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Benhabib, Seyla

Works: 140 works in 522 publications in 5 languages and 13,470 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Other, Interviewee, Translator
Classifications: P94, 170
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Most widely held works by Seyla Benhabib
The Communicative ethics controversy ( )
20 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Habermas and the unfinished project of modernity critical essays on The philosophical discourse of modernity ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Another cosmopolitanism by Seyla Benhabib ( )
33 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In these two important lectures, distinguished political philosopher Seyla Benhabib argues that since the UN Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, we have entered a phase of global civil society which is governed by cosmopolitan norms of universal justice--norms which are difficult for some to accept as legitimate since they are sometimes in conflict with democratic ideals. In her first lecture, Benhabib argues that this tension can never be fully resolved, but it can be mitigated through the renegotiation of the dual commitments to human rights and sovereign self-determination. Her second lect
Situating the self : gender, community, and postmodernism in contemporary ethics by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feminism as critique : on the politics of gender by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
21 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection built on work in progress in Europe and North America, invoking critical theory and post-structuralism
The rights of others : aliens, residents and citizens by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Rights of Others examines the boundaries of political community by focusing on political membership - the principles and practices for incorporating aliens and strangers, immigrants and newcomers, refugees and asylum seekers, into existing polities. Boundaries define some as members, others as aliens. But when state sovereignty is becoming frayed, and national citizenship is unraveling, definitions of political membership become much less clear. In her Seeley Lectures, political theorist Seyla Benhabib makes a powerful plea, echoing Immanuel Kant, for moral universalism and cosmopolitan federalism. She advocates not open but porous boundaries, recognizing not only the admittance rights of refugees and asylum seekers, but also the regulatory rights of democracies. The Rights of Others is an intervention in contemporary political theory, of interest to students and specialists in politics, law, philosophy, and international relations."--Jacket
Democracy and difference : contesting the boundaries of the political ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global era by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feminist contentions : a philosophical exchange by Nancy Fraser ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unique volume presents a debate between four of the top feminist theorists in the US today, discussing the key questions facing contemporary feminist theory, responding to each other, and distinguishing their views from others
The reluctant modernism of Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interpreting the work of one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in the light of newly gained insights into the historico-cultural background of her work. Arguing against the standard interpretation of Hannah Arendt as an anti-modernist lover of the Greek polis, author Seyla Benhabib contends that Arendt's thought emerges out of a double legacy: German Existenz philosophy, particularly the thought of Martin Heidegger, and her experiences as a German-Jewess in the age of totalitarianism. This important volume reconsiders Arendt's theory of modernity, her concept of the public sphere, her distinction between the social and the political, her theory of totalitarianism, and her critique of the modern nation-state, including her lifelong involvement with Jewish and Israeli politics
Critique, norm, and utopia : a study of the foundations of critical theory by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
11 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics of culture and the spirit of critique dialogues by Alfredo Gómez-Muller ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book of tightly woven dialogues engages prominent thinkers in a discussion about the role of culture-broadly construed-in contemporary society and politics. Faced with the conceptual inflation of the notion of 'culture,' which now imposes itself as an indispensable issue in contemporary moral and political debates, these dynamic exchanges seek to rethink culture and critique beyond the schematic models that have often predominated, such as the opposition between "mainstream multiculturalism" and the "clash of civilizations." Prefaced by an introduction relating current cultural debates to the critical theory tradition, this book examines the politics of culture and the spirit of critique from three different vantage points. To begin, Gabriel Rockhill and Alfredo Gomez-Muller provide a stage-setting dialogue, followed by discussions with two major representatives of contemporary critical theory: Seyla Benhabib and Nancy Fraser
Migrations and mobilities : citizenship, borders, and gender ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Identities, affiliations, and allegiances by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Where do political identities come from, how do they change over time, and what is their impact on political life? This book explores these and related questions in a globalizing world where the nation state is being transformed, definitions of citizenship are evolving in unprecedented ways, and people's interests and identities are taking on new local, regional, transnational, cosmopolitan, and even imperial configurations. Pre-eminent scholars examine the changing character of identities, affiliations, and allegiances in a variety of contexts: the evolving character of the European Union and its member countries, the Balkans and other new democracies of the post-1989 world, and debates about citizenship and cultural identity in the modern West. These essays are essential reading for anyone interested in the political and intellectual ferment that surrounds debates about political membership and attachment, and will be of interest to students and scholars in the social sciences, humanities, and law." -- Publisher description
On Max Horkheimer : new perspectives by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics in dark times : encounters with Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This outstanding collection of essays explores Hannah Arendt's thought against the background of recent world-political events unfolding since September 11, 2001, and engages in a contentious dialogue with one of the greatest political thinkers of the past century, with the conviction that she remains one of our contemporaries. Themes such as moral and political equality, action and natality, and judgment and freedom are reevaluated with fresh insights by a group of thinkers who are themselves well known for their original contributions to political thought. Other essays focus on novel and little-discussed themes in the literature by highlighting Arendt's views of sovereignty, international law and genocide, nuclear weapons and revolutions, imperialism and Eurocentrism, and her contrasting images of Europe and America. Each essay displays not only superb Arendt scholarship but also stylistic flair and analytical tenacity"--Provided by publisher
Dignity in adversity : human rights in troubled times by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language of human rights has become the public vocabulary of our contemporary world. Ironically, as the political influence of human rights has grown, their philosophical justification has become ever more controversial. Building on a theory of discourse ethics and communicative rationality, this book addresses the politics and philosophy of human rights against the background of the broader social transformations that are shaping the modern world. Rejecting the reduction of international human rights to the Trojan horse of a neo-liberal empire's bid for world power, as well as the conservative objections to legal cosmopolitanism as encroachments upon democratic sovereignty, Benhabib develops two key concepts to move beyond these false antitheses. International human rights norms need contextualization in specific polities through processes of what she calls 'democratic iterations.' Furthermore, such norms have a 'jurisgenerative power,' in that they enable new actors to enter fields of social and political contestation; they promote new vocabularies for public claim-making and anticipate a justice to come. -- Book Description
Pragmatism, critique, judgment : essays for Richard J. Bernstein ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The work of Richard J. Bernstein has achieved a groundbreaking synthesis of the analytical and continental modes of thought. Countering the highly technical metaphysical and epistemological puzzles of analytic philosophy in the early 1960s, Bernstein offered a model of philosophy in a democratic society as the work of the engaged public intellectual. Working within the tradition of American pragmatism, he also changed that tradition by opening it to the international intellectual currents of phenomenology, deconstructionism, and critical theory. These essays by leading philosophers and social thinkers pay tribute to Bernstein and reflect the themes that have engaged him throughout his career. "Pragmatism, Critique, Judgment" opens with a group of essays that examine the place of philosophy in a democratic society; included in this section are Richard Rorty's exploration of the legacy of American pragmatism and Jurgen Habermas's reconsideration of ethics in philosophy. The essays in the second section examine postpositivist social critique and include Jacques Derrida's consideration of the philosophical paradoxes of the death penalty. The third group of essays considers the theme of radical evil, and includes discussions of Bernstein's nuanced reading of Hannah Arendt. The book ends with a biographical essay based in part on a series of conversations with Bernstein himself
Feminism as critique : essays on the politics of gender in late-capitalist societies by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hannah Arendt - die melancholische Denkerin der Moderne by Seyla Benhabib ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Бенхабиб, Сейла
ベンハビブ, セイラ