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Liberalism And The Limits Of Justice

Liberalism and the Limits of Justice PDF
Author: Michael J. Sandel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1998-03-28
Book Size: 75.66 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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Liberalism And The Limits Of Justice

by Michael J. Sandel, Liberalism And The Limits Of Justice Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Liberalism And The Limits Of Justice book, Previous edition published in 1982.



Drugs And The Limits Of Liberalism

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Author: Pablo De Greiff
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 1999
Book Size: 38.63 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 217
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Drugs And The Limits Of Liberalism

by Pablo De Greiff, Drugs And The Limits Of Liberalism Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Drugs And The Limits Of Liberalism book, Society's drug problem will persist, and debates over how to solve it will continue, getting nowhere, until we define our terms. This book is an effort to do just that--to parse the legal, moral, and philosophical underpinnings for any discussion of drug policy. Does liberal political theory, with its commitment to individual freedom, offer any guidance in the matter of drugs, particularly regarding their legal status? Do the commitments that citizens of liberal democracies make--commitments to ideals such as rationality, equality, justice, and democratic forms of decision-making--have implications for drug policy? These are the questions addressed in this volume, which explores the possibilities and limitations of philosophical reflection on this pressing, practical social issue.The authors, distinguished political and legal philosophers, search out the justification of policies that manage problems of drug consumption and social disintegration, but do so in keeping with the moral and political commitments of a liberal democratic society. Their subjects range from the rationality or irrationality of drug consumption to the scope of liberty; from the proper aims of legislation to the rhetoric of the war on drugs, particularly as deployed by former Drug Czar William Bennett. -- "Law and Social Inquiry"



The Problem Of The Passions

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Author: Cynthia Burack
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 1995-03-01
Book Size: 33.45 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 152
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The Problem Of The Passions

by Cynthia Burack, The Problem Of The Passions Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Problem Of The Passions book, Women, says conventional wisdom, are warm, nurturing caregivers with an intrinsically enhanced capacity for attachment and compassion. Feminists, says the popular image, are full of rage, devoid of the feelings that are natural to women. How have feminists themselves dealt with this dualism and, more specifically, with the disagreeable passions? What has too often been missing from discussions of women's psychology in social theory is an account of women as ambivalent: both empathic and enraged, loving and hating. The Problem of the Passions fills this void. Examining the work of such feminist theorists as Carol Gilligan, Nancy Chodorow, Jessica Benjamin, and Dorothy Dinnerstein in a new light, Burack argues that feminist social theory can be repaired through attention to the pioneering psychoanalytic work of Melanie Klein. Sure to be of interest to feminists, psychoanalysts, political scientists, and social theorists, The Problem of the Passions is essential reading for anyone concerned with feminism and questions of identity in social thought.



Aquinas Aristotle And The Promise Of The Common Good

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Author: Mary M. Keys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2006-09-18
Book Size: 24.61 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
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Aquinas Aristotle And The Promise Of The Common Good

by Mary M. Keys, Aquinas Aristotle And The Promise Of The Common Good Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Aquinas Aristotle And The Promise Of The Common Good book, Aquinas, Aristotle, and the Promise of the Common Good, first published in 2006, claims that contemporary theory and practice have much to gain from engaging Aquinas's normative concept of the common good and his way of reconciling religion, philosophy, and politics. Examining the relationship between personal and common goods, and the relation of virtue and law to both, Mary M. Keys shows why Aquinas should be read in addition to Aristotle on these perennial questions. She focuses on Aquinas's Commentaries as mediating statements between Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Politics and Aquinas's own Summa Theologiae, showing how this serves as the missing link for grasping Aquinas's understanding of Aristotle's thought. Keys argues provocatively that Aquinas's Christian faith opens up new panoramas and possibilities for philosophical inquiry and insights into ethics and politics. Her book shows how religious faith can assist sound philosophical inquiry into the foundation and proper purposes of society and politics.



The Ironist And The Romantic

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Author: Áine Mahon
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2014-05-22
Book Size: 27.99 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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The Ironist And The Romantic

by Áine Mahon, The Ironist And The Romantic Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Ironist And The Romantic book, At the time of his death in 2007, Richard Rorty was widely acclaimed as one of the world's most influential contemporary thinkers. Stanley Cavell, who has been a leading intellectual figure from the 1960s to the present, has been just as philosophically influential as Rorty though perhaps not as politically divisive. Both philosophers have developed from analytic to post-analytical thought, both move between philosophy, literature and cultural politics, and both re-establish American philosophical traditions in a new and nuanced key. The Ironist and the Romantic: Reading Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell finds the sound of Rorty's cheerful pragmatism strikingly at odds with the anxious romanticism of Cavell. Beginning from this tonal discord, and moving through comprehensive comparative analysis on the topics of scepticism, American philosophy, literature, writing style and politics, this book presents the work of its central figures in a novel and mutually illuminating perspective. Áine Mahon's unique and original comparative reading will be of interest not only to those working on Rorty and Cavell but to anyone concerned with the current state of American philosophy.



