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Faces of moderation : the art of balance in an age of extremes

Author: Aurelian Crăiuțu
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. ©2017
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Aristotle listed moderation as one of the moral virtues. He also defined virtue as the mean between extremes, implying that moderation plays a vital role in all forms of moral excellence. But moderation's protean character—its vague and ill-defined omnipresence in judgment and action—makes it exceedingly difficult to grasp theoretically. At the same time, moderation seems to be the foundation of many contemporary  Read more...
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Craiutu, Aurelian.
Faces of moderation : the art of balance in an age of extremes.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2017
approximately 232 pages
2016055414
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aurelian Crăiuțu
ISBN: 9780812248760 0812248767 9780812293517 0812293517
OCLC Number: 970640914
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Prologue. In Search of an Elusive Virtue --
Chapter 1. The Ethos of Moderation --
Chapter 2. The Lucidity of Moderation: Raymond Aron as a “Committed Observer” --
Chapter 3. Moderation as an Antidote to Monism: Isaiah Berlin’s Cold War Liberalism --
Chapter 4. Meekness as a Face of Moderation: Norberto Bobbio’s Politics of Dialogue --
Chapter 5. Moderation and Trimming: Michael Oakeshott’s Politics of Skepticism --
Chapter 6. Radical Moderation and the Search for Moral Clarity: Adam Michnik’s Lesson --
Epilogue. Beyond the Golden Mean --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgments
Responsibility: Aurelian Craiutu.
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Examining the writings of twentieth-century thinkers such as Raymond Aron, Isaiah Berlin, Norberto Bobbio, Michael Oakeshott, and Adam Michnik, Faces of Moderation argues that moderation remains  Read more...

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