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Bernard Yack
Brandeis University
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    Rhetoric and Public Reasoning.Bernard Yack - 2006 - Political Theory 34 (4):417-438.
    This essay asks why Aristotle, certainly no friend to unlimited democracy, seems so much more comfortable with unconstrained rhetoric in political deliberation than current defenders of deliberative democracy. It answers this question by reconstructing and defending a distinctly Aristotelian understanding of political deliberation, one that can be pieced together out of a series of separate arguments made in the Rhetoric, the Politics, and the Nicomachean Ethics.
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    Popular Sovereignty and Nationalism.Bernard Yack - 2001 - Political Theory 29 (4):517-536.
  3. Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community.Bernard Yack - 2012 - University of Chicago Press.
    Nationalism is one of modern history’s great surprises. How is it that the nation, a relatively old form of community, has risen to such prominence in an era so strongly identified with the individual? Bernard Yack argues that it is the inadequacy of our understanding of community—and especially the moral psychology that animates it—that has made this question so difficult to answer. Yack develops a broader and more flexible theory of community and shows how to use it in the study (...)
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  4. The Myth of the Civic Nation.Bernard Yack - 1996 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 10 (2):193-211.
    Abstract The idea of a purely civic nationalism has attracted Western scholars, most of whom rightly disdain the myths that sustain ethnonationalist theories of political community. Civic nationalism is particularly attractive to many Americans, whose peculiar national heritage encourages the delusion that their mutual association is based solely on consciously chosen principles. But this idea misrepresents political reality as surely as the ethnonationalist myths it is designed to combat. And propagating a new political myth is an especially inappropriate way of (...)
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  5. The Longing for Total Revolution: Philosophic Sources of Social Discontent From Rousseau to Marx and Nietzsche.Bernard Yack - 1992 - University of California Press.
    Bernard Yack seeks to identify and account for the development of a form of discontent held in common by a large number of European philosophers and social critics, including Rousseau, Schiller, the young Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche. Yack contends that these individuals, despite their profound disagreements, shared new perspectives on human freedom and history, and that these perspectives gave their discontent its peculiar breadth and intensity.
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    Birthright, Birthwrongs: Contingency, Choice and Cosmopolitanism in Recent Political Thought. [REVIEW]Bernard Yack - 2011 - Political Theory 39 (3):406 - 416.
  7. Understanding of Justice.Bernard Yack - 1990 - Political Theory 18 (2):216-237.
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    Charles Taylor, Modern Social Imaginaries:Modern Social Imaginaries.Bernard Yack - 2005 - Ethics 115 (3):629-633.
  9. Book Review: Naming and Reclaiming the Enlightenment. [REVIEW]Bernard Yack - 2006 - European Journal of Political Theory 5 (3):343-354.
  10. Natural Right and Aristotle's Understanding of Justice.Bernard Yack - 1990 - Political Theory 18 (2):216-237.
  11. Multiculturalism and the Political Theorists.Bernard Yack - 2002 - European Journal of Political Theory 1 (1):107-119.
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    Book ReviewsCharles Taylor,. Modern Social Imaginaries.Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004. Pp. 232. $64.95 ; $18.95. [REVIEW]Bernard Yack - 2005 - Ethics 115 (3):629-633.
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    Putting Injustice First: An Alternative Approach to Liberal Pluralism.Bernard Yack - 1999 - Social Research 66 (4).
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  14. A Reinterpretation of Aristotle Political Teleology.Bernard Yack - 1991 - History of Political Thought 12 (1):15-33.
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    Bernard Williams, In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument:In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument.Bernard Yack - 2006 - Ethics 116 (3):615-618.
  16. Of Cholc9/by James Miller.Sarah Minden, Sankar Muthu, Richard Shusterman, Gerald Woolfson & Bernard Yack - 1999 - Social Research 66:4.
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    Antigone in Hertfordshire: Moral Conflict and Moral Pluralism in Forster’s Howards End.Bernard Yack - 2020 - Res Publica 26 (4):489-504.
