Shklar, Judith N.: After Utopia

The Decline of Political Faith

A political philosophy classic from one of the foremost political thinkers of the twentieth century

After Utopia was Judith Shklar'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 work has withstood the test of time. In After Utopia, Shklar explores the decline of political philosophy, from Enlightenment optimism to modern cultural despair, and she offers a critical, creative analysis of this downward trend. She looks at Romantic and Christian social thought, and she shows that while the present political fatalism may be unavoidable, the prophets of despair have failed to explain the world they so dislike, leaving the possibility of a new and vigorous political philosophy. With a foreword by Samuel Moyn, examining After Utopia's continued relevance, this current edition introduces a remarkable synthesis of ideas to a new generation of readers.

"[T]his book is a prerequisite for any researcher of political science/philosophy/theory and for any scholar of utopianism. . . . [T]he quality and significance of this book cannot be overestimated."---Marianna Papastephanou, European Legacy
Artikelnummer: 978-0-691-20085-9
CHF 39.50
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Autor Shklar, Judith N.
Verlag University Presses
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Seitenangabe 330 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H21.6 cm x B14.0 cm x D2.2 cm 434 g
Coverlag Princeton University Press (Imprint/Brand)