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Benhabib, Seyla

Works: 178 works in 747 publications in 10 languages and 17,224 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Thesis advisor, 958, Interviewee, Opponent, Translator
Classifications: JC251.A74, 170
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Seyla Benhabib
Feminism as critique : on the politics of gender by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection built on work in progress in Europe and North America, invoking critical theory and post-structuralism
The rights of others : aliens, residents and citizens by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

46 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rights of Others examines the boundaries of political community by focusing on political membership - the principles and practices for incorporating aliens and strangers, immigrants and newcomers, refugees and asylum seekers, into existing polities. Boundaries define some as members, others as aliens. But when state sovereignty is becoming frayed, and national citizenship is unraveling, definitions of political membership become much less clear. In her Seeley Lectures, political theorist Seyla Benhabib makes a powerful plea, echoing Immanuel Kant, for moral universalism and cosmopolitan federalism. She advocates not open but porous boundaries, recognizing not only the admittance rights of refugees and asylum seekers, but also the regulatory rights of democracies. The Rights of Others is an intervention in contemporary political theory, of interest to students and specialists in politics, law, philosophy, and international relations."--Jacket
Situating the self : gender, community, and postmodernism in contemporary ethics by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on contemporary debates in moral and political theory, Situating the Self argues that a non-relative ethics, binding on us in virtue of out humanity, is still a philosophically viable project. This intersting new book should be read by all those concerned with the problems of critical theory, the analysis of modernity, and contemporary ethics, as well as students and professionals in philosophy, sociology and political science
Democracy and difference : contesting the boundaries of the political( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao nei rong bao kuo:san zhong gui fan xing min zhu mo xing,Bian huan wu chang de min zhu,Zou xiang xie shang mo shi de min zhu he fa xing,Xie shang min zhu de cheng xu yu shi zhi,Jia na da san zhong qun ti cha yi de gong min quan deng
The claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global era by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can liberal democracy best be realized in a world fraught with conflicting new forms of identity politics and intensifying conflicts over culture? This book brings unparalleled clarity to the contemporary debate over this question. Maintaining that cultures are themselves torn by conflicts about their own boundaries, Seyla Benhabib challenges the assumption shared by many theorists and activists that cultures are clearly defined wholes. She argues that much debate--including that of "strong" multiculturalism, which sees cultures as distinct pieces of a mosaic--is dominated by this faulty belief, one with grave consequences for how we think injustices among groups should be redressed and human diversity achieved. Benhabib masterfully presents an alternative approach, developing an understanding of cultures as continually creating, re-creating, and renegotiating the imagined boundaries between "us" and "them." Drawing on contemporary cultural politics from Western Europe, Canada, and the United States, Benhabib develops a double-track model of deliberative democracy that permits maximum cultural contestation within the official public sphere as well as in and through social movements and the institutions of civil society. Agreeing with political liberals that constitutional and legal universalism should be preserved at the level of polity, she nonetheless contends that such a model is necessary to resolve multicultural conflicts. Analyzing in detail the transformation of citizenship practices in European Union countries, Benhabib concludes that flexible citizenship, certain kinds of legal pluralism and models of institutional powersharing are quite compatible with deliberative democracy, as long as they are in accord with egalitarian reciprocity, voluntary self-ascription, and freedom of exit and association. The Claims of Culture offers invaluable insight to all those, whether students or scholars, lawyers or policymakers, who strive to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of cultural politics in the twenty-first century"--Publisher description
Feminist contentions : a philosophical exchange by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique, norm, and utopia : a study of the foundations of critical theory by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reluctant modernism of Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

