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The Trouble With Passion : Political Theory Beyond the Reign of Reason - Cheryl Hall

The Trouble With Passion

Political Theory Beyond the Reign of Reason

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Published: 21st July 2005
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Political theorists have long argued that passion has no place in the political realm where reason reigns supreme. But, is this dichotomy between reason and passion sustainable? Does it underestimate the indispensable role of passion in a fully democratic society? Drawing upon Plato, Rousseau, and contemporary feminist theorists, Cheryl Hall argues that passion is an essential component of a just political community and that the need to educate passion together with reason is paramount. "The Trouble with Passion "provides a compelling defense of the crucial place of passion in politics.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
What About All Those Flags? Passion in Politicsp. 1
The Passions and the Reasons: Conceptualizing Capacitiesp. 11
Public Reason, Private Passion: The Trouble with Passion in Liberal Political Theoryp. 21
"The Madness of Eros Is the Greatest of Heaven's Blessings": Plato's Passion for the Goodp. 39
"A Man Who Had No Passions Would Be a Very Bad Citizen": Rousseau's Passion for Communityp. 71
"Our Erotic Knowledge Empowers Us": Passion and Action in Contemporary Feminist Theoryp. 93
Passion, Politics, and Democratic Educationp. 121
Notesp. 135
Bibliographyp. 149
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ISBN: 9780415934053
ISBN-10: 0415934052
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 21st July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 15.39  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1