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Author Josefson, Jim (James S.), author
Title Political philosophy in the moment : narratives of freedom from Plato to Arendt / Jim Josefson
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
book jacket
 Modern History Library  320.011 J83    AVAILABLE    30550100665387
Descript 192 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "Political Philosophy In the Moment uncovers the political power of narrative by both telling and explaining the stories that frame our ability to be 'in the moment.' In a series of eleven short stories, Jim Josefson presents the history of political philosophy and Hannah Arendt's alternative, an aesthetic form of politics. In the early stories, Josefson recounts how the four main traditions of political philosophy (Platonism, Aristotelianism, liberalism and historicism) promise truth but deny us the freedom available in reality. Then, he reviews the alternative narratives offered by thinkers like Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Heidegger, which influenced Arendt's view. The final chapters chart Arendt's route back to the Moment, the freedom to read and tell a fuller story about the beauty and horrors that appear in the world. A page-turning book of short stories and a tour through the greatest works of political philosophy, Political Philosophy In the Moment makes political philosophy as approachable, comprehensible, and welcoming as a fairy-tale, ideally suited for graduate students of contemporary political theory and political philosophy"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
The unbearable lightness of being -- The tambourine man and the tinker -- Being in the momentary -- Phenomenology of the undead -- Report by John Deere -- Thus woke Sara Thurston -- The fountainhead and the spring -- The pass, the ground, the clearing -- The stroller and the great disaster -- The beaten path of thought -- The return
Link Online version: Josefson, Jim (James S.), author. Political philosophy in the moment New York, NY : Routledge, 2019 9780367199180 (DLC) 2019016914
Subject Political science -- Philosophy -- History
Transcendence (Philosophy) -- Political aspects
Aesthetics -- Political aspects
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975 -- Political and social views
Transcendence (Philosophy) -- Fiction
Liberty -- Fiction
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