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Recovering Political Philosophy

Political Philosophy Cross-Examined

Perennial Challenges to the Philosophic Life

Editors: Pangle, T., Lomax, J. (Eds.)

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Political societies frequently regard philosophers as potential threats to morality and religion, and those who speak for politics often demand a defense of philosophy. This book will address philosophy as a mode of existence put into question.

About the authors

Robert C. Bartlett, Boston College, USA Christopher Bruell, Boston College, USA Ronna Burger, Tulane University, USA Hasso Hofmann, Humboldt University, Germany Laurence Lampert, Indiana University, USA Ralph Lerner, University Of Chicago, USA J. Harvey Lomax, University Of Memphis, USA James H. Nichols, Claremont Mckenna College, USA Thomas L. Pangle, University Of Texas, USA Robert B. Pippin, University Of Chicago, USA Devin Stauffer, University Of Texas, USA Nathan Tarcov, University Of Chicago, USA

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"The outstanding essays in this collection address a question that is central in our time, or any time. Can philosophy, the way of life governed by the uncompromising use of reason, defend itself adequately against rivals who claim that it is immoral, irreligious, impossible, or illusory?" - Mark Blitz, Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College, USA

"From the admirers of Leo Strauss to those of Pierre Hadot, students of classical philosophy are today rediscovering the idea of philosophy as a way of life - and 'ways of life' as a philosophical question. But as this stimulating book shows, those questions have been debated throughout the Western philosophical tradition, down to the modern age. By throwing a light on the centuries' long conversion about alternative ways of life, from pure inquiry to political engagement to religious devotion to serene solitude, the authors lead us to ask: what exactly would it mean to live a philosophical life today? And how would it stand in relation to the other ways of life available in modern democracy? A thought-provoking volume." - Mark Lilla, Professor, Columbia University, USA


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Philosophic Life in Question

    Pages 1-3

    Pangle, Thomas L. (et al.)

  • Sophistry as a Way of Life

    Pages 5-16

    Bartlett, Robert C.

  • Aristotle on Theory and Practice

    Pages 17-28

    Bruell, Christopher

  • Aristotle’s Politics Book VII on the Best Way of Life

    Pages 29-44

    Pangle, Thomas L.

  • Inexhaustible Riches: Mining the Bible

    Pages 45-63

    Lomax, J. Harvey

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Philosophy Cross-Examined
Book Subtitle
Perennial Challenges to the Philosophic Life
Editors
  • T. Pangle
  • J. Lomax
Series Title
Recovering Political Philosophy
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29963-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137299635
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29962-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45286-6
Series ISSN
2524-7166
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 214
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