Anatomy of Failure: Philosophy and Political Action

2014.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Oliver Feltham, Anatomy of Failure: Philosophy and Political Action, Bloomsbury, 2013, 290pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Oliver Feltham, Anatomy of Failure: Philosophy and Political Action, Bloomsbury, 2013, 290pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781441158642. Reviewed by Julian Culp, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main Oliver Feltham's book offers a subtle account of joint action as a model of political action. Feltham extracts this model from the political writings and practice of the alliance between the Levellers and the New Model Army in 1647. This alliance aspired to establish equal rights and freedoms for all freeborn people of England in the settlement of the civil war in the aftermath of the English revolution of 1640-1642. Therefore it stood in fierce opposition to the parliament and the vanquished king. There are three reasons why this book should be of great interest for political theorists, social and political philosophers and historians of ideas. By providing a normative reconstruction of the model of joint. . .

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