Contends that political progressives should embody Kantian courage - a critical and creative disposition to invent new political theories to address the problems of the age
Nicholas Tampio is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University.
"Nicholas Tampio's Kantian Courage is a stellar example of what is best in the field of contemporary political theory. In this effort to balance the new against the old, Tampio's work displays an exemplary degree of openmindedness, intellectual honesty, scholarly care, and attentiveness to the complex difficulties that we as political thinkers of the twenty-first century find ourselves in." -The Review of Politics "Nicholas Tampio's Kantian Courage is a breath of fresh air in a field too often marked by pious exegeses of the canonical Enlightenment thinkers or bitter rejections of our Enlightenment heritage. One of the great virtues of Tampio's book is its ambitious attempt to make the Enlightenment relevant for modern times, to have it speak to contemporary crises and policy dilemmas." -Perspectives on Politics "A bold and exciting book, born out of the conviction that we need a new Enlightenment for the twenty-first century." -- -Paul Patton University of New South Wales "A wonderfully clear, appropriately comprehensive, and original work of scholarship. Kantian Courage labors to discover in Kant's thought intellectual resources for reconstituting an Enlightenment ethos in contemporary political theory and, presumably, in the late modern cultural landscape to the extent that political theory today could exercise such an influence." -- -Morton Schoolman University of Albany, SUNY