Persuasion and Compulsion in Democracy

Persuasion and Compulsion in Democracy

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The book presents a variety of philosophical and socio-political perspectives related to the relationship between persuasion and compulsion in democracy. It meets the need of the present time, in America and in Europe, to re-read and discuss the basic assumptions of democracy and the role of individual within it in the context of institutional persuasions that can become factual compulsions for other institution and, first of all, more

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  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739178784
  • 9780739178782

About Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley

Jacquelyn Kegley is CSU outstanding professor of philosophy and Wang Family awardee for outstanding teaching, research, and service. She is professor of philosophy and chair of the department of philosophy and religious studies at California State University, Bakersfield. She is author of Josiah Roxce in Focus and Genuine Individuals and Genuine Communities: A Roycean Public Philosophy. She is an author and editor of Genetic Knowledge as well of numerous articles on American Philosophy, Genetic technology, and contributed to the volume, Pragmatic Bioetchics. She also contributed to Library of Living Philosophers volumes on Marjorie Grene, Paul Weiss, and Richard Rorty. She is immediate past president of the society for the advancement of American Philosophy and a recipient of the Herbert Schnieder Award for outstanding contributions of American Philosophy. Krzysztof (Chris) Piotr Skowronski, PhD, teaches contemporary philosophy, aesthetics, cultural anthropology, Polish Philosophy, and American Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland. He co-organizes annual conferences on American and European Values. He authored books: Values and Powers. Re-reading the Philosophical Tradition of American Pragmatism (Rodopi in 2009) and Santayana and America. Values, Liberties, Responsibility (Cambridge Scholars 2007). He co-edited books: (with Matthew Flamm) Under Any Sky. Contemporary Readings of George Santayana (Cambridge Scholars 2007); (with Matthew Flamm and John Lachs) American and European Values: Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives (Cambridge Scholars 2008); (with Larry Hickman, Matthew Flamm and Jennifer Rea) The Continuing Relevance of John Dewey: Reflections of Aesthetics, Morality, Science, and Society (Rodopi 2011); (with Kelly Parker) Josiah Royce for the Twenty First Century (Lexington 2012); and (with Cornelis de Waal) The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce (Fordham, 2012).show more

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Persuasion and Compulsion in Democracy is a thought-provoking collection of chapters on current democratic theory. The authors start with a recognition of familiar critiques of liberal and deliberative democracy theories, and draw upon pragmatist frameworks to explore themes of agonistic discourse, coercion, deception, hegemony, and the radical situatedness of persons and political causes. This is an exciting resource for those who would seriously consider the forms and processes of democracy in the twenty-first century. -- Kelly A. Parker, Grand Valley State Universityshow more

Table of contents

Preface: New Visions and Public Actions Introduction: Re-assessing Compulsion and Persuasion in Democracy via a New Framework Part I: Public Issues Chapter 1: Between Rhetoric and Dialectic: On Persuasion and Other Compulsive Habits in Democracy Chapter 2: Democracy, Persuasion, or Inclusion?: The Sense of a Crisis Chapter 3: Compulsion and Persuasion in a Democracy of Split Levels Chapter 4: Hegemony, Social Inquiry, and the Primacy of Practical Reason Part II: Theoretical Matters Chapter 5: Keeping Radical Democracy Pragmatic: The Vanishing Subject in Laclau and Mouffe's Politics of the Real Chapter 6: A Good Citizen: The Forlorn Hope of Freedom and Rational persuasion Beyond Compulsion - A Pragmatist View Chapter 7: Pragmatist Philosophy and Persuasive Discourse: Dewey and Rorty on the Role of Non-Logical Changes in Belief Chapter 8: Constructivist Problems, Realist Solutions Part III: Actions Chapter 9: A Pragmatist Communicative Ethics for Politics and Everyday Life: Persuasion and Compulsion in Democracy Chapter 10: Persuasion and Compulsion in Radical Democracy: Some Insights from John Dewey Chapter 11: Aesthetic Persuasion and Political Compulsion: Literary Philosophy in Light of Richard Rorty's Ideas of Democratic Liberalism and Cultural Politics Chapter 12: The Global Learning Chain and Baltimore City's Filipino Teachers: Persuasion and Compulsion in the Classroom Chapter 13: Persuasion and Compulsion in Democratic Urban Planning Index About the Contributorsshow more