Public Philosophy in a New Key

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-12
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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These two ambitious volumes from one of the world's most celebrated political philosophers present a new kind of political and legal theory that James Tully calls a public philosophy, and a complementary new way of thinking about active citizenship, called civic freedom. Professor Tully takes the reader step-by-step through the principal debates in political theory and the major types of political struggle today. These volumes represent a genuine landmark in political theory from the author of Strange Multiplicity, one of the most influential and distinctive commentaries on politics and the contemporary world published in recent years. This first volume of Public Philosophy in a New Key consists of a presentation and defence of a contextual approach to public philosophy and civic freedom, and then goes on to study specific struggles over recognition and distribution within states.

Author Biography

James Tully is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria, Canada

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Creditsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Public philosophy and civic freedom: a guide to the two volumesp. 3
Approaching Practicep. 13
Public philosophy as a critical activityp. 15
Situated creatively: Wittgenstein and political philosophyp. 39
To think and act differently: comparing critical ethos and critical theoryp. 71
Democracy and Recognitionp. 133
The agonistic freedom of citizensp. 135
Reimagining belonging in diverse societiesp. 160
Multinational democracies: an introductory sketchp. 185
Indigenous Peoplesp. 221
The negotiation of reconciliationp. 223
The struggles of Indigenous peoples for and of freedomp. 257
Conclusionp. 289
A new field of democracy and civic freeomp. 291
Bibliographyp. 317
Index to Volume Ip. 357
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