Democracy and the Ethical Life

A Philosophy of Politics and Community (Second Edition, Expanded)
Author: Claes G. Ryn
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813207118
Category: Philosophy
Page: 245
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This study goes to the heart of ethics and politics. Strongly argued and lucidly written, the book makes a crucial distinction between two forms of democracy

National Identity as an Issue of Knowledge and Morality


Author: N. Z. Chavchavadze,N. V. Chavchavadze,Ghia Nodia,Paul Peachey
Publisher: CRVP
ISBN: 9781565180536
Category: Philosophy
Page: 334
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Democracy and Moral Development

A Politics of Virtue
Author: David L. Norton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520203488
Category: Philosophy
Page: 198
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At a time when politics and virtue seem less compatible than oil and water, Democracy and Moral Development shows how to bring the two together. Philosopher David Norton applies classical concepts of virtue to the premises of modern democracy. The centerpiece of the book is a model of organizational management applicable to the state, business, the professions, and voluntary communities.

Ethics and Activism

The Theory and Practice of Political Morality
Author: Michael L. Gross
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521580977
Category: Political Science
Page: 305
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This book, first published in 1997, explores social activism, emphasizing the competitive, parochial nature of morally inspired activism.

Die Politik


Author: Aristoteles,Christian Garve
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Active Life

Miller's Metaphysics of Democracy
Author: Michael J. McGandy
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791465387
Category: Philosophy
Page: 231
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A sustained reflection on philosopher John William Miller and the metaphysical presuppositions and implications of democracy.

Politics, Ethics and Challenges to Democracy in 'new Independent States'


Author: Tʻinatʻin Bočorišvili,William Sweet,Daniel R. Ahern
Publisher: CRVP
ISBN: 9781565182240
Category: Political Science
Page: 211
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Pragmatism and Political Theory


Author: Matthew Festenstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745666256
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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This exciting new book is the first comprehensive and critical study of the relationship between the Pragmatist tradition and political theory. Festenstein develops his argument through a detailed and original reading of four key thinkers: John Dewey, Richard Rorty, Jurgen Habermas and Hilary Putnam.

Social and Political Philosophy

Contemporary Perspectives
Author: James P. Sterba
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415217958
Category: Philosophy
Page: 481
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Social and Political Philosophy introduces some of the most important topics in contemporary political philosophy and questions whether these can be accommodated within the framework of liberal theory. It consists of specially written essays by prominent figures in social and political philosophy. Each essay carefully considers both the theoretical and practical problems of a major topic. Traditional perspectives are balanced with new challenges. Topics include: * Moral Methodology * Libertarianism * Socialism * Lesbian and Gay Perspectives * Feminism * Racial and Multicultural Perspectives * Rationality * Welfare Liberalism * Environmentalism * Virtue Ethics and Community * Just War Theory and Pacifism * Civil Disobedience.

In the Beginning Was the Deed

Realism and Moralism in Political Argument
Author: Bernard Williams
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691134109
Category: Philosophy
Page: 200
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Bernard Williams is remembered as one of the most brilliant and original philosophers of the past fifty years. Widely respected as a moral philosopher, Williams began to write about politics in a sustained way in the early 1980s. There followed a stream of articles, lectures, and other major contributions to issues of public concern--all complemented by his many works on ethics, which have important implications for political theory. This new collection of essays, most of them previously unpublished, addresses many of the core subjects of political philosophy: justice, liberty, and equality; the nature and meaning of liberalism; toleration; power and the fear of power; democracy; and the nature of political philosophy itself. A central theme throughout is that political philosophers need to engage more directly with the realities of political life, not simply with the theories of other philosophers. Williams makes this argument in part through a searching examination of where political thinking should originate, to whom it might be addressed, and what it should deliver. Williams had intended to weave these essays into a connected narrative on political philosophy with reflections on his own experience of postwar politics. Sadly he did not live to complete it, but this book brings together many of its components. Geoffrey Hawthorn has arranged the material to resemble as closely as possible Williams's original design and vision. He has provided both an introduction to Williams's political philosophy and a bibliography of his formal and informal writings on politics. Those who know the work of Bernard Williams will find here the familiar hallmarks of his writing--originality, clarity, erudition, and wit. Those who are unfamiliar with, or unconvinced by, a philosophical approach to politics, will find this an engaging introduction. Both will encounter a thoroughly original voice in modern political theory and a searching approach to the shape and direction of liberal political thought in the past thirty-five years.

