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An Age of RiskPolitics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Emily C. Nacol

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows that risk, now treated as a permanent feature of our lives, did not always govern understandings of the future. Focusing on the epistemological, political, and economic writings of ... More

Classical Confucian Political ThoughtA New Interpretation

Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation

Loubna El Amine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163048
eISBN:
9781400873944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163048.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The intellectual legacy of Confucianism has loomed large in efforts to understand China's past, present, and future. While Confucian ethics has been thoroughly explored, the question remains: what ... More

Family ValuesThe Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships

Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships

Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126913
eISBN:
9781400852543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have ... More

Finding Oneself in the Other

Finding Oneself in the Other

G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148809
eISBN:
9781400845323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148809.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is the second of three volumes of posthumously collected writings of G. A. Cohen, who was one of the leading, and most progressive, figures in contemporary political philosophy. This volume ... More

Framing DemocracyA Behavioral Approach to Democratic Theory

Framing Democracy: A Behavioral Approach to Democratic Theory

Jamie Terence Kelly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155197
eISBN:
9781400845545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155197.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The past thirty years have seen a surge of empirical research into political decision making and the influence of framing effects—the phenomenon that occurs when different but equivalent ... More

Free Market Fairness

Free Market Fairness

John Tomasi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144467
eISBN:
9781400842391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144467.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Can libertarians care about social justice? This book argues that they can and should. Drawing simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as F. A. Hayek and advocates of ... More

Good NeighborsThe Democracy of Everyday Life in America

Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America

Nancy L. Rosenblum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169439
eISBN:
9781400881314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169439.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The moral principles prescribed for friendship, civil society, and democratic public life apply imperfectly to life around home, where we interact day to day without the formal institutions, rules of ... More

The Happiness PhilosophersThe Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Bart Schultz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism—one of the most influential yet misunderstood philosophies of the past two centuries. Best known for ... More

Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern EuropeFrom Machiavelli to Milton

Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton

Hilary Gatti

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163833
eISBN:
9781400866304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163833.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Europe's long sixteenth century—a period spanning the years roughly from the voyages of Columbus in the 1490s to the English Civil War in the 1640s—was an era of power struggles between avaricious ... More

In Our NameThe Ethics of Democracy

In Our Name: The Ethics of Democracy

Eric Beerbohm

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154619
eISBN:
9781400842384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154619.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

When a government in a democracy acts in our name, are we, as citizens, responsible for those acts? What if the government commits a moral crime? The protestor's slogan—“Not in our name!”—testifies ... More

John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy

John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy

Luke Mayville

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171531
eISBN:
9781400883691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171531.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Long before “the one percent” became a protest slogan, American founding father John Adams feared the power of a class he called simply “the few”—the wellborn, the beautiful, and especially the rich. ... More

The Making of Modern Liberalism

The Making of Modern Liberalism

Alan Ryan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is a deep and wide-ranging exploration of the origins and nature of liberalism from the Enlightenment through its triumphs and setbacks in the twentieth century and beyond. The book is the ... More

On Global Justice

On Global Justice

Mathias Risse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142692
eISBN:
9781400845507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Debates about global justice have traditionally fallen into two camps. Statists believe that principles of justice can only be held among those who share a state. Those who fall outside this realm ... More

On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy

On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy

G. A. Cohen

Michael Otsuka (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148700
eISBN:
9781400838660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148700.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

G. A. Cohen was one of the most gifted, influential, and progressive voices in contemporary political philosophy. At the time of his death in 2009, he had plans to bring together a number of his most ... More

The Opinion of MankindSociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Paul Sagar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is the modern state? Conspicuously undertheorized in recent political theory, this question persistently animated the best minds of the Enlightenment. Recovering David Hume and Adam Smith's ... More

Our Bodies, Whose Property?

Our Bodies, Whose Property?

Anne Phillips

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150864
eISBN:
9781400846368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150864.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

No one wants to be treated like an object, regarded as an item of property, or put up for sale. Yet many people frame personal autonomy in terms of self-ownership, representing themselves as property ... More

Philosophic PrideStoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Christopher Brooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is the first full-scale look at the essential place of Stoicism in the foundations of modern political thought. Spanning the period from Justus Lipsius's Politics in 1589 to Jean-Jacques ... More

Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Robert Wokler

Bryan Garsten (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147888
eISBN:
9781400842407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147888.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The author of this book was one of the world's leading experts on Rousseau and the Enlightenment, but some of his best work was published in the form of widely scattered and difficult-to-find essays. ... More

TocquevilleThe Aristocratic Sources of Liberty

Tocqueville: The Aristocratic Sources of Liberty

Lucien Jaume

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152042
eISBN:
9781400846726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152042.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Many American readers like to regard Alexis de Tocqueville as an honorary American and democrat—as the young French aristocrat who came to early America and, enthralled by what he saw, proceeded to ... More

A Virtue for Courageous MindsModeration in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Aurelian Craiutu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Political moderation is the touchstone of democracy, which could not function without compromise and bargaining, yet it is one of the most understudied concepts in political theory. How can we ... More

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