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Virtuous Imbalance - Political Philosophy between Desirability and Feasibility (Electronic book text, New edition)
Virtuous Imbalance - Political Philosophy between Desirability and Feasibility (Electronic book text, New edition): Francesca...

Virtuous Imbalance - Political Philosophy between Desirability and Feasibility (Electronic book text, New edition)

Francesca Pasquali

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Which kind of methodology should political philosophy endorse to jointly meet its theoretical and practical commitments? Virtuous Imbalance: Political Philosophy between Desirability and Feasibility assesses three paradigmatic cases to explore and explain political philosophy's attempts to answer this important question. Rawls's realistic utopianism, Machiavelli's realism, and Plato's utopianism are examined and explored as Francesca Pasquali presents the proper methodology political philosophy should endorse when attempting to attain equilibrium between the practical and the theoretical. These models are investigated with reference to desirability and feasibility; the former concerning the adequacy of normative principles, the latter the practical possibility of enacting them. Both realism and utopianism are shown to perform important and relevant functions with utopianism providing the criteria for judging political practices and realism developing principles for orienting political actors' conduct. An innovative version of realistic utopianism develops, avoiding the shortfalls detected in previous formulations whilst presenting a methodological strategy that enables political philosophy to play a proper public role, without dismissing theoretical concerns.

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Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2012
Authors: Francesca Pasquali
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 224
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-4094-3312-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
LSN: 1-4094-3312-9
Barcode: 9781409433125

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