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New Atlantis and The Great Instauration (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Francis Bacon New Atlantis and The Great Instauration (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Francis Bacon; Edited by Jerry Weinberger
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This richly annotated second edition of the now-classic pairing of Bacon s masterpieces, New Atlantis and The Great Instauration features the addition of other works by Bacon, including The Idols of the Mind, Of Unity in Religion and Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates, as well a Summary of the each work and Questions for the reader. S * Includes works new to the second edition, including The Idols of the Mind, Of Unity in Religion, and Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates * Updates the layout of the previous edition with a more generous interior design, making this work more student-friendly and easier to navigate in the classroom * Each work is introduced and subsequently discussed, revealing the importance of Bacon s work to his contemporaries as well as to modern readers * Includes a comprehensive introduction and annotations throughout the text; as well as an appendix of Principal Dates in the Life of Sir Francis Bacon; a selected bibliography; and synopses and questions to accompany each work

New Atlantis and The Great Instauration (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Francis Bacon New Atlantis and The Great Instauration (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Francis Bacon; Edited by Jerry Weinberger
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This richly annotated second edition of the now-classic pairing of Bacon s masterpieces, New Atlantis and The Great Instauration features the addition of other works by Bacon, including The Idols of the Mind, Of Unity in Religion and Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates, as well a Summary of the each work and Questions for the reader. S * Includes works new to the second edition, including The Idols of the Mind, Of Unity in Religion, and Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates * Updates the layout of the previous edition with a more generous interior design, making this work more student-friendly and easier to navigate in the classroom * Each work is introduced and subsequently discussed, revealing the importance of Bacon s work to his contemporaries as well as to modern readers * Includes a comprehensive introduction and annotations throughout the text; as well as an appendix of Principal Dates in the Life of Sir Francis Bacon; a selected bibliography; and synopses and questions to accompany each work

The Supreme Court and the Idea of Constitutionalism (Paperback): Steven J. Kautz, Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, M.Richard... The Supreme Court and the Idea of Constitutionalism (Paperback)
Steven J. Kautz, Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, M.Richard Zinman
R532 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R101 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From "Brown v. Board of Education" to "Roe v. Wade" to "Bush v. Gore," the Supreme Court has, over the past fifty years, assumed an increasingly controversial place in American national political life. As the recurring struggles over nominations to the Court illustrate, few questions today divide our political community more profoundly than those concerning the Court's proper role as protector of liberties and guardian of the Constitution. If the nation is today in the midst of a "culture war," the contest over the Supreme Court is certainly one of its principal battlefields.In this volume, distinguished constitutional scholars aim to move debate beyond the sound bites that divide the opposing parties to more fundamental discussions about the nature of constitutionalism. Toward this end, the volume includes chapters on the philosophical and historical origins of the idea of constitutionalism; on theories of constitutionalism in American history in particular; on the practices of constitutionalism around the globe; and on the parallel emergence of--and the persistent tensions between--constitutionalism and democracy throughout the modern world.In democracies, the primary point of having a constitution is to place some matters beyond politics and partisan contest. And yet it seems equally clear that constitutionalism of this kind results in a struggle over the meaning or proper interpretation of the constitution, a struggle that is itself deeply political. Although the volume represents a variety of viewpoints and approaches, this struggle, which is the central paradox of constitutionalism, is the ultimate theme of all the essays.

