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Emotion and Virtue

Emotion and Virtue

Gopal Sreenivasan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691134550
eISBN:
9780691208701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134550.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What must a person be like to possess a virtue in full measure? What sort of psychological constitution does one need to be an exemplar of compassion, say, or of courage? Focusing on these two ... More

The Privatized State

The Privatized State

Chiara Cordelli

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205755
eISBN:
9780691211732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205755.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Many governmental functions today — from the management of prisons and welfare offices to warfare and financial regulation — are outsourced to private entities. Education and health care are funded ... More

Leviathan on a LeashA Theory of State Responsibility

Leviathan on a Leash: A Theory of State Responsibility

Sean Fleming

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691206462
eISBN:
9780691211282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691206462.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

States are commonly blamed for wars, called on to apologize, held liable for debts and reparations, bound by treaties, and punished with sanctions. But what does it mean to hold a state responsible ... More

Against the Death PenaltyWritings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Giuseppe Pelli

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209883
eISBN:
9780691211374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209883.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In 1764, a Milanese aristocrat named Cesare Beccaria created a sensation when he published On Crimes and Punishments. At its centre is a rejection of the death penalty as excessive, unnecessary, and ... More

Open DemocracyReinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century

Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century

Hélène Landemore

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691181998
eISBN:
9780691208725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

To the ancient Greeks, democracy meant gathering in public and debating laws set by a randomly selected assembly of several hundred citizens. To the Icelandic Vikings, democracy meant meeting every ... More

Systemic CorruptionConstitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic

Systemic Corruption: Constitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic

Camila Vergara

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207537
eISBN:
9780691208732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207537.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book reveals how the majority of modern liberal democracies have become increasingly oligarchic, suffering from a form of structural political decay first conceptualized by ancient philosophers. ... More

France before 1789The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime

France before 1789: The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime

Jon Elster

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691149813
eISBN:
9780691200927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149813.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book traces the historical origins of France's National Constituent Assembly of 1789, providing a vivid portrait of the ancien régime and its complex social system in the decades before the ... More

Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals

Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals

Pamela Hieronymi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691194035
eISBN:
9780691200972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194035.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

P. F. Strawson was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and his 1962 paper “Freedom and Resentment” is one of the most influential in modern moral philosophy, prompting ... More

Just HierarchyWhy Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World

Just Hierarchy: Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World

Daniel Bell and Wang Pei

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200897
eISBN:
9780691200880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200897.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

All complex and large-scale societies are organized along certain hierarchies, but the concept of hierarchy has become almost taboo in the modern world. This book contends that this stigma is a ... More

What Is Political Philosophy?

What Is Political Philosophy?

Charles Larmore

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691179148
eISBN:
9780691200873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179148.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is political philosophy? What are its fundamental problems? And how should it be distinguished from moral philosophy? This book redefines the distinctive aims of political philosophy, ... More

Basic RightsSubsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Henry Shue

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Since its original publication, this book has proven increasingly influential to those working in political philosophy, human rights, global justice, and the ethics of international relations and ... More

After UtopiaThe Decline of Political Faith

After Utopia: The Decline of Political Faith

Judith N. Shklar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691200859
eISBN:
9780691200866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200859.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

After Utopia was the author's first book, a harbinger of her renowned career in political philosophy. Throughout the many changes in political thought during the last half century, this important ... More

The Art of Chinese PhilosophyEight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

The Art of Chinese Philosophy: Eight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

Paul Goldin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200798
eISBN:
9780691200811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200798.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides an unmatched introduction to eight of the most important works of classical Chinese philosophy—the Analects of Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Sunzi, Xunzi, and Han ... More

Against Political EqualityThe Confucian Case

Against Political Equality: The Confucian Case

Tongdong Bai

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195995
eISBN:
9780691197463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195995.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues that domestic governance influenced by Confucianism can embrace the liberal aspects of democracy along with the democratic ideas of equal opportunities and governmental ... More

Calling Philosophers NamesOn the Origin of a Discipline

Calling Philosophers Names: On the Origin of a Discipline

Christopher Moore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195056
eISBN:
9780691197425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195056.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book provides a fresh account of the origins of the term philosophos or “philosopher” in ancient Greece. Tracing the evolution of the word's meaning over its first two centuries, the book shows ... More

UtopophobiaOn the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy

Utopophobia: On the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy

David Estlund

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691147161
eISBN:
9780691197500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147161.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Throughout the history of political philosophy and politics, there has been continual debate about the roles of idealism versus realism. For contemporary political philosophy, this debate manifests ... More

On Purpose

On Purpose

Michael Ruse

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195957
eISBN:
9781400888603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195957.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Can we live without the idea of purpose? Should we even try to? Kant thought we were stuck with it, and even Darwin, who profoundly shook the idea, was unable to kill it. Indeed, purpose seems to be ... More

ReputationWhat It Is and Why It Matters

Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters

Gloria Origgi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196329
eISBN:
9781400888597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196329.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Reputation touches almost everything, guiding our behavior and choices in countless ways. But it is also shrouded in mystery. Why is it so powerful when the criteria by which people and things are ... More

Democratic Equality

Democratic Equality

James Lindley Wilson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Democracy establishes relationships of political equality, ones in which citizens equally share authority over what they do together and respect one another as equals. But in today's divided public ... More

The Moral Nexus

The Moral Nexus

R. Jay Wallace

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691172170
eISBN:
9780691183923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172170.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book develops and defends a new interpretation of morality—namely, as a set of requirements that connect agents normatively to other persons in a nexus of moral relations. According to this ... More

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