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The Ethics Of Justice Without Illusions

Author : Louis E. Wolcher
ISBN : 9781317518341
Genre : Law
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The founding premise of this book is that the nimbus of prestige, which once surrounded the idea of justice, has now been dimmed to such a degree that it is no longer sufficient to secure the possibility of a good conscience for those who undertake, in good faith, to make the world a better place in the spheres of politics and law. The many decent human beings who have noticed and experienced this diminishment of justice’s prestige find themselves in a thoroughly disenchanted existential situation. For them, the attempt to do justice without the illusion of being grounded in something beyond the sheer facticity of their own performances is a distinctly ethical theme, which cries out to be investigated in its own right. Heeding the cry, this book asks and attempts to answer the following fundamental ethical question: is a life in the law – even one spent in the pursuit of justice – worth living, and if so, how can a disenchanted person come to bear the living of it without constantly having to engage in self-deception? If Nietzsche is right that living without illusions is impossible for human beings, then the most important ethical implication of this essentially anthropological fact goes far beyond the question of what illusions we ought to choose. It must also include the question of whether we should succumb to that most seductive and pernicious of all illusions: namely, the belief that exercising great care and responsibility in choosing our illusions – which we might then call our ‘principles of justice’ – excuses us ethically for what we do to others in their name. The culmination of a 10 year legal-philosophical project, this book will appeal to graduate students, scholars and curious non-academic intellectuals interested in continental philosophy, critical legal theory, postmodern theology, the philosophy of human rights and the study of individual ethics in the context of law.

Liberalism Without Illusions

Author : Judith N. Shklar
ISBN : 0226944700
Genre : Political Science
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In this tightly organized collection of essays, sixteen distinguished political theorists explore Shklar's intellectual legacy, focusing both on her own ideas and on the broad range of issues that most intrigued her. The volume opens with a series of varied and illuminating assessments of Shklar's conception of liberal politics. The second part, with essays on Descartes and Racine, Hobbes, Rousseau, and Laski, emphasizes the relation between individual freedom and moral psychology in modern political thought. The third part addresses contemporary issues, such as the role of hypocrisy, offensive speech, and constitutional courts in liberal democracies. The book concludes with an autobiographical essay by Shklar that provides a vivid sense of her singular voice and personality.

Liberalism And Human Suffering

Author : A. Abbas
ISBN : 9780230113541
Genre : Social Science
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A materialist critique of the politics, poetics and economics of suffering in liberalism that argues for attention to the labour of suffering of the victim in many well-meaning but flawed politics of redress, and imagines forms of representation, solidarity and justice that better honour the history and materiality of this labour.

Ethics And The Law

Author : Maile-Gene Sagen
ISBN : IND:39000000891254
Genre : Law and ethics
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Plato S Staat

Author : Plato
ISBN : UCAL:$B287179
Genre : Political science
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Social Democracy Without Illusions

Author : John Richards
ISBN : UVA:X002219688
Genre : Social Science
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Readings In Christian Ethics

Author : J. Philip Wogaman
ISBN : 0664255744
Genre : Religion
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Contains 70 readings from the Fathers to Bernard Haring from Catholic and Protestant traditions.

Ideals And Illusions

Author : Thomas McCarthy
ISBN : 0262631458
Genre : Philosophy
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These lucid studies of Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, and Rorty analyze major contributions to recent critical theory and forge a distinct position in the current philosophical debate.Thomas McCarthy is John Schaffer Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University and the editor of the MIT Press series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought.

What S Left Of Liberalism

Author : Jon Mandle
ISBN : IND:30000067322077
Genre : Law
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Idealism Without Illusions

Author : George Weigel
ISBN : UOM:39015034014806
Genre : Political Science
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