The Supreme Court and the Idea of Constitutionalism (Hardcover): Steven J. Kautz, Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, M.Richard... The Supreme Court and the Idea of Constitutionalism (Hardcover)
Steven J. Kautz, Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, M.Richard Zinman
R1,262 R979 Discovery Miles 9 790 Save R283 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From "Brown v. Board of Education" to "Roe v. Wade" to "Bush v. Gore," the Supreme Court has, over the past fifty years, assumed an increasingly controversial place in American national political life. As the recurring struggles over nominations to the Court illustrate, few questions today divide our political community more profoundly than those concerning the Court's proper role as protector of liberties and guardian of the Constitution. If the nation is today in the midst of a "culture war," the contest over the Supreme Court is certainly one of its principal battlefields.In this volume, distinguished constitutional scholars aim to move debate beyond the sound bites that divide the opposing parties to more fundamental discussions about the nature of constitutionalism. Toward this end, the volume includes chapters on the philosophical and historical origins of the idea of constitutionalism; on theories of constitutionalism in American history in particular; on the practices of constitutionalism around the globe; and on the parallel emergence of--and the persistent tensions between--constitutionalism and democracy throughout the modern world.In democracies, the primary point of having a constitution is to place some matters beyond politics and partisan contest. And yet it seems equally clear that constitutionalism of this kind results in a struggle over the meaning or proper interpretation of the constitution, a struggle that is itself deeply political. Although the volume represents a variety of viewpoints and approaches, this struggle, which is the central paradox of constitutionalism, is the ultimate theme of all the essays.

Democracy and the Arts (Hardcover): Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, M.Richard Zinman Democracy and the Arts (Hardcover)
Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, M.Richard Zinman
R1,280 Discovery Miles 12 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Politics has taken a cultural turn in America, and the arts are at the center of today's culture wars. In this book, some of our most prominent cultural critics explore the relationships between culture and politics as played out in the world of novels, television, museums, and even fashion. The authors -- John Simon, Greil Marcus, Arthur C. Danto, and other well-known commentators from across the political spectrum -- examine the arts in their relation to democracy and consider whether and how they serve one another.

The authors consider such topics as high and popular culture in democratic America; the relation of democracy to classical, jazz, and folk music; and the artistic potential of the most democratic of all arts, the movies. All of the essays are as entertaining as they are thoughtful.

With its roots in popular sentiment, democracy will forever be entwined with art, a force that powerfully molds popular taste. Democracy and the Arts speaks elegantly to that relationship and reminds readers of its enduring importance.

The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh (Hardcover, New): Francis Bacon The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh (Hardcover, New)
Francis Bacon; Edited by Jerry Weinberger; Volume editing by J. Weinberger
R1,759 Discovery Miles 17 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Jerry Weinberger reinterprets the meaning of Francis Bacon's History and defines its importance to the rise of modern republicanism, liberalism and the politics of progress. His introduction describes the background of Bacon's History placing it in the context of Bacon's work and the sources he may have used. Weinberger comments on the changing reputation and interpretation of The History and discusses its significance as a work of early modern political philosophy. The text of The History follows, accompanied by extensive explanatory footnotes. Weinberger's annotations establish the relationship of text to the surviving manuscript, the first printed edition, and the Latin translation. In addition, they show Bacon's differences from the earlier historians on whom he relied, explaining obsolete words, and clarifying matters of historical chronology and fact. In his interpretive essay, Weinberger discusses contemporary debates on how best to approach and understand The History. He suggest that Bacon's apparently contradictory work is a subtle and seamless picture of the modern state. The History is not just an account of the first Tudor monarch, Weinberger claims; it also presents Bacon's teachings about the moral and political ends of modern progress. At its deepest level, Bacon's work addresses the justification of modern times and reopens the ageless questions of political philosophy.

Multiculturalism and American Democracy (Paperback, New): Arthur M. Melzer, Etc, Jerry Weinberger, M.Richard Zinman Multiculturalism and American Democracy (Paperback, New)
Arthur M. Melzer, Etc, Jerry Weinberger, M.Richard Zinman
R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Out of stock

Multiculturalism: is it the face of twenty-first century America or merely a passing intellectual fad? With its celebration of ethnic diversity and strong advocacy of tolerance, this contemporary movement provides philosophical justification for many who seek to correct social inequities. But while its proponents see it as a means of promoting self-esteem among marginalized groups, its critics see it as a dangerous form of relativism that culminates, paradoxically, in a new form of intolerance.

The fourteen essays in this volume address the pros and cons of multiculturalism and explore its relationship with liberal democracy. A team of stellar contributors--C. Vann Woodward, Linda Chavez, Stanley Fish, and others--offers viewpoints on multiculturalism from the perspectives of political theory, history, philosophy, and fiction.

