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Francis Fukuyama and the End of History

Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man has been one of the most widely debated books since the end of the Cold War. In this book, Howard Williams, David Sullivan and E. Gwynn Matthews argue that Fukuyama’s continuing fundamental contributions to debates concerning the spread of democracy and threat of global terror mark him out as one of the most important thinkers of the twenty-first century. Francis Fukuyama provides an up-to-date assessment of the impact and importance of Fukuyama’s argument in the twenty years that have followed its first appearance.
 

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2016

Political Philosophy Now

Political Science: Political and Social Theory


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“This engaging second edition–which includes new material—contextualizes Fukuyama within the broader trends of ‘the philosophy of history,’ including such seminal giants in the field as Kant, Hegel, and Marx. The authors argue clearly and insightfully in favour of Fukuyama’s relevance—perhaps under-appreciated in the academy—as well as for the timeliness of his ideas. The new material features Fukuyama’s contributions over the past decade, moving from ‘the end of history’ and debates over ‘the clash of civilizations’ towards present-day concerns with the complex ingredients of nation-building and the unsure fate of liberal-democratic values.”

Brian Orend, University of Waterloo, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Series Editor to the Second Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introductopm
1. Kant: History and the Moral Imperative
2. Hegel: Spirit and State
3. Marx: Communism and the End of Prehistory
4. Fukuyama I: Reinventing Optimism
5. Fukuyama II: Recognition and Liberal Democracy
6. Fukuyama III: International Dimensions
7. Popper: A Liberal Critic at the End of History
8. Religion and the End of History
9. Rewriting Modernity: History, Progress and Identity
10. Fukuyama After the End of History
11. Philosophies of History
Notes
Bibliography
Index
 

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