Reason And Politics: The Nature Of Political Phenomena

March 15, 2021|
Reason And Politics: The Nature Of Political Phenomena by Mark Blitz
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Reason and Politics explores the central phenomena of political life and, therefore, of human affairs in general.

Amidst the seemingly endless books on more and more narrowly specialized topics within politics, Mark Blitz offers something very different in this book. Reason and Politics: The Nature of Political Phenomena examines the central phenomena of political life in order to clarify their meaning, source, and range. Blitz gives particular attention to the notions of freedom, rights, justice, virtue, power, property, nationalism, and the common good. At the same time, Blitz shows how, in order to understand political matters correctly, we must also understand how they affect us directly. We do not merely theorize over political questions; we experience them. Blitz also considers matters such as the powers and motions of the soul, the nature of experience, and the varieties of pleasure and attachment.

Living at a time when technological change makes it difficult even to claim convincingly that there are defining human characteristics and natural limits that we simply cannot change, Reason and Politics proposes that there are in fact basic phenomena not only in politics, but that make up human affairs as such. In examining these central phenomena in a lucid and articulate manner, this book makes a unique contribution not only to the study of politics but also to the study of philosophy more broadly. It will interest undergraduate and graduate students, political scientists and philosophers, those interested in politics, and general readers.

Mark Blitz is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of numerous books, including Conserving Liberty, Plato?s Political Philosophy, and Duty Bound: Responsibility and American Public Life.
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Title:Reason And Politics: The Nature Of Political PhenomenaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2021Publisher:University of Notre Dame PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0268109125

ISBN - 13:9780268109127

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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