Democratic Individuality (Reprint)

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Democratic Individuality (Reprint)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 510 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521387095
  • DDC分類 320.512

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This ambitious and sweeping book presents a powerful argument against moral relativism and in favor of the objectivity of a theory of democratic individuality. Unlike much recent work in this field, the book does not simply adumbrate such a view. Rather, it develops the parallels between various versions of scientific and moral realism, and then reinterprets the history and internal logic of democratic theory, maintaining, for example, that the abolition of slavery represents genuine moral progress. The book also recasts the clashes between Marxist and Weberian, radical and liberal sociologies in the light of these moral claims, and sketches the institutions of a radical democracy.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I. The Theory of Freedom and
Individuality: Slavery, Mutual Recognition and
Modern Egalitarianism: 1. Empiricism,
neokantianism and realism in science and ethics
2. The capacity for moral personality and the
ambiguities of liberalism
3. A common good and justice in war
4. Neokantianism and moral realism
Part II. Reltrieval of Democracy and
Individuality in Marxian Theory: 5. Historical
materialism and justice
6. Two kinds of historical progress
7. The Aristotelian lineage of Marx's
eudaimonism
8. Radical democracy and individuality
Part III. Liberalism, Marxism and Moral
Objectivity: 9. The Protestant Ethic and
Marxian theory
10. Nationalism and the dangers of predatory
'liberalism'
11. Status and politics
12. Bureaucracy, socialism and a common good
13. Levels of Et disagreement and the
controversy between neokantianism and realism
Bibliography.