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The Vision of Richard Weaver

The Vision of Richard Weaver

1st Edition

Joseph A. Scotchie
April 16, 2018

Richard M. Weaver was one of the founders of modern conservatism. He is an enduring intellectual figure of twentieth-century America. Weaver was dedicated to examining the dual nature of human beings and the quest for civilized communities in a corrupted age that believed in the religion of science...

The Jewish East Side: 1881-1924

The Jewish East Side: 1881-1924

2nd Edition

Arthur N. Wiens
March 15, 2018

This book, originally published as The Old East Side, is a collection of literature and documents ranging from the autobiography of the sculptor Jacob Epstein and the novels of Abraham Cahan to the reporting of William Dean Howells and the fictional reconstruction of a vanished world by Henry Roth....

A Better Guide Than Reason: Federalists and Anti-federalists

A Better Guide Than Reason: Federalists and Anti-federalists

1st Edition

M.E. Bradford
February 19, 2018

In this seminal volume, M. E. Bradford defines the Old Whig political tradition in American thought, showing that the inheritance of the prescriptive anti-federalists still lives. For Bradford, important elements in our heritage from the American Revolution have been systematically hidden from our...

Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution

Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution

1st Edition

Peter Stanlis
February 06, 2018

Two centuries after Edmund Burke published his Reflections on the Revolution in France, his name and reputation stand alongside Locke, Montesquieu, and Hume - the other still-cited grand political thinkers of the eighteenth century. For those great nations that have fallen into what Burke called "...

Being and Knowing: Reflections of a Thomist

Being and Knowing: Reflections of a Thomist

1st Edition

Frederick D. Wilhelmsen
November 15, 2017

Frederick D. Wilhelmsen's Being and Knowing, rooted in the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, rests on two basic assertions: first, metaphysics is the science of being in its first and ultimate act, existence (the act by which all things manifest themselves); second, that existence is known not...

Rousseau and Romanticism

Rousseau and Romanticism

1st Edition

Otto Scott, Irving Babbitt
October 02, 2017

This volume is the best-known and most widely discussed work of the influential scholar and critic Irving Babbitt (1865-1933), intellectual leader of the movement known as the New Humanism. It is also the work that best conveys the ethical and aesthetic core of his thought. Broad in scope, it...

The Social Crisis of Our Time

The Social Crisis of Our Time

1st Edition

Arthur E. Morgan, Wilhelm Roepke
September 22, 2017

Roepke's The Social Crisis of Our Time is a series of blasts against the "malformations" of economics: the Nazi and Communist forms of collectivism both come in for severe criticism. Roepke shows the process by which the Western liberal tradition itself makes possible these rebellions against open...

The Moral Foundations of Civil Society

The Moral Foundations of Civil Society

2nd Edition

William F. Campbell
September 22, 2017

Wilhelm Roepke may have been the soundest economist of the twentieth century. He understood the limitations as well as the strengths of his discipline. Economists are often tempted to take the easy way out, by denying reality to aspects of human existence and reducing them to arbitrary and...

The Phantom Public

The Phantom Public

1st Edition

Walter Lippmann
September 20, 2017

In an era disgusted with politicians and the various instruments of "direct democracy," Walter Lippmann's The Phantom Public remains as relevant as ever. It reveals Lippmann at a time when he was most critical of the ills of American democracy. Antipopulist in sentiment, this volume defends elitism...

The Metaphysics of Love

The Metaphysics of Love

1st Edition

Booker T. Washington, Frederick D. Wilhelmsen
September 20, 2017

The Metaphysics of Love develops the existential metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas, applying it to explore the ontological structure of the human person. Published first in 1962, this book demonstrates the fertility of Thomistic metaphysics and the enduring influence of Thomism on Western...

The Paradoxical Structure of Existence

The Paradoxical Structure of Existence

1st Edition

Frederick D. Wilhelmsen
September 20, 2017

For metaphysicians who have imbibed the sober and inebriating teachings of Thomas Aquinas, existence is an act, the act which makes all things actually to be. As the act of existence makes things to be, essence makes them to be what they are. Essence and the act of existence, in other words, are...

The Structure of Political Thought: A Study in the History of Political Ideas

The Structure of Political Thought: A Study in the History of Political Ideas

1st Edition

Charles N. R. McCoy
September 20, 2017

Originally published in 1963, this classic book is a rethinking of the history of Western political philosophy. Charles N. R. McCoy contrasts classical-medieval principles against the "hypotheses" at the root of modern liberalism and modern conservativism.In Part I, "The Classical Christian...

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