Bound to act : models of action, dramas of inaction (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Bound to act : models of action, dramas of inaction

Author: Valeria Wagner
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of models of action seeks to respond to the loss of faith in political action that seems to predominate in Western societies, to the sense that there is nothing we can do to change the course of events, or that political action is ultimately useless, without effect in a world governed by independent political and economic laws. Its topic is the tension between the theme of the impossibility of acting, a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valeria Wagner
ISBN: 0804733309 9780804733304
OCLC Number: 40762673
Description: vii, 275 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Of proud audacious deeds --
From act to compact --
Locke and the performative subject --
The harness of necessity --
Ought and act --
Certain acts: the tiger's thoughtless bound --
After wars.
Responsibility: Valeria Wagner.
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This study of models of action seeks to respond to the loss of faith in political action that seems to predominate in Western societies, to the sense that there is nothing we can do to change the  Read more...

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