Public Philosophy in a New Key: Volume 1, Democracy and Civic Freedom [NOOK Book]

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These two ambitious volumes from one of the world's most celebrated political philosophers present a new kind of political and legal theory that James Tully calls a public philosophy, and a complementary new way of thinking about active citizenship, called civic freedom. Professor Tully takes the reader step-by-step through the principal debates in political theory and the major types of political struggle today. These volumes represent a genuine landmark in political theory from the author of Strange ...
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Public Philosophy in a New Key: Volume 1, Democracy and Civic Freedom

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Overview

These two ambitious volumes from one of the world's most celebrated political philosophers present a new kind of political and legal theory that James Tully calls a public philosophy, and a complementary new way of thinking about active citizenship, called civic freedom. Professor Tully takes the reader step-by-step through the principal debates in political theory and the major types of political struggle today. These volumes represent a genuine landmark in political theory from the author of Strange Multiplicity, one of the most influential and distinctive commentaries on politics and the contemporary world published in recent years. This first volume of Public Philosophy in a New Key consists of a presentation and defence of a contextual approach to public philosophy and civic freedom, and then goes on to study specific struggles over recognition and distribution within states.
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"Emplotting Aboriginal claims in a narrative of sovereignty and equality, optimistically identifying and making real to us the often obscured (even by many realists) realities of daily postcolonial practices of freedom, Tully writes about politics as a new realist, in a way that dignifies all sides and vivifies an agnostic humanism all too often absent from even the best political theorizing today."
Bonnie Honig, American Bar Foundation and Northwestern University, Perspectives on Politics

"Tully's contributions to what Foucault called a “history of the present” are as theoretically sophisticated as they are context-oriented and politically engaged, always addressing even the most abstract questions by way of discussing concrete cases that turn out to be exemplary or representative.... Tully's work is exemplary in pushing this limit in ways from which both theory and practice can learn a great deal."
Robin Celikates, University of Amsterdam, Constellations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780511736827
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Series: Ideas in Context , #93
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 576 KB

Meet the Author

James Tully is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria, Canada. He is one of the most distinguished political philosophers in the world.
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Table of Contents

Dedication; Acknowledgements; Credits; Introduction; Public philosophy and civic freedom: a guide to the two Volumes; Part I. Approaching Practice: 1. Public philosophy as a critical activity; 2. Situated creatively: Wittgenstein and political philosophy; 3. To think and act differently: comparing critical ethos and critical Theory; Part II. Democracy and Recognition: 4. The agonistic freedom of citizens; 5. Reimagining belonging in diverse societies; 6. Multinational democracies: an introductory sketch; Part III. Indigenous Peoples: 7. The negotiation of reconciliation; 8. The struggles of indigenous peoples for and of freedom; Conclusion: 9. Recognition, distribution and civic freedom: the emergence of a new field; Bibliography; Index.
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