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    Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - Princeton University Press.
    Pessimism claims an impressive following--from Rousseau, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, to Freud, Camus, and Foucault. Yet "pessimist" remains a term of abuse--an accusation of a bad attitude--or the diagnosis of an unhappy psychological state. Pessimism is thought of as an exclusively negative stance that inevitably leads to resignation or despair. Even when pessimism looks like utter truth, we are told that it makes the worst of a bad situation. Bad for the individual, worse for the species--who would actually counsel pessimism? Joshua (...)
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    A Storied Shooting.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2012 - Political Theory 40 (3):290-318.
    A variety of theorists have emphasized the paradox at the center of democratic legal authority, viz., that it cannot be self-derived but must ultimately rest on some extra-legal phenomenon, usually an act of exclusion. John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance examines precisely this paradoxical situation and, I argue, actually suggests a novel response that has escaped theorists who have considered the problem in the past. The film's best-known line ("print the legend") in fact represents the opposite of its (...)
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    The Pessimistic Spirit.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 1999 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 25 (1):71-95.
    Pessimism today is poorly understood. Indeed, such is the disdain that pessimism engenders, that it often has difficulty being taken seriously as a theoretical position. Yet pessimism, which is distinct from skepticism and nihilism, has much to offer those who have discarded the Enlightenment's expectation of progress. Through an examination of Rousseau, Schopenhauer and Unamuno, this paper traces out some of the common themes of pessimistic thought. Pessimism, it is argued, is con-cerned with the burden of time and with the (...)
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    Man of Peace: Hobbes Between Politics and Science. [REVIEW]Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - Political Theory 37 (5):694 - 705.
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    Contents.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press.
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    Index.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 283-293.
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  7. Between Terror and Freedom: Philosophy, Politics, and Fiction Speak of Modernity.Joseph Chytry, Marianne Constable, Joshua Foa Dienstag, Frederick Michael Dolan, Anne-Lise Francois, Jeffrey Isaac, Peter Euben, Michael MacDonald, Ramona Naddaff, Hannah Pitkin, Andrew Seligsohn & Simon Stow (eds.) - 2006 - Lexington Books.
    In this volume, Simona Goi and Frederick M. Dolan gather stimulating arguments for the indispensability of fiction_including poetry, drama, and film_as irreplaceable sites for wrestling with nature, meaning, shortcomings, and the future of modern politics.
     
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    Acknowledgments.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press.
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    Abbreviations.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press.
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    Afterword.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 265-272.
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    Bibliography.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 273-282.
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    Blade Runner|[Rsquo]|s Humanism: Cinema and Representation.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2015 - Contemporary Political Theory 14 (2):101.
    © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Many have pointed to Blade Runner's humanization of its 'replicants' as a compelling statement against exploitation and domination. I argue, however, that the film has another kind of agenda: a Rousseauvian concern about the dangers of representation, about confusing the imitation with the real and confusing the consumption of images with political action. Rather than humanizing the other, Blade Runner's central concern is to humanize our own social and political relationships, which are in danger of (...)
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    Blade Runner’s Humanism: Cinema and Representation.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2015 - Contemporary Political Theory 14 (2):101-119.
    © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Many have pointed to Blade Runner's humanization of its 'replicants' as a compelling statement against exploitation and domination. I argue, however, that the film has another kind of agenda: a Rousseauvian concern about the dangers of representation, about confusing the imitation with the real and confusing the consumption of images with political action. Rather than humanizing the other, Blade Runner's central concern is to humanize our own social and political relationships, which are in danger of (...)
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    Chapter Eight. Pessimism And Freedom.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 244-264.
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    Chapter Four. “Consciousness Is A Disease” Existential Pessimism In Camus, Unamuno, And Cioran.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 118-158.
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    Chapter Five. Nietzsche’s Dionysian Pessimism.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 161-200.
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    Chapter One. The Anatomy Of Pessimism.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 3-46.
