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Published: 15 January 2019

256 Pages | 3

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190632830

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Must Politics Be War?

Restoring Our Trust in the Open Society

Kevin Vallier

  • Advances the controversial thesis that political life is not invariably a struggle for domination, and that, despite deeply diverse viewpoints, social trust between us is possible
  • Unique in addressing contemporary political polarization as a philosophical problem, and not just a practical one
  • Develops a liberal political theory by appealing to the extensive empirical literature on social and political trust
  • Expands and extends the case for public reason liberalism, or political liberalism
  • Brings together insights from the fields of philosophy, politics, and economics, placing it in the new PPE paradigm of normative theorizing

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