Modernity's Wager: Authority, the Self, and Transcendence

Synopsis

"Seligman seeks to discover a durable source of moral authority in a liberalized world. His study of shame, pride, collective guilt, and collective responsibility demonstrates the mutual relationship between individual responsibility and communal authority. Furthermore, Seligman restores the indispensable role of religious traditions - as well as the features of those traditions that enhance, rather than denigrate, tolerance. Sociologists, political theorists, moral philosophers, and intellectual historians will find Seligman's thesis enlightening, as will anyone concerned with the ethical and religious foundations of a tolerant society." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  • Princeton, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2003