Public Philosophy in a New Key

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-19
  • 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. In this second volume, Professor Tully studies networks and civic struggles over global or imperial relations of inequality, dependency, exploitation and environmental degradation beyond the state. The final chapter brings all of the author's resonant themes together in a new way of thinking about global and local citizenship, and of political theory in relation to it. This forms a powerful conclusion to a major intervention from a vital and distinctive voice in contemporary thought.

Author Biography

James Tully is Distinguished Professor of political science at the University of Victoria, Canada. He is one of the most influential and distinctive political Philosophers writing today.

Table of Contents

Volume II
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Creditsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Public philosophy and civic freedom: a guide to the two volumesp. 3
Global Governance And Practices of Freedomp. 13
The Kantian idea of Europe: critical and cosmopolitan perspectivesp. 15
Democracy and globalization: a defeasible sketchp. 43
An ecological ethics for the presentp. 73
The unfreedom of the moderns in comparison to their ideals of constitutional democracyp. 91
On Imperialismp. 125
On law, democracy and imperialismp. 127
Communciation and imperialismp. 166
The imperial roles of modern constitutional democracyp. 195
Conclusion Civic Freedom Contra Imperialismp. 223
A new kind of Europe? Democratic integration in the European Unionp. 225
On local and global citizenship: an apprenticeship manualp. 243
Bibliographyp. 311
Index to Volume IIp. 351
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Creditsp. xiv
Introductionp. I
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 freedomp. 291
Bibliographyp. 317
Index to Volume Ip. 357
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