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After utopia : the decline of political faith

Author: Judith N Shklar; Samuel Moyn
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A political philosophy classic from one of the foremost political thinkers of the twentieth century. After Utopia was Judith Shklar's first book, a harbinger of her renowned career in political philosophy. Throughout the many changes in political thought during the last half century, this important work has withstood the test of time. In After Utopia, Shklar explores the decline of political philosophy, from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2019953681
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith N Shklar; Samuel Moyn
ISBN: 9780691200866 0691200866
OCLC Number: 1150120681
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 309 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the decline of the Enlightenment --
The romantic mind --
The unhappy consciousness in society --
The romanticism of defeat --
Christian fatalism --
The end of radicalism.
Responsibility: by Judith N. Shklar ; with a new foreword by Samuel Moyn.
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A political philosophy classic from one of the foremost political thinkers of the twentieth century. After Utopia was Judith Shklar's first book, a harbinger of her renowned career in political philosophy. Throughout the many changes in political thought during the last half century, this important work has withstood the test of time. In After Utopia, Shklar explores the decline of political philosophy, from Enlightenment optimism to modern cultural despair, and she offers a critical, creative analysis of this downward trend. She looks at Romantic and Christian social thought, and she shows that while the present political fatalism may be unavoidable, the prophets of despair have failed to explain the world they so dislike, leaving the possibility of a new and vigorous political philosophy. With a foreword by Samuel Moyn, examining After Utopia's continued relevance, this current edition introduces a remarkable synthesis of ideas to a new generation of readers.

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