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The Resource New French thought: political philosophy

New French thought: political philosophy

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New French thought: political philosophy
Title
New French thought: political philosophy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The past fifteen years in France have seen a remarkable flourishing of new work in political philosophy. This anthology brings into English for the first time essays by some of the best young French political thinkers writing today, including Marcel Gauchet, Pierre Manent, Luc Ferry, and Alain Renaut. The central theme of these essays is liberal democracy: its nature, its development, its problems, its fundamental legitimacy. Although these themes are familiar to American and British readers, the French approach to them - which is profoundly historical and rooted in the tradition of Continental philosophy - is quite different from our customary one. Included in this collection is a series of reconsiderations of French critics of liberal society (Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Bourdieu) and of classical European liberals (Kant, Constant, Tocqueville). The continuing controversies over the nature of the modern era and the place of religion within it play a central role throughout the collection. The book includes a debate on the foundations of human rights and on the nature of a liberal political order. The concluding section presents some of the new sociological writing on modern individualism, its pleasures and its discontents. An introduction by Mark Lilla provides the historical background to the revival of French political thought about liberalism, and offers an analysis of what American and English readers might learn from it
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UkLiU
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lilla, Mark
Series statement
New French thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Democracy
  • Liberalism
Label
New French thought: political philosophy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the legitimacy of the liberal age / Mark Lilla -- Lévi-Strauss / Tzvetan Todorov -- Foucault / Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut -- Bourdieu / Philippe Raynaud -- Kant and Fichte / Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut -- Constant / Philippe Raynaud -- Tocqueville ; Primitive religion and the origins of the state / Marcel Gauchet -- The modern state / Pierre Manent -- Ancient, modern, and contemporary / Jean-Marc Ferry -- How to think about rights / Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut -- Rights and natural law / Blandine Kriegel -- Rights and modern law / Stéphane Rials -- The contest for command / Pierre Manent -- On legitimacy and political deliberation / Bernard Manin -- Modernization and consensus / Jean-Marc Ferry -- May '68, or the rise of transpolitical individualism / Gilles Lipovetsky -- The end of alienation? ; The rebirth of voluntary servitude / Anne Godignon and Jean-Louis Thiriet
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780691001050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
New French thought: political philosophy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the legitimacy of the liberal age / Mark Lilla -- Lévi-Strauss / Tzvetan Todorov -- Foucault / Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut -- Bourdieu / Philippe Raynaud -- Kant and Fichte / Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut -- Constant / Philippe Raynaud -- Tocqueville ; Primitive religion and the origins of the state / Marcel Gauchet -- The modern state / Pierre Manent -- Ancient, modern, and contemporary / Jean-Marc Ferry -- How to think about rights / Luc Ferry and Alain Renaut -- Rights and natural law / Blandine Kriegel -- Rights and modern law / Stéphane Rials -- The contest for command / Pierre Manent -- On legitimacy and political deliberation / Bernard Manin -- Modernization and consensus / Jean-Marc Ferry -- May '68, or the rise of transpolitical individualism / Gilles Lipovetsky -- The end of alienation? ; The rebirth of voluntary servitude / Anne Godignon and Jean-Louis Thiriet
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780691001050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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