This collection of essays, offered in honor of the distinguished career of prominent political philosophy professor Clifford Orwin, brings together internationally renowned scholars to provide a wide context and discuss various aspects of the virtue of “humanity” through the history of political philosophy.
This collection of original essays examines the relationship between women and religion in the history of political thought broadly conceived. This theme is a remarkably revealing lens through which to view the Western philosophical and poetical traditions that have culminated in secular and egalitarian modern society. The essays also give highly analytical accounts of the manifold and intricate relationships between religion, family and public life in the history of political thought, and the various ways in which these relationships have manifested (...) themselves in pagan, Jewish, Christian and post-Christian settings. (shrink)
The arts of rule cover the exercise of power by princes and popular sovereigns, but they range beyond the domain of government itself, extending to civil associations, political parties, and religious institutions. Making full use of political philosophy from a range of backgrounds, this festschrift for Harvey Mansfield recognizes that although the arts of rule are comprehensive, the best government is a limited one.
While candidates for political office avoid the “l” word like the plague, scholars have never been more interested in the appellation—not in its narrow partisan meaning, of course, but in its most capacious sense, a sense almost coextensive with modernity itself. Scholarship on the history of liberalism is thriving, especially inquiries into the theoretical foundations of the modern liberal order. The search for liberalism’s self-justification is regarded as a necessary response to the Nietzschean and postmodern challenges. If we want to (...) hang on to our toleration and our other liberal delights, we had better be able to give some account of them. (shrink)