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A Discourse On Inequality

Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau
ISBN : 0140444394
Genre : Political Science
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It Is Of Man That I Have To Speak; And The Question I Am Investigating Shows Me That It Is To Men That I Must Address Myself: For Questions Of This Sort Are Not Asked By Those Who Are Afraid To Honour Truth. I Shall Then Confidently Uphold The Cause Of Humanity Before The Wise Men Who Invite Me To Do So, And Shall Not Be Dissatisfied If I Acquit Myself In A Manner Worthy Of My Subject And Of My Judges.
Category: Political Science

The End Of Equality

Author : Carlo Bordoni
ISBN : 9781315467283
Genre : Social Science
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The economic crisis has brought social differences to the fore, reinventing the old question of inequality as democracy’s missed opportunity. Many have attempted to find a rational explanation of the problem, tracing it back to poor economic policy and reckless liberalisation of finance, or the crisis of banks and governments, as well as the collapse of family relationships. At the same time, globalisation has reduced the differences between some nations, bringing emerging countries to the level of the more advanced, but has dangerously increased internal inequalities. In this book, the author examines the question of inequality and the social problems it is creating in societies across the world, arguing that with the crisis of modernity, the ideal of equality appears to be over. As more and more of the world’s resources are concentrated in ever fewer hands, the promise of mass society as a means to grant equality and cancel the differences of classes appears to be giving way to a rising individualism. This book asks whether the apparent end of mass society will coincide with the end of equality and a re-evaluation of the worth of the individual. Are we heading towards a liquid world in which being equal is now considered less a virtue than a weakness?
Category: Social Science


Author : Carlo Bordoni
ISBN : 9783839435151
Genre : Social Science
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Challenging the thought of Zygmunt Bauman on the subject of liquid modernity, where everything has become unstable, precarious and uncertain, Carlo Bordoni (author with Bauman of »State of Crisis«) proposes to look at contemporary society as an »interregnum«, a temporary break with the past. In a condition characterised by anomie, the questioning of democratic achievements and the primacy of an unbridled economy, he offers a new perspective on our social condition. Understanding the interregnum and being aware of its instability and the social degradation that it entails can help us to make the right choices.
Category: Social Science

Saturn S Children

Author : Alan Duncan
ISBN : UOM:39015038437458
Genre : Capitalism
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Category: Capitalism

Du Contrat Social

Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau
ISBN : 0140442014
Genre : Philosophy
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Presents the eighteenth century French philosopher's views on society and the relationship between the individual and the state
Category: Philosophy

Books In Series

Author : [Anonymus AC00083573]
ISBN : 0835226794
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The Republic Of Grace

Author : Douglas Bradford Palmer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127428683
Genre : Jansenists
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Abstract: At the center of eighteenth-century international Jansenism were a group of émigré French priests living in the Dutch city of Utrecht where they coordinated the efforts of a learned and cosmopolitan group of clerics, university professors, and governmental officials - an international Republic of Grace - that both resembled and competed with the Enlightenment's Republic of Letters. It was a religious and intellectual community that was dedicated to reform within the Catholic Church, consciously pan-European in its outlook, and in the eighteenth century, threatened the political and religious foundations of Europe's Old Regime. Jansenist religious reform, carried out in the spirit of the Counter-Reformation, crossed from the religious sphere into the political, so that Jansenists viewed the French Revolution as the opportunity to complete the task of the Counter-Reformation Church. And, because this debate was waged in the eighteenth century, it utilized the century's most powerful tool for manipulating public opinion, the pen and printing press. Modeled on the studies of the eighteenth-century public sphere inspired by Jürgen Habermas's The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society, this dissertation argues that Habermas' public sphere is far too limited in scope for he claimed that the basis for its growth was bourgeois and secular in nature. The activities of the Jansenists, however, demonstrate a public sphere that was religious in nature - where faith mattered more than reason - well into the eighteenth and even the nineteenth century. Furthermore, this dissertation significantly adds to the intellectual and cultural history of eighteenth-century Europe and the origins of the French Revolution by analyzing the contributions made by the international Jansenist community to the revolutionary discourse of late eighteenth-century Europe.
Category: Jansenists

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Author : Penguin (Firm)
ISBN : 0147501148
Genre : Literature
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African American Environmental Thought

Author : Kimberly K. Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015069356387
Genre : Nature
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Examines the works of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and several other canonical figures, to uncover a rich and vital tradition of black environmental thought from the abolition movement through the Harlem Renaissance. Provides the first careful linkage of the early conservation movement to black history, the first detailed description of black agrarianism, and the first analysis of scientific racism as an environmental theory.
Category: Nature