Conversations with scholars on recent books in Political Theory and Social and Political Philosophy.
Image: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris), in the public domain courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Aaron Herold - The Democratic Soul
A conversation with Aaron Herold about his recent book The Democratic Soul: Spinoza, Tocqueville, and Enlightenment Theology (U Penn Press).
Lorna Bracewell - Why We Lost the Sex Wars
A conversation with Lorna Bracewell about her recent book "Why We Lost the Sex Wars: Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era" (U of Minnesota Press).
Mauro Caraccioli - Writing the New World
A conversation with Mauro Caraccioli about his recent book "Writing the New World: the Politics of Natural History in the Early Spanish Empire" (University of Florida Press).
Adriana Alfaro Altamirano - The Belief in Intuition
A conversation with Adriana Alfaro about her recent book "The Belief in Intuition: Individuality and Authority in Henri Bergson and Max Scheler" (U Penn Press).
Michelle Schwarze - Recognizing Resentment
A conversation with Michelle Schwarze about her recent book "Recognizing Resentment: Sympathy, Injustice, and Liberal Political Thought" (Cambridge University Press).
Sinja Graf - The Humanity of Universal Crime
A conversation with Sinja Graf about her recent book, "The Humanity of Universal Crime: Inclusion, Inequality, and Intervention in International Political Thought" (Oxford UP).
Great education in political theory
As an undergraduate at UW-Madison in the early 1990s Political Theory with Professor Charles Anderson was my favorite class. These discussions continue my education in this domain.
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