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Description - Practical Reasoning in a Social World by Keith Graham

In this book Keith Graham examines the philosophical assumptions behind the ideas of group membership and loyalty. Drawing out the significance of social context, he challenges individualist views by placing collectivities such as committees, classes or nations within the moral realm. He offers a new understanding of the multiplicity of sources which vie for the attention of human beings as they decide how to act, and challenges the conventional division between self-interest and altruism. He also offers a systematic account of the different ways in which individuals can identify with or distance themselves from the groups to which they belong. His study will be of interest to readers in a range of disciplines including philosophy, politics, sociology, law and economics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521803786
ISBN-10: 0521803780
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Keith Graham

Keith Graham is Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Bristol. His publications include Contemporary Political Philosophy: Radical Studies (Cambridge University Press), The Battle of Democracy (Wheatsheaf), Karl Marx, our Contemporary (Harvester Wheatsheaf), and many journal articles.

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