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Absolutism  

Mark Goldie

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
Absolutism is a nineteenth-century term designed precisely to address the mismatch between doctrine and power. The intellectual resources of absolutism were far older than the Renaissance ... More

Anarchism  

Marshall Shatz

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
Anarchism rejects the state as an inherently despotic institution that must be abolished in order for human nature to flower. This does not mean the absence of social order, however, for ... More

Animal Rights and Political Theory  

Julian Franklin

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
In the ancient world, the idea that killing animals for food is wrong arose mainly from belief in a deep continuity between the animal and human psyche. The underlying thought is that the ... More

Arabic Contributions to Medieval Political Theory  

Charles E. Butterworth

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
This article explores political philosophy within the medieval Arabic-Islamic tradition of the Middle East, focusing on the contributions of a few thinkers including Alfarabi, Avicenna, Ibn ... More

Beholding Nietzsche: , Fate, and Freedom  

Christa Davis Acampora

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
Ecce Homo offers Nietzsche’s own interpretation of himself, his thoughts, and his works. This article analyzes how the text bears on his ideas about agency, fate, and freedom. ... More

Citizenship  

Richard Bellamy

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
Normative theorizing about citizenship has been dominated by three different models—the republican, the legal, and the liberal democratic—reflecting respectively the civic experiences of ... More

Classical Political Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle  

Daniel Devereux

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
Systematic political thought in ancient Greece begins with Plato, and quickly reaches its zenith in the rich and complex discussions in Aristotle's Politics. The political theories of both ... More

Confucian Political Philosophy  

David Wong

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
Confucianism is an ethics tied intimately with political philosophy. According to the text that is the most reliable guide to the teachings of Confucius, the Analects (Lunyu), he took the ... More

Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy  

George Klosko

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
According to a now familiar narrative, in the middle of the twentieth century, political philosophy was “dead,” but it has since been resurrected in a new form. Credit for the death ... More

Contemporary Continental Political Thought  

Stephen K. White

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
“Continental philosophy” is generally understood as a contrast term for “Anglo-American analytic philosophy.” On its face, we seem to have a distinction rooted in geography, the continent ... More

The Contextual Approach  

Mark Bevir

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
There are several contextual, historical approaches to texts. They include much hermeneutics, reception theory, and the new historicism. Yet, in the history of political philosophy, the ... More

Democracy  

Mark E. Warren

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
When compared to various forms of autocracy, monarchy, theocracy, oligarchy, and dictatorship, democracies are better at solving, routinizing, and institutionalizing basic problems of ... More

Derridean Poststructuralism, Deweyan Pragmatism, and Education  

Jim Garrison

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Oct 2019
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Nov 2017
Derrida’s deconstruction and rejection of the metaphysics of presence is examined along with Ferdinand de Saussure’s influence on Derrida’s trace of différance. The influence of Edmund ... More

Dewey and Du Bois on Race and Colonialism  

Shannon Sullivan

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Oct 2019
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Nov 2017
After briefly reviewing some of the ways in which Dewey’s pragmatism has been discussed by contemporary philosophers of race, this essay examines Dewey’s views on race and colonialism via ... More

Dewey and Pragmatist Feminist Philosophy  

Lisa Heldke

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Oct 2019
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Dec 2017
John Dewey’s record as a feminist and an advocate of women is mixed. He valued women intellectual associates whose influences he acknowledged, but did not develop theoretical articulations ... More

Dewey and Public Philosophy  

Noëlle McAfee

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Oct 2019
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Jan 2018
Of late many philosophers have taken up the mantle of public philosophy, but, unlike Dewey, many think that the goal is to perform philosophy in public, to broadcast widely their arguments, ... More

Dewey and the Quest for Certainty in Education  

Nel Noddings

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Oct 2019
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Nov 2017
Following Dewey’s advice to move beyond the traditional search for antecedent certainty, several of his main ideas are applied in three areas: (a) the traditional highly specialized ... More

Dewey on the Authority and Legitimacy of Law  

Cheryl Misak

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Oct 2019
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Nov 2017
In this chapter, Dewey’s theory of law—its nature, authority, and legitimacy—is brought to the surface. It is argued that, from his entirely general pragmatist account of knowledge as seen ... More

Dewey, the Ethics of Democracy, and the Challenge of Social Inclusion in Education  

Maura Striano

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Oct 2019
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Dec 2017
Human development, human rights, and social inclusion are currently among the main challenges for democratic life. John Dewey understood democracy not only as an individual and social task ... More

Domination and Slavery  

Bernard Boxill

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
In what way, and by how much, is the working man better off than the slave? Frederick Douglass argued that the difference might not be great. The slaveholders, he claimed, had succeeded in ... More

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