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Product Description: Raymond Geuss is one of the most inventive and distinctive voices in contemporary political philosophy and a trenchant critic of the field’s dominant assumptions. In Reality and Its Dreams, he challenges the “normative turn” in political philosophy―the idea that the right approach to politics is to start from thinking abstractly about our own normative views and then, when they have been clarified and systematized, apply them to judging political structures, decisions, and events...read more

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9780674504950 | Harvard Univ Pr, March 7, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Raymond Geuss is one of the most inventive and distinctive voices in contemporary political philosophy and a trenchant critic of the field’s dominant assumptions.

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9780691155883 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 16, 2014, cover price $39.50

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9780691169200 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, February 16, 2016), cover price $24.95

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By Raymond Geuss (trans)

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9780674504974 | Harvard Univ Pr, December 14, 2015, cover price $35.00

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9780691142272 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 7, 2009, cover price $75.00

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9780691142289 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 7, 2009, cover price $31.95

Miscellaneous:

9781400832132 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 24, 2009, cover price $24.95

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By Raymond Geuss (editor)

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9780521764988 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, September 21, 2009), cover price $125.00

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9780691137889 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 28, 2008, cover price $27.95

Outside Ethics brings together some of the most important and provocative works by one of the most creative philosophers writing today. Seeking to expand the scope of contemporary moral and political philosophy, Raymond Geuss here presents essays bound by a shared skepticism about a particular way of thinking about what is important in human life--a way of thinking that, in his view, is characteristic of contemporary Western societies and isolates three broad categories of things as important: subjective individual preferences, knowledge, and restrictions on actions that affect other people (restrictions often construed as ahistorical laws). He sets these categories in a wider context and explores various human phenomena--including poetry, art, religion, and certain kinds of history and social criticism--that do not fit easily into these categories. As its title suggests, this book seeks a place outside conventional ethics. Following a brief introduction, Geuss sets out his main concerns with a focus on ethics and politics. He then expands these themes by discussing freedom, virtue, the good life, and happiness. Next he examines Theodor Adorno's views on the relation between suffering and knowledge, the nature of religion, and the role of history in giving us critical distances from existing identities. From here he moves to aesthetic concerns. The volume closes by looking at what it is for a human life to have "gaps"--to be incomplete, radically unsatisfactory, or a failure.

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9780691123417 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 1, 2005, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Outside Ethics brings together some of the most important and provocative works by one of the most creative philosophers writing today.

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9780691123424 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 28, 2005, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: Outside Ethics brings together some of the most important and provocative works by one of the most creative philosophers writing today.

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9781400826933 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $30.95

Much political thinking today, particularly that influenced by liberalism, assumes a clear distinction between the public and the private, and holds that the correct understanding of this should weigh heavily in our attitude to human goods. It is, for instance, widely held that the state may address human action in the ''public'' realm but not in the ''private.'' In Public Goods, Private Goods Raymond Geuss exposes the profound flaws of such thinking and calls for a more nuanced approach. Drawing on a series of colorful examples from the ancient world, he illustrates some of the many ways in which actions can in fact be understood as public or private. The first chapter discusses Diogenes the Cynic, who flouted conventions about what should be public and what should be private by, among other things, masturbating in the Athenian marketplace. Next comes an analysis of Julius Caesar's decision to defy the Senate by crossing the Rubicon with his army; in doing so, Caesar asserted his dignity as a private person while acting in a public capacity. The third chapter considers St. Augustine's retreat from public life to contemplate his own, private spiritual condition. In the fourth, Geuss goes on to examine recent liberal views, questioning, in particular, common assumptions about the importance of public dialogue and the purportedly unlimited possibilities humans have for reaching consensus. He suggests that the liberal concern to maintain and protect, even at a very high cost, an inviolable ''private sphere'' for each individual is confused. Geuss concludes that a view of politics and morality derived from Hobbes and Nietzsche is a more realistic and enlightening way than modern liberalism to think about human goods. Ultimately, he cautions, a simplistic understanding of privacy leads to simplistic ideas about what the state is and is not justified in doing.

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9780691089034 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 1, 2001, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Much political thinking today, particularly that influenced by liberalism, assumes a clear distinction between the public and the private, and holds that the correct understanding of this should weigh heavily in our attitude to human goods.

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9780691117201 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 6, 2003, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Much political thinking today, particularly that influenced by liberalism, assumes a clear distinction between the public and the private, and holds that the correct understanding of this should weigh heavily in our attitude to human goods.

Miscellaneous:

9781400824823 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $23.95

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By Raymond Geuss (editor) and Margarete Kohlenbach (editor)

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9781403935571 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 2, 2005, cover price $120.00

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Product Description: In his new book, distinguished political philosopher Raymond Geuss critically examines some of the most widely held and important preconceptions about contemporary politics western societies: the state, authority, violence and coercion, the concept of legitimacy, liberalism, toleration, freedom, democracy, and human rights...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521805964 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 9, 2001, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: In his new book, distinguished political philosopher Raymond Geuss critically examines some of the most widely held and important preconceptions about contemporary politics western societies: the state, authority, violence and coercion, the concept of legitimacy, liberalism, toleration, freedom, democracy, and human rights.

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9780521000437 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 9, 2001, cover price $44.99

Raymond Geuss is the author of The Idea of a Critical Theory (CUP 1981), a now classic study of the philosophy of the Frankfurt School, and has been a distinctive contributor to the analysis and evaluation of German philosophy and to recent debates in ethics. In this new collection he treats a variety of topics in ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of history with special reference to the work of Hegel, Nietzsche, and Adorno.

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9781223119373 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 1, 1999, cover price $60.00
9780521632027 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 1, 1999, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Raymond Geuss is the author of The Idea of a Critical Theory (CUP 1981), a now classic study of the philosophy of the Frankfurt School, and has been a distinctive contributor to the analysis and evaluation of German philosophy and to recent debates in ethics.

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9781223119380 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 1, 1999, cover price $23.99
9780521635684 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1999, cover price $39.99

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