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The Resource The common good of constitutional democracy : essays in political philosophy and on Catholic social teaching, edited with an introduction by William F. Murphy Jr

The common good of constitutional democracy : essays in political philosophy and on Catholic social teaching, edited with an introduction by William F. Murphy Jr

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The common good of constitutional democracy : essays in political philosophy and on Catholic social teaching
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The common good of constitutional democracy
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essays in political philosophy and on Catholic social teaching
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edited with an introduction by William F. Murphy Jr
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eng
Summary
"The Common Good of Constitutional Democracy offers a rich collection of essays in political philosophy by Swiss philosopher Martin Rhonheimer. Like his other books in both ethical theory and applied ethics, which have recently been published in English, the essays included are distinguished by the philosophical rigor and meticulous attention to the primary and secondary literature of the various topics discussed. Rhonheimer takes up the unfinished agenda of the Second Vatican Council's Decree on Religious Liberty, Dignitatis humanae, and makes many significant philosophical contributions relating the Catholic tradition to modern and contemporary political philosophy. He begins with an argument for why political philosophy is necessary, especially in light of the democratic constitutional state and the culture of human rights. He addresses many disputed questions, including ones about autonomy, the common good, secularism, multiculturalism, the relationship between authority and truth in civil law, and the role of the state in the economic sector. In so doing, Rhonheimer engages the entire tradition from ancients like Plato and Aristotle through contemporaries including Rawls, MacIntyre, and Taylor. The volume includes a detailed introduction by William F. Murphy Jr., locating this collection in Rhonheimer's broader body of work and within the field of political philosophy. This book will be an invaluable resource for Catholic philosophers, moral theologians, political philosophers, and other religious thinkers looking for philosophical resources to relate their traditions to the modern state."--Publisher's website
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1950-
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Rhonheimer, Martin
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index present
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JA71
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.R465 2013
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Murphy, William F
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  • Catholic Church
  • Political science
  • Christian sociology
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Economics
  • Economics
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The common good of constitutional democracy : essays in political philosophy and on Catholic social teaching, edited with an introduction by William F. Murphy Jr
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-522) and index
Contents
Why is political philosophy necessary, historical considerations and a response -- Liberal image of man and the concept of autonomy: beyond the debate between liberals and communitarians -- Democratic constitutional state and the common good -- Auctoritas Non Veritas Facit Legem: Thomas Hobbes, Carl Schmitt, and the idea of the constitutional state -- Open society and the new laicism: against the soft totalitarianism of certain secularist thinking -- Political and economic realities of the modern world and their ethical and cultural presuppositions: the Encyclical Centesimus Annus -- Political ethos of constitutional democracy and the place of natural law in public reason: Rawls's political liberalism revisited -- Rawlsian public reason, natural law, and the foundation of justice: a response to David Crawford -- Can political ethics be universalized? human rights as a global project -- Christian secularity and the culture of human rights -- Multicultural citizenship in liberal democracy: the proposals of C. Taylor, J. Habermas, And W. Kymlicka -- Christianity and secularity: past and present of a complex relationship -- Benedict XVI's hermeneutic of reform and religious freedom -- Capitalism, free market economy, and the common good: the role of the state in the economy
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794708141
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 535 p.
Isbn
9780813220093
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012030748
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(OCoLC)794708141
Label
The common good of constitutional democracy : essays in political philosophy and on Catholic social teaching, edited with an introduction by William F. Murphy Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-522) and index
Contents
Why is political philosophy necessary, historical considerations and a response -- Liberal image of man and the concept of autonomy: beyond the debate between liberals and communitarians -- Democratic constitutional state and the common good -- Auctoritas Non Veritas Facit Legem: Thomas Hobbes, Carl Schmitt, and the idea of the constitutional state -- Open society and the new laicism: against the soft totalitarianism of certain secularist thinking -- Political and economic realities of the modern world and their ethical and cultural presuppositions: the Encyclical Centesimus Annus -- Political ethos of constitutional democracy and the place of natural law in public reason: Rawls's political liberalism revisited -- Rawlsian public reason, natural law, and the foundation of justice: a response to David Crawford -- Can political ethics be universalized? human rights as a global project -- Christian secularity and the culture of human rights -- Multicultural citizenship in liberal democracy: the proposals of C. Taylor, J. Habermas, And W. Kymlicka -- Christianity and secularity: past and present of a complex relationship -- Benedict XVI's hermeneutic of reform and religious freedom -- Capitalism, free market economy, and the common good: the role of the state in the economy
Control code
794708141
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 535 p.
Isbn
9780813220093
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012030748
System control number
(OCoLC)794708141

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