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In this book, Michael Sandel takes up some of the hotly contested moral and political issues of our time, including affirmative action, assisted suicide, abortion, gay rights, stem cell research, the meaning of toleration and civility, the gap between rich and poor, the role of markets, and the place of religion in public life. He argues that the most prominent ideals in our political life--individual rights and freedom of choice--do not by themselves provide an adequate ethic for a democratic society. Sandel calls for a politics that gives greater emphasis to citizenship, community, and civic virtue, and that grapples more directly with questions of the good life. Liberals often worry that inviting moral and religious argument into the public sphere runs the risk of intolerance and coercion. These essays respond to that concern by showing that substantive moral discourse is not at odds with progressive public purposes, and that a pluralist society need not shrink from engaging the moral and religious convictions that its citizens bring to public life.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Michael J. Sandel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2005
File: 292 Pages
ISBN-13: 0674019288

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Publisher's description: Freedom demands responsibility. In this cogent, penetrating analysis of the changing state of Western democracies, Walter Lippmann, dean of political news columnists, presents a lucid, balanced summary of the crucial decisions facing every thoughtful 20th century citizen. He urges free men everywhere to take a lively, responsible interest in their government in order to preserve their liberties and defend themselves against totalitarianism.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Walter Lippmann
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Release:
File: 189 Pages
ISBN-13: 1412838649

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Goodin defends utilitarianism and shows how it can serve as an excellent guide to public policy makers.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Robert E. Goodin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1995-05-26
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 052146806X

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The author proposes a reconstruction of the term public philosophy with the aim of integrating it into political science as an analytical concept. It is possible to identify a matrix of ideas which have shaped political life in the US.

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Genre: Ideology
Author: James W. Ceaser
Publisher:
Release: 2000
File: 29 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015051997685

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Analyzes recent developments in liberal philosophy, argues that liberalism can no longer meet the needs of American society, and suggests a new public philosophy of civic republicanism

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: William M. Sullivan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 1986-01-01
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520058909

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Begun in 1938 and completed only in 1955, The Public Philosophy offers as much a glimpse into the private philosophy of America's premier journalist of the twentieth century as it does a public philosophy.The basis of Lippmann's effort is ""that there is a deep disorder in our society which comes not from the machinations of our enemies and from the adversaries of the human condition but from within ourselves."" He also provides a special sort of legacy to liberalism in its broadest sense - as the root approach to human existence that could provide civility and accommodation against incivilities and extremism, and that uniquely stood against the totalitarian counter-revolutions from Jacobism to Leninism. This work is a masterful defense of the public philosophy as a constitutional tradition, and can be easily read as such today.Paul Roazen, long identified with the analysis of Lippmann's work, points out that no matter how trenchantly Lippmann dissected democracy, and the populist faith in the people's wisdom, he still sought to study the world in order to help govern it. His constant flow of journalistic writing had the educative intent of raising the level of the public's knowledge. His rationalist conviction that clearheadedness on public matters can be effectively relayed to people is nowhere more evident than in The Public Philosophy. In this sense it is an argument for the democratic ideal that people can be rallied in defense of the public interest.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Hans Eysenck
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2017-09-29
File: 209 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351475860

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The crisis of western civilization is a crisis of public philosophy. This is the charge of Public Philosophy and Political Science, a stunning new collection of essays edited by E. Robert Statham Jr. Vividly cataloging the decay of the moral and intellectual foundations of civic liberty, the book portrays a generation of Americans alienated from institutions built on public philosophy. The work exposes the failure of America's political scientists to acknowledge and understand this alarming crisis in the American body politic. The distinguished contributors examine the evolution of public philosophy; the inextricable relationship between politics and philosophy; and the interplay between public philosophy, the constitution, natural law, and government. They reveal the dire threat to deliberative democracy and the fundamental order of constitutional society posed by public philosophy's waning power to refine, cultivate, and civilize. The work is an indictment of a society which has discarded a way of life rooted in natural law, democracy and the traditions of civility; and is a denunciation of an educated elite that has divorced itself from the standards upon which public philosophy rests. It is essential reading for philosophers and political and social scientists seeking to resurrect the standards of American public life.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: E. Robert Statham
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release: 2002
File: 225 Pages
ISBN-13: 073910294X

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Uses the prism of "public philosophy" to examine Chinese society, modernization, globalization, and democratization as a whole.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Michael Santos
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 2003
File: 231 Pages
ISBN-13: 0275978826

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"Examines why the Republican Party was unable to sustain Lincoln's ideas and why neither Republicans nor Democrats were able to formulate an alternative public philosophy to Lincolnism. Sand describes how radical Republicans and purist Democrats battled for control of America's public philosophy, and how moderate Republicans and legitimist Democrats placed issue and policy debates over ideology"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre: History
Author: Eric C. Sands
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Release: 2009
File: 222 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780826271907

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This volume brings together eminent theologians, philosophers and political theorists to discuss such questions as how religious understandings have shaped the moral landscape of contemporary culture; the possible contributions of theology and theologically informed moral argument to contemporary public life; the problem of religious and moral discourse in a pluralistic society; and the proper relationship between religion and culture.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Kenneth L. Grasso
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release: 2012-05-18
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780739166659

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