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    DescriptionThere is a crisis in America revolving around social and political life, and the contributors to this essay collection believe it has provoked a renewed attention to the issue of community in political thought. The 14 essays approach the question of community and political thought from a variety of perspectives, ranging from political philosophy to social theory. All the essays, however, share the concern of the opening essay by Hertzke and McRorie about moral ecology, or determining what is required for a vital and free social and political life and preserving it from erosion by individualism in its various forms. Two of the essays, by Jardine and Stier, deal with understanding the communitarian impulse. Three, by Frohnen, Stone, and Woolfolk, evaluate perhaps the first major contribution to the communitarian movement, Habits of the Heart. While McClay's chapter seeks to restore the connection between federalism and communitarianism, Sharpe's essay connects the liberal-communitarian debate to the classic works of de Tocqueville and Arendt. Two essays, by Knippenberg and Lawler, criticize the quirky communitarianism of America's leading professor of philosophy, Richard Rorty. Lawler also criticizes Bloom for his similarity to Rorty, joining Nichols in her discussion of BlooM's excessive debt to Rousseau. McDaniel and Mahoney present unfashionable appreciations, not without criticism, of the achievement of Leo Strauss's illiberal if not exactly communitarian thought. Finally, Anderson discusses Raymond Aron's prudent opposition to the oxymoronic global community. This is a unique and significant collection for all students and researchers interested in contemporary social and political thought.


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    Title
    Community and Political Thought Today
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter A. Lawler, By (author) Dale D. McConkey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 243 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780275960964
    ISBN 10: 027596096X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFS, JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17440
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, POL010000
    DC21: 303.372
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A10150000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 05
    B&T Approval Code: A10170000
    DC22: 303.3/72, 303.372
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HM216 .C6555 1998
    Thema V1.0: JPA, JBS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Praeger Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    30 September 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Westport