The Voice of Conscience
A Political Genealogy of Western Ethical Experience
|Series title:||Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Bloomsbury Academic & Professional|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $130.00|
| Book Description: |
In Western thought, it has been persistently assumed that in moral and political matters, people should rely on the inner voice of conscience rather than on external authorities, laws, and regulations. This volume investigates this concept, examining the development of the Western politics of conscience, from Socrates to the present, and the formation of the Western ethico-political subject.
The work opens with a discussion of the ambiguous role of conscience in politics,...