Sufferings of the Master and the Crew While in Bondage Among the Arabs
Author: Judah Paddock
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1818
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Africa, North
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The book of texts of ancient and modern history c

The book of texts of ancient and modern history   c
Author: Francis Armstrong Power
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 614
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cock Robin The shipwreck The counterfeiters The French officer

Cock Robin  The shipwreck  The counterfeiters  The French officer
Author: Henry Junius Nott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1834
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Poems containing The three twilights The shipwreck and minor poems etc

Poems     containing The three twilights     The shipwreck  and minor poems  etc
Author: Henry James Snell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Shipwreck

The Shipwreck
Author: William Falconer,Soame Jenyns,George Lyttelton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1806
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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