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Reason and Self-Enactment in History and Politics : Themes and Voices of Modernity.

Author/Creator:
Barnard, F. M.
Publication:
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (286 pages)
Series:
McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas Ser.
McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas Ser. ; v.40
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Subjects:
History -- Philosophy.
Political science -- Philosophy.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
F.M. Barnard goes beyond the seventeenth-century understanding of the social contract by making national self-enactment contingent on public reasons for individual liberty within civic mutuality. He examines the possibilities and limits for a self-enacting, principled politics, acknowledging reason and self-enactment as central concepts of historical and political thinking. He argues, however, that reason must be seen as practical reason, which only indirectly acts as a cause, while self-enactment must be understood as operating in relation to reciprocity with the other.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Preface
Introduction
PART I: FROM HISTORICAL TO REVOLUTIONARY CONSCIOUSNESS: FOUR THEMES
1 Reasons in History: Causality of Ends
2 Reasons in Politics: Explanation and Commitment
3 Reasons, Ideology, and Politics
4 Revolutionary Purpose: Rational and Natural Necessity
PART II: FROM PUBLIC REASON TO REPRESENTATIVE THINKING: FOUR VOICES
5 Practical Reason and Civic Mutuality: Christian Thomasius
6 Public Reason and Political Self-Mastery: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
7 Rational Principles and Civic Self-Legislation: Immanuel Kant
8 External Principles but no Banisters: Hannah Arendt
Epilogue: Highlights without Footnotes
Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Print version: Barnard, F. M. Reason and Self-Enactment in History and Politics
ISBN:
9780773576728
9780773529656
OCLC:
923235003