New Communitarian Thinking: Persons, Virtues, Institutions and Communities / Edition 1

New Communitarian Thinking: Persons, Virtues, Institutions and Communities / Edition 1

by Amitai Etzioni
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813915694

ISBN-13: 9780813915692

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Communitarian thought has been dismissed as, at best, little more than a corrective to the excesses of liberalism and, at worst, as a form of 'old-fashioned collectivism.' This volume aims to provide an account of communitarian thought which answers charges c=such as these while establishing communitarian philosophy as a robust theory in its own right.  See more details below

Overview

Communitarian thought has been dismissed as, at best, little more than a corrective to the excesses of liberalism and, at worst, as a form of 'old-fashioned collectivism.' This volume aims to provide an account of communitarian thought which answers charges c=such as these while establishing communitarian philosophy as a robust theory in its own right.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813915692
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Constitutionalism and Democracy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Old Chestnuts and New Spurs16
1Communitarian Liberalism37
2The Communitarian Critique of Liberalism52
3Moral Argument and Liberal Toleration: Abortion and Homosexuality71
4Community: Reflections on Definition88
5The Communitarian Individual99
6Personhood and Moral Obligation110
7Human Nature and the Quest for Community126
8Virtue, the Common Good, and Democracy143
9The Virtues of Democratic Self-Constraint154
10Institutions as the Infrastructure of Democracy170
11Liberal Politics and the Public Sphere183
12Free Speech and Free Press: A Communitarian Perspective218
13American Conceptions of Citizenship and National Service233
14Immigration and Political Community in the United States259
Notes283
About the Authors310
Index311

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