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Political Philosophy In the Moment
Narratives of Freedom from Plato to Arendt
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Hannah Arendt's Aesthetic Politics
We face a crisis of public reason. Our quest for a politics that is free, moral and rational has, somehow, made it hard for us to move, to change our positions, to visit places and perspectives that are not our own, and to embrace reality. This bo...
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"This is a book full of wisdom, a rare achievement nowadays. And a book full of beauty, written in the best style of philosophical literature. Convinced that 'philosophy is only reading and telling stories,' Jim Josefson does precisely that and does it very well. Every philosopher he talks about raises from the 'icy abstraction' of the contemporary academic discourse and revives in the light of his or her unique moment, even if some of them - most notably Plato - devoted all their thought to oppose the ephemeral nature of time. Yet, when read through the lenses of the 'philosophy of the moment,' inspired by Hannah Arendt, even the monumental Plato appears as an existential thinker telling the story of his own unique revelation, his own 'moment of beauty.' For it is only in the experience of beauty that, as Arendt says, being and appearance truly coincide and the transcendence reveals itself not in some unreachable 'beyond,' but here and now, in the splendor of the grass and beauty of the flower. Arendt's great agon with Plato, which Jim Josefson elucidates with impressive elegance and clarity, forms a canvas for his unique presentation of the major figures of Western thought through fictional stories: Aristotle, Locke, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Heidegger, and Benjamin. Bringing them all to the moment of our times, this book will be very useful for all teachers of philosophy who, following Socrates, still try to 'corrupt the youth' and seduce it with beauty leading to the 'love of wisdom.'" - Agata Bielik-Robson, Professor of Jewish Studies, Theology & Religious Studies, University of Nottingham
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Jim Josefson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater College. Josefson received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University. His publications have appeared in Philosophy & Social Criticism, Party Politics, PS: Political Science & Politics and Justice et Injustice Spatiales. Josefson defends his reading of Arendt further in the forthcoming book Hannah Arendt's Aesthetic Politics: Freedom & the Beautiful.
Introduction 1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being 2. The Tambourine Man and the Tinker 3. Being in the Momentary 4. Phenomenology of the Undead 5. Report by John Deere 6. Thus Woke Sara Thurston 7. The Fountainhead and the Spring 8. The Pass, the Ground, the Clearing 9. The Stroller and the Great Disaster 10. The Beaten Path of Thought 11. The Return