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  • ISBN: 9780226753447
  • ISBN10: 0226753441

Political Thought and Political Thinkers

by Shklar, Judith N. A Hoffmann, Stanley

  • List Price: $60.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish date: 01/01/1998
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Ethics described Judith Shklar as "a towering presence" at Harvard for decades, an "influential teacher and mentor to many of the best known political theorists working today in the United States". One of this century's most important liberal scholars, she is remembered for her "sharp intellect, forcefull personality, and passionate intellectual honesty and curiosity". Political Thought and Political Thinkers makes startlingly clear her role in the reinvigoration of liberal theory that has been taking place over the last two decades.

This second volume of Shklar's work -- which follows the 1997 publication of Redeeming American Political Thought -- brings together heretofore uncollected (and several unpublished) essays on a number of themes, including the place of the intellect in the modern political world and the dangers of identity politics. While many of these essays have been previously published, they remain far from accessible. In collecting the work scattered over the past forty years in journals and other publications, noted political theorist Stanley Hoffmann provides an essential guide to Shklar's thought, complemented by George Kateb's comprehensive introduction to her work. Hoffmann's selection, which includes Shklar's classic essay "The Liberalism of Fear", showcases her distinctive defense of liberalism and follows her explorations in this history of moral and political thought as she engages with Henri Bergson, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Political Thought and Political Thinkers displays Shklar's compelling and flexible intellect in action and is the definitive collection of her work on European history and thinkers.

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