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Political philosophy cross-examined : perennial challenges to the philosophic life.

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1349452866 9781349452866
OCLC Number: 951519754
Contents: 1. Sophistry as a Way of Life; Robert C. Bartlett 2. Aristotle on Theory and Practice; Christopher Bruell 3. Aristotle's Politics Book 7 on the Best Way of Life; Thomas L. Pangle 4. Inexhaustible Riches: Mining the Bible; J. Harvey Lomax 5. On the Philosophic Character of Tacitus' Imperial Political History and Science; James Nichols 6. Maimonides on Knowledge of Good and Evil: The Guide of the Perplexed I.2; Ronna Burger 7. Machiavelli in the Prince: His Way of Life in Question; Nathan Tarcov 8. Of Human Ends in Bacon's Essayes; Ralph Lerner 9. Hobbes's Natural Theology; Devin Stauffer 10. Rousseau's Happiness in Freedom; Hasso Hofmann 11. Heidegger on Nietzsche on Nihilism; Robert B. Pippin 12. How Benardete Read the Last Stage of Socrates' Philosophic Education; Laurence Lampert

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