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Progress

Michael Foley

in American Credo: The Place of Ideas in US Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232673
eISBN:
9780191716362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the importance of progress in American society. Change is conceived as being largely synonymous with vitality, purpose, and direction, and is viewed as an integral and ... More


Sincerity and Truth: Essays on Arnauld, Bayle, and Toleration

John Kilcullen

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266914
eISBN:
9780191683114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266914.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapters in this book reflect upon Pierre Bayle's Philosophical Commentary on the Words of the Gospel ‘Compel them to come in’, which appeared in parts in 1686–88, a classic statement of the case ... More


Rights

John Eekelaar

in Family Law and Personal Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535422
eISBN:
9780191707384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535422.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter proposes that rights are best seen as a complex amalgam comprising a claim of entitlement to an end-state necessary to protect an interest which has sufficient weight to activate action ... More


The ‘défense républicaine’: Some Remarks about the Specificity of French Republicanism

Jean-Fabien Spitz

in Legal Republicanism: National and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559169
eISBN:
9780191720956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559169.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that, as a political regime fighting for its consolidation, the French republic — in the immediate aftermath of one of the deepest crises it went through, (the Dreyfus case) — ... More


Power

John Eekelaar

in Family Law and Personal Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535422
eISBN:
9780191707384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535422.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Following on from the Preface, this chapter establishes the book's intention to critique the exercise of power of family practices against the values of an open society. As a background to ... More


Diversity and Self-Organized Complexity: Is the Open Society beyond Justification?

Gerald Gaus

in The Open Society and Its Complexities

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190648978
eISBN:
9780190649005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648978.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Part II of the volume takes up Hayek’s second unsettling thesis: that the Open Society is too complex for the practice of moral justification. To begin to analyze this unsettling thesis, it first ... More


Hayek and Modern Liberalism

Chandran Kukathas

in Hayek and Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273264
eISBN:
9780191684029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273264.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines why Hayek's defence of a liberal political philosophy did not succeed. Hayek failed to provide a coherent and plausible defence of the liberal social order because his thought ... More


Art in the “open society”: the aesthetics of problem-solving

Octavian Esanu

in The Postsocialist Contemporary: The Institutionalization of Artistic Practice in Eastern Europe After 1989

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781526158000
eISBN:
9781526166487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526158017.00009
Subject:
Art, Art History

As discussed in previous chapters, the main postulates outlined in the mission statements of these centers – in their imperative to build an institutional infrastructure for the art of the “open ... More


The Open Society and Its Complexities

Gerald Gaus

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190648978
eISBN:
9780190649005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648978.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Two decades ago it was widely assumed that liberal democracy and the Open Society had won their century-long struggle against authoritarianism. Although subsequent events have shocked many, F. A. ... More


The Nonideal: The Open Society

Gerald Gaus

in The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183428
eISBN:
9781400881048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183428.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the question of whether there can be a moral, liberal framework for the Open Society, which itself abjures the pursuit of the ideal while providing a framework for diverse ... More


Barbados: Tradition and Modernity in a Model Small State

Anthony P. Maingot

in Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061061
eISBN:
9780813051345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061061.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Barbados has long been severely criticized––or ignored––because of its adherence to British political and cultural traditions. Much of this censure and neglect was a result of its having had the most ... More


Open Minds

Frank Dikötter

in The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the cultural and social aspects of China's cosmopolitan age. Open borders resulted not only in large flows of people moving in ... More


Mysticism and the Foundation of the Open Society: Bergsonian Politics

Paola Marrati

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter raises the question of what light the evolutionary perspective set out by Henri Bergson in his The Two Sources of Morality and Religion might shed on the ... More


Sorosart: how Eastern Europe got the idea of contemporary art

Octavian Esanu

in The postsocialist contemporary: The institutionalization of artistic practice in Eastern Europe after 1989

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781526158000
eISBN:
9781526166487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526158017.00007
Subject:
Art, Art History

The main aim of this chapter is to provide a summary of the institutional context and history of the SCCA network. And even though the book does not aim at providing a full historical reconstruction ... More


Prolegomenon: Hayek’s Three Unsettling Theses

Gerald Gaus

in The Open Society and Its Complexities

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190648978
eISBN:
9780190649005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648978.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hayek contended that the Open Society has evolved beyond basic human inclinations and capacities. We will consider his three Unsettling Theses. First, that the Open Society is fundamentally at odds ... More


The Rise of a Normative Species: Are We Fit for the Open Society?

Gerald Gaus

in The Open Society and Its Complexities

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190648978
eISBN:
9780190649005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648978.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Part I of the volume takes up an unsettling thesis advanced by F. A. Hayek: that our evolved, tribal, and egalitarian sentiments are in deep conflict with the impartiality and inclusiveness of the ... More


Advancing from the Citadel

Gerald Gaus

in The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183428
eISBN:
9781400881048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183428.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the well-ordered society is a dangerous illusion. The very aim that the ideal theorist cherished, to know justice and just social states as well as possible, requires an ... More


Social Entrepreneurship

Peter Hägel

in Billionaires in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 7 examines two cases of how billionaires use philanthropy to promote social change in foreign countries. Through the massive funding of research and public–private partnerships, Bill Gates, ... More


Introduction

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Postcolonial Bergson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285839
eISBN:
9780823288823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285839.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Postcolonial Bergsonstudies the way Bergson’s “action at a distance” occurs in the encounter between the work of the French philosopher and the work of two thinkers from the colonial world: Muhammad ... More


Hans Kelsen's Political Realism

Robert Schuett

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474481687
eISBN:
9781474496421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474481687.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

What does it mean to be a foreign-policy realist? Why is it important to get Hans Kelsen right? How can open society ideals be reconciled with the tragedies of world politics? It is widely ... More


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