Democracy and the Ethical Life: A Philosophy of Politics and Community / Edition 2

Democracy and the Ethical Life: A Philosophy of Politics and Community / Edition 2

by Claes G. Ryn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813207118

ISBN-13: 9780813207117

Pub. Date: 01/01/1990

Publisher: Catholic Univ.of America Press

This study goes to the heart of ethics and politics. Strongly argued and lucidly written, the book makes a crucial distinction between two forms of democracy. The author defends constitutional democracy as potentially supportive of the ethical life, while he criticizes the plebiscitary form of democracyas undermiining man's moral nature. The book includes an extensive

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This study goes to the heart of ethics and politics. Strongly argued and lucidly written, the book makes a crucial distinction between two forms of democracy. The author defends constitutional democracy as potentially supportive of the ethical life, while he criticizes the plebiscitary form of democracyas undermiining man's moral nature. The book includes an extensive interpretation and refutation of the ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and offers a new perspective on the American Constitution and the relationship between moral community and self-interest. This edition includes an important new section on the common good and the state of Western democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813207117
Publisher:
Catholic Univ.of America Press
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Edition description:
2nd ed., expanded
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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