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Politics without vision : thinking without a banister in the twentieth century

Author: Tracy B Strong
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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Politics without Vision takes up the thought of seven influential thinkers, each of whom attempted to construct a political solution to this problem: Nietzsche, Weber, Freud, Lenin, Schmitt, Heidegger, and Arendt. None of these theorists were liberals nor, excepting possibly Arendt, were they democrats{u2014}and some might even be said to have served as handmaidens to totalitarianism. And all to a greater or lesser
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy B Strong
ISBN: 9780226777467 0226777464
OCLC Number: 756577657
Description: xiv, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The world as we find it --
Kant and the death of God --
Nietzsche: the tragic ethos and the spirit of music --
Max Weber, magic, and the politics of social scientific objectivity --
"What have we to do with morals?": Nietzsche and Weber on the politics of morality --
Sigmund Freud and the heroism of knowledge --
Lenin and the calling of the party --
Carl Schmitt and the exceptional sovereign --
Martin Heidegger and the space of the political --
Without a banister: Hannah Arendt and roads not taken --
Conclusion: the world as it finds us.
Responsibility: Tracy B. Strong.

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From Plato through the nineteenth century, the West could draw on comprehensive political visions to guide government and society. This work contends that we have lost our foundational supports. It  Read more...

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