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Democratic Individuality

Gilbert, Alan

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990
ISBN 10: 0521387094 / ISBN 13: 9780521387095
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Titel: Democratic Individuality

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Paperback

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Paperback. Covers are lightly marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are lightly bumped and worn. Rear leading corners are creased, affecting closing pages. Page block is marked. Leading corners of a few pages are lightly bumped. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 431047

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Inhaltsangabe: This ambitious and sweeping book presents a powerful argument against moral relativism and in favor of the objectivity of a theory of democratic individuality. Unlike much recent work in this field, the book does not simply adumbrate such a view. Rather, it develops the parallels between various versions of scientific and moral realism, and then reinterprets the history and internal logic of democratic theory, maintaining, for example, that the abolition of slavery represents genuine moral progress. The book also recasts the clashes between Marxist and Weberian, radical and liberal sociologies in the light of these moral claims, and sketches the institutions of a radical democracy.

Rezension: "The book presents an acute, historically informed, and unusually optimistic argument about moral progress. Striking in its intellectual breadth, [it] makes a significant contribution to the case that the social sciences are, at bottom, moral sciences." Joshua Cohen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Democratic Individuality is a treasure chest, a book destined to play an important role." Michael Goldfield, The American Political Science Review

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