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A vindication of politics : on the common good and human flourishing

Author: Matthew D Wright
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019] ©2019
Series: American political thought.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Natural law political theory grounds the authority of law in the law's capacity to advance the common good, but questions about what this common good is and how it relates to political life remain highly contested. The influential new natural law theory of John Finnis reduces political association to the operation of government and makes it a merely instrumental good that serves to secure and facilitate individual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wright, Matthew D.
Vindication of politics.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]
(DLC) 2018046930
(OCoLC)1066122586
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew D Wright
ISBN: 9780700627561 0700627561
OCLC Number: 1089931751
Description: 1 online resource (x, 221 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Critical assessment of Finnis's instrumentality thesis --
Familial good --
Formal characteristics of political association --
Civic friendship: paradox and possibility --
Political culture as an intrinsic good – Conclusion.
Series Title: American political thought.
Responsibility: Matthew D. Wright.

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Responding to recent influential arguments for the instrumentality of the political common good, this volume addresses a lacuna in natural law political theory by foregrounding the significance of  Read more...

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You will be hearing again from Matthew Wright. This brilliant book takes up some the thorniest issues in political theory: The relation between the individual and common flourishing, and whether Read more...

 
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