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  18. Cinema Pessimism: A Political Theory of Representation and Reciprocity.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2019 - Oup Usa.
    Cinema Pessimism explores the challenges of representative democracy through film. Film allows us to see the problems of democracy from a unique perspective, illuminating dangers that are not always visible to us either from day-to-day experience or the classics of democratic theory. Joshua Foa Dienstag argues that there are threats lurking in our political systems that we fail to perceive due to the many pleasures that representation provides. Ultimately, Dienstag seeks to defend a kind of pessimistic politics that might produce (...)
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    Chapter Seven. Aphorisms And Pessimisms.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 226-243.
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    Chapter Six. Cervantes As Educator Don Quixote And The Practice Of Pessimism.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 201-225.
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    Chapter Two. “A Philosophy That Is Grievous But True” Cultural Pessimism In Rousseau And Leopardi.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 49-83.
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    Chapter Three. “The Evils Of The World Honestly Admitted” Metaphysical Pessimism In Schopenhauer And Freud.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press. pp. 84-117.
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    Connollyism, What.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - Theory and Event 12 (4).
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    Dignity, Difference, and the Representation of Nature.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2021 - Political Theory 49 (4):613-636.
    In the past few decades, political theorists have attempted to articulate a nontheological basis for a special human place in the moral universe. These attempts, I argue, generally fall into two groups, one centered around the concept of “dignity” and the other around ideas of “difference.” Both of these attempts ultimately fail, I maintain, but their failures are instructive and help us along a path toward a better kind of relationship with nature and the earth as well as one another. (...)
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    'Dancing in Chains': Narrative and Memory in Political Theory.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 1997 - Stanford University Press.
    Philosophy is often depicted as generically distinct from literature, myth, and history, as a discipline that eschews narration and relies exclusively on abstract reason. This book takes issue with that assumption, arguing instead that political philosophers have commonly presented their readers with a narrative, rather than a logic, of politics. The book maintains that philosophical texts frequently persuade through the creation of a 'role' that they invite their audience to inhabit. The author also investigates the place of narrative in politics (...)
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  26. Dancing in Chains: Narrative and Memory in Political Theory.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2000 - Human Studies 23 (4):439-445.
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    Letter From the Coeditors.Joshua Foa Dienstag, Elisabeth Ellis, Nancy Luxon & Davide Panagia - 2021 - Political Theory 49 (4):527-527.
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    Nietzschean Origins.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2011 - In George Klosko (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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  29. Preface.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - In Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit. Princeton University Press.
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    Review Essays: Man of Peace: Hobbes Between Politics and Science.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2009 - Political Theory 37 (5):694-705.
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    Review: What Is Living and What Is Dead in the Interpretation of Hegel? [REVIEW]Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2001 - Political Theory 29 (2):262 - 275.
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    The Open: Man and Animal. [REVIEW]Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2006 - Political Theory 34 (1):148-152.
  33. The Temple of Memory: Historical Thinking in the Political Argument of Locke, Nietzsche and Hegel.Joshua Foa Dienstag - 1993 - Dissertation, Princeton University
    This dissertation is an attempt to examine the role of historical argument in political theory. Its main contention is that political theory, rather than relying on concepts of abstract right and timeless duty, often attempts to convince by giving its readers a particular sense of history. I argue that authors of political theory in many instances present to their readers a narrative, rather than a logic, of politics. Political theory persuades not simply by reason but by giving the reader a (...)
     
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    What is Living and What is Dead in the Interpretation of Hegel?Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2001 - Political Theory 29 (2):262-275.
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    Weltschmerz: Pessimism in German Philosophy, 1860–1900, by Frederick C. Beiser. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, Ix+301 Pp. ISBN 10/13:978-0-19-876871-5 Hb £40.00. [REVIEW]Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2017 - European Journal of Philosophy (1):199-203.
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  36. Letter From the Coeditors.Davide Panagia, Nancy Luxon, Elisabeth Ellis & Joshua Foa Dienstag - 2021 - Political Theory 49 (5):715-716.
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