The editors first help explain multiculturalism by contrasting it with the Sixties counterculture. How is it, they ask, that yesterday's radicals, so concerned with economic justice, have given way to the multiculturalist preoccupation with identity politics? The contributors then explore different facets of the multiculturalism issue: they present disparate views of the stakes involved as older notions of pluralism and assimilation give way to multiculturalism; examine it in its relation to the principles of liberal democracy; and assess its place in public education. In a final section, the role of the arts in the multiculturalism debate is addressed by celebrated novelists J. M. Coetzee and Mario Vargas Llosa.

Because multiculturalism is a movement without a leader or guiding document, its tenets remain difficult to define. This book not only tells what the controversy is about but also clarifies the concerns it should raise for thoughtful citizens. The points of view expressed here will prove helpful to those who are trying to frame their own opinions about multiculturalism--and they are guaranteed to spark new debate among those who have already chosen sides.


Politics at the Turn of the Century (Paperback): Arthur Melzer Politics at the Turn of the Century (Paperback)
Arthur Melzer; Edited by Richard M. Zinman, Jerry Weinberger
R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Out of stock

With the end of the Cold War, the death of Communism, and the decline of Socialism, what are the primary issues, ideologies, and parties that now structure politics? Melzer, Zinman, and Weinberger have compiled essays from prominent experts to examine the politics of the past to help plot the political future. The first half of the volume addresses OIdentity PoliticsO and OBig GovernmentO and their respective places in the shaping of the United States political environment since the end of the Cold War. The second half of the volume focuses on the political climate in Western Europe, Russia, India, and China.

Benjamin Franklin's Intellectual World (Hardcover): Paul E. Kerry, Carla Mulford, Simon P. Newman, Lorraine Smith Pangle,... Benjamin Franklin's Intellectual World (Hardcover)
Paul E. Kerry, Carla Mulford, Simon P. Newman, Lorraine Smith Pangle, Jerry Weinberger, …
R1,323 Discovery Miles 13 230 Out of stock

This volume attempts to throw fresh light on two areas of Benjamin Franklin s intellectual world, namely: his self-fashioning and his political thought. It is an odd thing that for all of Franklin s voluminous writings a fantastically well-documented correspondence over many years, scientific treatises that made his name amongst the brightest minds of Europe, newspaper articles, satires, and of course his signature on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution and yet scholars debate how to get at his political thought, indeed, if he had any political philosophy at all. It could be argued, that he is perhaps the American Founder most closely associated with the Enlightenment. Similarly, for a man who left so much evidence about his life as a printer, bookseller, postmaster, inventor, diplomat, politician, scientist, among other professions, one who wrote an autobiography that has become a piece of American national literature and, indeed, a contribution to world culture, the question of who Ben Franklin continues to engage scholars and those who read about his life. His identity seems so stable that we associate it with certain virtues that apply to the way we live our lives, time management, for example. The image of the stable figure of Franklin is applied to create a sense of trust in everything from financial institutions to plumbers. His constant drive to improve and fashion himself reveal, however, a man whose identity was not static and fixed, but was focused on growth, on bettering his understanding of himself and the world he lived in and attempted to influence and improve."

Politics at the Turn of the Century (Hardcover): Arthur Melzer Politics at the Turn of the Century (Hardcover)
Arthur Melzer; Edited by Richard M. Zinman, Jerry Weinberger
R2,179 Discovery Miles 21 790 Out of stock

With the end of the Cold War, the death of Communism, and the decline of Socialism, what are the primary issues, ideologies, and parties that now structure politics? Melzer, Zinman, and Weinberger have compiled essays from prominent experts to examine the politics of the past to help plot the political future. The first half of the volume addresses "Identity Politics" and "Big Government" and their respective places in the shaping of the United States political environment since the end of the Cold War. The second half of the volume focuses on the political climate in Western Europe, Russia, India, and China.

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