The Ethos of a Late-Modern Citizen

The Ethos of a Late-Modern Citizen

Stephen K. White


In The Ethos of a Late-Modern Citizen, Stephen okay. White contends that Western democracies face novel demanding situations challenging our reexamination of the function of electorate. Such mirrored image includes our neither denying, within the identify of culture, the strength of what's new, nor imagining that we will safely confront swap via easily rejecting the traditions of contemporary Western political notion. White deals an incisive interpretation of our late-modern ethical-political situation and explains how a particular “ethos,” or spirit, of citizenship could represent a part of an exemplary reaction. This ethos calls for remodeling easy figures of the trendy political mind's eye, together with our perception of the self, citizenship, and democratic politics. basically, White argues that the serious concentration long ago 3 a long time on discovering normal rules of justice for diversity-rich societies should be complemented by way of an exploration of what kind of ethos will be had to appropriately maintain one of these ideas. He proposes that Western voters undertake an ethos that's outlined by way of such virtues as (moral) attentiveness, self-restraint, and existential gratitude. obtainable, pithy, and erudite, The Ethos of a Late-Modern Citizen will entice a large viewers.

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