- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
Ships in 1 to 3 days
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
More copies of this ISBN
Other titles in the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture series:
Solidarityby Kurt (edt) Bayertz
Synopses & Reviews
Solidarity as a phenomenon lies like an erratic block in the midst of the moral landscape of our age. Until now, the geologists familiar with this landscape - ethicists and moral theorists - have taken it for granted, have circumnavigated it! in any case, they have been incapable of moving it. In the present volume, scientists from diverse disciplines discuss and examine the concept of solidarity, its history, its scope and its limits.
Book News Annotation:
Finding the phenomenon of solidarity an erratic block in the midst of the moral landscape of the modern age, scientists from philosophy, sociology, history, law, psychology, and biology met in the Autumn of 1994 at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, to ponder the concept, its history, and its significance. Those presentations are here augmented by others to expand the coverage. Among the topics are four uses of solidarity, fraternity and justice, the bonds and bounds of solidarity, theoretical perspectives for empirical research, institutional and social concepts of solidarity in 19th-century western Europe, constitutional law, citizenship, and post-modern perspectives. The labor movement is even mentioned a few times.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
Foreword; K. Bayertz. Part One: Conceptual Considerations. Four Uses of `Solidarity'; K. Bayertz. The Concept and Possibilities of Solidarity; U. Steinvorth. What's Wrong with `Solidarity'? N. Capaldi. Solidarity as a Moral and Political Concept: Beyond the Liberal/Communitarian Impasse; G. Khushf. Fraternity and Justice; V.M. Dardé. Part Two: Sociological, Psychological, and Biological Perspectives. Solidarity: Theoretical Perspectives for Empirical Research; H. Thome. Social Psychology of Solidarity; H.W. Bierhoff, B. Küpper. On the Nature of Solidarity; E. Voland. Bonds and Bounds of Solidarity; A. Göbel, E. Pankoke. Part Three: Solidarity in History. Solidarity and History: Institutions and Social Concepts of Solidarity in 19th Century Western Europe; K.H. Metz. Solidarity: Its History and Contemporary Definition; A. Wildt. Part Four: Solidarity, the Law, and the State. Institutionalisation of Solidarity by Law: Ideology and Practise; E. Denninger. Solidarity as a Social and as a Constitutional Norm; M. Baurmann. Solidarity and Citizenship; S. Lukes. National, Supranational, and International Solidarity; U.K. Preuß. Part Five: Perspectives of Solidarity in (Post)Modern Societies. Solidarity: Post-Modern Perspectives; H.T.Engelhardt, Jr. Solidarity in Secular Societies: Engelhardt and the Post-Modern Dilemma; K.Wm. Wildes, S.J. Appendix: Solidarity: A Selected Bibliography; U. Arndt. Notes on Contributors. Index.
What Our Readers Are Saying