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Beiner, Ronald 1953-

Works: 45 works in 307 publications in 8 languages and 12,374 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other
Classifications: JC181.K4, 320.01
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Most widely held works by Ronald Beiner
Theorizing nationalism( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theorizing Nationalism directly addresses the normative dimensions of nationalism. Some of the themes it discusses are the following whether there is a "right" to collective self-determination, the relationship between nationalism and modernity, whether nationalism and liberalism can be reconciled, whether there is a theoretically legitimate distinction between so-called civic and ethnic versions of nationalism, and the "existential" attractiveness of nationalism."--Jacket
Liberalism, nationalism, citizenship : essays on the problem of political community by Ronald Beiner( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text, Beiner engages critically with a wide range of political thinkers and debates in the light of the Aristotelean idea that shared citizenship is an essential calling. Virtually every aspect of contemporary political experience - globalization, international migration, secessionist movements, the policies of multiculturalism - pose urgent challenges to modern citizenship. This examination of the philosophy of citizenship should be useful reading not only for students of politics and political philosophy, but also for all those who rightly sense that these kinds of recent challenges demand an ambitious rethinking of the nature of political community
Philosophy in a time of lost spirit : essays on contemporary theory by Ronald Beiner( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of his essays and reviews, Ronald Beiner probes the boundaries of our social world and develops his own intellectual challenge to liberalism in a critical review of contemporary thinkers
Lectures on Kant's political philosophy by Hannah Arendt( Book )

74 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt's last philosophical work was an intended three-part project entitled 'The Life of the Mind'. Unfortunately, Arendt lived to complete only the first two parts, 'Thinking' and 'Willing'. Of the third, 'Judging', only the title page, with epigraphs from Cato and Goethe, was found after her death. As the title suggests, Arendt conceived of her work roughly parallel to the three 'Critiques' of Immanuel Kant. In fact, while she began work on 'The Life of the Mind', Arendt lectured an 'Kant's Political Philosophy', using the 'Critique of Judgment' as her main text. The present volume brings Arendt's notes for these lectures together with other of her texts on the topic of judging and provides important clues to the likely direction of Arendt's thinking in this area. --
Civil religion : a dialogue in the history of political philosophy by Ronald Beiner( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civil Religion offers philosophical commentaries on more than twenty thinkers stretching from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The book examines four important traditions within the history of modern political philosophy and delves into how each of them addresses the problem of religion. Two of these traditions pursue projects of domesticating religion. The civil religion tradition, principally defined by Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau, seeks to domesticate religion by putting it solidly in the service of politics. The liberal tradition pursues an alternative strategy of domestication by seeking to put as much distance as possible between religion and politics. Modern theocracy is a militant reaction against liberalism, and it reverses the relationship of subordination asserted by civil religion: it puts politics directly in the service of religion. Finally, a fourth tradition is defined by Nietzsche and Heidegger. Aspects of their thought are not just modern, but hyper-modern, yet they manifest an often-hysterical reaction against liberalism that is fundamentally shared with the theocratic tradition. Together, these four traditions compose a vital dialogue that carries us to the heart of political philosophy itself"--
What's the matter with liberalism? by Ronald Beiner( Book )

