The Companion to Raymond Aron

  • Editors
  • José Colen
  • Elisabeth Dutartre-Michaut

Part of the Recovering Political Philosophy book series (REPOPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Elisabeth Dutartre-Michaut, José Colen
      Pages 1-2
  3. Life and Works: Raymond Aron, Philosopher and Freedom Fighter

  4. International Relations: “History is on the Move”

  5. Theory, History, Philosophy: The Primacy of the Political

  6. Voices of the Great Men of the Past: Perennial Debates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-195

About this book


This edited collection brings to light the rare virtues and uncommon merits of Raymond Aron, the main figure of French twentieth-century liberalism. The Companion to Raymond Aron is an essential supplement to Aron's autobiography Mémoires (1984) and main works, exploring the substance of his political, sociological, and philosophical thought.


Raymond Aron French liberalism praxeology International relations political theory sociology philosophy of history Montesquieu Constant Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville Cold War democracy history Immanuel Kant international relations Karl Marx liberty Marxism Max Weber morality Niccolò Machiavelli politics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57463-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52243-6
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