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Public goods, private goods

Author: Raymond Geuss
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: Princeton monographs in philosophy.
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Much political thinking today, particularly that influenced by liberalism, assumes a clear distinction between the public and the private, and holds that the correct understanding of this should weigh heavily in our attitude to human goods. It is, for instance, widely held that the state may address human action in the ''public'' realm but not in the ''private.'' In Public Goods, Private Goods Raymond Geuss exposes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Geuss, Raymond.
Public goods, private goods.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001021991
(OCoLC)45879557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Geuss
ISBN: 9781400824823 1400824826 0691117209 9780691117201 9780691089034 0691089035
OCLC Number: 362745929
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 148 pages).
Contents: PREFACE; CHAPTER I. Introduction; CHAPTER II. Shamelessness and the Public World; CHAPTER III. Res Publica; CHAPTER IV. The Spiritual and the Private; CHAPTER V. Liberalism; CHAPTER VI. Conclusion; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX.
Series Title: Princeton monographs in philosophy.
Responsibility: Raymond Geuss.
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Illustrates ways in which actions can in fact be understood as public or private. This book discusses Diogenes the Cynic, who flouted conventions about what should be public and what should be  Read more...

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