Morelli, Urbain (1995) Socialist communitarianism and its values for contemporary society. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate how a socialist communitarian ethic, rather than a Western capitalist market ethic, provides the necessary foundations for the existence of democracy, freedom and equality, in contemporary society. In order to show this, I will use as my primary texts Karl Polanyi's The Great Transformation and Michael Walzer's Spheres of Justice. Taken together, these two books provide a rich backdrop against which democracy can be defended. Although Polanyi and Walzer reflect two quite different approaches and attitudes to questions concerning social and political philosophy, I will argue that Polanyi's version of socialism and Walzer's theory of communitarianism are not irreconcilable. When amalgamated, these two theories can be made into a solid socialist communitarian ethic that provides the necessary foundations for democracy.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Pagination:||v, 177 leaves ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||Theses (M.A.)|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Mason, Sheila|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 13:09|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 10:12|
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