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The Resource A vindication of politics : on the common good and human flourishing, Matthew D. Wright

A vindication of politics : on the common good and human flourishing, Matthew D. Wright

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A vindication of politics : on the common good and human flourishing
Title
A vindication of politics
Title remainder
on the common good and human flourishing
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Matthew D. Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
"Natural law political theory grounds the authority of law in the law's capacity to advance the common good, but questions about what this common good is and how it relates to political life remain highly contested. The influential new natural law theory of John Finnis reduces political association to the operation of government and makes it a merely instrumental good that serves to secure and facilitate individual and social goods. Political community, on this account, does not realize any further human good not already experienced in smaller human communities. In A Vindication of Politics, Matthew Wright challenges this account and argues that political community itself realizes an aspect of social life intrinsic to full human flourishing. Wright develops an account of the political common good that is both inclusivist and distinctive--that is to say, it includes within its orbit the diverse goods of individuals and other associations, and it recognizes the good of the political association itself. Drawing on the work of Edmund Burke and the example of Abraham Lincoln, Wright argues that political community has its own distinctive goods, including civic friendship and political culture, embodied in its history, institutions, practices, and ideals. Individuals do not have to run for office to be engaged in the political common good. Participation in the vibrant cultural life of one's political community is an intrinsic part of the common good"--
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Wright, Matthew D
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC330.15
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American political thought
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  • Common good
  • Natural law
  • Political participation
  • Political science
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Common good
  • Natural law
  • Political participation
  • Political science
  • PHILOSOPHY / Political
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A vindication of politics : on the common good and human flourishing, Matthew D. Wright
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Critical assessment of Finnis's instrumentality thesis -- Familial good -- Formal characteristics of political association -- Civic friendship: paradox and possibility -- Political culture as an intrinsic good - Conclusion
Control code
1089931751
Extent
1 online resource (x, 221 pages).
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online
Isbn
9780700627561
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctvdhwc8m
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remote
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(OCoLC)1089931751
Label
A vindication of politics : on the common good and human flourishing, Matthew D. Wright
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Critical assessment of Finnis's instrumentality thesis -- Familial good -- Formal characteristics of political association -- Civic friendship: paradox and possibility -- Political culture as an intrinsic good - Conclusion
Control code
1089931751
Extent
1 online resource (x, 221 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780700627561
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvdhwc8m
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1089931751

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