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Freedom, Power and Political Morality : Essays for Felix Oppenheim - Ian Carter

Freedom, Power and Political Morality

Essays for Felix Oppenheim

Hardcover Published: 13th March 2001
ISBN: 9780333763322
Number Of Pages: 244

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This collection of original essays on political and legal theory concentrates on themes dealt with in the work of Felix Oppenheim, including fundamental political and legal concepts and their implications for the scope of morality in politics and international relations. Among the issues addressed are the relationship between empirical and normative definitions of "freedom", "power", and "interests", whether governments are free to act against the national interest, and whether they can ever be morally obliged to do so.

Notes on the Contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Normative Analysis and Political Concepts
Felix Oppenheim's Deonticsp. 3
From Hobbes to Oppenheim: Conceptual Reconstruction as Political Engagementp. 20
Essential Contestability and the Claims of Analysisp. 39
Freedom and Bivalencep. 57
Dimensions of Nomic Freedomp. 69
'Ought' Implies 'Practical Possibility'p. 79
Clarifying the Science Wars: the Concept of Scientific Authorityp. 96
Political Morality and International Relations
On Public Moral Appeals and Identificationp. 121
'Anarchical Fallacies': Bentham's Attack on Human Rightsp. 134
Pre-empting Humanitarian Interventionsp. 153
Oppenheim's Realism and the Morality of the National Interestp. 171
Oppenheim and the National Interestp. 188
Coda
Oppenheim in Italy: a Memoirp. 207
Afterthoughtsp. 218
Bibliography of the Publications of Felix E. Oppenheimp. 234
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780333763322
ISBN-10: 0333763327
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 13th March 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 14.88  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1