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This peer-reviewed book series publishes research monographs and edited collections on modern and contemporary history. The remit of the series is broad in chronological (nineteenth to twenty-first centuries) and geographic (global coverage) terms to promote a multi-dimensional conversation on the diverse expressions of the ‘modern condition’; and on how particular ‘modern’ forces and processes shaped the world in micro- and macro-scales. The series fosters critical reflection on the study of modern concepts and ideologies; of political, cultural, and social change; of mobilities and exchanges within and across conventional borders; and of conflicts between competing actors, groups or ideas.

The series welcomes submissions from scholars of political, cultural, social, and intellectual history, as well as of scholars whose work on the modern world lies at the fruitful intersection of history, political science, cultural studies, and international relations. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary submissions that traverse traditional historical, geographical, or methodological boundaries; engage with transnational and comparative perspectives; promote long-term analysis of drivers and processes of historical change; and develop new perspectives on the fascinating plurality of modern and contemporary phenomena. We are committed to giving space to new scholarship that questions conventional assumptions about, and understandings of, the modern/contemporary world; or brings in focus previously under-studied topics and areas.

Authors who are interested in submitting proposals/full manuscripts or wish to discuss any publishing ideas that may fit the series are invited to contact either the series editor Aristotle Kallis or the publisher at Brill, Wendel Scholma.
Author: Jacob T. Snyder

agreement that leisure does operate as this kind of challenge. However, what is the nature of this challenge? The answer to this question depends upon a definition of leisure. In an attempt to better understand leisure’s challenge to liberalism, I look to Aristotle for help in answering this ‘what is it

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought

1 Introduction As is well known, Aristotle divides the human power of reason into two distinct powers: one of them is responsible for grasping things whose principles are necessary, the other is responsible for grasping contingent things. He refers to the latter power as the part of reason that is

In: Phronesis

1. Introduction One striking feature of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (henceforth NE ) is that unlike many modern moral treatises, Aristotle’s ethical work is not concerned with finding and formulating exceptionless moral principles. Aristotle seems perfectly comfortable discussing

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
On his Psychology, Ethics, Politics and Rhetoric
This volume focuses on Aristotle’s practical philosophy. His analysis of emotional response takes pride of place. It is followed by discussion of his moral psychology: the division of the human soul into emotional and deliberative parts.
Moral virtue is studied in relation to emotion, and animals are shown to lack both emotion and virtue. Different kinds of friendship are analyzed, and the effects of vehemence, i.e., temperament are given special attention. Aristotle’s justification for assigning natural slaves and women subordinate roles receives detailed consideration. The same is true of his analysis of correct and incorrect constitutions. Finally, persuasion is taken up from several angles including Aristotle’s emphasis on the presentation of character and his curious dismissal of delivery in speech.
Author: Ben Morison

Phronesis 55 (2010) 68-103 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/003188610X12589452898840 Did Th eophrastus Reject Aristotle’s Account of Place? Ben Morison Philosophy Department, Room 208 – 1879 Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA bmorison