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Citizenship and the pursuit of the worthy life /

by Thunder, David, autore .
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: xv, 210 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781107068933; 9781107642089.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Charting the Conceptual Terrain: 1. Resurrecting an ancient question: the place of citizenship in a worthy life; 2. The concept of ethical integrity; 3. The practice of citizenship; Part II. Prospects for Integrity in the Public Square: 4. A preemptive strike against the separationist thesis; 5. The integrationist ideal of citizenship; 6. Objections and replies.
Summary: "What does citizenship have to do with living a worthy human life? Political scientists and philosophers who study the practice of citizenship, including Rawlsian liberals and Niebuhrian realists, have tended to either relegate this question to the private realm or insist that ethical principles must be silenced or seriously compromised in our deliberations as citizens. This book argues that the insulation of public life from the ethical standpoint puts in jeopardy not only our integrity as persons but also the legitimacy and long-term survival of our political communities. In response to this predicament, David Thunder aims to rehabilitate the ethical standpoint in political philosophy, by defending the legitimacy and importance of giving full play to our deepest ethical commitments in our civic roles and developing a set of guidelines for citizens who wish to enact their civic roles with integrity. In this way, this book provokes a lively conversation about the ethical foundations of public life in constitutional democracies"--
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Bibliogr. p. 193-198.

Machine generated contents note: Part I. Charting the Conceptual Terrain: 1. Resurrecting an ancient question: the place of citizenship in a worthy life; 2. The concept of ethical integrity; 3. The practice of citizenship; Part II. Prospects for Integrity in the Public Square: 4. A preemptive strike against the separationist thesis; 5. The integrationist ideal of citizenship; 6. Objections and replies.

"What does citizenship have to do with living a worthy human life? Political scientists and philosophers who study the practice of citizenship, including Rawlsian liberals and Niebuhrian realists, have tended to either relegate this question to the private realm or insist that ethical principles must be silenced or seriously compromised in our deliberations as citizens. This book argues that the insulation of public life from the ethical standpoint puts in jeopardy not only our integrity as persons but also the legitimacy and long-term survival of our political communities. In response to this predicament, David Thunder aims to rehabilitate the ethical standpoint in political philosophy, by defending the legitimacy and importance of giving full play to our deepest ethical commitments in our civic roles and developing a set of guidelines for citizens who wish to enact their civic roles with integrity. In this way, this book provokes a lively conversation about the ethical foundations of public life in constitutional democracies"--

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