New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education

Ethics, Politics and Religion
Author: David Lewin,Alexandre Guilherme,Morgan White
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472513363
Category: Education
Page: 256
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New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education seeks to build a bridge between philosophical reflection and socio-political action by developing a range of critical discussions in the areas of ethics, politics and religion. This volume brings together established authorities and a new generation of scholars to ask whether philosophy of education can contribute to political and social discourse, or whether it is destined to remain the marginal gadfly of mainstream ideology. The philosophy of education stands in danger of becoming a neglected field at precisely the moment we need to be able to reflect upon the increasingly apparent costs of the technocratic attitude to education. While many of the educational policy discussions of recent years seem far-reaching and radical, critical debate surrounding these initiatives remain largely at a populist level. New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education provides contemporary responses to philosophical issues that bear upon educational studies, policies and practices, contributing to the debate on the role of philosophy of education in an increasingly fractured intellectual milieu.

Community in the Digital Age

Philosophy and Practice
Author: Andrew Feenberg,Darin David Barney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742529595
Category: Computers
Page: 293
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Is the Internet the key to a reinvigorated public life? Or will it fragment society by enabling citizens to associate only with like-minded others? Online community has provided social researchers with insights into our evolving social life. As suburbanization and the breakdown of the extended family and neighborhood isolate individuals more and more, the Internet appears as a possible source for reconnection. Are virtual communities "real" enough to support the kind of personal commitment and growth we associate with community life, or are they fragile and ultimately unsatisfying substitutes for human interaction? Community in the Digital Age features the latest, most challenging work in an important and fast-changing field, providing a forum for some of the leading North American social scientists and philosophers concerned with the social and political implications of this new technology. Their provocative arguments touch on all sides of the debate surrounding the Internet, community, and democracy.

Traditions and Present Problems of Czech Political Culture


Author: Miloslav Bednář,Michael Vejražka
Publisher: CRVP
ISBN: 9781565180574
Category:
Page: N.A
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Values and Powers

Re-reading the Philosophical Tradition of American Pragmatism
Author: Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042027452
Category: Philosophy
Page: 202
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This book shows how much and in what sense values are related to powers and powers are related to values in American pragmatism. The proposed re-reading of American pragmatism will facilitate a novel understanding of it as a philosophical movement and, by showing its truly humanistic, democratic, and pro-social character, the stronger impetus for current rethinking of values is being provided. The Value Inquiry Book Series (VIBS) is an international scholarly program, founded in 1992 by Robert Ginsberg, that publishes philosophical books in all areas of value inquiry, including social and political thought, ethics, applied philosophy, aesthetics, feminism, pragmatism, personalism, religious values, medical and health values, values in education, values in science and technology, humanistic psychology, cognitive science, formal axiology, history of philosophy, post-communist thought, peace theory, law and society, and theory of culture.

Spirituality, Ethics And The Meaning Of Work: A Philosophical Perspective


Author: Albert Allan Anderson
Publisher: ICFAI Books
ISBN: 8178814099
Category: Business ethics
Page: 208
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Spirituality shapes human existence. This book attempts to see philosophy as an essential element in every workplace. Ethical issues and concerns should be part of the workplace. Downsizing, the meaning of work, etc., are discussed here.

Religion, Rationality and Community

Sacred and secular in the thought of Hegel and his critics
Author: Robert Gascoigne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400950519
Category: Philosophy
Page: 308
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This study is an attempt to examine the relationships between religious belief and the humanism of the Enlightenment in the philosophy of Hegel and of a group of thinkers who related to his thought in various ways during the 1840's. It begins with a study of the ways in which Hegel attempted to evolve a genuinely Christian humanism by his demonstration that the modern understanding of man as a free and rational subject derived its strength and validity from the union of God and human existence in the incarnation. The rest of this study is con cerned with two different forms of opposition to Hegel: first, the criti cal discipleship of the Young Hegelians and Moses Hess, who insisted that Hegel's notion of Christian humanism was false because religious belief was necessarily inimical to a clear consciousness of social evil and the determination to abolish it; second, the religious opposition to the Enlightenment in the thought of Schelling and Kierkegaard, which emphasized God's transcendence to human reason and the insig nificance of secular history. In the years leading up to the revolution of 1848, Hegel's synthesis was rejected in favour of the assertion of atheistic humanism or religious otherworldliness. Chapter One, after discussing the young Hegel's critique of the social and political effects of Christianity, examines the union of religi ous belief, speculative philosophy and the rational state in Hegel's mature system.

