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Political Theory and Modernity

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Modernity is marked by acrimonious debate over the form of the good society and the proper shape of politics. But these struggles are set within a frame that supports some arguments and rules other possibilities out of contention. If late-modernity is a time of danger as well as significant achievement, it is necessary to ask: how can we become more reflective about the ec ...more
Published January 8th 1991 by Blackwell Publishers (first published March 1st 1988)
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In this book, Connolly provides a reading of the central political theorists of the modern period. He reads them in conversation with one another and the conversation culminates in Nietzsche's response to the earlier moderns. Connolly finishes by making the argument for a Nietzschean ethic.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Connolly is not only a great thinker, but a great writer. His writing was clear and a pleasure to read. My only criticism is that I would have preferred more thorough citations
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William E. Connolly is a political theorist known for his work on democracy and pluralism. He is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. His 1974 work The Terms of Political Discourse won the 1999 Benjamin Lippincott Award
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