The Inner Ocean
Individualism and Democratic Culture 1st New edition
By (author) George Kateb
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Inner Ocean by George Kateb
Book DescriptionWhat is the meaning of individualism in a modern democracy? In this rich and penetrating book, George Kateb examines the nature of individualism - the concept of self it implies, the ethic it sustains, the personal connectedness it supports, and the politics it requires. Kateb argues that democracy is founded on respect for the dignity of individuals as individuals, and that this respect transforms all human relations. Democratic individuality, in his view, is a way in which individuals whose rights are protected may dare to live their private lives and to conceive their roles as citizens. The book's ten essays explore democratic individuality in light of such topics as the power of political institutions to accommodate and express different values, the moral distinctiveness of representative democracy, the implications of the liberal social contract, and the possibility of human extinction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801480140
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 24-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George Kateb
Lincoln's Political Thought, Hardback (February 2015)
At the center of Lincoln's political thought and career is an intense passion for equality that runs so deep in the speeches, messages, and letters that it has the force of religious conviction for Lincoln. George Kateb examines these writings to reveal that this passion explains Lincoln's reverence for both the Constitution and the Union.
Human Dignity, Paperback (March 2014)
Here, George Kateb asks what human dignity is and why it matters for the claim to rights. He proposes that dignity is an 'existential' value that pertains to the identity of a person as a human being.
Patriotism and Other Mistakes, Paperback (March 2008)
Discusses the expansion of state power (including such topics as surveillance) and the justifications for war made by American policy makers. This book offers essays in moral psychology, and comprises interpretations of major thinkers in the tradition of political thought, from Socrates to Arendt.
On Liberty, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by George Kateb
An edition of John Stuart Mill's classic argument on behalf of freedom of self-expression, with essays by scholars in a range of fields. Topics include the uses of authority and tradition, the shifting legal boundaries of free speech and free action, and personal liberty and market individualism.
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