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  1. Ronald Beiner (2014). Civil Religion and Anticlericalism in James Harrington. European Journal of Political Theory 13 (4):388-407.
    In the last few years, there has been a notable surge of interest in the themes of civil religion and the battle against “priestcraft” among historians of political thought. Examples include Eric Nelson’s The Hebrew Republic; Paul Rahe’s Against Throne and Altar; Jeffrey Collins’s The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes; Jonathan Israel’s work on the legacy of Spinoza; Justin Champion’s work on John Toland; and my own book, Civil Religion. Within the intellectual space created by this recent scholarship, this article focuses (...)
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  2. Ronald Beiner (2013). The Parochial and the Universal: MacIntyre's Idea of the University. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 2:169-182.
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  3. Ronald Beiner (2010). Civil Religion: A Dialogue in the History of Political Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: Part I. Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau: Three Versions of the Civil Religion Project: 1. Rousseau's problem; 2. The Machiavellian solution: paganization of Christianity; 3. Moses and Mohammed as founder-princes or legislators; 4. Re-founding and 'filiacide': Machiavelli's debt to Christianity; 5. The Hobbesian solution: Judaicization of Christianity; 6. Behemoth: Hobbesian 'theocracy' versus the real thing; 7. Geneva Manuscript: the apparent availability of a Rousseauian solution; 8. Social Contract: the ultimate unavailability of a Rousseauian solution; Part II. Responses to (...)
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  4. Ronald Beiner (2010). Has the Great Separation Failed? Critical Review 22 (1):45-63.
    In The Stillborn God, Mark Lilla illuminates why ?political theology? remains relevant today, in a world we might have assumed was thoroughly secularized. Lilla suggests that political theology is the norm, and that Christianity inadvertently gave birth to an exception. But the exception?liberal theology, or a separation of church and state that would give full play to religious impulses?was doomed. Religious impulses were not satisfied by mere moral sentiment, as offered by Rousseau and Kant; and Hegel opened the door to (...)
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  5. Ronald Beiner (2009). John Rawls's Genealogy of Liberalism. In Shaun Young (ed.), Reflections on Rawls: An Assessment of His Legacy. Ashgate. 73--89.
     
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  6. Ronald Beiner (2008). RereadingTruth and Politics'. Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 (1-2):123-136.
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  7. Ronald Beiner (2006). Multiculturalism and Citizenship: A Critical Response to Iris Marion Young. Educational Philosophy and Theory 38 (1):25–37.
  8. Ronald Beiner (2006). Nuestra relación con la arquitectura como un modo de ciudadanía compartida: algunas reflexiones arendtianas. Signos Filosóficos 8 (15):163-177.
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  9. Ronald Beiner (2006). Politics and Vision The Sequel. European Journal of Political Theory 5 (4):483-493.
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  10. Ronald Beiner (2005). Our Relationship to Architecture as a Mode of Shared Citizenship. Techne 9 (1):56-67.
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  11. Ronald Beiner (2004). Rushdie, de nuevo. Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política 24:5-14.
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  12. Ronald Beiner (2003). Margaret Moore, The Ethics of Nationalism:The Ethics of Nationalism. Ethics 113 (2):440-443.
  13. Ronald Beiner (2002). Charles Blattberg, From Pluralist to Patriotic Politics: Putting Practice First Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 22 (5):313-316.
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  14. Francis Fukuyama, George Anastaplo, Ronald Beiner, Kenneth L. Deutsch, Ethan Fishman, Joseph R. Fornieri, Gary D. Glenn, Carnes Lord, Wynne Walker Moskop, Richard S. Ruderman & Peter J. Stanlis (2002). Tempered Strength: Studies in the Nature and Scope of Prudential Leadership. Lexington Books.
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  15. Ronald Beiner (2001). Recursos cívicos en una sociedad liberal: versiones «densas» y «tenues» del liberalismo. Isegoría 24:155-166.
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  16. Ronald Beiner & W. J. Norman (eds.) (2001). Canadian Political Philosophy: Contemporary Reflections. Oxford University Press.
    Canadian theorists and philosophers are recognized internationally for their contributions to normative debates about citizenship, multiculturalism, and nationalism. The superb essays collected here reflect a broad range of contemporary political and philosophical issues: liberalism and citizenship; equality, justice, and gender; minority rights and identity; nationalism and self-determination; and the history of political philosophy.
     
