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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community

Jean-Luc Nancy.

in The Possibility of a World

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 4320 words.

Nancy extends his discussion of a “world” into a discussion about “community.” While Nancy is asked to discuss the possibility of shared or collective affects, much of the focus of this...

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The Law of Community

in Terms of the Political

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 5657 words.

Chapter 1 begins with a reading of the Latin root of community (cum-munus) as a “task,” “duty,” or “law” in order to claim that what individuals have most in common is a lack of community....

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Melancholy and Community

in Terms of the Political

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 4168 words.

Chapter 2 begins by placing these two seemingly contradictory terms in relation: only individuals may be melancholic, and they are so precisely because of their isolation, asociality, or...

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Community and Violence

in Terms of the Political

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 5093 words.

This chapter explores the constitutive link between violence and community. Not only do all world literatures and origin stories posit war, violence, or bloodshed as the founding act of...

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The Liberal Community

Alan Ryan.

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

August 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 7862 words.

This chapter focuses on the “liberal-communitarian debate.” It argues that the conflict between liberalism and communitarianism that the “debate” supposes is a figment of the imagination;...

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Community and Voice

Andrew Norris.

in Becoming Who We Are

September 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 21218 words.

This chapter analyzes Cavell’s reception of Rousseau’s theory of the general will and the manner in which he uses it to counter dominant conceptions of democracy, freedom, rhetoric, and...

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Hegel, Autonomy, and Community

Liz Disley.

in Hegel's Political Philosophy

May 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 6819 words.

By means of an analysis of Hegelian and Hegelian-inspired notions of aspects of communal ethical life, this chapter aims to demonstrate that, far from requiring a non-metaphysical (version...

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Community-Based Participatory Research: Ethical Considerations

David R. Buchanan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

September 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 5195 words.

The conduct of community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a recent innovation in research designs aimed at identifying effective public health interventions. CBPR aims to maximize...

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A Free Community of Equals?

Joshua Cohen.

in Rousseau

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 4710 words.

Rousseau proposes a political order that ensures the autonomy and security of each member. This chapter sets the stage for exploring the proposal by sketching a Hobbesian objection to...

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Sovereignty, Community, and the Incarceration of Immigrants

Matt S. Whitt.

in Death and Other Penalties

April 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 7295 words.

This chapter examines how the United States increasingly employs its network of jails and prisons as a form of border control. Since the mid-1990s, the United States has shifted its border...

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Person and Community: In Defense of Moderate Communitarianism

Kwame Gyekye.

in Tradition and Modernity

November 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 22089 words.

The chapter discusses the unresolved predicament of the most considerable level of connection between the society and its members that would be beneficial to both agents. Before generating...

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Community, Greatness, and Misery in Mexican Life (1949)

Jorge Portilla.

in Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century

November 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; Philosophy. 7791 words.

Jorge Portilla criticizes the practicality of sociological notions of community, which conceive of it as an “organic association” in which one finds oneself at birth, and binds one “by a...

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The Embodiment of Truth and the Politics of Community: Foucault and the Cynics

Vanessa Lemm.

in The Government of Life

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 6510 words.

The chapter by Lemm analyzes Foucault’s return to the Socratic practice of philosophy by focusing on the most extreme of the Socratic schools, namely, the Cynics. Lemm reads into Foucault’s...

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A Sadean Community

Jacques Lezra.

in Wild Materialism

September 2010; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 10157 words.

This chapter considers three ways one might seek to describe a class of material concepts (that is, to define “terror” in this sense), in such a way that they can...

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Nativism

Jimmy Casas Klausen.

in Fugitive Rousseau

March 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 18215 words.

While Chapter 3 explored the subjectivity of Émile the traveller, this chapter reconstructs Rousseau’s representation of authentic native communities: Émile’s mobility and putatively...

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Of Europe

Sherene Seikaly and Max Ajl.

in Europe after Derrida

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 5536 words.

Through an engagement with Derrida’s conceptualisation of Europe as that which is non-identical to itself and is always already constituted with and through its others, this chapter...

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A Roman Europe of Hope

Bora Isyar.

in Europe after Derrida

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 4905 words.

This chapter examines the relationship between two different and yet interrelated interpretations of Europe: Remi Brague and Jacques Derrida’s. After briefly outlining the manner in which...

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Introduction: Biopolitics and Community in Roberto Esposito

in Terms of the Political

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 4973 words.

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Immunitary Democracy

in Terms of the Political

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 4278 words.

Chapter 3 takes up the relationship between the terms community and democracy, and asks whether an understanding of the etymological kinship of community and immunity (the Latin munus,...

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Amorous Politics: Between Dernda and Nancy

Linnell Secomb.

in Philosophy and Love

May 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 6421 words.

This chapter returns to Plato and to Emmanuel Levinas reflecting on the love that grounds philosophy as well as ethics and politics. Jacques Derrida's politics recognises ethical and...

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