The Resource Political theory for mortals : shades of justice, images of death, John E. Seery

Political theory for mortals : shades of justice, images of death, John E. Seery

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Political theory for mortals : shades of justice, images of death
Title
Political theory for mortals
Title remainder
shades of justice, images of death
Statement of responsibility
John E. Seery
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Despite an abundance of violence occurring in political contexts, no liberal political theorist since Thomas Hobbes has talked directly and coherently about death. John E. Seery does. He contends that liberalism desperately needs a theoretical framework in which to discuss pressing matters of human mortality. Among the contemporary political issues that cry out for theoretical articulation, Seery suggests, are abortion politics, ethnic cleansing, suicide assistance, national reparations, environmental degradation, and capital punishment. Seery offers a new conception of social contract theory as a framework for confronting death issues. He urges us to look to an older tradition of descent into an underworld, wherein classic theorists consulted poetically with the dead and acquired from them political insight and direction
  • In this lively book, Seery excavates the infernal tradition by rereading the politics of death in Platonism, early Christianity, and contemporary feminism. Building on those traditions, he proposes a new, constructive image of death that can serve democratic theory productively. Reconsidered from the "land of the shades," social contractarian theory is sufficiently altered that, for example, a pro-life Christian and a pro-choice secularist might be able to strike common ground upon which to discuss abortion politics
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seery, John Evan
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1073
LC item number
.S43 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Death
  • Political science
  • Justice
  • Death
  • Justice
  • Political science
  • Dood
  • Rechtvaardigheid
  • Politieke theorie
  • Science politique
  • Justice
  • Mort
  • Tod
  • Politische Theorie
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Political theory for mortals : shades of justice, images of death, John E. Seery
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780801432590
Lccn
96014524
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34474344
  • (OCoLC)ocm34474344
Label
Political theory for mortals : shades of justice, images of death, John E. Seery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780801432590
Lccn
96014524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34474344
  • (OCoLC)ocm34474344

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