Rediscovering political friendship : Aristotle's theory and modern identity, community, and equality /

"Liberal democracy has always relied on civic friendship without acknowledging it. Though lacking the concept, modern citizens persist in many practices and passions once considered civic friendship: prejudices held in common, favoritism for each other and, despite disagreeing on specifics, ove...

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Main Author: Ludwig, Paul W. (Paul Walter), 1963- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020
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Table of Contents:
  • Friendship from identity: Recognizing anger in the politics of recognition
  • Friendships from utility and activity: Toward a more realistic social policy (and more idealistic civil society)
  • Why associations replaced civic friendship: Altruism conspires with self-interest to produce the "free rider"
  • Why associations are really civic friendships: Finding the balance between associations and the state
  • From communitarianism to civic friendship: Broadening out beyond associations
  • Commercial society and civic friendship: Property and liberty are preconditions of friendship
  • Mass society and civic friendship: The basic agreement that citizens cherish
  • What is the use of civic friendship? Sheltering liberal practices from the effects of liberal theory