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The Odyssey of Political Theory: The Politics of Departure and Return Patrick J. Deneen

The Odyssey of Political Theory: The Politics of Departure and Return

Patrick J. Deneen

Published April 14th 2003
ISBN : 9780847696239
Paperback
288 pages
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This path-breaking and eloquent analysis of The Odyssey, and the way it has been interpreted by political philosophers throughout the centuries, has dramatic implications for the current state of political thought. This important book offers readersMoreThis path-breaking and eloquent analysis of The Odyssey, and the way it has been interpreted by political philosophers throughout the centuries, has dramatic implications for the current state of political thought. This important book offers readers original insights into The Odyssey and it provides a new understanding of the classic works of Plato, Rousseau, Vico, Horkheimer, and Adorno. Through his analysis Patrick J. Deneen requires readers to rethink the issues that are truly at the heart of our contemporary Culture Wars, and he encourages us to reassess our assumptions about the Western canons virtues or viciousness. Deneens penetrating exploration of Odysseuss and our own enduring battles between the dual temptations of homecoming and exploration, patriotism and cosmopolitanism, and relativism and universality provides an original perspective on contentious debates at the center of modern political theory and philosophy