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One Another’s Equals

One Another’s Equals

The Basis of Human Equality

  • Author: Jeremy Waldron
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674978846
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 280
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An enduring theme of Western philosophy is that we are all one another’s equals. Yet the principle of basic equality is woefully under-explored in modern moral and political philosophy. What does it mean to say we are all one another’s equals? Jeremy Waldron confronts this question fully and unflinchingly in a major new multifaceted account.

The Dignity of Legislation

The Dignity of Legislation

  • Author: Jeremy Waldron,Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory Jeremy Waldron
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521658836
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 206
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A lucid, concise and original examination of the importance of legislation.

A Field Guide to the Heavens

A Field Guide to the Heavens

  • Author: Frank Gaspar
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299165246
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 86
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Frank X. Gaspar's collection of poems is haunted by the presence of mystics and visionaries: Mohammed, Buddha, St. Paul, Augustine, George Herbert, Emily Dickinson, Blake, Milton, Rilke. A Field Guide to the Heavens is punctuated with designs of science, the wondering and rapt observations of the sky made at the eyepiece of a backyard telescope. We come to know Gaspar's city streets, the neighbors and strangers that walk them, the wreckage of past lives, the ocean, the gardens, the orchards and alleys and parking lots, all spread out under the vast sky.

Politics in Dark Times

Politics in Dark Times

Encounters with Hannah Arendt

  • Author: Seyla Benhabib
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139491059
  • Category: Political Science
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This outstanding collection of essays explores Hannah Arendt's thought against the background of recent world-political events unfolding since September 11, 2001, and engages in a contentious dialogue with one of the greatest political thinkers of the past century, with the conviction that she remains one of our contemporaries. Themes such as moral and political equality, action, judgment and freedom are re-evaluated with fresh insights by a group of thinkers who are themselves well known for their original contributions to political thought. Other essays focus on novel and little-discussed themes in the literature by highlighting Arendt's views of sovereignty, international law and genocide, nuclear weapons and revolutions, imperialism and Eurocentrism, and her contrasting images of Europe and America. Each essay displays not only superb Arendt scholarship but also stylistic flair and analytical tenacity.

Social Capital, Social Identities

Social Capital, Social Identities

From Ownership to Belonging

  • Author: Dieter Thomä,Christoph Henning,Hans Bernhard Schmid
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110381826
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 239
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Current research on social capital tends to focus on an economic reading of social relations. Whereas economists pride themselves on reaching out to social theory at-large, sociologists criticize the economization of the social fabric. The concept of social capital serves as a touchstone for the study of the role of the economy in modern societies. It serves as a breach for expanding the reach of economic categories, yet it also yields the opportunity for questioning and transforming economic premises in the light of social theory and philosophy. Exploring the concept of social capital in the context of related terms like embeddedness, trust, sociability, and cooperation is particularly instructive. This collection of papers from various disciplines (philosophy, sociology, economics, religious studies) combines conceptual studies and empirical findings. It is a plea for re-embedding economic thought in a broader theoretical framework. By exploring the varieties of social identities implied in the theories of social capital, the authors argue for a social (or more sociable) conception of man.

God, Locke, and Equality

God, Locke, and Equality

Christian Foundations in Locke's Political Thought

  • Author: Jeremy Waldron
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521890571
  • Category: History
  • Page: 263
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A concise study from one of the leading political philosophers of our time.

Democratic Equality

Democratic Equality

  • Author: James Lindley Wilson
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691190917
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 320
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Showing how equality of authority is essential to relating equally as citizens, the author explains why the U.S. Senate and Electoral College are urgently in need of reform, why proportional representation is not a universal requirement of democracy, how to identify racial vote dilution and gerrymandering in electoral districting, how to respond to threats to democracy posed by wealth inequality, and how judicial review could be more compatible with the democratic ideal.

The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral, & philosophical knowledge. Vol.1-12. 2nd ser. (ed. by S. Drew). Vol.1-4

The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral, & philosophical knowledge. Vol.1-12. 2nd ser. (ed. by S. Drew). Vol.1-4

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Libertarianism without Inequality

Libertarianism without Inequality

  • Author: Michael Otsuka
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • ISBN: 0191037265
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 170
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Michael Otsuka sets out to vindicate left-libertarianism, a political philosophy which combines stringent rights of control over one's own mind, body, and life with egalitarian rights of ownership of the world. Otsuka reclaims the ideas of John Locke from the libertarian Right, and shows how his Second Treatise of Government provides the theoretical foundations for a left-libertarianism which is both more libertarian and more egalitarian than the Kantian liberal theories of John Rawls and Thomas Nagel. Otsuka's libertarianism is founded on a right of self-ownership. Here he is at one with 'right-wing' libertarians, such as Robert Nozick, in endorsing the highly anti-paternalistic and anti-moralistic implications of this right. But he parts company with these libertarians in so far as he argues that such a right is compatible with a fully egalitarian principle of equal opportunity for welfare. In embracing this principle, his own version of left-libertarianism is more strongly egalitarian than others which are currently well known. Otsuka argues that an account of legitimate political authority based upon the free consent of each is strengthened by the adoption of such an egalitarian principle. He defends a pluralistic, decentralized ideal of political society as a confederation of voluntary associations. Part I of Libertarianism without Inequality concerns the natural rights of property in oneself and the world. Part II considers the natural rights of punishment and self-defence that form the basis for the government's authority to legislate and punish. Part III explores the nature and limits of the powers of governments which are created by the consensual transfer of the natural rights of the governed. Libertarianism without Inequality is a book which everyone interested in political theory should read.

Feminist Interpretations of John Locke

Feminist Interpretations of John Locke

  • Author: Nancy J. Hirschmann,Kirstie M. McClure
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271046921
  • Category: Social Science
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This collection considers one of the most important figures of the modern canon of political philosophy, John Locke. A physician by training and profession, Locke not only wrote one of the most important and well-known treatises of the modern canon, but also made important contributions in the areas of seventeenth-century law and public policy, epistemology, philosophy of language, religion, and economics. There has been a long-standing debate in feminist scholarship on Locke as to whether this early founder of modern liberal thought was a strong feminist or whether he ushered in a new, and uniquely modern, form of sexism. The essays grapple with this controversy but also move beyond it to the meaning of gender, the status of femininity and masculinity, and how these affect Locke's construction of the state and law. The volume opens with three of the early "classic" feminist essays on Locke and follows them with reflective essays by their original authors that engage Locke with issues of globalization and international justice. Other essays examine Locke's midwifery notes, his treatise on education, his writings on Christianity, his contributions to poor-law policy, his economic writings, and his Essay Concerning Human Understanding. In addition to essays by leading feminist theorists, the volume also includes essays by some leading Locke scholars for whom gender is not normally a primary focus, so that the volume should speak to a wide range of scholarly interests and concerns. Besides the editors, the contributors are Teresa Brennan, Melissa Butler, Terrell Carver, Carole Pateman, Carol Pech, Gordon Schochet, Mary Lyndon Shanley, Jeremy Waldron, Joanne Wright, and Linda Zerilli.