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Faces of moderation : the art of balance in an age of extremes, Aurelian Craiutu

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Faces of moderation : the art of balance in an age of extremes
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Faces of moderation
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the art of balance in an age of extremes
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Aurelian Craiutu
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eng
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"Aristotle listed moderation as one of the moral virtues. He also defined virtue as the mean between extremes, implying that moderation plays a vital role in all forms of moral excellence. But moderation's protean character-its vague and ill-defined omnipresence in judgment and action-makes it exceedingly difficult to grasp theoretically. At the same time, moderation seems to be the foundation of many contemporary democratic political regimes, because the competition between parties cannot properly function without compromise and bargaining. The success of representative government and its institutions depends to a great extent on the virtue of moderation, yet the latter persists in being absent from both the conceptual discourse of many political philosophers and the campaign speeches of politicians fearful of losing elections if they are perceived as moderates. Aurelian Craiutu aims to resolve this paradox. Examining the writings of prominent twentieth-century thinkers such as Raymond Aron, Isaiah Berlin, Norberto Bobbio, Michael Oakeshott, and Adam Michnik, he addresses the following questions: What does it mean to be a moderate voice in political and public life? What are the virtues and limits of moderation? Can moderation be the foundation for a successful platform or party? Though critics maintain that moderation is merely a matter of background and personal temperament, Craiutu finds several basic norms that have consistently appeared in different national and political contexts. The authors studied in this book defended pluralism, of ideas, interests, and social forces, and sought to achieve a sound balance between them through political trimming. They shared a preoccupation with political evil and human dignity, but refused to see the world in Manichaean terms that divide it neatly into the forces of light and those of darkness. Faces of Moderation argues that moderation remains crucial for today's encounters with new forms of extremism and fundamentalism across the world."--Publisher
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Crăiuțu, Aurelian
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JA83
LC item number
.C74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Oakeshott, Michael
  • Bobbio, Norberto
  • Berlin, Isaiah
  • Aron, Raymond
  • Michnik, Adam
  • Political science
  • Moderation
  • Aron, Raymond
  • Berlin, Isaiah
  • Bobbio, Norberto
  • Michnik, Adam
  • Oakeshott, Michael
  • Aron, Raymond
  • Berlin, Isaiah
  • Bobbio, Norberto
  • Oakeshott, Michael Joseph
  • Michnik, Adam
  • Moderation
  • Political and social views
  • Political science
  • Mäßigkeit
  • Politisches Verhalten
  • Politische Theorie
  • Philosophie
  • Tugendethik
  • Politische Ethik
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Faces of moderation : the art of balance in an age of extremes, Aurelian Craiutu
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-280) and index
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Contents
Prologue : in search of elusive virtue -- The ethos of moderation -- The lucidity of moderation : Raymond Aron as a "commited observer" -- Moderation as an antidote to monism : Isaiah Berlin's cold war liberalism -- Meekness as a face of moderation : Norberto Bobbio's politics of dialogue -- Moderation and trimming : Michael Oakeshott's politics of skepticism -- Radical moderation and the search for moral clarity : Adam Michnik's lesson -- Epilogue : beyond the golden mean
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969427689
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780812224092
Lccn
2016055414
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)969427689
Label
Faces of moderation : the art of balance in an age of extremes, Aurelian Craiutu
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-280) 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
Contents
Prologue : in search of elusive virtue -- The ethos of moderation -- The lucidity of moderation : Raymond Aron as a "commited observer" -- Moderation as an antidote to monism : Isaiah Berlin's cold war liberalism -- Meekness as a face of moderation : Norberto Bobbio's politics of dialogue -- Moderation and trimming : Michael Oakeshott's politics of skepticism -- Radical moderation and the search for moral clarity : Adam Michnik's lesson -- Epilogue : beyond the golden mean
Control code
969427689
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780812224092
Lccn
2016055414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)969427689

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