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Time, Freedom, and The Common Good
An Essay in Public Philosophy
Time, Freedom, and The Common Good
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Charles M. Sherover - Author
SUNY series in Systematic Philosophy
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Hardcover - 314 pages
Release Date: December 1989
ISBN10: 0-7914-0178-2
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0178-1

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Paperback - 314 pages
Release Date: December 1989
ISBN10: 0-7914-0179-0
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0179-8

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Summary

"A splendid book. (It) goes to the heart of all political thinking and sheds needed light there. I enjoyed it greatly." -- William Barrett

"This book is a fascinating defense of what most of us might call 'democratic capitalism', or as Sherover prefers, 'democratic mercantilism'. It is a work of political philosophy in the classic style, setting out the basic principles of a political standpoint and defending that standpoint passionately and thoughtfully. His drawing together of our finitude and the defense of pluralism and a 'balance of powers' polity is well developed and thoroughly convincing." -- Drew A. Hyland

Here is a systematic reconstruction of the theory underlying a free society. By examining three fundamental constitutents of contemporary life--social membership, temporality, and freedom--the author raises questions of the meaning of citizenship, principles of governance, and the ways in which the fruitful pursuit of livelihood and leisure may be best advanced. Each is seen to suggest moral imperatives for the guidance of a free society.

Drawing on intellectual and political inheritance, Sherover establishes the foundations of a pluralistic republicanism that evaluates its advancement of human freedom in practical and concrete terms.

"He shows clearly that the principle source of personal freedom is the discipline required to advance the common good. Not many are saying that with Sherover's kind of scholarship to back it up." -- Jude P. Dougherty

Charles M. Sherover is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College. He also wrote Heidegger, Kant and Time and The Human Experience of Time; edited The Development of the Democratic Idea; and translated and edited Rousseau's Of the Social Contract and On Political Economy.


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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Public Philosophy of Polity


Part I. Three Principles of Polity
1. Membership
2. Temporality
3. Freedom

Part II. The Dynamic of a Free Polity
4. Citizenship
5. Governance
6. Livelihood

Part III. The Discipline of Freedom
7. History
8. Agenda
9. Pragmatics

Notes
Works Cited
Index


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