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Published by Oxford University Press in New York, London .
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Statementedited for the New York Group of the Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs (by) Virginia Held, KaiNielsen, Charles Parsons.
ContributionsHeld, Virginia., Nielsen, Kai, 1926-, Parsons, Charles, 1933-, Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs. New York Group.
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More specifically, the chapters show how we can analyze resistance movements that Author: Adam Burgos. This book begins in an embrace of failure: the failure of political philosophy to think political action without falling into the bind of angelism or apology; the failure of political action to ever realize the ends it sets itself" ().

Not that this selection of a specific, failed political action to study is anything like arbitrary.5/5(1). In Political Philosophy and Political Action, Adam Burgos charts the new semantic territory of contemporary resistance movements including Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and Arab Spring to show how they depart from traditional theories of democratic resistance articulated by Rousseau, Marx, Dewey, and timely and important book is one of the first to.

Political Philosophy and Political Action investigates the relationship between political practices of popular resistance and political theory.

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About Anatomy of Failure. Modern liberalism begins in the forgetting of the English Revolution. Anatomy of Failure seeks to right that wrong by exploring the concept of political action, playing its history against its philosophy.

The s are a period of institutional failure and political disaster: the country plunges into civil war, every agent is naked. Philosophy and Real Politics both outlines a historically oriented, realistic political philosophy and criticizes liberal political philosophies based on abstract conceptions of rights and justice.

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Individual rights (such as the right to life, liberty, property, the pursuit of happiness, free speech. Oliver Feltham, Anatomy of Failure: Philosophy and Political Action, Bloomsbury,pp., $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by Julian Culp, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. Oliver Feltham's book offers a subtle account of joint action as a model of political action.

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Hannah Arendt (–) was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. Born into a German-Jewish family, she was forced to leave Germany in and lived in Paris for the next eight years, working for a number of Jewish refugee organisations.

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Political philosophy, however, is not merely unpractical speculation, though it may give rise to highly impractical myths: it is a vitally important aspect of life, and one that, for good or evil, has had decisive results on political action, for the assumptions on which political life is conducted clearly must influence what actually happens.

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What they got instead was a self-directed crash course in applied. political philosophy first made its appearance in Athens. All political action aims at either preservation or change. When desiring to pre-serve, we wish to prevent a change to the worse; when desiring to change, we wish to bring about something better.

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Our list brings a range of high-quality books by distinguished authors to readers at both student and specialist level. The Truth about Leo Strauss puts this question to rest, revealing for the first time how the popular media came to perpetuate such an oversimplified view of such a complex and wide-ranging philosopher.

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