By Luzia Sievi
Der Poststrukturalismus dekonstruiert liberal-demokratische Begriffe und lehnt Letztbegründungen für normative Ordnungen ab. Kritiker werfen ihm daher eine Unvereinbarkeit mit einer demokratischen Haltung vor. Derrida, Butler, Laclau und Mouffe vertreten dennoch eine zukünftige und radikale Demokratie. Wie ist dieser »ethical flip« zu beurteilen? Wie gelangen die Wissenschaftler von einer behaupteten Grundlosigkeit zu Gründen für die Demokratie?
Luzia Sievi liefert eine detaillierte examine sowohl zu den Kritiken an der Demokratie als auch zu den Demokratieentwürfen der genannten Denker – und zeigt, welche Werte und Erkenntnisse bewirken, dass aus scharfen Kritikern starke Verfechter der Demokratie werden.
Luzia Sievi, geb. 1979, ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Sie promovierte in Politischer Theorie an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
By Sergio Tenenbaum
In contemporary a long time the valuable questions of ethical psychology have attracted renewed curiosity. modern paintings on ethical motivation and the rationality of ethical motion has broadened its concentration to incorporate a big selection of comparable concerns. New interpretations of ancient figures have additionally contributed to conceptual advances in ethical psychology, in a manner unheard of in the other quarter of philosophy. This quantity provides unique paintings from probably the most popular philosophers at present engaged on ethical psychology, spanning either the old and the modern problem-based ways.
By Neil J. Smelser
Those skillfully written essays are in line with the Georg Simmel Lectures introduced through Neil J. Smelser at Humboldt college in Berlin within the spring of 1995. A distillation of Smelser's reflections after approximately 4 a long time of analysis, educating, and inspiration within the box of sociology, the essays determine, as he says within the first bankruptcy, ''. . . a few crucial problematicsthose primary, recurrent, by no means resolved and not thoroughly resolvable issuesthat form the paintings of the sociologist.'' every one bankruptcy considers a unique point of sociological research: micro (the individual and private interaction), meso (groups, enterprises, movements), macro (societies), and worldwide (multi-societal). inside of this framework, Smelser covers numerous issues, together with where of the rational and the nonrational in social motion and in social technological know-how conception; the altering personality of crew attachments in post-industrial society; the eclipse of social classification; and the decline of the geographical region as a spotlight of harmony. The readability of Smelser's writing makes this a e-book that may be welcomed during the box of social technology in addition to by way of a person wishing to comprehend sociology's crucial features and difficulties.
By Bertrand Russell, Jim Killavey
Bertrand Russell used to be a British thinker, truth seeker, mathematician, historian, author, social critic, and Nobel laureate. At a number of issues in his lifestyles he thought of himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist. He was once born in Monmouthshire into probably the most sought after aristocratic households within the United Kingdom.
A loose Man's Worship is maybe his most famed and definitely the main greatly published of his many essays.
By James M. Henslin
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