Postfoundationalism and Social Democracy

Bevir, Mark (2001) Postfoundationalism and Social Democracy. Teorema, XX (1-2).


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Postfoundationalism is often associated with the aesthetic dandyism of the postmodernists. Yet the absence of any given truths actually implies the individual is dependent on the community. This essay shows how postfoundationalism might lend support to an open form of social democracy. The absence of any given truths implies that an individual can come to hold beliefs and perform actions only against the background of the community, and this thick view of the self can support an ethic of fellowship centered on a concern with the welfare and empowerment of others

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Axiology; Community; Social - Democracy, Foucault, Postfoundationalism
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Gesellschaftsphilosophie, politische Philosophie, Rechtsphilosophi
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XX (2001)
Philosophie > Geschichte der Philosophie > g) 20.Jahrhundert
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51

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