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Cooper, Barry 1943-

Works: 73 works in 345 publications in 2 languages and 17,280 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: JC263.V632, 320.092
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Most widely held works about Barry Cooper
Most widely held works by Barry Cooper
The Resurgence of conservatism in Anglo-American democracies( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merleau-Ponty and Marxism : from terror to reform by Barry Cooper( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influenced by Kojève's interpretation of Hegel as well as his direct political experience of the second world war, Maurice Merleau-Ponty abandoned the religious and philosophical position he had assumed in the 1930s and turned to Marxism. This is the first critical study of the French philosopher's political ideas and the context in which they evolved.In its origin and its development, Merleau-Ponty's political thought expressed a subtle dialectic between ongoing political events and the apparent truths of Marx's analysis. With the onset of the cold war, the discovery of the Soviet concentration camps, the repression of Eastern Europe, the Algerian crisis, and the founding of the Fifth Republic, Merleau-Ponty began to take a critical look at Marx's ideas of the genesis of humanism in the light of these disturbing political realities. His reconsideration of the basis of Marxism and his conclusion that it had lost contact with history led to a fundamental reorientation of his attitudes. No longer sympathetic to the use of violence to end violence, he criticized Sartre's external justification of communist violence as 'magical' and advocated instead a new liberalism combining parliamentary democracy with an awareness of the social problems of industrial capitalism.Barry Cooper's study of this important contemporary thinker gives context for an understanding of Merleau- Ponty's politics and, in so doing, brings together the complex issues and ideas that have shaped modern European political and philosophical thought
Faith and political philosophy : the correspondence between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin, 1934-1964 by Leo Strauss( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden agendas : how journalists influence the news by Lydia A Miljan( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In our news-hungry society, journalists have become celebrities and, often, political proxies. To a large degree, our world is shaped by their commentaries on everything from war to health care and trade. Hidden Agendas is a noholds-barred expose of how reporters' opinions shape the information that we consider news. Focusing primarily on the political orientation of journalists, Miljan and Cooper investigate the link between what journalists believe about politics and how they report political issues. Using data gathered from interviews with over 800 Canadians and some 270 journalists, the book arrives at the controversial conclusion that journalists, more so than media owners, are the architects of news, engineering not only its drama but also its ideological thrust. Book jacket."--Jacket
Eric Voegelin and the foundations of modern political science by Barry Cooper( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New political religions, or, An analysis of modern terrorism by Barry Cooper( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In New Political Religions, or an Analysis of Modern Terrorism, Barry Cooper applies the insights of Eric Voegelin to the phenomenon of modern terrorism. Cooper points out that the chief omission from most contemporary studies of terrorism is an analysis of the "spiritual motivation" that is central to the actions of terrorists today. When spiritual elements are discussed in conventional literature, they are grouped under the opaque term religion. A more conceptually adequate approach is provided by Voegelin's political science and, in particular, by his Shellingian term pneumopathology - a disease of the spirit."
The political theory of Eric Voegelin by Barry Cooper( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of history : an essay on modern Hegelianism by Barry Cooper( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History ended, according to Hegel according to Kojève, with the establishment and proliferation in Europe of states organized along Napoleonic lines: rational, bureaucratic, homogenous, atheist. This state lives in some tension with the popular slogan that helped give it birth: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. But there is now also totalitarianism – the only new kind of regime, according to Arendt, created since the national state. Man is now in charge of nature, technology, and society; much of political life has become a gavotte elaborating the meaning of the Napoleonic model.This interpretation, however opposed it seems to common sense, has been influential, particularly in France where the course of existentialism is unintelligible without taking it into account. Professor Cooper argues that it is inherently plausible and examines the arguments of Hegel and Kojève to reveal its consistency and explanatory power. And he applies it to more contemporary events – the experience of the atomic bomb, the Gulag system of extermination, and the growth of multinational corporations.The work concludes by pulling together the presuppositions and theories of the totalitarian system, the Hegelian version of the Napoleonic state, and our contemporary technological society. Overall, the reader will find here a complete and challenging presentation of how the modern world understands its collective life
