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by Waller R. Newell

eBook Tyranny: A New Interpretation epub
  • ISBN: 1107610737
  • Author: Waller R. Newell
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (May 27, 2013)
  • Pages: 554 pages
  • ePUB size: 1988 kb
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Waller R. Newell argues that modern tyranny and statecraft differ fundamentally from the classical .

Waller R. Newell argues that modern tyranny and statecraft differ fundamentally from the classical understanding. Newell demonstrates a historical shift in emphasis from the classical thinkers’ stress on the virtuous character of rulers and the need for civic education to the modern emphasis on impersonal institutions and cold-blooded political method.

The author argues that modern tyrannies are the products of modern philosophy. To understand tyranny aright we must view it as part of the revolutionary effort of modern philosophers to provide the tools for the conquest of nature, including human nature. Newell demonstrates a historical shift in emphasis from the classical thinkers' stress on the virtuous character of rulers and the need for civic educ This is the first comprehensive exploration of ancient and modern tyranny in the history of political thought. Waller R. Newell is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Carleton University. Newell demonstrates a historical shift in emphasis from the classical thinkers' stress on the virtuous character of rulers and the need for civic education to the modern emphasis on impersonal institutions and cold-blooded political method.

Tyranny: A New Interpretation Waller R. Newell . .Complete ebook download only. Newell This is the first comprehensive exploration of ancient and moder. Newell traces the lines of influence from Machiavelli's new science of politics to the rise of Atlanticist republicanism in England and America, as well as the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century and their effects on the present. Adobe Acrobat Reader (free version) for PC/MAC or similar app required to view.

Waller Newell bir bağlantı paylaştı. Contemporary Political Theory - Tyranny: A new interpretation. In this book, I argue that it is fundamentally different, although ancient tyranny is the indispensable starting point for thinking that difference through. 9 Şubat 2016, 15:36 · Herkese Açık. Tyranny: A New Interpretation. From Cambridge University Press. In this book, I argue that it is fundamentally different, although ancient tyranny is the indispensable starting point for thinking that difference through

Waller R. Newell argues that modern tyranny and statecraft differ fundamentally from the classical understanding

Waller R. The turning point is Machiavelli's call for the conquest of nature

This is the first comprehensive exploration of ancient and modern tyranny in the history of political thought. Newell argues that modern tyranny and statecraft differ fundamentally from the classical understanding

This is the first comprehensive exploration of ancient and modern tyranny in the history of political thought.

Waller Newell’s Tyranny: A New Interpretation is an extraordinarily ambitious book

Waller Newell’s Tyranny: A New Interpretation is an extraordinarily ambitious book. It represents the culmination of Newell’s body of work so far, which until now has been divided between the German idealist tradition and more thematically driven treatments of ambition, leadership and statecraft. Tyranny bridges these literatures in its sweeping treatment of tyranny as it has been envisioned and recast in the history of political thought, positioning Heidegger as both the theoretical inspiration and historical terminus of its narrative. Newell: Tyranny: A New Interpretation. His purpose-as the subtitle of the book reads-is to provide a new. interpretation of a historical and practical occurrence, the appearance of tyran-. nical regimes at many stages of human history. Cambridge: Cambridge University. Newell has written a very dense and rich work on the dark side of. politics, namely, the regime which has defined evil in politics since the incep-. tion of political theory: tyranny. Newell’s main contention is.

This is the first comprehensive exploration of ancient and modern tyranny in the history of political thought. Waller R. Newell argues that modern tyranny and statecraft differ fundamentally from the classical understanding. Newell demonstrates a historical shift in emphasis from the classical thinkers' stress on the virtuous character of rulers and the need for civic education to the modern emphasis on impersonal institutions and cold-blooded political method. The turning point is Machiavelli's call for the conquest of nature. Newell traces the lines of influence from Machiavelli's new science of politics to the rise of Atlanticist republicanism in England and America, as well as the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century and their effects on the present. By diagnosing the varieties of tyranny from erotic voluptuaries like Nero, the steely determination of reforming conquerors like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar and modernizing despots such as Napoleon and Ataturk to the collectivist revolutions of the Jacobins, Bolsheviks, Nazis, and Khmer Rouge, Newell shows how tyranny is every bit as dangerous to free democratic societies today as it was in the past.
Comments: (4)
Ballagar
Waller Newell's book addresses a pressing problem: To call a regime a "tyranny," more so than other political judgments, often entails the most intense ethical condemnation. For this reason, we may regard such statements as merely matters of perspective (see, e.g., Hobbes). However, when we reflect on real-world tyrannies, especially those born in the past century, we can be taken over by the profound feeling that these are wrong in an absolute sense. As Leo Strauss observed, our contemporary political theory and science seems to fall short when it comes to the most serious political questions: How do we identify tyranny? How does it emerge? How do we reform it or avoid it altogether (an attempt that often leads to tyranny itself)? Newell understands well how these questions touch upon some of the most complex conundrums from philosophy, from political theory, and from concrete policy and practice. In analyzing these conundrums, he not only develops his own original approaches and insights, but he even offers us a way of understanding, diagnosing and addressing tyranny that is sorely needed and has been lacking for far too long.
Gabar
This is the life-work of a great scholar; I recommend it heartily to all readers who wish to understand how tyranny has been reinvented in modern times, made more lethal and in certain respects more difficult to recognize than it was before the philosophic and scientific revolution that began around 1600 and has accelerated with every decade, as Henry Adams anticipated it would. Newell not only has a beautiful mind; he writes very clearly in a public-spirited effort to reach a wide audience of concerned citizens.
Viashal
A remarkably learned and perspicuous treatment of a ghastly problem. Newell's study is tremendously insightful on the disputed psychology of tyranny, the possible political responses (ancient and modern) to this phenomenon, and the political resonances in our time of these diagnoses and treatments. An excellent example of how the study of political philosophy can illuminate concrete policy problems.
Matty
Newell begins his book by writing that "tyranny is elusive." In what follows, however, he offers an in-depth and elucidating study of it as a phenomenon by evaluating its ancient and modern forms. This is a must read for any serious student of politics and for anyone interested in the enduring phenomenon of tyranny.
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