Rewriting Contemporary Political Philosophy with Plato and Aristotle: An Essay on Eudaimonic PoliticsDe (autor) Paul Schollmeier
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 08 Aug 2019
Provides analysis of the contemporary liberal and libertarian political theories of Robert Nozick and John Rawls
Paul Schollmeier is Barrick Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.
PrefacePart I: The Cave: The Turn to the Intelligible1. Rational Animals 2. Political Animals Part II: A Eudaimonic Polity: An Opportunity Overlooked in Contemporary Political Thought 3. Liberty and Slavery 4. Rightness and Fairness 5. Public and Private Part III: The Cave Again: The Daunting Prospect of Political Tragedy 6. Poetical Animals NotesBibliographyIndex
Schollmeier offers a penetrating critique of liberal and neo-liberal paradigms of political theory and proposes instead a "eudaimonic" polity of rational individuals who, rather than aiming at mere satisfaction of desire, engage in rational productivity. This is an important and much-needed argument that carves out an original space between ancient and modern theories with stimulating analyses of liberty, property, community and other key conceptions of political theory.