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Relativism and religion : why democratic societies do not need moral absolutes, Carlo Invernizzi Accetti

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Relativism and religion : why democratic societies do not need moral absolutes
Title
Relativism and religion
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why democratic societies do not need moral absolutes
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Carlo Invernizzi Accetti
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eng
Summary
Moral relativism is deeply troubling for those who believe that, without a set of moral absolutes, democratic societies will devolve into tyranny or totalitarianism. Engaging directly with this claim, Carlo Invernizzi Accetti traces the roots of contemporary anti-relativist fears to the antimodern rhetoric of the Catholic Church and then rescues a form of philosophical relativism for modern, pluralist societies, arguing that this viewpoint provides the firmest foundation for an allegiance to democracy. In his analyses of the relationship between religious arguments and political authority and the implications of philosophical relativism for democratic theory, Accetti makes a far-ranging contribution to contemporary debates over the revival of religion in politics and the conceptual grounds for a commitment to democracy. He presents the first comprehensive genealogy of anti-relativist discourse and reclaims for English-speaking readers the overlooked work of Hans Kelsen on the connection between relativism and democracy. By engaging with contemporary attempts to replace the religious foundation of democratic values with a neo-Kantian conception of reason, Accetti also makes a powerful case for relativism as the best basis for a civic ethos that integrates different perspectives into democratic politics.--
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1983-
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Accetti, Carlo Invernizzi
Dewey number
322.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Religion, culture, and public life
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  • Political theology
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Relativity
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Relativism and religion : why democratic societies do not need moral absolutes, Carlo Invernizzi Accetti
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
The discourse of anti-relativism in the political thought of the Catholic Church -- Elements for a public critique of the Catholic discourse of anti-relativism -- Rationalism: between relativism and religion -- Defense of a relativist conception of democracy
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FIEb17839051
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780231170789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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  • 18522272
  • (OCoLC)907060308
Label
Relativism and religion : why democratic societies do not need moral absolutes, Carlo Invernizzi Accetti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The discourse of anti-relativism in the political thought of the Catholic Church -- Elements for a public critique of the Catholic discourse of anti-relativism -- Rationalism: between relativism and religion -- Defense of a relativist conception of democracy
Control code
FIEb17839051
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780231170789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 18522272
  • (OCoLC)907060308

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