Book Review: Marcel Wissenburg and David Schlosberg (eds), Political Animals and Animal Politics

@article{Milburn2016BookRM,
  title={Book Review: Marcel Wissenburg and David Schlosberg (eds), Political Animals and Animal Politics},
  author={Josh Milburn},
  journal={Political Studies Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={14},
  pages={427 - 428}
}
  • Josh Milburn
  • Published 8 July 2016
  • Philosophy
  • Political Studies Review
political implications, by way of essays focused upon four major thinkers: Plato, Niccolò Machiavelli, Immanuel Kant and Max Weber. Webel provides both historical context and a lucid summary exposition of the ideas of these four. Plato is the first perfector of the idea and (quasi-mystical) ideal of theoretical reason, whose reason doubles as a fantasia on how to justify and enforce Plato’s preferred aristocratic regime. Machiavelli is the relativiser, who detached the mental faculty of reason…