Public Philosophy in a New Key, Volume 1: Democracy and Civic Freedom

Public Philosophy in a New Key, Volume 1: Democracy and Civic Freedom

by James Tully
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521728797

ISBN-13: 9780521728799

Pub. Date: 01/12/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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 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 defense of a contextual approach to public philosophy and civic freedom, and then goes on to study specific struggles over recognition and distribution within states.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521728799
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/12/2009
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #93
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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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