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Overview

The distinguished political philosopher Raymond Geuss examines critically some of the most widely held and important preconceptions about contemporary politics held in advanced Western societies. In a series of analytically focused chapters Dr. Geuss discusses the state, authority, violence and coercion, the concept of legitimacy, liberalism, toleration, freedom, democracy, and human rights. He argues that the liberal democratic state committed to the defence of human rights is a historically contingent conjunction of disparate elements that do not fit together coherently. One of Geuss' most striking claims is that it makes sense to speak of rights only relative to a mechanism for enforcing them, and that therefore the whole concept of a 'human right', as it is commonly used in contemporary political philosophy, is a confusion. This is a profound and concise essay on the basic structure of contemporary politics, written throughout in a voice that is sceptical, engaged, and clear.
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"...impressive..." Ethics

"Writing in a clear, analytic style that avoids superficial logic chopping, Guess (Cambridge) argues that the elements underlying much contemporary thinking about liberal democratic states with capitalist economies and a commitment to human rights—conjunctions resulting from contingne thistorical processes—are often conceptually confused and incoherent.... The book would serve as an excellent resource for both graduate and undergraduate students. Highly recommended." Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521000437
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,375,003
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Raymond Geuss is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He has taught widely in Germany and the United States, and has been an editor of the series of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought since its inception. His previous books include The Idea of a Critical Theory (Cambridge, 1981, ISBN 0521 284228), Morality, Culture, and History (Cambridge, 1999, ISBN 0 521 635683), and Public Goods, Private Goods (Princeton, 2001). He has also published a collection of classical verse in his own English translations, Parrots, Poets, and Philosophers & Good Advice (London, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 The state 14
1 Political associations 14
2 Violence, coercion, and power 21
3 The concept of the state 28
4 The concept of legitimacy 31
5 Authority 37
6 Weber's 'modern' state 42
7 History and the concept of the state 47
8 Anarchy and the state 52
9 The legitimacy of the state 57
2 Liberalism 69
1 The context 69
2 Toleration 73
3 Freedom 85
4 Individualism 98
5 Limited, unlimited, and discretionary power 104
3 Democracy and rights 110
1 Democracy: description and interpretation 110
2 Democracy: evaluation 119
3 Popular control and the state 128
4 Legal rights 131
5 Human rights 138
6 Rights and politics 146
Conclusion 153
Bibliography 163
Index 169
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