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Flathman, Richard E.

Overview
Works: 32 works in 205 publications in 2 languages and 9,322 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  History  Software 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: JC153, 320.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard E Flathman
Freedom and its conditions : discipline, autonomy, and resistance by Richard E Flathman( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Freedom and its Conditions' draws on Foucault's theories of the self to describe the inner discipline it takes to resist authority. The author demonstrates that individuals must sometimes resist forces that wish to destroy freedom, to ensure freedom
Toward a liberalism-- by Richard E Flathman( )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Toward a Liberalism, Richard Flathman shows why and how political theory can contribute to the quality of moral and political practice without violating, as empiricist- and idealist-based theories tend to do, liberal commitments to individuality and plurality. Exploring the tense but inevitable relationship between liberalism and authority, he advances a theory of democratic citizenship tempered by appreciation of the ways in which citizenship is implicated with and augments authority. Flathman examines the relationship of individual rights to freedom on one hand and to authority and power on the other, rejecting the quest for a single homogenous and authoritative liberal theory
The practice of rights by Richard E Flathman( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willful liberalism : voluntarism and individuality in political theory and practice by Richard E Flathman( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Richard E. Flathman argues vigorously for a new understanding of the proper place of voluntarism, individuality, and plurality in the political and moral theory of liberalism. Giving close and sympathetic attention to thinkers who are seldom considered in debates about liberalism, he draws upon thinking within and outside the liberal canon to articulate a refashioned liberalism that gives a more secure prominence to plurality and a robust individuality.Flathman focuses on political philosophers whose work deals with willfulness and the will in human practice. He is concerned with the thinking of such nominalist medieval theologians as John Duns Scotus and William of Ockham; of Hobbes; and of Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, and William James. He also explores the writings of such contemporary philosophical psychologists as Brian O'Shaughnessy and, in particular, Wittgenstein, and of such twentiethcentury political theorists as Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, Hannah Arendt, and especially Michael Oakeshott. Appropriating ideas from widely disapproved thinkers and from theological sources commonly thought to be incompatible with liberalism, he formulates what is in many ways a strongly personal statement, one that is unorthodox and potentially disturbing.Sharply controversial, Willful Liberalism is certain to enliven and invigorate political and moral debate, and it may well help to revive liberalism as the dominant public philosophy of our culture, setting it on a new and better course
Political obligation by Richard E Flathman( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public interest : an essay concerning the normative discourse of politics by Richard E Flathman( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy and politics of freedom by Richard E Flathman( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hobbes : skepticism, individuality, and chastened politics by Richard E Flathman( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his unconventional reading of the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, Flathman (political science, Johns Hopkins U.) suggests a liberal reading of Hobbes that is skeptical of ethical and metaphysical arguments that claim to know God or God's moral requirements. This leads to a view that the preferred political order is one in which disagreement and disturbance are to be privileged over an imposed homogeneity or uniformity. The foregoing suggests that we cannot do well without government, but we should chasten our expectations for government to provide the conditions necessary for the pursuit of our individual happiness. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Concepts in social & political philosophy by Richard E Flathman( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of political authority : authority and the authoritative by Richard E Flathman( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviathan : authoritative text, backgrounds, interpretations by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an annotated edition of Thomas Hobbes's seventeenth-century work of political philosophy in which he addresses the idea that obedience to authority, especially in the form of a large bureaucracy such as the political state, is a part of human nature; and includes background writings and critical essays
Pluralism and liberal democracy by Richard E Flathman( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Pluralism and Liberal Democracy one of the country's most distinguished political theorists turns to the task of how best to explain, justify, and encourage the concept, practice, and institutionalization of pluralism. By examining and analyzing the accounts and explanations of four philosophers - William James, Hannah Arendt, Stuart Hampshire, and Michael Oakeshott - Richard E. Flathman augments the theories of pluralism most familiar to students and scholars of politics and political theory."
Reflections of a would-be anarchist : ideals and institutions of liberalism by Richard E Flathman( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard E. Flathman : situated concepts, virtuosity liberalism, and opalescent individuality by Richard E Flathman( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard E. Flathman is a ground-breaking theorist of key political concepts, a fierce defender of individuality, a close and original reader of Hobbes and an advocate of a willful conception of liberalism. In this volume P E Digeser draws together some of his key works. The collection is framed by an introduction and an interview with Flathman, where he reflects on his contributions. By thinking through and with Wittgenstein's later philosophy of language, his work clarifies and refines terms that are central to politics and to the tradition of political thought. His work also seeks to cure certain persistent muddles and confusions in our political concepts as well as create and defend a space for the opaque and opalescent features of ourselves. Flathman advances a liberalism that is more open to and celebratory of the idiosyncratic as well as to voices not ordinarily associated with the liberal tradition. --
Friedrich Nietzsche by H. L Mencken( )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The decisive influence of Friedrich Nietzsche on H.L. Mencken is readily acknowledged in the vast literature on the great American journalist and social critic. However, Mencken's 1908 study of the philosopher has been relegated to footnote status by Mencken's critics and biographers and has been largely ignored by Nietzsche scholars. There are good reasons for reversing this judgment. Mencken's work was one of the first comprehensive and sympathetic treatments of Nietzsche's thought in the English language. It is a provocative engagement with the German philosopher's complex and elusive ideas, enhanced by a style that reverberates with a verve and dynamism approaching Nietzsche's own. Mencken presents a view of Nietzsche that elucidates the latter's complex and contentious form of the "gospel of individualism" while evincing a keen appreciation of his unrivalled capacity for critical analysis. The historical scope of Nietzsche's thought is fully evident in Mencken's analysis as is its application to modern societies and politics. In tracing the biographical and intellectual impetus for Nietzsche's relentless attacks on conventional moralities and established modes of thought, Mencken discerned both an ideal and a method for grappling with social and cultural issues that remain salient in our own time."--Provided by publisher
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned work by the English political philosopher examines the structure of society and legitimate government, arguing for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign
The Soviet concept of war by Richard E Flathman( )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership and constitutionalism by Richard E Flathman( )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special section: The social and political philosophy of Bertrand Russell( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviathan : an authoritative text : backgrounds interpretations by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Thomas Hobbes : skepticism, individuality, and chastened politics
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The practice of rightsThomas Hobbes : skepticism, individuality, and chastened politicsLeviathan : authoritative text, backgrounds, interpretationsPluralism and liberal democracyReflections of a would-be anarchist : ideals and institutions of liberalismFriedrich NietzscheLeviathanLeviathan : an authoritative text : backgrounds interpretations
Alternative Names
Earl Flathman, Richard 1934-

Flathman, R. 1934-

Flathman, R. (Richard Earl), 1934-

Flathman, Richard.

Flathman, Richard Earl

Flathman, Richard Earl 1934-

Richard E. Flathman American political scientist

Richard E. Flathman filósofo estadounidense

Richard E. Flathman filósofu estauxunidense (1934–2015)

Languages
English (187)

Spanish (2)