Personal Integrity in a Pluralistic Society
Civil Disagreement offers a concise yet comprehensive guide for students and scholars of philosophical or religious ethics, political or social philosophy, and political science, as well as general readers who are concerned about the polarization that often seems to paralyze national and international politics.
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"[This] book, the culmination of a long career of sensitive thinking and teaching on this subject, might be regarded as the last of its breed"—Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"A worthy and timely contribution, arguably most laudable for its efforts to offer an alternative to the rash demonization and apathetic polarization that typically define contemporary political discourse in the United States."—Theological Studies
"This mature and philosophically sophisticated work makes an important contribution not only to the ethics of pluralism but to the even greater question of ethics—'How should we live?'—and its necessary correlate, 'How can we disagree yet live together in peace?' "—Lloyd Steffen, professor, Religious Studies, Lehigh University
"Edward Langerak's book on political thought is a gem. Obviously, the author has lived a long time with one of the vexing problems in the West: how to engage in civil disagreement in a pluralistic society with personal integrity—without either unraveling the society or rivening (or silencing) the deep convictions of its participants. The book is masterfully organized, patiently clarifying where confusions (such as those among pluralism, liberalism, and relativism) would lead astray, and insightful throughout. Both the main text and the notes supply readers with a fine account of the lifelong conversations that went into the making of this splendid volume."—William F. May, former president of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics, the emeritus Cary M. Maguire Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of Beleaguered Rulers: The Public Obligation of the Professional and Testing the National Covenant: Fears and Appetities in American Politics
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