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Philosophy Political

Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will

The Political Philosophy of Kai Nielsen

edited by David Rondel & Alex Sager

contributions by Kai Nielsen

Publisher
University of Calgary Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
Category
Political, Religious, Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552385302
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $34.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552385319
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $34.95

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Kai Nielsen is one of Canada's most distinguished political philosophers. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has published more than 400 papers in political philosophy, ethics, meta-philosophy, and philosophy of religion. He has engaged much of the best work in Anglophone political philosophy, shedding light on many of the central debates and controversies of our time but throughout has remained a unique voice on the political left.

Pessimism of the Intellect , Optimism of the Will: The Political Philosophy of Kai Nielsen presents a thoughtful collection of Nielsen's essays complemented by an extended reflective interview with Nielsen. This collection allows the reader to grasp the systematic scope of his thought and methodology.

About the authors

David Rondel is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ryerson University. He specializes in social and political philosophy among other areas of research.

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Alex Sager is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Portland State University. He specializes in social and political philosophy among other areas of research.

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Editorial Reviews

Rondel and Sager exhibit great tact and ingenuity in their editing?It is clear that they possess great familiarity with Nielsen's work . . . Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will  will remain a hugely informative, supremely readable thought-provoking anthology of a highly influential political philosopher.

—Karolina Wisniewski, Dialogue 

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