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Democracy and disagreement

Author: Amy Gutmann; Dennis F Thompson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996.
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The din and deadlock of public life in America - where insults are traded, slogans proclaimed, and self-serving deals are made and unmade - reveal the deep disagreement that pervades our democracy. The disagreement is not only political but also moral, as citizens and their representatives increasingly take extreme and intransigent positions. A better kind of public discussion is needed, and Amy Gutmann and Dennis
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Gutmann, Amy.
Democracy and disagreement.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604247497
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Gutmann; Dennis F Thompson
ISBN: 0674197658 9780674197657 0674195655 9780674195653 0674197666 9780674197664
OCLC Number: 34472979
Description: viii, 422 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Persistence of Moral Disagreement --
The Sense of Reciprocity --
The Value of Publicity --
The Scope of Accountability --
The Promise of Utilitarianism --
The Constitution of Deliberative Democracy --
The Latitude of Liberty --
The Obligations of Welfare --
The Ambiguity of Fair Opportunity.
Responsibility: Amy Gutmann, Dennis Thompson.

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This text presents an approach to how Americans might resolve some of their most trying moral disagreements and live with those that will inevitably persist, on terms that all can respect.  Read more...

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Democracy and Disagreement, by two well-known philosophers, makes a significant contribution to the debates currently plaguing us...[It is] intellectually satisfying. Gutmann and Thompson confront Read more...

 
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