    This paper uses E. M. Forster’s novel Howards End to help articulate what I describe as a moral pluralist approach to moral conflict. Moral pluralism, I argue here, represents a way of responding to the moral conflicts we encounter in our lives, rather than the mere acknowledgment of their inevitability, as suggested by value pluralists like Isaiah Berlin. The tragic view of moral conflict epitomized by Sophocles’ Antigone and endorsed by most theories of value pluralism, tells us that we must (...)
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  18. Books in Review.Bernard Yack - 1990 - Political Theory 18 (4):698-701.
  19. Books in Review.Bernard Yack - 1989 - Political Theory 17 (2):326-330.
  20. Books in Review.Bernard Yack - 1995 - Political Theory 23 (1):166-182.
  21. Books in Review.Bernard Yack - 1993 - Political Theory 21 (4):701-705.
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    Book ReviewsSheldon Wolin,. Tocqueville Between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life.Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001. Pp. Ix+650. $35.00. [REVIEW]Bernard Yack - 2003 - Ethics 113 (4):919-922.
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    Book ReviewsBernard Williams,. In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument. Selected and Edited by Geoffrey Hawthorne.Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005. Pp. Xx+174. $29.95. [REVIEW]Bernard Yack - 2006 - Ethics 116 (3):615-618.
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    Can Patriotism Save Us From Nationalism? Rejoinder to Viroli.Bernard Yack - 1998 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 12 (1-2):203-206.
    Abstract Viroli is right to draw a distinction between republican patriotism and nationalism. But in arguing that the former can correct the problems associated with the latter, he places too much trust in the descriptions of patriotism offered by republican theorists. In practice, republican patriotism has been almost as fierce and hostile to outsiders as nationalism. Patriotism might make us better citizens, but it will not make the world a more peaceful or generous place.
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    Myth and Modernity.Bernard Yack - 1987 - Political Theory 15 (2):244-261.
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    Of Scribes and Tribes: Progressive Politics and the Populist Challenge.Bernard Yack - 2019 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 31 (3-4):440-453.
    ABSTRACT What has made progressives—self-styled champions of the people—the principal targets of populist resentment in contemporary politics? Perhaps it is progressives’ ambivalence about democracy, not merely the racist, sexist and nationalist passions that progressives prefer to blame. Indeed, one of the reasons that progressives find themselves under attack as out-of-touch elitists may be that they are out of touch with the nature and extent of their elitism. So long as progressives remain committed to enlightening the people as well as empowering (...)
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    Review: Myth and Modernity: Hans Blumenberg's Reconstruction of Modern Theory. [REVIEW]Bernard Yack - 1987 - Political Theory 15 (2):244 - 261.
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    Review: Reconciling Liberalism and Nationalism. [REVIEW]Bernard Yack - 1995 - Political Theory 23 (1):166 - 182.
  29. The Fetishism of Modernities Epochal Self-Consciousness in Contemporary Social and Political Thought.Bernard Yack - 1997
  30. The Problems of a Political Animal: Community, Justice, and Conflict in Aristotelian Political Thought.Bernard Yack - 1993 - University of California Press.
    A bold new interpretation of Aristotelian thought is central to Bernard Yack's provocative new book. He shows that for Aristotle, community is a conflict-ridden fact of everyday life, as well as an ideal of social harmony and integration. From political justice and the rule of law to class struggle and moral conflict, Yack maintains that Aristotle intended to explain the conditions of everyday political life, not just, as most commentators assume, to represent the hypothetical achievements of an idealistic "best regime." (...)
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    The Significance of Isaiah Berlin's Counter-Enlightenment.Bernard Yack - 2013 - European Journal of Political Theory 12 (1):49-60.
    This paper takes a close look at Berlin’s claim that the emergence of Counter-Enlightenment pluralism marks a momentous historical watershed. It concludes that Berlin is right to draw our attention to the importance of this event, but that he seriously misinterprets its significance. He has good reason, in particular, to treat Herder as ‘the most formidable adversary of the French philosophes and their German disciples’, but not because Herder put a stop to the ancient creed of monism on which they (...)
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