Many theorists have adressed a central concern of current political theory by contending that the dithering intellectualism of left politics prevents genuine political action. Arguments and Fists confronts this concern by refuting these arguments, and reconciling philosophical debates with the realities of current activism. By looking at theorists such as Montesquieu, Kant, and Rousseau, the book contradicts current academic debates and also goes against contemporary theory's image of the liberal political agent as a narrowly rational abstraction.
Mika La Vaque-Manty also argues that progressive political philosophy and political action go hand in hand. He then ventures past Kant and Rousseau to talk about specific environmental activism, finding middle ground between the two while asserting that the liberal urge for political reform stems from sound philosophical considerations about the nature of politics and isn't the "conwardly" afterthoughts that some theorists have called it. Arguments and Fists then puts these theoretical insights to use, examining environmental justice movements and varieties of environmental radicalism, showing how liberal theory illuminates contemporary political practices.
Part 1 A Critique of Political Agency
Part 2 Passions and Reasons
Part 3 No Secret Agents
|ISBN||: 0415931991 (ปกอ่อน) 214 หน้า|
|ขนาด||: 154 x 230 x 14 มม.|
|น้ำหนัก||: 380 กรัม|
|สำนักพิมพ์||: Taylor & Francis|