Subject: Philosophy / Social

Subject: Philosophy / Social

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Welfare

|9780822984368|The Social Issues in Philosophical Perspective|Nicholas Rescher examines the controversial social issue of the welfare state, and offers philosophical thoughts on the limits and liabilities of government and society. Questioning some of the principal assumptions of democratic theory and classical liberalism, Rescher theorizes that the current system is not a be-all end-all, but rather a necessity with limited scope that will ultimately fail to achieve its objectives. He further purports that the welfare state must be a transitional phase to a more affluent postindustrial society-a satisfying life, rather than an adequate one.| Nicholas Rescher|| Philosophy / General Philosophy / Social

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Ethics of Coercion and Authority

|9780822985082|A Philosophical Study of Social Life|“The work would be of great value to philosophers engaged in the conceptual analysis of coercion, to political scientists studying the state or other coercive institutions, and to advanced readers interested in the field of peace research.”—Choice| Timo Airaksinen|| Philosophy / General Philosophy / Social

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