Compromise: A Political and Philosophical History


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Compromise: A Political and Philosophical History

‘In this bold, scrupulous, and wholly original work of political theory, Alin Fumurescu undertakes a genealogy of this crucial but frequently maligned concept. In a fascinating reconstruction of the etymology of compromise, Fumurescu traces the roots of our ambivalence to the early modern world, when a largely positive English view that regards compromise as a healthy attribute of liberal politics diverged sharply from the French contempt for compromise as a betrayal of our innermost conscience. The author moves effortlessly from Athens and Rome to early modern Europe and beyond, connecting back up with today’s philosophical discussions of compromise. By tracing clear lines of influence between early modern intellectual history and our contemporary political tribulations, the author succeeds where many works of political theory fall short. Fumurescu’s insights will be of interest to historians, philosophers, political theorists, and policy makers alike.’ Richard Boyd, Georgetown University

‘When should you compromise, and when should you stick to your guns? There are many occasions in life and politics when it would be helpful to have a reliable answer to this question. One way of answering it is to survey the options, to see the answers that people have given over the years, and that is one of the things that this book does. But it does much more: it also carries out a profound philosophical analysis of the concept and of the many answers that have been given … If we can learn from the past, we can use this book to chart the future of compromise, the future that can be expected in different social and political regimes of this very valuable alternative to violence.’ John Christian Laursen, University of California, Riverside

‘This is intellectual history at its finest. Fumurescu presents a ‘conceptual genealogy’ of the hitherto surprisingly under-theorized concept of moral and political compromise since the sixteenth century. Focusing on both minor and canonical writings in the continental European and Anglo-American worlds, Fumurescu reveals conceptual tensions and ambiguities that continue to underpin contemporary understandings of the value and dangers of compromise in politics. His determination to pursue the evidence wherever it leads, from the classical and medieval worlds to contemporary political controversy, has resulted in a very wide ranging, erudite, and yet thoroughly accessible study. Any future work on the character of modern individualism, political representation, and self-representation, as well as the varieties of modern contractualism, will be obliged to take Fumurescu’s novel and profoundly challenging theses into account.’ Martyn P. Thompson, Tulane University

8 Responses to “Compromise: A Political and Philosophical History”

  1. Felicitări, Aline! Sunt mîndru de tine.
    Conform spuselor lui Martyn P. Thompson, ai întocmit o nouă strungă, cu circulaţie total nouă. Care va mai îndrăzni să intre în subiect, va trebui să treacă prin strunga ta. E mare lucru.

    Aştept reînoirea stocului de la Amazon.

    Încă o dată, felicitări!

    PS: Suntem în 1 martie. Articolul a fost publicat pe 21 februarie şi încă nu fu comentat. Nici măcar de compezenţă. Iată proba cantitativă a singurătăţii fericitului.

  2. Reblogged this on Fără buletin and commented:
    Alin Fumurescu şi-a văzut teza de doctorat publicată. Cred că e bine ca şi troglozii docţi să vadă cam cum arată o lucrare de doctorat cu alte scrisori de recomandare decît cele venite de la plăgari influenţi.
    Felicitări pentru Alin!

  3. 3 fumurescu

    @ Marius – Multzam frumos. Asta cu singuraticul e o tema comuna deopotriva in filosofie si mistica, de la Platon la Al Farabi, si de lbn Tufayl la Maimonides. No pun intended 🙂

  4. 4 tinca

    Felicitari! Si la mai mare!

  5. buna ziua. o sa o citesc cu atentie. better be good!! 🙂

  6. sa fie cu noroc si norocei!

  7. 7 CalinH


  8. 8 Ramona

    Felicitari! Abia astep sa citesc cartea. Sunt mandra ca ne-ai trecut pragul catedrei de la Studii Europene, chiar si pt un semestru doar.

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