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Fairfield, Paul
This work advances a hermeneutical conception of ethics, one oriented particularly toward questions of power and the critique of power in the aftermath of foundationalism. Bringing into mutual interrogation such disparate traditions as hermeneutics, liberalism, critical theory and postmodernism, and such figures as Gadamer, Ricoeur, Habermas, Foucault, Nietzsche and Artistotle, Fairfield argues that the principal question of ethics is no longer how to ground practices and judgments on a secure epistemological foundation. Rather, what is of importance is how normative discourses rooted in tradition and invested with power may adopt a critical posture toward these same conditions without generating an impossible circularity. Fairfield asserts that the practice of social criticism is ultimately inseparable from that of hermeneutic interpretation; critique is a matter of perceiving and understanding contexts of moral action in light of principles. In taking this view, Fairfield defends hermeneutics - in particular, Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics - against the charge leveled at it by critical theorists - in particular, Jurgen Habermas - that hermeneutical philosophy's emphasis on historicity and finitude demonstrates an absence of critical perspective in reflecting upon tradition and the power operative within tradition. With this objection in mind, Fairfield embarks upon his project to formulate a hermeneutical ethics. Ethical criticism, he maintains, belongs to the universal practice that is the struggle for illumination and self-understanding, a practice ubiquitous in human existence and central to the task of fashioning a just order. "The Ways of Power" is unique in bringing together a myriad of philosophical voices and perspectives, not to continue a quest for moral certainty and objective grounds - which is so often sought in contemporary society, but which Fairfield insists must be given up - but to take seriously the need for rationality in moral and political discourse. 209pp.
Duquesne University Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0820703605
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Inventory #14455
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Edited By Horn,Colonmel Bernd and Legault,Dr.Roch
French Canadians have a long, proud history of serving their nation. From the earliest beginnings, French Canadians assisted in carving out and defending the nascent country. They were critical as defenders and as allies against hostile Natives and competing European powers. In the aftermath of the conquest, they continued, albeit under a different flag, to defend Canada. "Loyal Service" examines the service of a number of French-Canadian leaders and their contributions to the nation during times of peace, crisis, and conflict spanning the entire historical spectrum from New France to the end of the twentieth century.
Dundurn Group, The, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 1550026933
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Inventory #17714
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Pappas, Nickolas
N.B. Corners slightly bumped. Reading crease to spine. 230pp.
Routledge, 1998, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0415095328
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Inventory #28631
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Plamenatz, J. P.
Previous owners inscription to ffep.An introduction to modern political theory and the history of political thought from Machiavelli to Marx. 472pp.
Longman, 1980, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Ninth Impression. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0582480469
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Inventory #25456
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Edited By Allen, John; Braham, Peter; Lewis, Paul
This major introductory textbook examines the political and economic dimensions of twentieth–century industrialised societies. The main themes include; the development of democracy, the role of the state, the nature of citizenship, the impact of new social movements, the organisation of production, the national and international division of labour and the experience of power and control in work. While the primary focus is on Britain, there is a strong comparative emphasis with reference to Japan, North America, Western and Eastern Europe. 440pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Fading to spine. Corners slightly rubbed.
Polity Press and the Open University, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0745609627
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Inventory #25710
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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