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Die verlorene und die wiedergefundene Wirklichkeit. Ethik, Politik und Imagination bei Raymond Geuss

Owen, David (2010) Die verlorene und die wiedergefundene Wirklichkeit. Ethik, Politik und Imagination bei Raymond Geuss Deutsche Zeitschrift Fur Philosophie, 58, (3), pp. 431-443. (doi:10.1524/dzph.2010.0034).

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This essay argues that realism in ethics and in politics is best understood as a discipline of mind directed against wishful thinking. Reading Geuss in this context, against the background of the work of Bernard Williams, allows us to specify what is of value in his work as well as to illustrate the limitations – of argument and of tone – of that work. More specifically, it is argued that while the fairly catholic character of Geuss?s realism is a strength, his critical considerations of theorists such as Rawls and Nozick and concepts such as human rights not only show little intellectual grasp of these positions, but also typically fail to respect his own criteria for understanding and evaluating political theories.

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Published date: August 2010

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Local EPrints ID: 186679
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/186679
ISSN: 0012-1045
PURE UUID: 8a981748-a023-48a8-810b-18c9c7005198
ORCID for David Owen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8865-6332

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Date deposited: 13 May 2011 16:01
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:47

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