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Ryn, Claes G. 1943-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 86 publications in 4 languages and 4,343 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: JA79, 321.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Claes G Ryn
Democracy and the ethical life a philosophy of politics and community by Claes G Ryn( )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A common human ground universality and particularity in a multicultural world by Claes G Ryn( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In A Common Human Ground, Claes Ryn explores the nature of this problem and sets forth a theory about what is necessary for peaceful relations to be possible." "One Western philosophical tradition, for which Plato set the pattern, maintains that the only way to genuine unity is for historical diversity to yield to universality. The implication of this view for a multicultural world would be a peace that requires that cultural distinctiveness be effaced as far as possible and replaced with a universal culture. A very different Western philosophical tradition denies the existence of universality altogether. It is represented today by postmodernist multiculturalism - a view that leaves unanswered the question as to how conflict between diverse groups might be averted." "Ryn questions both of these traditions, arguing for the potential union of universality and particularity. He contends that the two need not be enemies, but in fact need each other. Cultivating individual and national particularities is potentially compatible with strengthening and enriching our common humanity. This volume embraces the notion of universality, while at the same time historicizing it."--Jacket
America the virtuous : the crisis of democracy and the quest for empire by Claes G Ryn( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urged on by a powerful ideological and political movement, George W. Bush committed the United States to a quest for empire. American values and principles were universal, he asserted, and should guide the transformation of the world. Claes Ryn sees this drive for virtuous empire as the triumph of forces that in the last several decades acquired decisive influence in both the American parties, the foreign policy establishment, and the media. Public intellectuals like William Bennett, Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Michael Novak, Richard Perle, and Norman Podhoret argued that the United States was an exceptional nation and should bring ""democracy,"" ""freedom,"" and ""capitalism"" to countries not yet enjoying them. Ryn finds the ideology of American empire strongly reminiscent of the French Jacobinism of the eighteenth century. He describes the drive for armed world hegemony as part of a larger ideological whole that both expresses and aggravates a crisis of democracy and, more generally, of American and Western civiliation. America the Virtuous sees the new Jacobinism as symptomatic of America shedding an older sense of the need for restraints on power. Checks provided by the U.S. Constitution have been greatly weakened with the erosion of traditional moral and other culture
Will, imagination, and reason : Irving Babbitt and the problem of reality by Claes G Ryn( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Babbitt in our time( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservatism revisited : the revolt against ideology by Peter Viereck( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Viereck, poet and historian, is one of the principle theoreticians of conservatism in modern American political thought. In this classic work, Viereck undertakes a penetrating and unorthodox analysis of that quintessential conservative, Prince Metternich, and offers evidence that cultural and political conservatism may perhaps be best adapted to sustain a free and reasonable society."--BOOK JACKET
The new Jacobinism : can democracy survive? by Claes G Ryn( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will, imagination, & reason : Babbitt, Croce, and the problem of reality by Claes G Ryn( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yi zhong qiu tong : ren de zi wo wan shan = Unity through diversity by Claes G Ryn( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetic origins : Peter Viereck and the imaginative sources of politics by Jay Patrick Starliper( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941, as Germany invaded Russia and Japan prepared to bomb Pearl Harbor, a Harvard University Ph.D. named Peter Viereck published Metapolitics: From Wagner and the German Romantics to Hitler. It argued that the chief driving force behind National Socialism was a diseased imagination. A young Viereck made the ostensibly absurd claim that a certain shade of German romanticism had generated one of the most destructive political movements in the history of the world. Nazism was the culmination of over a century and a half of imaginative extravagance and pollution. This book inaugurated what would become a central theme in Viereck's work: the power of the imagination to shape politics and society, for good or ill. Although Viereck's conservative humanism influenced many prominent thinkers, his ideas on how the imagination affects politics have not been explored in depth. Utilizing a traditional hermeneutic of Viereck's relevant prose and poesy, this dissertation examines his view of the political significance of the imagination and how we can improve our grasp of how society and politics evolve. Viereck believed that the imagination shapes custom and culture and thus determines what values govern the daily lives of individuals. Society greatly needs elevated works of imagination that omit neither the dark side of human life, nor the constant struggle between ethically opposed potentialities. At the bottom of our ability to distinguish among goodness, truth and beauty and their opposites is the ethically infused imagination, which is typically inspired by the wisdom of the ages. It is the duty of persons of this inspiration to expose endearing but illusory and dangerous dreams, but also conserve, rearticulate and refurbish humane civilization. Liberty is threatened by "overadjustment," the uncritical adherence to existing patterns. Both stale imagination and irresponsible fancy threaten the loving higher obligations that make life worth living. In elucidating and assessing Viereck's view that we can understand political phenomena better by exploring their aesthetic origins, this dissertation suggests ways of analyzing the political problems of the present time
Nykonservatismen i USA by Claes G Ryn( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Jacobinism : America as revolutionary state by Claes G Ryn( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dao de zi fu de Meiguo : min zhu de wei ji yu ba quan de tu mou = America the virtuous : the crisis of democracy and the quest of empire by Claes G Ryn( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate man by Claes G Ryn( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideologie amerického impéria by Claes G Ryn( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character & culture : essays on East and West by Irving Babbitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The myth of democracy by Tage Lindbom( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Western intellectuals and politicians are writing and speaking about the triumphs and salvific powers of democracy. But according to Swedish historian and philosopher Tage Lindbom, there is a widening gap between democratist rhetoric and concrete reality. Democratism is surging in the midst of deepening social and political problems, including falling standards of moral conduct, declining education, political corruption, the destruction of the family, and crime. In this provocative and highly engaging volume, Lindbom analyzes some of the most important elements of the protracted process that finally produced the modern myth of self-governing man. Turning the tables on our progressive age, Lindbom asks readers to consider the possibility that democracy is quintessentially the manifestation of spiritual debacle, the attempt to replace the true sovereignty of God with the "kingdom of man."
Romantik och moral by Folke Leander( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An ethical interpretation of democracy by Claes G Ryn( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Individualism och gemenskap by Claes G Ryn( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ryn, Claes G.

Ryn, Claes Gösta.

Ryn, Claes Gösta 1943-

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America the virtuous : the crisis of democracy and the quest for empireWill, imagination, and reason : Irving Babbitt and the problem of realityConservatism revisited : the revolt against ideologyThe new Jacobinism : can democracy survive?The new Jacobinism : America as revolutionary stateCharacter & culture : essays on East and WestThe myth of democracy