David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Religious Ethics 34 (2):339 - 369 (2006)
One of the most perceptive and ambidextrous social commentators of our day, Augustinian scholar Jean Bethke Elshtain furnishes in ever fresh ways through her writings a bridge between the ancient and the modern, between politics and ethics, between timeless moral wisdom and cultural sensitivity. To read Elshtain seriously is to take the study of culture as well as the "permanent things" seriously. But Elshtain is no mere moralist. Neither is she content solely to dwell in the domain of the theoretical. For it is Elshtain the citizen - the creatively engaged and contributing citizen - whom the reader encounters on virtually every page of her writings. But reader beware: Elshtain does not shy away from controversy. At the same time, she is anything but a controversialist. In the essay that follows, several prominent themes that emerge from Elstain's writings - civic responsibility, justice, gender, and war - are considered afresh. Whether one agrees with her positions or not, one is forced to confess in the end that she cares deeply about the common good. And this alone makes her required reading for any engaged citizen of the republic
|Keywords||citizenship politics civic responsibility war freedom ethics geopolitics just justice feminism autonomy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jost Dülffer & Robert Frank (eds.) (2009). Peace, War and Gender From Antiquity to the Present: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Klartext.
Rada Iveković (1993). Women, Nationalism and War: "Make Love Not War". Hypatia 8 (4):113 - 126.
David Fisher (2013). The Virtue of Justice and War. Philosophia 41 (2):361-371.
Brian Orend, War. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Howard Williams (2012). Kant and the End of War: A Critique of Just War Theory. Palgrave Macmillan.
Adam J. Berinsky, Assuming the Costs of War: Events, Elites, and American Public Support for Military Conflict.
Marian Eide (2008). "The Stigma of Nation": Feminist Just War, Privilege, and Responsibility. Hypatia 23 (2):pp. 48-60.
Larry May & Emily Crookston (eds.) (2008). War: Essays in Political Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Jane F. Gardner (1992). Women, Children and War John K. Evans: War, Women and Children in Ancient Rome. Pp. Xvi + 263; 10 Plates. London and New York: Routledge, 1991. £35. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 42 (01):126-127.
Liz Philipose (1996). The Laws of War and Women's Human Rights. Hypatia 11 (4):46 - 62.
Marilyn Friedman (2008). On Terrorism : Definition, Defense, and Women. In Larry May & Emily Crookston (eds.), War: Essays in Political Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Jacqueline Broad, Liberty and the Right of Resistance: Women's Political Writings of the English Civil War Era.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads4 ( #267,530 of 1,101,815 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #306,516 of 1,101,815 )
How can I increase my downloads?