Liberalism And Community

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Author: Steven Kautz
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 1995
Book Size: 55.92 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Liberalism And Community

by Steven Kautz, Liberalism And Community Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Liberalism And Community book, "This thoughtfully written book addresses what is perhaps the central political issue of our time: whether liberal societies can hold together as self-sustaining communities, or whether liberal ideology sows the seeds of its own destruction in promoting an asocial individualism."—Foreign Affairs"Steven Kautz's Liberalism and Community is a direct response to those, like Michael Sandel, who argue that persons are constituted by their obligations to communities, rather than that communities are constituted by the participation of rights-bearing persons. . . . Mr. Kautz's [book] provide[s] welcome antidotes to the sentimental gushings about 'community' that one hears so often these days."—Tom G. Palmer, Wall Street Journal"In presenting this spirited commentary, Kautz displays admirable erudition and sure-footedness in handling the texts, both historical and contemporary. He makes subtle distinctions and thoughtful observations. He also practices the toleration he preaches, treating those he criticizes with generosity and a lack of malice."—Review of Politics



Civil Justice Privatization And Democracy

Civil Justice  Privatization  and Democracy PDF
Author: Trevor C.W. Farrow
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2014-04-30
Book Size: 75.79 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Civil Justice Privatization And Democracy

by Trevor C.W. Farrow, Civil Justice Privatization And Democracy Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Civil Justice Privatization And Democracy book, Privatization is occurring throughout the public justice system, including courts, tribunals, and state-sanctioned private dispute resolution regimes. Driven by a widespread ethos of efficiency-based civil justice reform, privatization claims to decrease costs, increase speed, and improve access to the tools of justice. But it may also lead to procedural unfairness, power imbalances, and the breakdown of our systems of democratic governance. Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy demonstrates the urgent need to publicize, politicize, debate, and ultimately temper these moves towards privatized justice. Written by Trevor C.W. Farrow, a former litigation lawyer and current Chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy does more than just bear witness to the privatization initiatives that define how we think about and resolve almost all non-criminal disputes. It articulates the costs and benefits of these privatizing initiatives, particularly their potential negative impacts on the way we regulate ourselves in modern democracies, and it makes recommendations for future civil justice practice and reform.



Literature And The Political Imagination

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Author: Andrea T. Baumeister
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Book Size: 17.11 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Literature And The Political Imagination

by Andrea T. Baumeister, Literature And The Political Imagination Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Literature And The Political Imagination book, This volume shows how modern political theory can be enriched through an engagement with works of literature. It uses the resources of literature to explore issues such as nationalism, liberal philosophy, utopiansim, narrative and the role of theory in political thought. A variety of approaches are adopted and the aim is to show some of the many and diverse ways in which literature may enrich political theorising, as well as considering some of the problems to which this may give rise. The theorists discussed include Richard Rorty, Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and Martha Nussbaum. There are literary references from Greek tradegy, Jonathan Swift, Brian Moore, Elizabeth Bowen and contemporary feminist utopian fiction. All the contributors have a long-standing interest in the relations between literature and moral and political thought. They are concerned not to be restricted by conventional academic boundaries and are not united by any party-line or uniformity of intellectual commitments. This volume will be of great interest to all students engaged in the study of politics and literature.



The New Liberalism

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Author: Avital Simhony
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2001-08-23
Book Size: 40.95 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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The New Liberalism

by Avital Simhony, The New Liberalism Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The New Liberalism book, Essays on new liberalism demonstrate that liberalism can accommodate community, rights and liberty.



Rwanda And The Moral Obligation Of Humanitarian Intervention

Rwanda and the Moral Obligation of Humanitarian Intervention PDF
Author: Joshua James Kassner
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Book Size: 58.55 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Rwanda And The Moral Obligation Of Humanitarian Intervention

by Joshua James Kassner, Rwanda And The Moral Obligation Of Humanitarian Intervention Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Rwanda And The Moral Obligation Of Humanitarian Intervention book, A new approach to an issue of tremendous moral, political and legal importance, and explains why the international community should have intervened in Rwanda.



The Morality Of Pluralism

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Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 1996-03-04
Book Size: 48.79 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 238
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The Morality Of Pluralism

by John Kekes, The Morality Of Pluralism Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Morality Of Pluralism book, Controversies about abortion, the environment, pornography, AIDS, and similar issues naturally lead to the question of whether there are any values that can be ultimately justified, or whether values are simply conventional. John Kekes argues that the present moral and political uncertainties are due to a deep change in our society from a dogmatic to a pluralistic view of values. Dogmatism is committed to there being only one justifiable system of values. Pluralism recognizes many such systems, and yet it avoids a chaotic relativism according to which all values are in the end arbitrary. Maintaining that good lives must be reasonable, but denying that they must conform to one true pattern, Kekes develops and justifies a pluralistic account of good lives and values, and works out its political, moral, and personal implications.



Christianity And Liberal Society

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Author: Robert Song
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2006-01-13
Book Size: 57.40 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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Christianity And Liberal Society

by Robert Song, Christianity And Liberal Society Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Christianity And Liberal Society book, Liberalism forms the dominant political ideology of the modern world, but despite its pervasive influence, this is the first book-length treatment of liberal political thought from a Christian theological perspective. Song discusses the different aspects and interpretations of liberalism with reference to the critiques of three twentieth-century theologians: the American Protestant Reinhold Niebuhr on the liberal progressivist philosophy of history; the lesser-known Canadian George Grant on the threat of technology to fundamental liberal values, as articulated in the recent work of John Rawls; and the French Thomist Jacques Maritain on the defence of political pluralism. Further to this, Song explores the implications of this political theology for the issues in fundamental constitutional theory raised by a bill of rights and judicial review of legislation, and concludes with an account of the critical but supportive stance of liberalism Christian theology should take.