From pluralist to patriotic politics : putting practice first

Charles Blattberg

The moral and political philosophy of pluralism has become increasingly influential. To pluralists, when values genuinely conflict we should aim to strike an appropriate balance or trade-off between them, though this means accepting that compromise will be inevitable. Politics, as a result, appears as a thoroughly tragic affair. Drawing on a 'hermeneutical' conception of interpretation, the author develops an original account of practical reasoning, one which assumes that, though making compromises in the face of conflicts is indeed often unavoidable, there are times when reconciliation, as distinct from compromise, is feasible. For this to be so, however, citizens must strive to converse - and not just negotiate - with each other, thus fulfilling the good that is at the heart of their shared political community. This is the central message of the patriotic alternative to pluralist politics that the author defends here.

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  • Introduction: Against the Neutralist 'Politics' of Political Theory
  • Two Pluralist Polities
  • Compromising Zero-Sum Morals
  • Towards the Patriotic Polity
  • Governance: Towards the Patriotic Lawmaker
  • Welfare: Towards the Patriotic Corporation
  • Recognition: Towards a Patriotic Respect of the Individual
  • Conclusion: Aim Higher

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書名 From pluralist to patriotic politics : putting practice first
著作者等 Blattberg Charles
出版元 Oxfor University Press
刊行年月 c2000
ページ数 xiii, 294 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0198296886
NCID BA44627457
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国