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Albena Azmanova
The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment
Columbia University Press
296 pages, 6 x 9 inches
ISBN 978 0231153805


On the book’s cover: Paulo Veronese’s La Dialettica o l’Industria (at Palazzo Ducale in Venice, Italy) is a visual expression of what Kant named “the scandal of reason.”  The stronger our effort to reach the truth, the more thought gets entangled in its own contradictions, ending up in elaborate, sometimes dangerous, and often useless spider-webs.



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