Politics and Vision Continuity and Innovation in Western Political Thought

ISBN-10: 0691126275

ISBN-13: 9780691126272

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Sheldon S. Wolin

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This new edition adds seven chapters to the original text, expanding coverage of the development of political theory to include Marx, Nietzsche, Rawls & the postmodernists.
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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 792
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Preface to the Expanded Edition
Political Philosophy and Philosophy
Political Philosophy as a Form of Inquiry
Form and Substance
Political Thought and Political Institutions
Political Philosophy and the Political
The Vocabulary of Political Philosophy
Vision and Political Imagination
Political Concepts and Political Phenomena
A Tradition of Discourse
Tradition and Innovation
Plato: Political Philosophy versus Politics
The Invention of Political Philosophy
Philosophy and Society
Politics and Architectonics
The Search for a Selfless Instrument
The Question of Power
Political Knowledge and Political Participation
The Limits of Unity
The Ambiguities of Plato
The Age of Empire: Space and Community
The Crisis in the Political
The New Dimensions of Space
Citizenship and Disengagement
Politics and the Roman Republic
The Politics of Interest
From Political Association to Power Organization
The Decline of Political Philosophy
The Early Christian Era: Time and Community
The Political Element in Early Christianity: The New Notion of Community
The Church as a Polity: The Challenge to the Political Order
Politics and Power in a Church-Society
The Embarrassments of a Politicized Religion and the Task of Augustine
The Identity of the Church-Society Reasserted: Time and Destiny
Political Society and Church-Society
The Language of Religion and the Language of Politics: Footnote on Mediaeval Christian Thought
Luther: The Theological and the Political
Political Theology
The Political Element in Luther's Thought
The Bias against Institutions
The Status of the Political Order
The Political Order without Counterweight
The Fruits of Simplicity
Calvin: The Political Education of Protestantism
The Crisis in Order and Civility
The Political Quality of Calvin's Thought
The Political Theory of Church Government
The Restoration of the Political Order
Political Knowledge
Political Office
Power and Community
Machiavelli: Politics and the Economy of Violence
The Autonomy of Political Theory
The Commitments of the Political Theorist
The Nature of Politics and the Categories of the New Science
Political Space and Political Action
The Economy of Violence
Ethics: Political and Private
The Discovery of the Mass
Politics and Souls
Hobbes: Political Society as a System of Rules
The Revival of Political Creativity
Political Philosophy and the Revolution in Science
The Promise of Political Philosophy
The Language of Politics: The Problem of Constituency
Political Entropy: The State of Nature
The Sovereign Definer
Power without Community
Interests and Representation
Politics as a Field of Forces
Liberalism and the Decline of Political Philosophy
The Political and the Social
Liberalism and the Sobrieties of Philosophy
The Political Claims of Economic Theory
The Eclipse of Political Authority: The Discovery of Society
Society and Government: Spontaneity versus Coercion
Liberalism and Anxiety
Beyond the Pleasure Principle: The Problem of Pain
Liberalism and Moral Judgments: The Substitution of Interest for Conscience
Liberalism an
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