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Pragmatism and the Wide View of Democracy

Authors: Frega, Roberto

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  • Provides a wider and more compelling account of democracy than the one found in mainstream contemporary political theory
  • Tackles political issues which are at the heart of contemporary theoretical debates spanning the social and political sciences
  • Draws on diverse traditions of American Pragmatism and critical theory
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The aim of this book is to provide a fresh, wider, and more compelling account of democracy than the one we usually find in conventional contemporary political theory. Telling the story of democracy as a broad societal project rather than as merely a political regime, Frega delivers an account more in tune with our everyday experience and ordinary intuitions, bringing back into political theory the notion that democracy denotes first and foremost a form of society, and only secondarily a specific political regime.

The theoretical shift accomplished is major. Claiming that such a view of democracy is capable of replacing the mainstream categories of justice, freedom and non-domination in their hegemonic function of all-encompassing political concepts, Frega then argues for democracy as the broader normative framework within which to rethink the meaning and forms of associated living in all spheres of personal, social, economic, and political life. Drawing on diverse traditions of American pragmatism and critical theory, as well as tackling political issues which are at the core of contemporary theoretical debates, this book invites a rethinking of political theory to one more concerned with the political circumstances of social life, rather than remaining confined in the narrowly circumscribed space of a theory of government.

 

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Roberto Frega (PhD) is a senior researcher in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, France. He has published books on social theories of normativity (Les sources sociales de la normativitè, 2013), and pragmatist moral and political philosophy (Practice, Judgment, and the Challenged of Moral and Political Disagreement. A Pragmatist Account, 2012) as well as over thirty articles on contemporary moral and political philosophy.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pragmatism and the Wide View of Democracy
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18561-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18561-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18560-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 427
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