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Botwinick, Aryeh

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Works: 23 works in 131 publications in 4 languages and 4,870 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Aryeh Botwinick
Michael Oakeshott's skepticism by Aryeh Botwinick( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English philosopher Michael Oakeshott (1901-1990) is known as a conservative who rejected philosophically ambitious rationalism and the grand political ideologies of the twentieth century on the grounds that no human ideas have ultimately reliable foundations. Instead, he embraced tradition and habit as the guides to moral and political life. In this book, Aryeh Botwinick presents an original account of Oakeshott's skepticism about foundations, an account that newly reveals the unity of his thought. Botwinick argues that, despite Oakeshott's pragmatic conservatism, his rejection of all-embracing intellectual projects made him a friend to liberal individualism and an ally of what would become postmodern antifoundationalism. Oakeshott's skepticism even extended paradoxically to skepticism about skepticism itself and is better described as a "generalized agnosticism." Properly conceived and translated, this agnosticism ultimately evolves into mysticism, which becomes a bridge linking philosophy and religion. Botwinick explains and develops this strategy of interpretation and then shows how it illuminates and unifies the diverse strands of Oakeshott's thought in the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, epistemology, political theory, philosophy of personal identity, philosophy of law, and philosophy of history
Skepticism and political participation by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing for a recovery of a radical democratic tradition that emphasizes the role of individual participation in the development and control of social and political institutions
Democracy and vision : Sheldon Wolin and the vicissitudes of the political by William E Connolly( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American democracy faces severe challenges today, as everyday life gathers pace, national borders become increasingly porous, and commodity culture becomes more dominant. Democracy and Vision assembles a cast of prominent political theorists to consider the problems confronting political life by reviewing, assessing, and expanding on the ideas of one of the most influential political thinkers of the past forty years, Sheldon Wolin. The book consists of three sections linked by the underlying theme of Wolin's monumental effort to define ''the political'' and the conditions of democratic life. In the first, Nicholas Xenos, George Kateb, Fred Dallmayr, and Charles Taylor focus, in particular, on whether mass political participation, sustainable in times of upheaval as what Wolin aptly termed ''fugitive democracy,'' can be buoyed by political institutions during periods of stability. In the second section, Wendy Brown, Aryeh Botwinick, Melissa A. Orlie, and Anne Norton examine the relevance of Wolin's ideas to current debates about, for example, social diversity and the commercialization of culture. In the last, Stephen K. White, Kirstie M. McClure, Michael J. Shapiro, and J. Peter Euben address globalization and temporality in relation to Wolin's narrative of decline, asking, among other things, whether citizenship today must incorporate a cosmopolitan dimension. These essays--and an introduction by William Connolly that lucidly outlines Wolin's thought and the deep uncertainty about political theory in the 1960s that did much to inspire his work--offer unprecedented insights into Wolin's lament that modernity has meant the loss of the political
Power and empowerment : a radical theory of participatory democracy by Peter Bachrach( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What role should political theory play in activating workers to engage in class struggle to extend participatory rights in the workplace and, in the process, expand and revitalize American democracy? Bachrach and Botwinick argue that the answer is to construct a theory of participatory democracy that would include a democratic concept of class struggle; a concept that provides workers and their allies an effective and legitimate course of political action. [Publisher web site]
Skepticism, belief, and the modern : Maimonides to Nietzsche by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditional Western intellectual story posits a dramatic reversal in which secular self-understandings and modes of being in the world supplant a religious sensibility and outlook. Aryeh Botwinick proposes a radically revised understanding of the formation of the modern world view: the movement of Western thought is from inchoate and less self-conscious forms of skepticism to more fully explicit and articulated versions of skepticism. He shows that what is called modernity has been around at least from the time of Plato and is integral to the reception of Greek ideas in both the medieval and the postmedieval periods. Modernity is identified with the emergence of skepticism into full prominence, and Botwinick associates postmodernity, when the limitations of skepticism became apparent, with the development of an augmented self-consciousness
Postmodernism and democratic theory by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Postmodernism and Democratic Theory, Aryeh Botwinick is concerned with defining postmodernism and exploring its political-economic dimensions. Previous attempts at definition have foundered because the theory has a built-in incoherence: in their rejection of reasoned argument, postmodernists must rely on reasoned argument to make their case. This issue of "self-referentialism" is pivotal, for example, in Jurgen Habermas's criticism of the postmodernists. But Botwinick shows that postmodernism can be coherently conceived as a "generalized agnosticism," which remains open to all possibilities - including the possibility of its own falsity. In developing this view of postmodernism, the author applies it to the work of a wide range of contemporary political philosophers, from Jurgen Habermas and Jean-Francois Lyotard to Leo Strauss. Botwinick also invokes a "generalized agnosticism" in assessing the ideas of such classic thinkers as Rousseau, Freud, and Wittgenstein. In the second part of the book, Botwinick uncovers and analyzes participatory undercurrents in the thought of both Hobbes and Plato. On the basis of their work, Botwinick tries to plot the transition between modernist and postmodernist democratic society
Ethics, politics, and epistemology : a study in the unity of Hume's thought by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmanuel Lévinas and the limits to ethics : a critique and a re-appropriation by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics highlights how radically different Jewish ethics is from Christian ethics, and the profound affinities that subsist between Jewish ethics and philosophical and political liberalism. The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas has captured the imagination of a global constituency who take his absolutizing of ethical demands and his assigning primacy to ethics over all other branches of inquiry in his mapping of Western philosophy to be indicative of a major re-ordering of both personal and cultural identity. It is this re-ordering, they believe, that wou
Wittgenstein and historical understanding by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and German and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hobbes and modernity : five exercises in political philosophical exegesis by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein, skepticism, and political participation : an essay in the epistemology of democratic theory by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participation and tacit knowledge in Plato, Machiavelli, and Hobbes by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic political theorists and the conceptualization of the state : an essay in political philosophy by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rousseau's critique of liberal democracy : then and now by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skepticism by Aryeh Botwinick( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing for a recovery of a radical democratic tradition that emphasizes the role of individual participation in the development and control of social and political institutions
Democracy and scarcity : a study in their historical and theoretical patterns of interconnection by Aryeh Botwinick( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of participatory democracy : a radical critique by Peter Bachrach( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Strange Distinction: Religion and Civic Life since Martin Luther King Jr by Charles Brian McAdams( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Temple University--Theses
Hegel's logic of absolute idealism and his political argument: The conceptuality of actuality by Matthew Smetona( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Political Science
Becoming God, Becoming the Buddha: The Relation of Identity and Praxis in the Thought of Maximus the Confessor and Kūkai by Steven Pustay( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Skepticism and political participationDemocracy and vision : Sheldon Wolin and the vicissitudes of the politicalPower and empowerment : a radical theory of participatory democracySkepticism, belief, and the modern : Maimonides to NietzscheSkepticismThe theory of participatory democracy : a radical critique
Alternative Names
Botwinick, Aryeh Isaac.

Botwinick, Aryeh Isaac 1943-

Languages
English (120)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Italian (1)