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Diritti umani e teoria critica
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Corradetti, Claudio

Diritti umani e teoria critica : per un'idea di universalismo pluralista / Claudio Corradetti

Broni (Pavia) : Altravista, ©2018

Teoria e ricerca sociale e politica ; 11

Abstract: Nowadays human rights are the lingua franca of international relations and cooperation policies bewtween states. However, they are also fragile tools, sometimes manipulated to develop national interests. How can we observe the universal principles of human rights? How do we justfy the legitimate practices derived by them? In this book, the author analyses philosophical and juridical matters to suggest the political and constitutional lines underlying the people ideal of justice. The core of the debate is the most recent theory by J. Habermas, leading exponent of the Critical Theory nowadays, and one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. The author discusses this line of thought, suggesting that human rights open a new dimension of universalism, a level here defined in terms of "pluralistic universalism".

Heroes
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Berardi, Franco.

Heroes : mass murder and suicide / Franco "Bifo" Berardi.

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Confucian perfectionism
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Chan, Joseph Cho Wai <1960->

Confucian perfectionism : a political philosophy for modern times / Joseph Chan.

Abstract: Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method of governance that can retain the spirit of the Confucian ideal while tackling problems arising from nonideal modern situations. The best way to meet this challenge, Joseph Chan argues, is to adopt liberal democratic institutions that are shaped by the Confucian conception of the good rather than the liberal conception of the right. Confucian Perfectionism examines and reconstructs both Confucian political thought and liberal democratic institutions, blending them to form a new Confucian political philosophy. Chan decouples liberal democratic institutions from their popular liberal philosophical foundations in fundamental moral rights, such as popular sovereignty, political equality, and individual sovereignty. Instead, he grounds them on Confucian principles and redefines their roles and functions, thus mixing Confucianism with liberal democratic institutions in a way that strengthens both. Then he explores the implications of this new yet traditional political philosophy for fundamental issues in modern politics, including authority, democracy, human rights, civil liberties, and social justice. Confucian Perfectionism critically reconfigures the Confucian political philosophy of the classical period for the contemporary era.

The Communist manifesto
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Marx, Karl <1818-1883> - Engels, Friedrich

The Communist manifesto / Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels ; translated by Samuel Moore

London : Penguin books, 2015

Penguin little black classics ; 20

Abstract: The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.' Marx and Engels's revolutionary summons to the working classes - one of the most important and influential political theories ever formulated. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.