Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life

Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life

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Theories of justice often fixate on purely normative, abstract principles unrelated to real-world situations. The philosopher and theorist Axel Honneth addresses this disconnect, and constructs a theory of justice derived from the normative claims of Western liberal-democratic societies and anchored in morally legitimate laws and institutionally established practices. Honneth’s paradigm—which he terms “a democratic ethical life”—draws on the spirit of Hegel’s… (more)


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Publisher: Columbia University Press (February 11, 2014)

Collection: New Directions in Critical Theory

Format: EPUB

Page count: 448 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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