On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill,Elizabeth Rapaport

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780915144433

Category: Philosophy

Page: 139

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A wonderful edition... -- Irving Louis Horowitz, Rutgers UniversityAlexander should be commended for making this invaluable material accessible to scholars and students... -- Maria H. Moralies, Florida State UniversityAn impressively compact and engaging introduction and a well-chosen selection of ancillary materials... -- Eileen Gillooly, Columbia UniversityThe introduction offers fresh insights... --Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona

Readings of Plato's Apology of Socrates

Defending the Philosophical Life

Author: Vivil Valvik Haraldsen,Olof Pettersson,Oda E. Wiese Tvedt

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498550002

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Contributors to this volume focus on the character of Socrates as the embodiment of philosophy, employing this as a starting point for exploring various themes exposed in the Apology. These include the relation of philosophy to democracy, rhetoric, politics, or society in general, and the overarching question of what comprises the philosophic life.

Freedom Without Violence

Author: Dustin Ells Howes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199336997

Category:

Page: 288

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There is a long tradition in Western political thought suggesting that violence is necessary to defend freedom. But nonviolence and civil disobedience have played an equally long and critical role in establishing democratic institutions. Freedom Without Violence explores the long history of political practice and thought that connects freedom to violence in the West, from Athenian democracy and the Roman republic to the Age of Revolutions and the rise of totalitarianism. It is the first comprehensive examination of the idea that violence is necessary to obtain, defend, and exercise freedom. The book also brings to the fore the opposing theme of nonviolent freedom, which can be found both within the Western tradition and among critics of that tradition. Since the plebs first vacated Rome to refuse military service and win concessions from the patricians in 494 B.C., nonviolence and civil disobedience have played a critical role in republics and democracies. Abolitionists, feminists and anti-colonial activists all adopted and innovated the methods of nonviolence. With the advent of the Velvet Revolutions, the end of apartheid in South Africa and, most recently, the Arab Spring, nonviolence has garnered renewed interest in both scholarly publications and the popular imagination. In this book, Dustin Ells Howes traces the intellectual history of freedom as it relates to the concepts and practices of violence and nonviolence. Through a critique and reappraisal of the Western political tradition, Freedom Without Violence constructs a conception of nonviolent freedom. The book argues that cultivating and practicing this brand of freedom is the sine qua non of a vibrant democracy that resists authoritarianism, imperialism and oligarchy.

The Journal of Philosophy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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Covers topics in philosophy, psychology, and scientific methods. Vols. 31- include "A Bibliography of philosophy," 1933-

Thomas Reid's Inquiry and Essays

Author: Thomas Reid,Ronald E. Beanblossom,Keith Lehrer

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780915145850

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Reid’s previously published writings are substantial, both in quantity and quality. This edition attempts to make these writings more readily available in a single volume. Based upon Hamilton’s definitive two volume 6th edition, this edition is suitable for both students and scholars. Beanblossom and Lehrer have included a wide range of topics addressed by Reid. These topics include Reid’s views on the role of common sense, scepticism, the theory of ideas, perception, memory and identity, as well as his views on moral liberty, duties, and principles. Historical as well as topical considerations guided the selection process. Thus, Reid’s responses to Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume are included. Through the resulting selections Reid’s influence and impact upon subsequent philosophers is manifested.

The Government of Poland

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780915145959

Category: Philosophy

Page: 117

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"The Government of Poland is the only finished work in which Rousseau himself dons the mantle of legislator, applying the principles of the Social Contract to the real world around him. Poland teaches us much about the mysterious art of the Social Contract's 'legislator, ' how he transforms each individual into part of a larger whole. Only in . . . Poland do we find what this crucial transformation entails and what it presupposes. But probably the greatest lesson to be learned from . . . Poland concerns Rousseau's understanding of the proper relationship between theory and practice. . . . Time and again we see Rousseau advising the Poles to do things which are in gross violation of the strict principles of political right he had elaborated in the Social Contract." --Richard Myers in Canadian Journal of Political Science

Basic Political Writings

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872200470

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

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'The publication of these excellent translations is a happy occasion for teachers of courses in political philosophy and the history of political theory...' - Raymon M Lemos, "Teaching Philosophy".