Motivated by the reentry of tyranny into political discourse and political action, this new work compares ancient and contemporary accounts of tyranny in an effort to find responses to current political dilemmas and enduring truths. In our globally interconnected world, tyrants are no longer dangerous solely to their subjects and neighbors, but to all. This is where the debate begins as the lessons of classical political philosophy are thrown into the present political crisis of understanding and action.
Toivo Koivukoski teaches political philosophy at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. David Edward Tabachnick is assistant professor of political science at Nipissing University.
1 Why Talk about Tyranny Today? 2 Tyranny, Ancient and Modern 3 Tyranny Bound 4 An Omission from Ancient and Early Modern Theories of Tyranny: Genocidal Tyrannies 5 Failures of Autonomy: A Hegelian Diagnosis of Modern Tyranny 6 What is "Tyranny"?: Considering the Contested Discourse of Domination in the Twenty-First Century 7 Postcolonial African and Middle Eastern Tyrannies: Combing the Worst of the Classical and Modern Traditions 8 Tyranny and Tragedy in Nietzsche: From the Ancient to the Modern 9 Tyranny from Plato to Locke 10 Is There an Ontology of Tyranny? 11 Tyranny and the Womanish Soul 12 The Soul of the Tyranny, and the Souls of You and Me: Plato's Understanding of Tyranny 13 The Education of a Tyrant 14 The Folly of the Wise? 15 In the Shadow of the Fortress 16 The New Age of Tyranny