“An outstanding collection of cutting-edge work in contemporary political philosophy, with a great introductory essay that gives students the background necessary to engage with the excellent essays in the book.” —Nicole Hassoun, Carnegie Mellon University
“Cahn and Talisse have compiled some excellent essays from an impressive array of contemporary political theorists. This book would be a fine text for an upper-level undergraduate course in political philosophy.” — J. Caleb Clanton, Pepperdine University
“This volume brings together fifteen essays at the leading edge of contemporary political philosophy. The thinkers represented here are first-rate; the articles Cahn and Talisse have included have not only contributed to five of the most vibrant areas in the discipline, but in many cases are responsible for their ferment. Scholars of the subject will be glad to have these pieces made so readily available. Teachers will find that they can easily structure a major- or graduate-level course around the contents of this exceptionally useful anthology.” — Paul Weithman, University of Notre Dame
About the Author
Steven M. Cahn is professor of philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of ten books, including God, Reason, and Religion; From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor; and Saints and Scamps: Ethics in Academia (25th Anniversary Edition). He has edited or coedited some forty books, including Thinking about Logic: Classic Essays (Westview Press); Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts; Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy; The Affirmative Action Debate; and Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education.
Robert B. Talisse is professor of philosophy and chair of the philosophy department at Vanderbilt University. His books include Democracy and Moral Conflict; Pragmatism: A Guide for the Perplexed; A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy; and Democracy after Liberalism. He has also coedited numerous volumes, including Thinking about Logic: Classic Essays (Westview Press); The Pragmatism Reader; Political Problems; and A Teacher’s Life: Essays for Steven Cahn.