The Monarchy of Fear

The Monarchy of Fear

In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her attention to the current political crisis that has polarized America since the 2016 election.

Author: MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM

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From one of the world's most celebrated moral philosophers comes a thorough examination of the current American political crisis and recommendations for how to mend a divided country.
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Living with Hate in American Politics and Religi How Popular Culture Can Defuse Intractable Differences

Living with Hate in American Politics and Religi   How Popular Culture Can Defuse Intractable Differences

Jeffrey Israel offers an innovative argument for the power of playfulness in popular culture to make our capacity for coexistence imaginable.

Author: Jeffrey Israel

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ISBN: 0231190174

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Jeffrey Israel offers an innovative argument for the power of playfulness in popular culture to make our capacity for coexistence imaginable. He explores how people from different backgrounds can pursue justice together, even as they play with their divisive grudges, prejudices, and desires in their cultural lives.
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The Monarchy of Fear

The Monarchy of Fear

A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis Martha C. Nussbaum. “For all the classical references, it is the United States here and now that concerns Nussbaum. She is admirably calm about it, arguing, rightly, that one thing we should ...

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501172502

Category: Political Science

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From one of the world’s most celebrated moral philosophers comes a thorough examination of the current political crisis and recommendations for how to mend our divided country. For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her attention to the current political crisis that has polarized American since the 2016 election. Although today’s atmosphere is marked by partisanship, divisive rhetoric, and the inability of two halves of the country to communicate with one another, Nussbaum focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked. She sees a simple truth at the heart of the problem: the political is always emotional. Globalization has produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of people in the West. That sense of powerlessness bubbles into resentment and blame. Blame of immigrants. Blame of Muslims. Blame of other races. Blame of cultural elites. While this politics of blame is exemplified by the election of Donald Trump and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum argues it can be found on all sides of the political spectrum, left or right. Drawing on a mix of historical and contemporary examples, from classical Athens to the musical Hamilton, The Monarchy of Fear untangles this web of feelings and provides a roadmap of where to go next.
Categories: Political Science

Fascism Vulnerability and the Escape from Freedom

Fascism  Vulnerability  and the Escape from Freedom

In other words, the background of all three books is American democracy in crisis, weakened by extreme wealth and ... 2 Martha Nussbaum, The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis (New York: Simon & Schuster, ...

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Publisher: punctum books

ISBN: 9781685710804

Category: Political Science

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A worldwide struggle between democracy and authoritarianism set against a backdrop of global surveillance capitalism is unmistakable. Examples range from Myanmar, China, and the Philippines to Hungary, Turkey, Russia, and the United States. Fascism, Vulnerability, and the Escape from Freedom offers a multidisciplinary analysis drawing on psychology and literature to provide readers with a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that drive people to abandon democracy in favor of vertically organized authoritarianism and even fascism. In a comparative study of texts selected for their insights and occasional blind spots regarding fascist experiments of the past 100 years, Delogu examines fascism’s exploitation of fear (of change, loss, and death), disruption, and extreme inequality. The book offers an accessible and persuasive argument linking fascist authoritarianism, also called “right-wing populism,” to certain underlying conditions, such as a rise in us-versus-them thinking; distrust or simple apathy regarding democratic institutions, norms, and results; the vulnerabilities that result from extreme inequality (economic, social, racial); and addictions and codependency. Stressful events, such as a pandemic, an environmental disaster, or deep recession aggravate these harmful factors and make the fascist temptation, including the use of violence, almost irresistible. Delogu’s distinctive examination of texts that plumb the unconscious reveal linkages between actions and unavowable motives that purely historical and theoretical studies of fascism leave out. Erich Fromm’s neglected 1941 classic Escape from Freedom serves as a key reference in Delogu’s study, as does Robert Paxton’s authoritative history, The Anatomy of Fascism (2004). After underscoring the argument and urgent context around these two studies (Hitler’s Germany and George W. Bush’s post-9/11 America), Delogu examines novels, a diary, memoirs, and manifestos to show how vulnerability forces individuals to choose between exclusionary fascist authoritarianism and inclusive, collaborative democracy.
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Hope

Hope

Martha C. NUSSBAUM, The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, p. 1. Martha C. NUSSBAUM, The Monarchy of Fear, p. 231. Christos YANNARAS, Enantia stē thrēskeia. 2 ed.

