Community And Conflict: The Sources of Liberal Solidarity

Hardcover | June 15, 2007

byDerek Edyvane

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Against the widespread supposition that moral conflict is undermining of community, this book argues that conflict is necessary for a liberal political community. It develops a new philosophical basis for political association at the heart of which lies an innovative account of the way in which journey narratives in literature can serve to shed light on the possibilities for solidarity in modern democratic societies.

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Against the widespread supposition that moral conflict is undermining of community, this book argues that conflict is necessary for a liberal political community. It develops a new philosophical basis for political association at the heart of which lies an innovative account of the way in which journey narratives in literature can serv...

DEREK EDYVANE is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of York. He is the author of a number of articles on liberalism and community.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.86 × 5.79 × 0.62 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230506860

ISBN - 13:9780230506862

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Strangers * Why Liberal Community Matters * The Shape of a Shared Life * Community as Pilgrimage * Community as Escape * Community as Quest * On Companionship * Political Friendship