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Political Realism and Wisdom

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. András Lánczi
    Pages 1-68
  3. András Lánczi
    Pages 87-106
  4. András Lánczi
    Pages 107-121
  5. András Lánczi
    Pages 123-145
  6. András Lánczi
    Pages 165-181
  7. András Lánczi
    Pages 183-187
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-211

About this book


This book brings the idea of realism back to the focus of political science. Contrary to current mainstream thought, the author contributes to the recently renewed interest in political realism by suggesting we return to the basics understanding of politics: power and political action.


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About the authors

András Lánczi is a political philosopher and Director of the Institute of Political Science and Philosophy at Corvinus University, USA, Budapest. Among his books published in Hungarian are On Political Knowledge, Fate-legacy, Tradition and Modernity in Leo Strauss's Political Philosophy, Democracy and Political Science, Political Philosophy of the 20th Century. He is also active in the revival of the Hungarian and European conservative political thought.

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