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Skepticism and Political Participation

Botwinick, Aryeh

Verlag: Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1990
ISBN 10: 0877226571 / ISBN 13: 9780877226574
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Titel: Skepticism and Political Participation

Verlag: Temple University Press, Philadelphia

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Hardcover

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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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Inhaltsangabe: 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. Author note: Aryeh Botwinick, Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University, is the author of seven books, including Democracy and Scarcity.

Rezension: "These essays are a wonderful treat: for their originality, philosophical breadth, and their contribution to democratic theory. Botwinick makes a sophisticated and fascinating case for extreme skepticism and supplying the best arguments for a participatory and egalitarian society. The work is full of endless surprises, of unusual juxtapositions, e.g. of Lyotard and Maimonides, and original readings of Machiavelli, Wittgenstein, Foucault, and others. In addition to being philosophically exacting, the work is notable for its attempt to bring postmodern thinking into political and theoretical focus. It is a humanistic work of a very high order." --Sheldon S. Wolin, Professor of Politics Emeritus, Princeton University "This strong and important work explores the political implications of a radical epistemological skepticism in an eloquent and cogent manner. It inserts itself squarely into contemporary philosophical trends: the abandonment of 'foundationalism' and the rise of neopragmatism. There are two unique an unusual qualities to the book: first, it focuses on the political dimensions of epistemology--a dimension commonly neglected in the literature; second, Botwinick relies both on Anglo-American arguments (from Quine to the later Wittgenstein) and on Continental philosophy (from Nietzsche to Foucault)--something rarely done in other works." --Fred Dallmayr, Packui Dee Professor of Government, University of Notre Dame

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