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Skepticism (Electronic book text)
Skepticism (Electronic book text): Aryeh Botwinick
Skepticism (Electronic book text): Aryeh Botwinick

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Aryeh Botwinick

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Aryeh Botwinick argues for the recovery of a radical democratic tradition that emphasizes the role of individual participation in the development and control of social and political institutions. Such involvement implies philosophical skepticismthe assumption that the truth about what is the best course of action cannot be known with certainty and that, therefore, every persons opinion has an equal claim to be considered. The crucial stumbling block to reappropriating this radical egalitarian tradition is the supposed unviability of a consistent skepticism. In an effort to chart a new course of philosophical inquiry into political matters, Botwinick grapples with the formulation of a consistent version of skepticism, claiming that it provides a continually renewing impetus for the expansion of political participation. Twentieth-century philosophers have, for the most part, opted for some version of mitigated skepticism, which, the author argues, has blinded them to the radical political implications of skepticism. Underscoring a pattern of convergence between Anglo-American and Continental philosophy, Botwinick proposes a number of strategies to rehabilitate the rationality of participatory democratic political institutions by articulating an acceptable version of consistent skepticism.

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Imprint: Temple University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2010
Authors: Aryeh Botwinick
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 279
ISBN-13: 978-1-306-09454-2
Barcode: 9781306094542
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government > Central government policies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Civil rights & citizenship
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Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy
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Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
LSN: 1-306-09454-2

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