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F.M. Barnard goes beyond the seventeenth-century understanding of the social contract by making national self-enactment contingent on public reasons for individual liberty within civic mutuality.
He examines the possibilities and limits for a self-enacting, principled politics, acknowledging reason and self-enactment as central concepts of historical and political thinking. He argues, however, that reason must be seen as practical reason, which only indirectly acts as a cause, while self-enactment must be understood as operating in relation to reciprocity with the other. Reason and Self-Enactment in History and Politics also offers a reappraisal of basic political principles and constructs.
Barnard argues for bridging differences among a plurality of truths and forming practical judgments through cultivation of a sense of situational appropriateness.
Title: Reason and Self-Enactment in History and Politics: Themes and Voices of Modernity (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas)
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher: Canada:, Mcgill Queens Univ Press,: 2007.
ISBN Number: 0773531297
ISBN Number 13: 9780773531291
Binding: Soft cover.
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 004161