Readings in the Philosophy of Technology


Author: David M. Kaplan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742564015
Category: Philosophy
Page: 583
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This second edition of Readings in the Philosophy of Technology examines the nature of technology as well as the effects of technologies upon human knowledge, activities, societies, and environments. The aim of philosophy of technology is to understand, evaluate, and criticize the ways in which technologies reflect as well as change human life and the natural world. Compiled specifically with students and newcomers in mind, this book explores the various ways in which societies, technologies, and environments shape one another. Readers will learn to appreciate the ways that philosophy informs our understanding of technology, and to see how technology relates to ethics, politics, nature, human nature, computers, science, food, and animals.

Politics and Society


Author: Robert Morrison MacIver
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202367941
Category: Political Science
Page: 571
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This carefully selected and integrated series of discourses on the central issues of political life presents Robert M. MacIver's views on ethics and politics, society and the state, government and political change, war and peace, and the conditions of a viable international order. It is both a key to the astonishing scope and versatility of MacIver's mind and a major contribution to political thought. Politics and Society elucidates some of the major themes and essential problems of political theory. Here are incisive essays on the nature of understanding in social and political science; on the discontinuities between ethics and politics that render difficult, yet imperative, the ordering of a multigroup society; and on the ever-present tensions between liberty and authority, private interests and the common good. Here too are MacIver's assessments of the forces that make for social change and the transformations requisite to the establishment of a viable international order. And here, with sensitivity and wisdom, are MacIver's articulations of relevant ends and their realization through appropriate means. David Spitz provided a lengthy introduction to this volume on its first publication in 1969 assessing the importance of MacIver's teachings as well as relating these essays within the broader context of MacIver's political and social thought. The republication of this collection now attests to Spitz's conclusion: "The rewards that await the reader of these essays support my conviction that MacIver's eminent achievements, in both method and vision, stamp him as the most distinguished of our social and political theorists."Robert M. MacIver (1882-1970) was Lieber Professor of Political Philosophy and Sociology at Columbia University (1929-1950) and held many other academic posts, directorships and honorary degrees, and in 1962 came out of retirement to be chancellor of the New School for Social Research. Among his most important books were Social Causation and Community, a Sociological Study. David Spitz was professor of political science at Columbia University. He was the author among other books of The Liberal Idea of Freedom. The David and Elaine Spitz Prize is awarded every year for the best book in liberal and/or democratic theory by the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought in his honor.

Education, Philosophy and Politics

The Selected Works of Michael A. Peters
Author: Michael A Peters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136581901
Category: Education
Page: 230
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In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions - so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Michael A. Peters has spent the last 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed over 60 books (authored, co-authored and edited) and 500 articles to the field. In Education, Philosophy and Politics, Michael A. Peters brings together 15 of his key writings in one place, including chapters from his best-selling books and articles from leading journals. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of Michael's career and contextualises his selection, the essays are then arranged thematically to create a pathway of a way of thinking in philosophy of education which is forward looking but takes account of tradition and the past. The subjects of the chapters include; Wittgenstein Studies Philosophical Critique of Modernity French Poststructuralism Jean-Francois Lyotard Foucault & Deleuze Derrida American Pragmatism Rorty Cavell Philosophy and racism Through this book, readers can follow the themes and strands that Michael A. Peters has written about for over three decades and clearly see his important contribution to the field of education.

Hegel's Critique of Modernity

Reconciling Individual Freedom and the Community
Author: Timothy C. Luther
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739129814
Category: Political Science
Page: 412
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While the Enlightenment brought about an unprecedented growth in freedom, it also gave rise to a set of dichotomies that Hegel's philosophy helps to overcome. In this book, Timothy C. Luther examines Hegel's contribution to polical philosophy and his attempt to resolve tensions in political philosophy and democracy_particularly, his reconciliation of individual liberty and community. Hegel's dialectic preserves what he sees as valuable in liberalism while reformulating it in a way that is more sensitive to community and historical context.