TITLE

Solidarity and the Welfare State: Some Introductory Considerations

AUTHOR(S)
Bayertz, Kurt
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Sep1998, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p293
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the author reflects on the idea of solidarity and the welfare state. He says that the consistency with which the moral and political philosophy of his times has avoided the concept and problems of solidarity, together with its apathy towards the welfare state crisis, are remarkable. The author feels that moral and political philosophy has not always presented itself this disinterested and/or helpless regarding the political processes of the age. In this context, the author also comments on the new approach to practical philosophy by the great social philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
ACCESSION #
16478009

 

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