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Freedom's Right : the Social Foundations of Democratic Life.

Author: Axel Honneth
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.
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The theory of justice is one of the most intensely debated areas of contemporary philosophy. Most theories of justice, however, have only attained their high level of justification at great cost. By focusing on purely normative, abstract principles, they become detached from the sphere that constitutes their "field of application"--Namely, social reality. Axel Honneth proposes a different approach. He seeks to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Honneth, Axel.
Freedom's Right : The Social Foundations of Democratic Life.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Honneth
ISBN: 9780745680064 0745680062
OCLC Number: 874321716
Description: 1 online resource (424 pages)
Contents: Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Introduction: A Theory of Justice as an Analysis of Society; Part I: Historical Background: The Right to Freedom; 1: Negative Freedom and the Social Contract; 2: Reflexive Freedom and its Conception of Justice; 3: Social Freedom and the Doctrine of Ethical Life; Transition: The Idea of Democratic Ethical Life; Part II: The Possibility of Freedom; 4: Legal Freedom; 4.1 The Reason for the Existence of Legal Freedom; 4.2 The Limitations of Legal Freedom; 4.3 Pathologies of Legal Freedom; 5: Moral Freedom. 5.1 The Reason for the Existence of Moral Freedom5.2 Limitations of Moral Freedom; 5.3 Pathologies of Moral Freedom; Part III: The Reality of Freedom; 6: Social Freedom; 6.1 The 'We' of Personal Relationships; 6.1.1 Friendship; 6.1.2 Intimate Relationships; 6.1.3 Families; 6.2 The 'We' of the Market Economy; 6.2.1 The Market and Morality: A Necessary Preliminary Clarification; 6.2.2 The Sphere of Consumption; 6.2.3 The Labour Market; 6.3 The 'We' of Democratic Will-Formation; 6.3.1 The Democratic Public Sphere; 6.3.2 The Democratic Constitutional State. 6.3.3 Political Culture --
Prospects for the FutureNotes; Index.

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