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.

Demokratie und Erziehung

Eine Einleitung in die philosophische Pädagogik
Author: John Dewey
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407220578
Category: Social Science
Page: 517
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Ein Schlüsselwerk der internationalen Reformpädagogik. Systematisch begründet der amerikanische Philosoph und Pädagoge Erziehung und Demokratie als Formen "gemeinsamer und miteinander geteilter Erfahrung". Die Schule als Modell für Demokratie wird zur Grundlage des Lehrens und Lernens in modernen Gesellschaften. "Demokratie und Erziehung", 1916 erstmals erschienen, gilt als das Hauptwerk John Deweys und als Schlüsselwerk der internationalen Reformpädagogik. Dewey entwickelt eine moderne Pädagogik aus der Idee, "Erziehung" als demokratische Erfahrung zu begründen, wie andererseits "Demokratie" als Medium der Erziehungserfahrung zu verstehen. Erziehung ist nicht Funktion oder Instrument der Politik, sondern sie verwirklicht sich als Demokratie. Die Schule wird zur "Keimzelle" der demokratischen Gesellschaft. Deweys Forderung nach einer Schule, die sich nicht als Ort gesellschaftlicher Reproduktion, sondern als Ort gesellschaftlicher Transformation versteht, sein Verständnis von Schule als Modell für Demokratie ist auch in der heutigen Erziehungswissenschaft noch aktuell. Den zweiten Teil seines Werkes bestimmen sehr konkrete Ausführungen zur Methodik und Didaktik der Schule als Lernumwelt, in deren Mittelpunkt er den Begriff des "Erfahrungslernens" stellt. Diese Ausgabe schließt mit einer umfangreichen, aktualisierten Auswahlbibliografie.

In the Beginning was the Deed

Realism and Moralism in Political Argument
Author: Bernard Arthur Owen Williams,Geoffrey Hawthorn
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691124308
Category: Philosophy
Page: 174
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"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 William's original design and vision. He has provided both an introduction to William's political philosophy and a bibliography of his formal and informal writings on politics."--BOOK JACKET.

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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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.

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.

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.

Traditions and Present Problems of Czech Political Culture


Author: Miloslav Bednář,Michael Vejrazka,Michael Vejražka
Publisher: CRVP
ISBN: 9781565180574
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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Past experiences of unfreedom and the new freedom; national character and democracy; self-identification in Czech Artistic culture.

The Ontological Foundation of Ethics, Politics, and Law


Author: Francesco Belfiore
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761860711
Category: Philosophy
Page: 530
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In this revised edition, Belfiore adds new concepts and discusses the views of additional thinkers. He gives an ontological foundation to ethics, politics, and law and shows how his thought can reinterpret the views of other philosophers regarding these topics.

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.

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.

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy


Author: D. C. Phillips
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483364755
Category: Education
Page: 952
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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.

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.

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.

In Government We Trust

Market-Failure and the Delusions of Privatisation
Author: Warwick Funnell,Robert Jupe,Jane Andrew
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 309
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A reasoned, moderate argument for a return to state control of society's essential services in this critique of privatisation.

Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Culture

Pragmatic Essays after Dewey
Author: John J. Stuhr
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438421559
Category: Philosophy
Page: 295
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Democracy and Political Culture in Eastern Europe


Author: Hans-Dieter Klingemann,Dieter Fuchs,Jan Zielonka
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134170416
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
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What is the relationship between democracy and political culture in countries undergoing major systemic change? Have subjective political orientations of citizens been important in shaping the development of democracy in central and eastern Europe after the fall of communism? These core questions are tackled by an impressive range of twenty political scientists, sixteen of which are based in the central and eastern European countries covered in this essential new book. Their analyses draw on a unique set of data collected and processed by the contributors to this volume within the framework of the World Values Survey project. This data enables these authors to establish similarities and differences in support of democracy between a large number of countries with different cultural and structural conditions as well as historical legacies. The macro-level findings of the book tend to support the proposition that support of democracy declines the further east one goes. In contrast, micro-level relationships have been found to be astonishingly similar. For example, support of democracy is always positively related to higher levels of education – no matter where an individual citizen happens to live. This new book builds a clear understanding of what makes democracies strong and resistant to autocratic temptation.

Aristotle and the Rediscovery of Citizenship


Author: Susan D. Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139457039
Category: Philosophy
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Aristotle and the Rediscovery of Citizenship confronts a question that is central to Aristotle's political philosophy as well as to contemporary political theory: what is a citizen? Answers prove to be elusive, in part because late twentieth-century critiques of the Enlightenment called into doubt fundamental tenets that once guided us. Engaging the two major works of Aristotle's political philosophy, his Nicomachean Ethics and his Politics, Susan D. Collins poses questions that current discussions of liberal citizenship do not adequately address. Drawing a path from contemporary disputes to Aristotle, she examines in detail his complex presentations of moral virtue, civic education, and law; his view of the aims and limits of the political community; and his treatment of the connection between citizenship and the human good. Collins thereby shows how Aristotle continues to be an indispensable source of enlightenment, as he has been for political and religious traditions of the past.