Global Challenges for Leviathan

Global Challenges for Leviathan : A Political Philosophy of Nuclear Weapons and Global Warming

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The sovereign state created at the onset of modernity can no longer protect us nor future generations from nuclear war and the effects of global warming. Politics now has to cope with the survival of humankind, not just ensure the security of individual nations. Will it fail or succeed? Far from touting easy solutions, this book provides food for thought about the future of state and politics and the meaning of our relationship with posterity.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 24mm | 513g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739116878
  • 9780739116876

Review quote

Furio Cerutti's book Global Challenges for Leviathan is a challenge to every intellectual who seeks not only to understand global problems, but also to contribute to their solution. -- Volker Gerhardt, Humboldt University of Berlin Global Challenges for Leviathan offers a bold and innovative approach to two of the most serious problems we face today: global warming and nuclear war. By bringing the insights of political philosophy to bear on these global policy issues, Furio Cerutti has accomplished a real tour de force. This is a book of tremendous erudition, which shows how political philosophy can lend insight into the most serious of contemporary policy problems. -- Vivien A. Schmidt, Boston Universityshow more

About Furio Cerutti

Furio Cerutti is professor of political philosophy at the University of Florence, and he has recently co-edited A Soul for Europe and The Search for a European Identity.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: The Rise and Fall of Modern Political Rationality Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Risk or Challenge? Chapter 4 Chapter 2. The Rationality of Modern Political Order Chapter 5 Chapter 3. The End of Political Modernity Chapter 6 Chapter 4. The Challenge of Global Warming Part 7 Part II: Philosophical and Political Perspectives Chapter 8 Chapter 5. We, the Future Generations, and Humankind Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Meaning and History under Global Threats Chapter 10 Chapter 7. The Politics of Global Challengesshow more