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Recovering Political Philosophy

The Companion to Raymond Aron

Editors: Colen, José, Dutartre-Michaut, Elisabeth (Eds.)

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This edited collection brings to light the rare virtues and uncommon merits of Raymond Aron, the main figure of French twentieth-century liberalism. The Companion to Raymond Aron is an essential supplement to Aron's autobiography Mémoires (1984) and main works, exploring the substance of his political, sociological, and philosophical thought.

About the authors

Pierre Manent, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France Nicolas Baverez, ENA, France Jean-Vincent Holeindre, Université Panthéon-Assas - Paris II, France Matthias Oppermann, University of Potsdam, Germany Carlos Gaspar, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal Bryan-Paul Frost, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA Joël Mouric, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France Perrine Simon-Nahum, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France Giulio De Ligio, Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France Daniel J. Mahoney, Assumption College, USA Serge Audier, Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris IV, France Serge Paugam, Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France Iain Stewart, Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Pierre Hassner, Centre d'études et de recherches internationales, France Scott Nelson, University of Vienna, Austria Diogo Pires Aurélio, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal Miguel Morgado, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal Aurelian Craiutu, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA Sylvie Mesure, Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris IV, France Christian Bachelier, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Reviews

'This superb collection the first of its kind will guarantee that the name of Raymond Aron will always be remembered when thoughtful people speak of liberalism." - Steven B. Smith, Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science, Yale University, USA

"Raymond Aron was one of the twentieth century's greatest political thinkers, a defender of prudence and moderation in an age of extremes. Yet the remarkable range of his work covering the philosophy of history, ideological critique, international relations, political economy, and much more can be daunting to new readers. This book provides a perfect gateway, with luminous essays covering every part of the Aronion oeuvre. It also stands on its own as an important contribution to understanding our time." - Brian C. Anderson, Editor of City Journal and author of Raymond Aron (2007) and other books.

"Not a mere collection of essays but a comprehensive study of Raymond Aron, designed to cover all aspects and done by many able hands. In their fashioning Aron proves to be both philosopher and the sort of observer who takes the risk of advising. In doing so Aron made himself the enemy of the French intellectual who was neither." - Harvey Mansfield, Professor of Government, Harvard University, USA and Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution, USA

"Raymond Aron was always right, and all the better known thinkers of his time such as Heidegger and Sartre were often spectacularly and destructively wrong. Aron's singular gift was an astute kind of moderation that always served liberalism against the misanthropic ideological alternatives. The labor of love that is volume is the best single source for absorbing and assessing his admirably prudent and often courageous thought." - Peter Augustine Lawler, Dana Professor of Political Science, Berry College, USA


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dutartre-Michaut, Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

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  • Life and Works: Raymond Aron, Philosopher and Freedom Fighter

    Baverez, Nicolas

    Pages 3-14

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  • Raymond Aron on War and Strategy: A Framework for Conceptualizing International Relations Today

    Holeindre, Jean-Vincent

    Pages 19-30

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  • In the “Era of Tyrannies”: The International Order from Nazism to the Cold War

    Oppermann, Matthias

    Pages 31-44

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  • Aron and the Cold War: “Brother Enemies”

    Gaspar, Carlos

    Pages 45-57

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Companion to Raymond Aron
Editors
  • José Colen
  • Elisabeth Dutartre-Michaut
Series Title
Recovering Political Philosophy
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52243-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-52243-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52242-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 304
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