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The Resource Open moral communities, Seymour J. Mandelbaum

Open moral communities, Seymour J. Mandelbaum

Label
Open moral communities
Title
Open moral communities
Statement of responsibility
Seymour J. Mandelbaum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seymour Mandelbaum's extended reflection on communities and the myths that sustain them is a plea for a communitarian sensibility. Communities are critically important in maintaining and adapting public moral orders. Seymour Mandelbaum's extended reflection on communities and the myths that sustain them is a plea for a communitarian sensibility. Communities are critically important in maintaining and adapting public moral orders. To do so, they must recruit, socialize, and discipline members; distinguish between members and strangers; collect resources; and cultivate a domain of competence. The communitarian sensibility is a disposition to assess the impact of innovative opportunities and compelling moral claims on the design, repair, and dissolution of communities and communal fields with a healthy skepticism about unlikely strategies. The book is divided into three parts. The first part sets out the role of communities in the creation of moral orders and discusses the implications of three prevalent myths about community. The second part discusses six terms--theory, story, time, city, tool, and plan--that figure prominently in both professional and lay constructions of public orders. The third part presents two cases in which ambiguous moral claims for redemption and justice challenge the pluralism of the open myth. One concerns exclusionary zoning in New Jersey, the other the 1985 attack on the MOVE compound in West Philadelphia. Mandelbaum's blending of moral philosophy and concrete examples concludes with an account of citizenship in liberal republics
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mandelbaum, Seymour J
Dewey number
307
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HM756
LC item number
.M36 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communities
  • Communities
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Communication
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Communication
  • Communities
  • Communities
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Ethik
  • Gemeinde
  • Politische Ethik
  • Politische Ordnung
  • Pluralismus
  • Gesellschaft
  • Wertordnung
  • Gemeenschap (sociologie)
  • Ethische aspecten
Label
Open moral communities, Seymour J. Mandelbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Some chapters previously published in various journals
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Times
  • Tools
  • Cities
  • Plans
  • Moral Claims
  • MOVE and the Poetics of Redemption
  • Ethical Mandates and the Virtue of Prudence
  • Liberal Republics and the Open Field
  • A Communitarian Sensibility
  • Moral Orders and Communities
  • Deserving Communities
  • Three Communal Myths
  • Community and Communication
  • Public Orders
  • Theory
  • Stories
Control code
45844139
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262263696
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5147
  • 9780262279000
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45844139
Label
Open moral communities, Seymour J. Mandelbaum
Publication
Note
Some chapters previously published in various journals
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Times
  • Tools
  • Cities
  • Plans
  • Moral Claims
  • MOVE and the Poetics of Redemption
  • Ethical Mandates and the Virtue of Prudence
  • Liberal Republics and the Open Field
  • A Communitarian Sensibility
  • Moral Orders and Communities
  • Deserving Communities
  • Three Communal Myths
  • Community and Communication
  • Public Orders
  • Theory
  • Stories
Control code
45844139
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262263696
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5147
  • 9780262279000
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45844139

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