Beyond Liberalism: Toward a Purpose-Guided Democracy

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Michael K. Briandauthor

Michael Briand, PhD, is director of the Ethics and Deliberation Project at CivicEvolution. He is author of Practical Politics: Five Principles for a Community that Works.

Beyond Liberalism: Toward a Purpose-Guided Democracy

20190630

Praeger

Pages 224
Topics Politics, Law, and Government;Current Events and Issues: Politics and Government;Atomism;Autonomy;Conflict;Democracy;Empathy;Ethics;Freedom;Independence;Individualism;Liberalism;Motivation;Subjectivism

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Beyond Liberalism: Toward a Purpose-Guided Democracy

Author(s): Briand, Michael;
Contributors: Briand, Michael;
Abstract:

This book shows how the United States can begin dealing with the most difficult and intractable political issues that afflict liberal democracy today: by initiating an inclusive public practice of ethical dialogue and deliberation.


  • Explains that the fundamental problem with liberalism today is its flawed conception of individualism, which discourages people from thinking ethically when forming our political beliefs and policy preferences
  • Contends that beliefs about good and bad, right and wrong can be objective if understood as propositions of a factual nature, and that a conception of the good for human beings is implicit in the fulfillment of empirically identified human needs
  • Asserts that people can begin dealing effectively with the most difficult and intractable political issues that afflict liberal democracy today by initiating a constructive, productive public practice of ethical dialogue and deliberation
  • Issues a call for "ethical heroism" to build such a practice in order to begin reversing the dispiriting effects of contemporary liberalism and its faulty conception of individualism

SortTitle: beyond liberalism: toward a purpose-guided democracy
Keyword(s): Politics, Law, and Government; Current Events and Issues: Politics and Government; Atomism; Autonomy; Conflict; Democracy; Empathy; Ethics; Freedom; Independence; Individualism; Liberalism; Motivation; Subjectivism
Author Info:
Michael K. Briandauthor

Michael Briand, PhD, is director of the Ethics and Deliberation Project at CivicEvolution. He is author of Practical Politics: Five Principles for a Community that Works.

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Print ISBN-13: 9781440872402
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 224
Publication Date: 20190630