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The moral foundations of politics, Ian Shapiro

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The moral foundations of politics
Title
The moral foundations of politics
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Ian Shapiro
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Language
eng
Summary
When do governments merit our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? In this investigation of this most enduring of political dilemmas, Ian Shapiro discusses the different answers that have been proposed by the major political theorists in the utilitarian, Marxist, and social contract traditions over the past four centuries. Showing how these political philosophies have all been decisively shaped by the core values of the Enlightenment, he demonstrates that each one contains useful insights that survive their failures as comprehensive doctrines and that should inform our thinking about political legitimacy. Shapiro then turns to the democratic tradition. Exploring the main arguments for and against democracy from Plato's time until our own, he argues that democracy offers the best resources for realizing the Enlightenment's promise and managing its internal tensions. As such, democracy supplies the most attractive available basis for political legitimacy
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Yale ISPS series
The moral foundations of politics, Ian Shapiro
Label
The moral foundations of politics, Ian Shapiro
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1npmpg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enlightenment Politics -- Classical Utilitarianism -- Synthesizing Rights and Utility -- Marxism -- The Social Contract -- Anti-Enlightenment Politics -- Democracy -- Democracy in the Mature Enlightenment
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1 online resource (xii, 289 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128697
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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