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Benhabib, Seyla

Works: 217 works in 872 publications in 12 languages and 22,558 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Redactor, Translator, Creator, Interviewee, 070, Opponent
Classifications: JC251.A74, 170
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Seyla Benhabib
The Communicative ethics controversy by Seyla Benhabib( )

27 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rights of others : aliens, residents and citizens by Seyla Benhabib( )

44 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,848 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
Politics in dark times : encounters with Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,704 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
Politics of culture and the spirit of critique : dialogues( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,577 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
Identities, affiliations, and allegiances by Seyla Benhabib( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,270 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
The claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global era by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,216 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
Feminism as critique : on the politics of gender by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

44 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of Marxist-feminist essays which critically appraise themes of contemporary social and political theory
Another cosmopolitanism by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

46 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,017 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 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both an examination of Habermas's conception of modernity and his account of the legacy of the Enlightenment, and a systematic assessment of his work, "The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity"
Situating the self : gender, community, and postmodernism in contemporary ethics by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

44 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Situating the Self' is a decisive intervention into debates concerning modernity, postmodernity, ehtics, and the self. It will be of interest to all concerned with critical theory or contemporary ethics."--Provided by publisher
The reluctant modernism of Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

52 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and German and held by 884 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
Politics at the turn of the century by Arthur M Melzer( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Democracy and difference : contesting the boundaries of the political( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global trend toward democratization of the last two decades has been accompanied by the resurgence of various politics of "identity/difference." From nationalist and ethnic revivals in the countries of east and central Europe to the former Soviet Union, to the politics of cultural separatism in Canada, and to social movement politics in liberal western-democracies, the negotiation of identity/difference has become a challenge to democracies everywhere. This volume brings together a group of distinguished thinkers who rearticulate and reconsider the foundations of democratic theory and practice in the light of the politics of identity/difference
Feminist contentions : a philosophical exchange by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Turkish and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Nancy Fraser discuss some of the key questions facing feminist theory. Each articulates her own position in an initial essay, then responds to the others in a follow-up essay. The topics focus anything the writer feels strongly about
Critique, norm, and utopia : a study of the foundations of critical theory by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

16 editions published in 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Migrations and mobilities : citizenship, borders, and gender by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work 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
Dignity in adversity : human rights in troubled times by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 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 conservative objections to legal cosmopolitanism as encroachments upon democratic sovereignty, Benhabib develops two key concepts to move beyond these false antitheses. International human rights norms need contextualization in specific polities through processes of what she calls 'democratic iterations.' Furthermore, such norms have a 'jurisgenerative power, ' in that they enable new actors to enter fields of social and political contestation; they promote new vocabularies for public claim-making and anticipate a justice to come. -- Book Description
Exile, statelessness, and migration : playing chess with history from Hannah Arendt to Isaiah Berlin by Seyla Benhabib( )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the intertwined lives and writings of a group of prominent twentieth-century Jewish thinkers who experienced exile and migrationExile, Statelessness, and Migration explores the intertwined lives, careers, and writings of a group of prominent Jewish intellectuals during the mid-twentieth century-in particular, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Isaiah Berlin, Albert Hirschman, and Judith Shklar, as well as Hans Kelsen, Emmanuel Levinas, Gershom Scholem, and Leo Strauss. Informed by their Jewish identity and experiences of being outsiders, these thinkers produced one of the most brilliant and effervescent intellectual movements of modernity.Political philosopher Seyla Benhabib's starting point is that these thinkers faced migration, statelessness, and exile because of their Jewish origins, even if they did not take positions on specifically Jewish issues personally. The sense of belonging and not belonging, of being "eternally half-other," led them to confront essential questions: What does it mean for the individual to be an equal citizen and to wish to retain one's ethnic, cultural, and religious differences, or perhaps even to rid oneself of these differences altogether in modernity? Benhabib isolates four themes in their works: dilemmas of belonging and difference; exile, political voice, and loyalty; legality and legitimacy; and pluralism and the problem of judgment.Surveying the work of influential intellectuals, Exile, Statelessness, and Migration recovers the valuable plurality of their Jewish voices and develops their universal insights in the face of the crises of this new century
On Max Horkheimer : new perspectives by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Horkheimer (1895-1973), one of the founders of critical theory and a sometime colleague of Herbert Marcuse, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin, has become a subject of renewed attention and appreciation in Germany in the last decade. This collection of essays by German and American scholars will help familiarize English-speaking readers with the most important results of this recent work and, in conjunction with a companion volume of Horkheimer's essays, Between Philosophy and Social Science, should provide a much fuller and deeper picture of his role in the history of modern social theory. --
Pragmatism, critique, judgment : essays for Richard J. Bernstein( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countering traditional theories of the time, Richard J. Bernstein offered a model of philosophy in a democratic society as the work of the engaged public intellectual. The essays in this text pay tribute to Bernstein, reflecting the themes that have defined his career
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The rights of others : aliens, residents and citizens
The rights of others : aliens, residents and citizensPolitics in dark times : encounters with Hannah ArendtPolitics of culture and the spirit of critique : dialoguesIdentities, affiliations, and allegiancesThe claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global eraFeminism as critique : on the politics of genderAnother cosmopolitanismHabermas and the unfinished project of modernity : critical essays on The philosophical discourse of modernity
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

Seyla Benhabib usona politologino kaj filozofino

Бенхабиб Сейла

Бенхабиб, Сейла, 1950-

Сейла Бенхабиб

שילה בנחביב

שילה בנחביב פילוסופית ואשת מדעי המדינה אמריקאית-טורקית

سیلا بن حبیب

벤하비브, 세일라 1950-

세일라 벤 하빗 브


ベンハビブ, セイラ