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Mastery, dependence, and the ethics of authority

Author: Aaron Stalnaker
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Over the last few decades, skepticism about political and moral experts has grown into a serious social problem, undermining the functioning of liberal democratic regimes. Indeed, meritocracy-that is, government by hard working, public-spirited people with high levels of relevant expertise-has never looked so promising as an alternative to the dangers of know-nothing populism. One cultural tradition has devoted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Stalnaker
ISBN: 9780190052317 0190052317 9780190052331 0190052333
OCLC Number: 1129233564
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 354 pages)
Contents: AcknowledgmentsConventionsChapter One: Paradoxes of Freedom: Modern Western Difficulties with Authority and DependenceChapter Two: Early China and the Quest for MasteryChapter Three: Virtue, Skill, and MasteryChapter Four: The Confucian Dao: Mastery as the Fruit of Shared PracticesChapter Five: Dependence, Autonomy, and the Varieties of RelationshipChapter Six: Dreaming of a Meritocracy, Grappling with RealityChapter Seven: Learning from the Early ConfuciansBibliographyIndex
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Mastery, Dependence, and the Ethics of Authority is an analysis of expertise and authority. Stalnaker examines classical Confucian conceptions of mastery, dependence, and human relationships in order  Read more...

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