Author: Lichner Milos

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643913302

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In our times hope is called into question. The disintegration of economic systems, of states and societies, families, friendships, distrust in political structures, forces us to ask if hope has disappeared from the experience of today's men and women. In August 2019, up to 240 participants met at the international theological congress in Bratislava, Slovakia. The main lectures, congress sections and workshops aimed to provide a space for thinking about the central theme of hope in relation to philosophy, politics, pedagogy, social work, charity, interreligious dialogue and ecumenism.
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The triumviral period civil war political crisis and socioeconomic transformations

The triumviral period  civil war  political crisis and socioeconomic transformations

... C. (2017) “Periculum rei publicae”, Index 45, 3-23 Nicolet, Cl. (1976) Le métier de citoyen dans la Rome républicaine, Paris Nussbaum, M.C. (2018) The Monarchy of Fear. A Philosopher looks at our Political Crisis, New York Osgood, ...

Author: Pina Polo, Francisco

Publisher: Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza

ISBN: 9788413400969

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Nothing from the subsequent Augustan age can be fully explained without understanding the previous Triumviral period (43-31 BC). In this book, twenty experts from nine different countries and nineteen universities examine the Triumviral age not merely as a phase of transition to the Principate but as a proper period with its own dynamics and issues, which were a consequence of the previous years. The volume aims to address a series of underlying structural problems that emerged in that time, such as the legal nature of power attributed to the Triumvirs; changes and continuity in Republican institutions, both in Rome and the provinces of the Empire; the development of the very concept of civil war; the strategies of political communication and propaganda in order to win over public opinion; economic consequences for Rome and Italy, whether caused by the damage from constant wars or, alternatively, resulting from the proscriptions and confiscations carried out by the Triumvirs; and the transformation of Roman-Italian society. All these studies provide a complete, fresh and innovative picture of a key period that signaled the end of the Roman Republic.
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Citadels of Pride Sexual Abuse Accountability and Reconciliation

Citadels of Pride  Sexual Abuse  Accountability  and Reconciliation

I discuss this in The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018), chap. 6. 11. See Anne Eaton, “A Sensible Antiporn Feminism,” Ethics 117 (2007): 674–715. 12.

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324004127

Category: Law

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A groundbreaking exploration of sexual violence by one of our most celebrated experts in law and philosophy. In this essential philosophical and practical reckoning, Martha C. Nussbaum, renowned for her eloquence and clarity of moral vision, shows how sexual abuse and harassment derive from using people as things to one’s own benefit—like other forms of exploitation, they are rooted in the ugly emotion of pride. She exposes three “Citadels of Pride” and the men who hoard power at the apex of each. In the judiciary, the arts, and sports, Nussbaum analyzes how pride perpetuates systemic sexual abuse, narcissism, and toxic masculinity. The courage of many has brought about some reforms, but justice is still elusive—warped sometimes by money, power, or inertia; sometimes by a collective desire for revenge. By analyzing the effects of law and public policy on our ever-evolving definitions of sexual violence, Nussbaum clarifies how gaps in U.S. law allow this violence to proliferate; why criminal laws dealing with sexual assault and Title VII, the federal law that is the basis for sexual harassment doctrine, need to be complemented by an understanding of the distorted emotions that breed abuse; and why anger and vengeance rarely achieve lasting change. Citadels of Pride offers a damning indictment of the culture of male power that insulates high-profile abusers from accountability. Yet Nussbaum offers a hopeful way forward, envisioning a future in which, as survivors mobilize to tell their stories and institutions pursue fair and nuanced reform, we might fully recognize the equal dignity of all people.
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Political Emotions

Political Emotions

face of our emotions whose sophistication Nussbaum helps to clarify and apply.10 Much of the focus has been examining an ... 13 See Martha C. Nussbaum, The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis (New York: Simon ...

Author: Thom Brooks

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030910921

Category: Emotions

Page: 251

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How might political emotions contribute to the creation of a decent public sphere? Our societies are characterized by difference and contestation. Cultivating political emotions can appear counterproductive to stability and peace. But there is an increasing recognition that emotions can be harnessed to empower community cohesion and social justice and new ideas about how our political emotions can foster a decent public sphere and overcome intolerance are urgently needed. In Political Emotions: Towards a Decent Public Sphere, leading theorists consider the limits and prospects of cultivating our emotions that support social justice. All examine this topic from a diversity of disciplinary perspectives breaking new ground and yielding new understandings. Issues explored include adaptive preferences, capabilities, civil religion, compassion, conscience, dignity, feminism, imagination, multicultural citizenship, perfectionism, political liberalism, public sentiments, sympathy and much more in a wide-ranging exploration of key themes in contemporary political philosophy and Martha C. Nussbaums significant contributions to it in particular - that should be of interest to anyone working in these broad areas.
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Pragmatist Truth in the Post Truth Age

Pragmatist Truth in the Post Truth Age

In a chapter of her book, The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis (2018), aptly titled, “A Toxic Brew: Sexism and Misogyny”, Martha Nussbaum revisits the theme of political emotions, ...

Author: Sami Pihlström

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316517703

Category: Philosophy

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Engages in a self-critical examination of the pragmatist conception of truth integrating ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of religion.
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