The Resource Kierkegaard, metaphysics and political theory : unfinished selves, Alison Assiter

Kierkegaard, metaphysics and political theory : unfinished selves, Alison Assiter

Label
Kierkegaard, metaphysics and political theory : unfinished selves
Title
Kierkegaard, metaphysics and political theory
Title remainder
unfinished selves
Statement of responsibility
Alison Assiter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Alison Assiter argues that the notion of the person that lies at the heart of the liberal tradition is derived from a Kantian and Cartesian metaphysic. This metaphysic, according to her, is flawed and it permeates a number of aspects of the tradition. Significantly it excludes certain individuals, those who are labelled 'mad' or 'evil'. Instead she offers an alternative metaphysical image of the person that is derived largely from the work of Kierkegaard. Assiter argues that there is a strand of Kierkegaard's writing that offers a metaphysical picture that recognises the dependence of people upon one another. He offers a moral outlook, derived from this, that encourages people to 'love' one another. Inspired by Kierkegaard, Assiter goes on to argue that it is useful to focus on needs rather than rights in moral and political thinking and to defend the view that it is important to care about others who may be far removed from each one of us. Furthermore, she argues, it is important that we treat those who are close to us, well
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
171/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
B4377
LC item number
.A87 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Continuum studies in philosophy
Label
Kierkegaard, metaphysics and political theory : unfinished selves, Alison Assiter
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-157) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The metaphysical assumptions of the classical liberal -- Human rights and fundamentalism -- Some limitations of the discourse of human rights -- Autonomy and 'evil' -- The beginnings of an alternative metaphysic and ethics -- Natural needs -- Metaphysics and morality -- Love for family, friends and close associates
Control code
ocn676697643
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Extent
1 online resource (165 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282874442
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b35897703
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)676697643
  • pebcs1282874446

Library Locations

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