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Confines of democracy : essays on the philosophy of Richard J. Bernstein / edited by Ramón del Castillo, Ángel M. Faerna, and Larry A. Hickman.

Publication:
Leiden : Brill Rodopi, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Value inquiry book series; 285.
Value inquiry book series. Central-European value studies.
Value inquiry book series, 0929-8436 ; volume 285. Central European value studies
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Subjects:
Bernstein, Richard J. -- Criticism and interpretation.
Summary:
The topics addressed by Richard J. Bernstein in his extensive and illuminating work span the stream of contemporary thought in several directions: ethics, politics, epistemology, philosophy of history, and social theory. In reflecting on them Bernstein has played an intermediary role between the most recognizable product of American philosophical tradition, i.e. Pragmatism, and such central trends in European 20th century thought as Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory, and Hermeneutics. In this volume a host of prominent scholars from the United States, Europe, and Latin America pays tribute to Bernstein's lifelong reflection on such present human problems as: the achievements and the dilemmas of modern societies, the legitimation crisis of democracy, the uses and abuses of public space, the role of scientific knowledge and technology in shaping the modern life, the ethical and political interplay between identity and community, and the preconditions and limits of understanding in multicultural contexts.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Castillo, Ramón del (Castillo Santos), editor.
Faerna García-Bermejo, Ángel Manuel, editor.
Hickman, Larry A., 1942- editor.
Bernstein, Richard J., writer of added commentary, honoree.
Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
900430004X
9789004300040
9789004301207
OCLC:
910504735
Publisher Number:
99965862382