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Paul Riciur: The Promise and Risk of Politics

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Paul Ric ur, with Rawls, Walzer, and Habermas as some of his main interlocuters, has developed a substantial and distinctive body of political thought. On the one hand, it articulates a rich conception of the paradoxical character of the domain of politics. On the other, it provides a fresh approach to such major topics as the relationship among politics, economics, and ethics and between concern for universal human rights and respect for cultural plurality. His work, rooted as it is in Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel, also provides resources for a fruitful rethinking of the issues at stake in the liberal-communitarian debate.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Chapter 1 Roots: An Introduction Chapter 2 Early Political Thought Chapter 3 Conceptual Advances Chapter 4 Action, Agents and Their Identities Chapter 5 From the Ethical Aim to the Moral Norm Chapter 6 From the Moral Norm to Practical Wisdom Chapter 7 Political Fragility Chapter 8 Political Responsibility Chapter 9 Assessment

Portrait

Bernard P. Dauenhauer is professor of philosophy at the University of Georgia. His most recent publications include Citizenship in a Fragile World (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1996).

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This book has an elegant structure ... Dauenhauer's treatment of Ric?ur in fact dovetails so well with his own political thought ... that it is difficult to tell where Ric?ur ends and Dauenhauer begins... -- Kevin Orange Radical Philosophy Professor Dauenhauer has provided the English language literature with a unique, major critical assessment of Ricoeur's political and social writings.The work is highly recommended. The Journal Of Church and State This is an important contribution to Ric?ur studies by an able philosopher who has a keen appreciation for and excellent control of his subject... -- James B. Sauer, St. Mary's University Philosophy in Review This is an important contribution to RicA"ur studies by an able philosopher who has a keen appreciation for and excellent control of his subject. -- James B. Sauer, St. Mary's University Philosophy in Review This book has an elegant structure ... Dauenhauer's treatment of RicA"ur in fact dovetails so well with his own political thought ... that it is difficult to tell where RicA"ur ends and Dauenhauer begins. -- Kevin Orange Radical Philosophy
EAN: 9780847692361
ISBN: 0847692361
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1998
Seitenanzahl: 348 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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