The value of community

COMMENTARY The value of community Sean Savers W hether the policies of the Thatcher and Reagan years brought any overall economic benefits is doubtful; that they have had high social costs is now quite evident. The unfettered pursuit of self-interest has weakened social bonds and led to social decay and disintegration on a scale which […]

Justice and the Gulf War

Justice and the Gulf War Michael Rustin This article is concerned with the Gulf War in relation to the theory of just and unjust wars. The morality of the war was of course strongly contested, and it seems valuable now that its violence (although not its consequences in suffering) lie in the past to reflect […]

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REVIEWS The Politics of Equality Michael Walzer, Spheres of Justice: A Defence of Pluralism and Equality, Martin Robertson, Oxford, 1983, £15 hb. Raymond Plent, Equality, Markets and the State, Fabian Society, London, 1984, £1.50 pb. American philosophers have in recent years made a number of major contributions to systematic political philosophy. Rawls and Nozick are […]

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REVIEWS Bambrough: Moral Scepticism and Moral Knowledge Renford Bambrough, Moral Scepticism and Moral Knowledge, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979 I read this book with some nostalgia. It was through Bambrough’s lectures and teaching on this and other topics that I was introduced to philosophy when I was a student. What attracted me then was his […]

The culture of polemic

The culture of polemic Misrecognizing recognition Alexander García Düttmann One would like to be recognized as this or that individual, according to this or that description, since recognition promises to overcome the splitting of what is to be recognized, to facilitate the incorporation of what is split into some unified identity or unified life-context. According […]

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Reviews A gender lens to the centurySheila Rowbotham, A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States, Viking, London and New York, 1997. xiv + 753 pp., £20.00 hb., 0 670 87420 5. The briefest reflection on the scale of this undertaking is enough to produce vertigo, induced not so […]