Sins of omission : shaping the news at CBC TV by Barry Cooper( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies over nearly a generation have shown that Canadians receive most of their information about the world from television. Barry Cooper contends that what TV, including TV news, does well is entertain, rather than provide accurate factual information or balanced insight. TV news is produced with great deliberation and technical skill. It has a logic that extends from the camera angles used in recording visual material to the anchor's carefully crafted script, desk, and lighting. Cooper argues, however, that TV news is consumed like a live performance. The combination of careful and reflective production with careless and unreflective consumption makes it possible for TV news to construct a world that may be unrelated to the common-sense reality of everyday life. And audiences know they have no way of determining whether TV mediation of the real world in a particular instance is trustworthy. Cooper supports his contention that audiences are right in not trusting TV news by focusing on CBC TV coverage of the Soviet Union, the Reagan-Gorbachev summit talks, the Afghanistan war, South Africa, and the wars in Ethiopia and Mozambique, in roughly 250 broadcasts between June 1988 and June 1989. He places the news items in the context of ongoing coverage so that the weave of displacements, omissions, and emphases comes to the foreground in a way it does not for the nightly news watcher, who sees a mosaic of bits and pieces. The larger question, beyond the matter of the stance taken by CBC TV news in these stories, is the place of television in technological societies such as ours. If TV news is encouraging a growing gap between common-sense reality and the second reality produced by TV, then viewers will increasingly distrust both TV and common-sense reality, a consequence that is discouraging for the prospect of responsible participation in society and responsible democratic government. This is a fascinating and provocative analysis of an important topic that so far has received little attention in Canada
Michel Foucault, an introduction to the study of his thought by Barry Cooper( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action into nature : an essay on the meaning of technology by Barry Cooper( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the form of the American mind by Eric Voegelin( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voegelin begins his inquiry into the form of the American mind with a complex discussion of the concepts of time and existence in European and American philosophy and continues with an extended interpretation of George Santayana, a study of the Puritan mystic Jonathan Edwards, a presentation on Anglo-American jurisprudence, and a consideration of the historian, economist, and political scientist John R. Commons. Jurgen Gebhardt and Barry Cooper provide access to this brilliant study with their two-part Introduction. The first part considers On the Form of the American Mind in the context of methodological debates ongoing in Germany at the time Voegelin was writing the book; the second describes Voegelin's American experience and compares his work with similar studies written during the post-World War I period
Beginning the quest : law and politics in the early work of Eric Voegelin by Barry Cooper( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines an analysis of the legal and political writing of Eric Voegelin during the 1920s and the 1930s. Cooper discusses Voegelin's first systematic effort to bring together the principles of philosophical anthropology with his understanding of comparative social science and examines Voegelin's The Authoritarian State and The New Science of Politics"--Provided by publisher
Philosophy, literature, and politics : essays honoring Ellis Sandoz( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Festschrift honoring Ellis Sandoz, director of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies and editor of Collected Works of Eric Voegelin. Essays explore philosophy, literature, and politics, and focus on Xenophon, Natsume, Freud, Robert Penn Warren, and George Santayana
Voegelin recollected : conversations on a life by Barry Cooper( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Personal recollections of Eric Voegelin by his wife, his closest friends, and his first-generation students reveal new aspects of the philosopher's personality. Reflections of people such as Paul Caringella, Bruno Schlesinger, and Heinz Barazon capture Voegelin's greatness and shortcomings alike and shed new light on his philosophical quest for truth"--Provided by publisher
Deconfederation : Canada without Quebec by David Jay Bercuson( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected book reviews by Eric Voegelin( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of The Collected Works contains essays published by Eric Voegelin between 1929 and 1933, the period between the publication of his first book, On the Form of the American Mind, and Hitler's rise to power, as well as Voegelin's two books analyzing the explosive race issues posed by National Socialism. The essays herein reflect the intellectual and political tumult of the period and their author's maturing grasp of political reality as he moved away from positivism and Kelsen's "Pure Theory of Law" toward a more refined and open philosophical stance. The heart of this shift is signaled by his emphasis on philosophical anthropology and on the decisive importance of the moral substance basic to political communities." "The topics of the essays are grouped around major themes in sociological theory, political science, and the theory of law. They illuminate the theoretical and practical impact of Voegelin's experiences in America as he increasingly engages European theories of state, especially the social theories of leading French and German scholars. In content, these essays include such pragmatic concerns as American theories of property, economic transactions, due process of law, and Austrian constitutional reforms."--Jacket
Alexander Kennedy Isbister : a respectable critic of the honourable company by Barry Cooper( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How world politics is made : France and the reunification of Germany by Tilo Schabert( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dispelling the notion that François Mitterrand was reluctant to accept the reunification of Germany, Schabert focuses on French diplomacy, re-creating cabinet meetings and quoting communications between Mitterrand and other world leaders, to show that Mitterrand's main concern was that a reunified Germany be firmly anchored in a unified Europe"--Provided by publisher
The collected works of Eric Voegelin. Revolution and the new science by Eric Voegelin( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Faith and political philosophy : the correspondence between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin, 1934-1964
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Barry F. Cooper Canadian political scientist

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Hidden agendas : how journalists influence the newsEric Voegelin and the foundations of modern political scienceNew political religions, or, An analysis of modern terrorismThe political theory of Eric VoegelinBeginning the quest : law and politics in the early work of Eric VoegelinPhilosophy, literature, and politics : essays honoring Ellis SandozVoegelin recollected : conversations on a lifeSelected book reviews