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Liberalism with honor

Author: Sharon R Krause
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
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Why do men and women sometimes risk everything to defend their liberties? What motivates principled opposition to the abuse of power? This text explores honour as a motive for risky and difficult  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon R Krause
ISBN: 0674007565 9780674007567
OCLC Number: 47767036
Description: xiii, 270 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Liberal Inspirations --
Political Agency and the Need for Inspiration --
Excavating Honor --
2. Honor and the Defense of Liberty in the Old Regime --
Place of Honor In the Old Regime --
Honor's High Ambitions --
Reverence and Reflexivity --
Partiality of Honor --
Recognition and Resistance --
3. Honor and Democracy in America --
Conflict between Honor and Democracy --
Honor and Self-Interest Well Understood --
"A Little of Their Greatness" --
4. Love of Fame and the Southern Gentleman --
Honor and the Love of Fame at the Founding --
Slavery and the Southern Gentleman --
5. Honor and Democratic Reform --
Lincoln's Principled Ambition --
Frederick Douglass: The Soul of Honor --
Honor and Self-Sovereignty: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony --
Honor in the Civil Rights Movement --
6. Conclusion: Pluralism, Agency, and Varieties of Democratic Honor.
Responsibility: Sharon R. Krause.


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Sharon Krause has written one of those rare works of academic political theory that demand a wide audience. Raising the question of the status of honor in liberal democratic societies, it treats its Read more...

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