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Skepticism and Political Participation

Botwinick, Aryeh

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ISBN 10: 0877226571 / ISBN 13: 9780877226574
Verlag: Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1990
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Hardcover in good condition. Includes letter from author. Jacket in acceptable condition. Jacket edges are worn, creased and nicked. One inch tear on rear upper edge. Hardcover spine ends are lightly bumped. Ink stamp on FEP. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 442811

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Titel: Skepticism and Political Participation

Verlag: Temple University Press, Philadelphia

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Acceptable

Art des Buches: Used

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Aryeh Botwinick argues for the recovery of a radical democratic tradition that emphasizes the role of individual participation in the development and control of social and political institutions. Such involvement implies philosophical skepticism the assumption that the truth about what is the best course of action cannot be known with certainty and that, therefore, every person’s opinion has an equal claim to be considered. The crucial stumbling block to reappropriating this radical egalitarian tradition is the supposed unviability of a consistent skepticism. In an effort to chart a new course of philosophical inquiry into political matters, Botwinick grapples with the formulation of a consistent version of skepticism, claiming that it provides "a continually renewing impetus for the expansion of political participation."

Twentieth-century philosophers have, for the most part, opted for some version of mitigated skepticism, which, the author argues, "has blinded them to the radical political implications of skepticism." Underscoring a pattern of convergence between Anglo-American and Continental philosophy, Botwinick proposes a number of strategies to rehabilitate the rationality of participatory democratic political institutions by articulating an acceptable version of consistent skepticism.

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Arguing for a recovery of a radical democratic tradition that emphasizes the role of individual participation in the development and control of social and political institutions

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