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The Resource Politics and the search for the common good, Hans Sluga, (electronic resource)

Politics and the search for the common good, Hans Sluga, (electronic resource)

Label
Politics and the search for the common good
Title
Politics and the search for the common good
Statement of responsibility
Hans Sluga
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rethinking politics in a new vocabulary, Hans Sluga challenges the firmly held assumption that there exists a single common good which politics is meant to realize. He argues that politics is not a natural but a historical phenomenon, and not a single thing but a multiplicity of political forms and values only loosely related. He contrasts two traditions in political philosophy: a 'normative theorizing' that extends from Plato to John Rawls and a newer 'diagnostic practice' that emerged with Marx and Nietzsche and has found its three most prominent twentieth-century practitioners in Carl Schmitt, Hannah Arendt, and Michel Foucault. He then examines the sources of diagnostic political thinking, analyzes its achievements, and offers a critical assessment of its limitations. His important book will be of interest to a wide range of upper-level students and scholars in political philosophy, political theory, and the history of ideas"--
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Sluga, Hans D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Common good
  • Political science
Label
Politics and the search for the common good, Hans Sluga, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Part I. The Search for the Common Good: Beyond the Normative and the Natural: 1. From normative theory to diagnostic practice; 2. The failure of political naturalism; 3. The historization of politics; 4. 'The time is coming when we will have to relearn about politics'; Part II. Three Diagnostic Thinkers in Pursuit of the Common Good: 5. Carl Schmitt: 'all essential concepts are not normative but existential'; 6. Hannah Arendt: 'does politics still have a meaning?'; 7. Michel Foucault: 'could you define the sense you give the word 'political'?'; Part III. The Fragility of the Common Good: 8. 'A fundamental change in political paradigms'; 9. Politics as a domain of uncertainty; Bibliography
Control code
ssib021562448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (274 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107671133
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib021562448
Label
Politics and the search for the common good, Hans Sluga, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Part I. The Search for the Common Good: Beyond the Normative and the Natural: 1. From normative theory to diagnostic practice; 2. The failure of political naturalism; 3. The historization of politics; 4. 'The time is coming when we will have to relearn about politics'; Part II. Three Diagnostic Thinkers in Pursuit of the Common Good: 5. Carl Schmitt: 'all essential concepts are not normative but existential'; 6. Hannah Arendt: 'does politics still have a meaning?'; 7. Michel Foucault: 'could you define the sense you give the word 'political'?'; Part III. The Fragility of the Common Good: 8. 'A fundamental change in political paradigms'; 9. Politics as a domain of uncertainty; Bibliography
Control code
ssib021562448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (274 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107671133
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib021562448

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