Public Philosophy and Political Science

by E. Robert Statham
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Philosophy
Pages: 225 pages
ISBN 13: 9780739102947
ISBN 10: 073910294X
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle

Synopsis : Public Philosophy and Political Science written by E. Robert Statham, published by Lexington Books which was released on 2002. Download Public Philosophy and Political Science Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Analysts of American political science have maintained that the discipline is , not unlike the civilization in which it is enveloped , floundering without direction and purpose . 4 Others have gone still further in contending that ... -- The crisis of western civilization is a crisis of public philosophy. This is the charge of Public Philosophy and Political Science, a stunning new collection of essays edited by E. Robert Statham Jr. Vividly cataloging the decay of the moral and intellectual foundations of civic liberty, the book portrays a generation of Americans alienated from institutions built on public philosophy. The work exposes the failure of America's political scientists to acknowledge and understand this alarming crisis in the American body politic. The distinguished contributors examine the evolution of public philosophy; the inextricable relationship between politics and philosophy; and the interplay between public philosophy, the constitution, natural law, and government. They reveal the dire threat to deliberative democracy and the fundamental order of constitutional society posed by public philosophy's waning power to refine, cultivate, and civilize. The work is an indictment of a society which has discarded a way of life rooted in natural law, democracy and the traditions of civility; and is a denunciation of an educated elite that has divorced itself from the standards upon which public philosophy rests. It is essential reading for philosophers and political and social scientists seeking to resurrect the standards of American public life.