16 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant & political philosophy : the contemporary legacy by Ronald Beiner( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political judgment by Ronald Beiner( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorizing citizenship by Ronald Beiner( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. Acknowledgments. . . Introduction: Why Citizenship Constitutes a Theoretical Problem in the Last Decade of the Twentieth Century. 1. 1. J.G.A. Pocock: The Ideal of Citizenship Since Classical Times. 29. 2. Michael Ignatieff: The Myth of Citizenship. 53. 3. George Armstrong Kelly: Who Needs a Theory of Citizenship?. 79. 4. Richard E. Flathman: Citizenship and Authority: A Chastened View of Citizenship. 105. 5. Michael Walzer: The Civil Society Argument. 153. 6. Iris Marion Young: Polity and Group Difference: A Critique of the Ideal of Universal Citizenship. 175. 7. Alasdair MacIntyre: Is Patriotism a Virtue?. 209. 8. Joseph H. Carens: Aliens and Citizens: The Case for Open Borders. 229. 9. Jurgen Habermas: Citizenship and National Identity: Some Reflections on the Future of Europe. 255. 10. Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman: Return of the Citizen: A Survey of Recent Work on Citizenship Theory. 283. . Contributors. 323. . Index. 325
Democratic theory and technological society by Richard B Day( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are the chief challenges posed to contemporary democracy by modern technology, and how can democratic theory best respond to, or at least reflect on, those challenges? Inhabiting the kind of technologically advanced era in which we live, what sources are available within political theory for theoretical insight concerning the problem of democratic engagement with technology? The purpose of this volume is to canvas a broad range of theorists and theoretical traditions in order to address these questions, including Hegel and Marx, Rousseau and John Dewey, Heidegger and Simone Weil, Habermas and Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt and Hans Jonas. Commentaries on all these important thinkers -- focused on the issue of contemporary technology as posing unique social and political challenges for democratic political life -- yields rich and ambitious resources for theoretical reflection. "--Provided by publisher
Political philosophy : what it is and why it matters by Ronald Beiner( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is political philosophy? Ronald Beiner makes the case that it is centrally defined by supremely ambitious reflection on the ends of life. We pursue this reflection by exposing ourselves to, and participating in, a perennial dialogue among epic theorists who articulate grand visions of what constitutes the authentic good for human beings. Who are these epic theorists, and what are their strengths and weaknesses? Beiner selects a dozen leading candidates: Arendt, Oakeshott, Strauss, Löwith, Voegelin, Weil, Gadamer, Habermas, Foucault, MacIntyre, Rawls, and Rorty. In each case, he shows both why the political philosophies continue to be intellectually compelling and why they are problematic or can be challenged in various ways. In this sense, Political Philosophy attempts to draw up a balance sheet for political philosophy in the twentieth century, by identifying a canon of towering contributions and reviewing the extent to which they fulfil their intellectual aspirations
Judgment, imagination, and politics : themes from Kant and Arendt by Ronald Beiner( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judgment, Imagination, and Politics brings together for the first time leading essays on the nature of judgment. Drawing from themes in Kant's Critique of Judgment and Hannah Arendt's discussion of judgment from Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy, these essays deal with: the role of imagination in judgment; judgment as a distinct human faculty; the nature of judgment in law and politics; and the many puzzles that arise from the 'enlarged mentality, ' the capacity to consider the perspectives of others that aren't in Kant treated as essential to judgment
Canadian political philosophy : contemporary reflections( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in Canadian Political Philosophy reflect a broad range of contemporary political and philosophical issues: liberalism and citizenship; equality, justice, and gender; minority rights, multiculturalism, and identity; nationalism and self-determination; and finally, topics in the history of political philosophy
Dangerous minds : Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the return of the far right by Ronald Beiner( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and demise of the Soviet Union, prominent Western thinkers began to suggest that liberal democracy had triumphed decisively on the world stage. Having banished fascism in World War II, liberalism had now buried communism, and the result would be an end of major ideological conflicts, as liberal norms and institutions spread to every corner of the globe. With the Brexit vote in Great Britain, the resurgence of right-wing populist parties across the European continent, and the surprising ascent of Donald Trump to the American presidency, such hopes have begun to seem hopelessly naïve. The far right is back, and serious rethinking is in order. In Dangerous Minds, Ronald Beiner traces the deepest philosophical roots of such right-wing ideologues as Richard Spencer, Aleksandr Dugin, and Steve Bannon to the writings of Nietzsche and Heidegger--and specifically to the aspects of their thought that express revulsion for the liberal-democratic view of life. Beiner contends that Nietzsche's hatred and critique of bourgeois, egalitarian societies has engendered new disciples on the populist right who threaten to overturn the modern liberal consensus. Heidegger, no less than Nietzsche, thoroughly rejected the moral and political values that arose during the Enlightenment and came to power in the wake of the French Revolution. Understanding Heideggerian dissatisfaction with modernity, and how it functions as a philosophical magnet for those most profoundly alienated from the reigning liberal-democratic order, Beiner argues, will give us insight into the recent and unexpected return of the far right. Beiner does not deny that Nietzsche and Heidegger are important thinkers; nor does he seek to expel them from the history of philosophy. But he does advocate that we rigorously engage with their influential thought in light of current events--and he suggests that we place their severe critique of modern liberal ideals at the center of this engagement"--Jacket
Law as politics : Carl Schmitt's critique of liberalism by David Dyzenhaus( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles previously published in the Canadian journal of law and jurisprudence
Affinität wider Willen? : Hannah Arendt, Theodor W. Adorno und die Frankfurter Schule by Liliane Weissberg( )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt und Theodor W. Adorno verband eine gegenseitige Abneigung, die auch zu einer gegenseitigen Ablehnung ihrer Schriften führte. Arendts Animosität erstreckte sich bald auch auf andere Mitglieder der Frankfurter Schule. Der Band beleuchtet dieses schwierige Verhältnis, wobei die Autoren auch auf Affinitäten stoßen. Im Fokus stehen: Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten der politisch-philosophischen Theorien und Begriffe, das Verständnis des Judentums und der Ursachen des Antisemitismus, die Bedeutung des Werkes von Walter Benjami
Charles Taylor et l'interprétation de l'identité moderne( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conferencias sobre la filosofía politica de Kant by Hannah Arendt( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La última obra filosófica de Hannah Arendt era un proyecto en tres partes titulado La vida del espíritu. Por desgracia, Arendt sólo vivió para completar las dos primeras, El pensamiento y La voluntad. De la tercera, El juicio, se encontró una página con el título y dos citas, de Catón y de Goethe. El título sugiere que Arendt concibió la obra de forma bastante paralela a las tres Críticas kantianas. De hecho, durante la época de redacción de La vida del espíritu, pronunció un ciclo de conferencias sobre "la filosofía política de Kant" en las que la Crítica del juicio era el texto central. El presente volumen recoge las notas de Arendt para dichas conferencias, junto a otros textos suyos sobre el tema del juicio que aportan claves interpretativas sobre la posible dirección del pensamiento arendtiano en este ámbito."--Contratapa
El juicio político by Ronald Beiner( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt's contribution to a theory of political judgement by Ronald Beiner( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Theorizing nationalism
Liberalism, nationalism, citizenship : essays on the problem of political communityPhilosophy in a time of lost spirit : essays on contemporary theoryLectures on Kant's political philosophyCivil religion : a dialogue in the history of political philosophyWhat's the matter with liberalism?Kant & political philosophy : the contemporary legacyPolitical judgmentTheorizing citizenship
Alternative Names
Beiner, R. S. 1953-

Beiner, R. S. (Ronald Steven), 1953-

Beiner, Roland

Beiner, Ronald

Beiner, Ronald Steven

Beiner, Ronald Steven 1953-

ベイナー, R.

ベイナー, ロナルド

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