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Reading Leo StraussPolitics, Philosophy, Judaism

Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism

Steven B. Smith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226764023
eISBN:
9780226763903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763903.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Interest in Leo Strauss is greater now than at any time since his death, because of the link between his thought and the political movement called “neoconservatism.” This book depicts Strauss not as ... More

Real American EthicsTaking Responsibility for Our Country

Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country

Albert Borgmann

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226066349
eISBN:
9780226066356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066356.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

America is a country that affords its citizens the broadest freedoms and the greatest prosperity in the world. But it is also embroiled in a war that many of its citizens consider unjust and even ... More

Reforming PhilosophyA Victorian Debate on Science and Society

Reforming Philosophy: A Victorian Debate on Science and Society

Laura J. Snyder

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767338
eISBN:
9780226767352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767352.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Victorian period in Britain was an “age of reform.” It is therefore not surprising that two of the era's most eminent intellects described themselves as reformers. Both William Whewell and John ... More

The Rhetoric of Plato'S RepublicDemocracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

The Rhetoric of Plato'S Republic: Democracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

James L. Kastely

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278629
eISBN:
9780226278766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278766.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues for a major reconsideration of Plato as a rhetorical theorist and for a radical reframing of the relationship of rhetoric and philosophy. In the Republic, the failures of normal ... More

Rhetoric, Modality, Modernity

Rhetoric, Modality, Modernity

Nancy S. Struever

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226777481
eISBN:
9780226777504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777504.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Since antiquity, philosophy and rhetoric have traditionally been cast as rivals, with the former often lauded as a search for logical truth and the latter usually disparaged as empty speech. But in ... More

The Rhythm of ThoughtArt, Literature, and Music after Merleau-Ponty

The Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature, and Music after Merleau-Ponty

Jessica Wiskus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030920
eISBN:
9780226031088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031088.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Between present and past, visible and invisible, and sensation and idea, there is resonance—so philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty argued and so this book explores. Holding the poetry of Stéphane ... More

Richard RortyThe Making of an American Philosopher

Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Neil Gross

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

On his death in 2007, Richard Rorty was heralded by the New York Times as “one of the world's most influential contemporary thinkers.” Controversial on the left and the right for his critiques of ... More

The Romantic AbsoluteBeing and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

Dalia Nassar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084060
eISBN:
9780226084237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

While the notion of the absolute is most often identified with Hegel’s philosophical system, The Romantic Absolute explicates the significance of the absolute in the epistemology and metaphysics of ... More

Sartre, Foucault, and Historical ReasonA Poststructuralist Mapping of History

Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason: A Poststructuralist Mapping of History

Thomas R. Flynn

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226254708
eISBN:
9780226254722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254722.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Sartre and Foucault were two of the most prominent and at times mutually antagonistic philosophical figures of the twentieth century. And nowhere are the antithetical natures of their existentialist ... More

Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Eric Winsberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902029
eISBN:
9780226902050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902050.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Computer simulation was first pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period following World War II, but it has grown rapidly to become indispensible in a wide ... More

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