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Communitarianism and its critics, Daniel Bell

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Communitarianism and its critics
Title
Communitarianism and its critics
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Bell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Many have criticized liberalism for being too individualist, but few have offered an alternative that goes beyond a vague affirmation of the need for community. In this entertaining book, written in dialogue form, Daniel Bell fills this gap, presenting and defending a distinctively communitarian theory against the objections of a liberal critic." "In a Paris cafe Anne, a strong supporter of communitarian ideals, and Philip, her querulous critic, debate the issues. Drawing on the works of such thinkers as Charles Taylor, Michael Sandel, and Alasdair MacIntyre, Anne attacks liberalism's individualistic view of the person by pointing to our social embeddedness. She then develops Michael Walzer's idea that political thinking involves the interpretation of shared meanings emerging from the political life of a community, and rebuts Philip's criticism that this approach damages her case by being conservative and relativistic. She goes on to develop a justification of communal life and to answer the criticism that communitarians lack an alternative moral and political vision. The book ends with two later discussions, by Will Kymlicka and Daniel Bell, in which Anne and another friend, Louise, argue about the merits of the book's earlier debate and put it in perspective." "Daniel Bell's book is a provocative defence of a distinctively communitarian theory which will stimulate interest and debate among both students of political theory and those approaching the subject for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Action
Committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
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Bell, Daniel
Index
index present
LC call number
HM131
LC item number
.B3948 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social ethics
  • Communitarianism
  • Liberalism
  • Sociologia (filosofia e teoria)
  • Liberalismo
  • Etica
  • Sociedade e estado
  • Communitarisme
  • Liberalisme
  • Sociale ethiek
  • Sozialethik
  • Liberalismus
  • Kommunitarismus
  • Communitarianism
  • Liberalism
  • Social ethics
Label
Communitarianism and its critics, Daniel Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-246) and index
Contents
In Defence of the Dialogue Form -- Act I: A Communitarian Critique of Liberal Foundations -- Act II: Political Theorizing as the Interpretation of a Community's Shared Understandings -- Act III: A Communitarian Moral Vision and Some Political Consequences -- Act IV: On the Importance of the Nation -- Act V: A Discussion about the Value of Language-Based Communities, the Gay Community, and the Family -- Appendix 1: Some Questions about Justice and Community / Will Kymlicka -- Appendix 2: A Reply / Daniel Bell
Control code
27896610
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780198278771
Lccn
93010518
System control number
(OCoLC)27896610
Label
Communitarianism and its critics, Daniel Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-246) and index
Contents
In Defence of the Dialogue Form -- Act I: A Communitarian Critique of Liberal Foundations -- Act II: Political Theorizing as the Interpretation of a Community's Shared Understandings -- Act III: A Communitarian Moral Vision and Some Political Consequences -- Act IV: On the Importance of the Nation -- Act V: A Discussion about the Value of Language-Based Communities, the Gay Community, and the Family -- Appendix 1: Some Questions about Justice and Community / Will Kymlicka -- Appendix 2: A Reply / Daniel Bell
Control code
27896610
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780198278771
Lccn
93010518
System control number
(OCoLC)27896610

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