The Voice of Conscience: A Political Genealogy of Western Ethical Experience (Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy)

The Voice of Conscience: A Political Genealogy of Western Ethical Experience (Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy)

Mika Ojakangas


In Western suggestion, it's been over and over assumed that during ethical and political issues, humans should still depend on the internal voice of sense of right and wrong instead of on exterior specialists, legislation, and rules. This quantity investigates this idea, studying the improvement of the Western politics of judgment of right and wrong, from Socrates to the current, and the formation of the Western ethico-political topic.

The paintings opens with a dialogue of the ambiguous function of sense of right and wrong in politics, contesting the declare that it's the top safety opposed to totalitarianism. It then glance again at canonical authors, from the Church Fathers and Luther to Rousseau and Derrida, to teach how the event of sense of right and wrong constitutes the basis of Western ethics and politics.

This specific paintings not just synthesizes philosophical and political insights, but additionally will pay awareness to political theology to supply a compelling and cutting edge argument that the event of judgment of right and wrong has continuously been on the center of the political Western culture. an attractive and obtainable textual content, it is going to attract political theorists and philosophers in addition to theologians and people attracted to the critique of the Western civilization.

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