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by Steven Johnston Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 2018)

The judgment that Abraham Lincoln is the finest president in the history of the United States borders on self-evident. This status tends to disable the very possibility of a more critical understanding or appreciation,...

John Rawls: Liberalism and the Challenges of Late Modernity

by J. Donald Moon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 26, 2014)

Donald Moon’s John Rawls: Liberalism and the Challenges of Late Modernity is an accessible biography that explores how Rawls’ life helped establish the fundamental commitment of classical liberalism through...

Publius and Political Imagination

by Jason Frank Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2013)

Jason Frank’s Publius and Political Imagination is the first volume of the Modernity and Political Thought series to take as its focus not a single author, but collaboration between political philosophers,...

Impressions of Hume: Cinematic Thinking and the Politics of Discontinuity

by Davide Panagia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 22, 2013)

Davide Panagia’s Impressions of Hume: Cinematic Thinking and the Politics of Discontinuity is volume fifteen of Modernity and Political Thought, the Rowman & Littlefield series in contemporary political theory....

Carl Schmitt and the Intensification of Politics

by Kam Shapiro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 25, 2008)

This book considers the relevance of Schmitt's work for contemporary debates surrounding democratic sovereignty and global politics.

Aquinas and Modernity: The Lost Promise of Natural Law

by Shadia B. Drury Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2008)

In this startling book, Drury overturns the long-standing reputation of Thomas Aquinas as the most moderate and rational exponent of the Christian faith. She reveals Aquinas to be one of the most zealous Dominicans...

Merleau-Ponty and Modern Politics After Anti-Humanism

by Diana Coole Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 28, 2007)

In this important new book, Diana Coole shows how existential phenomenology illuminates and enlivens our understanding of politics. Merleau-PontyOs focus on embodied experience allows us to approach political...

William James: Politics in the Pluriverse

by Kennan Ferguson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 22, 2007)

William James is known today as a philosopher of pragmatism. William James: Politics in the Pluriverse challenges this understanding. Ferguson traces the historical importance and contemporary possibilities...

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt

by Seyla Benhabib Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 01, 2003)

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in light of newly gained insights into the historico-cultural background of her work.

The Augustinian Imperative: A Reflection on the Politics of Morality

by William E. Connolly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 11, 2002)

Drawing support from Nietzsche and Foucault, Connolly argues that the Augustinian Imperative contains unethical implications: its carriers too often convert living signs that threaten their ontological self-confidence...

Emerson and Self-Reliance

by George Kateb Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 09, 2002)

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great moral philosopher. One of his principle contributions is the theory of self-reliance, a view of democratic individuality. 'Nietzsche was Emerson's best reader,' and George Kateb...

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Politics of the Ordinary

by Tracy B. Strong Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 08, 2002)

In this book, Rousseau is understood as a theorist of the common person. For Strong, Rousseau resonates with Kant, Hegel, and Marx, but he is more modern like Emerson, Nietzsche, Eittegenstein, and Heidegger....

Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild

by Jane Bennett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 03, 2002)

Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild,' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar....

Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom

by Thomas L. Dumm Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 03, 2002)

What is freedom? In this study, Thomas Dumm challenges the conventions that have governed discussions and debates concerning modern freedom by bringing the work of Michel Foucault into dialogue with contemporary...