46 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and German and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the work of one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in the light of newly gained insights into the historico-cultural background of her work. Arguing against the standard interpretation of Hannah Arendt as an anti-modernist lover of the Greek polis, author Seyla Benhabib contends that Arendt's thought emerges out of a double legacy: German Existenz philosophy, particularly the thought of Martin Heidegger, and her experiences as a German-Jewess in the age of totalitarianism. This important volume reconsiders Arendt's theory of modernity, her concept of the public sphere, her distinction between the social and the political, her theory of totalitarianism, and her critique of the modern nation-state, including her lifelong involvement with Jewish and Israeli politics
The Communicative ethics controversy( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and German and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Migrations and mobilities : citizenship, borders, and gender( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the unprecedented challenges that the movement of peoples across national borders poses, for the people involved as well as for the places to which they travel and their countries of origin
Another cosmopolitanism by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these two important lectures, distinguished political philosopher Seyla Benhabib argues that since the UN Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, we have entered a phase of global civil society which is governed by cosmopolitan norms of universal justice -- norms which are difficult for some to accept as legitimate since they are in conflict with democratic ideals. In her first lecture, Benhabib argues that this tension can never be fully resolved, but it can be mitigated through the renegotiation of the dual commitments to human rights and sovereign self-determination. Her second lecture develops this idea in detail, with special reference to recent developments in Europe (for example, the banning of Muslim head scarves in France). The EU has seen the replacement of the traditional unitary model of citizenship with a new model that disaggregates the components of traditional citizenship, making it possible to be a citizen of multiple entities at the same time."--Publisher description
Habermas and the unfinished project of modernity : critical essays on The philosophical discourse of modernity by Maurizio Passerin d'Entrèves( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Max Horkheimer : new perspectives by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identities, affiliations, and allegiances by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where do political identities come from, how do they change over time, and what is their impact on political life? This book explores these and related questions in a globalizing world where the nation state is being transformed, definitions of citizenship are evolving in unprecedented ways, and people's interests and identities are taking on new local, regional, transnational, cosmopolitan, and even imperial configurations. Pre-eminent scholars examine the changing character of identities, affiliations, and allegiances in a variety of contexts: the evolving character of the European Union and its member countries, the Balkans and other new democracies of the post-1989 world, and debates about citizenship and cultural identity in the modern West. These essays are essential reading for anyone interested in the political and intellectual ferment that surrounds debates about political membership and attachment, and will be of interest to students and scholars in the social sciences, humanities, and law."--Publisher description
Dignity in adversity : human rights in troubled times by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of human rights has become the public vocabulary of our contemporary world. Ironically, as the political influence of human rights has grown, their philosophical justification has become ever more controversial. Building on a theory of discourse ethics and communicative rationality, this book addresses the politics and philosophy of human rights against the background of the broader social transformations that are shaping the modern world. Rejecting the reduction of international human rights to the Trojan horse of a neo-liberal empire's bid for world power, as well as the conse
Politics in dark times : encounters with Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This outstanding collection of essays explores Hannah Arendt's thought against the background of recent world-political events unfolding since September 11, 2001, and engages in a contentious dialogue with one of the greatest political thinkers of the past century, with the conviction that she remains one of our contemporaries. Themes such as moral and political equality, action and natality, and judgment and freedom are reevaluated with fresh insights by a group of thinkers who are themselves well known for their original contributions to political thought. Other essays focus on novel and little-discussed themes in the literature by highlighting Arendt's views of sovereignty, international law and genocide, nuclear weapons and revolutions, imperialism and Eurocentrism, and her contrasting images of Europe and America. Each essay displays not only superb Arendt scholarship but also stylistic flair and analytical tenacity"--Provided by publisher
Pragmatism, critique, judgment : essays for Richard J. Bernstein( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Richard J. Bernstein has achieved a groundbreaking synthesis of the analytical and continental modes of thought. Countering the highly technical metaphysical and epistemological puzzles of analytic philosophy in the early 1960s, Bernstein offered a model of philosophy in a democratic society as the work of the engaged public intellectual. Working within the tradition of American pragmatism, he also changed that tradition by opening it to the international intellectual currents of phenomenology, deconstructionism, and critical theory. These essays by leading philosophers and social thinkers pay tribute to Bernstein and reflect the themes that have engaged him throughout his career. "Pragmatism, Critique, Judgment" opens with a group of essays that examine the place of philosophy in a democratic society; included in this section are Richard Rorty's exploration of the legacy of American pragmatism and Jurgen Habermas's reconsideration of ethics in philosophy. The essays in the second section examine postpositivist social critique and include Jacques Derrida's consideration of the philosophical paradoxes of the death penalty. The third group of essays considers the theme of radical evil, and includes discussions of Bernstein's nuanced reading of Hannah Arendt. The book ends with a biographical essay based in part on a series of conversations with Bernstein himself
The reluctant modernism of Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics of culture and the spirit of critique : dialogues( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book of tightly woven dialogues engages prominent thinkers in a discussion about the role of culture-broadly construed-in contemporary society and politics. Faced with the conceptual inflation of the notion of 'culture, ' which now imposes itself as an indispensable issue in contemporary moral and political debates, these dynamic exchanges seek to rethink culture and critique beyond the schematic models that have often predominated, such as the opposition between "mainstream multiculturalism" and the "clash of civilizations." Prefaced by an introduction relating current cultural debates to the critical theory tradition, this book examines the politics of culture and the spirit of critique from three different vantage points. To begin, Gabriel Rockhill and Alfredo Gomez-Muller provide a stage-setting dialogue, followed by discussions with two major representatives of contemporary critical theory: Seyla Benhabib and Nancy Fraser
Toward new democratic imaginaries - İstanbul seminars on Islam, culture and politics( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume combines rigorous empirical and theoretical analyses with political engagement to look beyond reductive short-hands that ignore the historical evolution and varieties of Islamic doctrine and that deny the complexities of Muslim societies' encounters with modernity itself. Are Islam and democracy compatible? Can we shed the language of 'Islam vs. the West' for new political imaginaries? The authors analyze struggles over political legitimacy since the Arab Spring and the rise of Al Qaeda and ISIS in their historical and political complexity across the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Distinguishing multiculturalism from interculturalism and understanding multiple modernities, philosophers in the volume tease out the complexities of civilizational encounters. The volume also shows how the Paris massacres or the Danish caricature controversy do not remain confined to Europe but influence struggles and confrontations within Muslim societies. Gender and Islam are addressed from a comparative perspective bringing into conversation not only the experience of different Muslim countries with Islamic law but also by analysing Jewish family law
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Democracy and difference : contesting the boundaries of the political
Alternative Names

Seyla Benhabib filósfa, autora y profesora turca estadounidense

Seyla Benhabib filósofa turco-estadounidense

Seyla Benhabib philosophe et écrivain américaine

Seyla Benhabib türkische Politologin, Professorin für politische Theorie

Seyla Benhabib Turks professor

Бенхабиб, Сейла

Сейла Бенхабиб

שילה בנחביב

سیلا بن حبیب

벤하비브, 세일라 1950-


ベンハビブ, セイラ

The rights of others : aliens, residents and citizensSituating the self : gender, community, and postmodernism in contemporary ethicsDemocracy and difference : contesting the boundaries of the politicalThe claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global eraFeminist contentions : a philosophical exchangeCritique, norm, and utopia : a study of the foundations of critical theoryThe reluctant modernism of Hannah ArendtThe Communicative ethics controversy