Ethical Frontiers of the State: An Essay in Political Philosophy

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The moral justification for government is, that it is needed to promote the community's interest. What is that interest an interest in? Upon what basis can disagreements about the community's interest and individual interests be reconciled? Can democracy enable dissatisfaction with their reconciliation to be lived with? Perhaps, if people are prepared to meet the requirements of democratic citizenship. What are these requirements, and what is their justification? These are the questions with which this book is concerned.
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Milne (political theory, U. of Durham) seeks answers to the question "What is the proper scope and limits of government?" He begins with a critical examination of the Victorian philosopher T.H. Green's theory of the Common Good and his Political Theory. Milne then constructs his own political theory around the idea of the Common Good and uses this theory to determine the rational limits of government. While describing such a government, he deals with concepts such as anarchism, political obligation, corporate autonomy, conflict and the human condition, the paradox of party politics, and civil disobedience. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333714430
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The Common Good and T. H. Green's Ethical Theory 17
2 The Common Good and Humanistic Social Ethics 51
3 The Common Good and T. H. Green's Political Theory 84
4 The Idea of Government 129
5 Government and Morality 175
6 On Controversy, Conflict and the Human Condition 241
7 Retrospect and Unfinished Business 296
Notes 317
Index 334
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