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False Necessity: Anti-Necessitarian Social Theory in the Service of Radical Democracy from Politics : A Work in Constructive Social Theory
     

False Necessity: Anti-Necessitarian Social Theory in the Service of Radical Democracy from Politics : A Work in Constructive Social Theory

by Roberto Mangabeira Unger
 
This new edition of False Necessity marks the beginning of Verso’s reissuing of Roberto Mangabeira Unger’s major works in political and social thought, first published together as Politics. Unger’s ideas have helped to inspire progressives across the world who look for alternatives to the ruling political and economic orthodoxy. Here he

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This new edition of False Necessity marks the beginning of Verso’s reissuing of Roberto Mangabeira Unger’s major works in political and social thought, first published together as Politics. Unger’s ideas have helped to inspire progressives across the world who look for alternatives to the ruling political and economic orthodoxy. Here he develops a radical explanation for society that is different from both Marxism and neoliberalism, and offers a program for change. His new and comprehensive introduction explores the limits to our understanding of society and politics and reconsiders the proposals in the book as examples of many untried intellectual and political possibilities.

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From the Publisher
“[Unger] does not make moves in any game we know how to play ... [His] book may someday make possible a new national romance ... [It] will help the literate ... citizens of some country to see vistas where before they saw only dangers—see a hitherto undreamt-of national future ...”—Richard Rorty

“A philosophical mind out of the Third World turning the tables, to become synoptist and seer of the First.”—Perry Anderson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859846551
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
09/17/2002
Pages:
780
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.18(h) x 2.16(d)

Meet the Author

Roberto Mangabeira Unger is one of the leading social and political thinkers in the world today. He is also active in Brazilian politics. Verso has published much of his work: False Necessity: Antinecessitarian Social Theory in the Service of Radical Democracy, What Should Legal Analysis Become?, Democracy Realized: The Progressive Alternative, Politics, and The Left Alternative.

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