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  17. Ronald Beiner (2000). Community Versus Citizenship: MacIntyre's Revolt Against the Modern State. Critical Review 14 (4):459-479.
    Abstract Among the theorists commonly associated with the communitarian critique of liberalism of the 1980s (Charles Taylor, Michael Sandel, Michael Walzer, and Alasdair MacIntyre), MacIntyre is the one who offers the most radical set of challenges to ways of thinking that typify contemporary liberalism. But does MacIntyre's thought add up to a fully worked?out political philosophy? The specifically political implications of MacIntyre's contributions to moral philosophy are surprisingly underdeveloped in MacIntyre's most influential writings, notwithstanding the (...)
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  18. Ronald Beiner (1997). Liberalismo, nacionalismo, ciudadanía: tres modelos de comunidad política. Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política 10:5-22.
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  19. Ronald Beiner (1997). Rereading Hannah Arendt's Kant Lectures. Philosophy and Social Criticism 23 (1):21-32.
    This paper offers a restatement of the basic project of Hannah Arendt's Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy, tries to trace its theoretical motivation, and presents some criticisms of Arendt's interpretation of Kant's Critique of Judgment. Arendt's political philosophy as a whole is an attempt to ground the idea of human dignity on the publicly displayed 'words and deeds' that con stitute the realm of human affairs. This project involves a philo sophical response both to Plato's impugning of the dignity of (...)
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  20. Ronald Beiner (1996). What Liberalism Means. Social Philosophy and Policy 13 (01):190-.
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  21. Ronald Beiner (1995). Beyond Individualism. Review of Metaphysics 48 (3):649-651.
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  22. Ronald Beiner (1995). Foucault's Hyper‐Liberalism. Critical Review 9 (3):349-370.
    In the last years of his life, Michel Foucault sought to address ?ethical? questions, having to do with the self's relation to itself, by trying to locate in the Roman Stoics and other philosophers of antiquity what he called ?an aesthetics of existence.? By this Foucault meant ?the idea of a self which has to be created as a work of art.? This article aims at a critical dialogue with the texts that compose this last phase of Foucault's thought, probing (...)
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  23. Ronald Beiner (1995). Hermeneutical Generosity and Social Criticism. Critical Review 9 (4):447-464.
    According to one model of social theory, the social theorist seeks to give as rich an account as possible of a society's own self?understanding or self?interpretation. The second model, by contrast, involves challenging the society's self?understanding on the basis of a radical vision of ultimate standards of. judgment. Charles Taylor claims that neither of these models should be privileged over the other, that both are equiprimordial ways of theorizing social life. However, Taylor does privilege the first model in his own (...)
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  24. Ronald Beiner (1994). Revising the Self. Critical Review 8 (2):247-256.
    The liberal political morality developed in Will Kymlicka's Liberalism, Community and Culture is in various respects stronger and more coherent than many theories of Kymlicka's liberal predecessors and contemporaries, but it still suffers from important weaknesses that characterize other liberalisms. By ridding liberal theory of unnecessary defects, Kymlicka helps to clarify why even a liberalism capable of repelling the communitarian challenge will continue to be subject to theoretical criticism.
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  25. Ronald Beiner (1993). Richard Rorty's Liberalism. Critical Review 7 (1):15-31.
    Richard Rorty, with his tendency to shock, to provoke, and to seize on Continental fashions, might be thought an unlikely liberal. Nevertheless, Rorty illustrates very well some of the characteristic weaknesses of contemporary liberalism. To the extent that he draws upon postmodern and deconstructionist sources, he highlights, and radicalizes, the liberal urge to break out of frozen identities and to destabilize static roles and fixed stations in life. His distinctive version of pragmatism yields a (novel) way of drawing liberal boundaries (...)
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  26. Ronald Beiner (1992). Thin Ice. History of the Human Sciences 5 (3):65-70.
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  27. Ronald Beiner (1990). Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss: The Uncommenced Dialogue. Political Theory 18 (2):238-254.
  28. Ronald Beiner (1989). Do We Need a Philosophical Ethics? Theory, Prudence, and the Primacy of Ethos. Philosophical Forum 20 (3):230-243.
     
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  29. Ronald Beiner (1984). Action, Natality and Citizenship: Hannah Arendt's Concept of Freedom. In Z. A. Pelczynski & John Gray (eds.), Conceptions of Liberty in Political Philosophy. St. Martin's Press. 349--375.
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  30. Ronald Beiner (1984). Walter Benjamin's Philosophy of History. Political Theory 12 (3):423-434.
  31. Ronald Beiner (1980). Judging in a World of Appearances-a Commentary on Arendt, Hannah Unwritten Finale. History of Political Thought 1 (1):117-135.
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