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Core Themes

  • Frank Cunningham
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Part of the Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice book series (CPTRP)

Abstract

Seven core themes in Macpherson’s writings that are employed by him in his critique of possessive individualism and defence of developmental democracy and that will be appealed to in the application of his thought to contemporary challenges in the third part of the book are addressed: true and false needs; criteria of ‘truly human’ potentials; positive liberty; self-ownership; atomistic and communal conceptions of the individual; historicism; and foundationalism.

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  • Frank Cunningham
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  1. 1.Departments of Philosophy & Political ScienceUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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