Overview:History and Illusion in Politics - The distinguished political philosopher Raymond Geuss examines critically some of the most widely held and important preconceptions about contemporary politics held in advanced Western societies. In a series of analytically focused chapters Dr Geuss discusses the state, authority, violence and coercion, the concept of legitimacy, liberalism, toleration, freedom, democracy, and human rights. He argues that the liberal democratic state committed to the defense of human rights is a historically contingent conjunction of disparate elements that do not fit together coherently. One of Geuss's most striking claims is that it makes sense to speak of rights only relative to a mechanism for enforcing them, and that therefore the whole concept of a 'human right', as it is commonly used in contemporary political philosophy, is a confusion. This is a profound and concise essay on the basic structure of contemporary politics, written throughout in a voice that is sceptical, engaged, and clear.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603734608-9780521000437. It was written by the following authors: Raymond Geuss. Book History and Illusion in Politics, which can be read online, published by the company: Cambridge University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Beliefs, Spirituality. The book was published on 2001-06-28 00:00:00. It has 184 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 280 g. File for download History and Illusion in Politics has PDF format and is called history-and-illusion-in-politics.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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