The Centrality of the Good

The Centrality of the Good : Reflections on Politics and Being

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This book presents an examination of objective good, its priority over right, and its place as the central principle upon which both universal right and true political activity are based. From this the inward nature of politics is thus reconsidered, severing the political act from its false dependence on power and interest, and rehabilitating our vision of politics through a return to its essence in the Good in-itself and the principles of natural law and natural right.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739111027
  • 9780739111024

About Scott J. Hammond

Scott John Hammond is professor of political science at James Madison University.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter One. Structuring Principles Chapter 4 Chapter Two. On Right Chapter 5 Chapter Three. From Interest and Pleasure to the Good In-itself Chapter 6 Chapter Four. Good In-itself and the Rights of the Ensouled Person Chapter 7 Chapter Five. The Good and Friendship in the Community of Free Souls Chapter 8 Chapter Six. The Rehabilitation of Politics through the Recovery of Its Essence.
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