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Provisional politics : Kantian arguments in policy context

Author: Elisabeth Ellis
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written in a direct style, Provisional Politics builds on Elizabeth Ellis's prize-winning interpretation of Kant's theory of provisional right to construct a new theory of justice under conditions of agency and plurality. She develops this new perspective through a series of cases ranging from the treatment of AIDS widows in Kenya to the rights of noncitizens everywhere, as well as the clash between democratic  Read more...
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Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Ellis
ISBN: 9780300125221 0300125224
OCLC Number: 223871182
Description: xiii, 194 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction to provisional theory --
Provisionalism and democratic theory --
Provisionality and property --
Citizenship and provisional right --
Provisional and conclusive environmental politics --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Ellis.
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Argues that we must focus on the conditions of political discourse rather than the contents of any particular ethical system if we are to vindicate moral reasoning in politics. This book offers a  Read more...

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