The Self and the Political Order

The Self and the Political Order

by Tracy B. Strong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814779263

ISBN-13: 9780814779262

Pub. Date: 10/01/1991

Publisher: New York University Press

From the immemorial humans have lived together in groups. What it means to be a human being has no other basis than the interactions that take place in these groups. Politics then is the shaping of the necessary fact of social interaction. This volume concerns itself with the role of the individual in this social and political order. Including selections from both

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From the immemorial humans have lived together in groups. What it means to be a human being has no other basis than the interactions that take place in these groups. Politics then is the shaping of the necessary fact of social interaction. This volume concerns itself with the role of the individual in this social and political order. Including selections from both classical writers such as Plato, and contemporary scholars such as George Kareb, Michael Sandel, and Donna Haraway, the work examines one of the most fundemental questions of human society: what part do individual desires and concerns play, and what part should they play, in political society? How can we negotiate the relation between individuals and society, between the will of one and the mandate of the multitude? Strong's lengthy introduction provides an excellent framework that serves to unify these semial writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814779262
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Series:
Readings in Social and Political Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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