Book Review: Raymond Aron's Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy, and National Identity by Christopher Adair-Toteff.

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  • Author(s): Agassi, Joseph ()
  • Source:
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Jan2020, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p82-88. 7p.
  • Document Type:
    Book Review
  • Additional Information
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    • Abstract:
      Unlike most other commentators, Davis was far more critical of Aron and argued that, for all of his attempts to find a middle ground between realism and idealism, Aron was too often too idealistic. As "no one seems to have held a more prominent place in Aron's own thinking than Max Weber" (55), this hardly puts Aron on the level of de Tocqueville as interesting though it shows poignantly his courage and sincerity. It is hard to see the difference between the Marxist ideology that Aron suggested should be taken seriously as dangerous and the more militant, Hegelian militarist ideology that Aron was indulgent towards. Karl Popper to Raymond Aron, June 22, 1982; Fonds Raymond Aron, I Bibliothèque Nationale de France i , NAF 28060 (74). [Extracted from the article]
    • Abstract:
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      2974
    • ISSN:
      0048-3931
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0048393119848651
    • Accession Number:
      140311924
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      AGASSI, J. Book Review: Raymond Aron’s Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy, and National Identity by Christopher Adair-Toteff. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, [s. l.], v. 50, n. 1, p. 82–88, 2020. DOI 10.1177/0048393119848651. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=140311924. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Agassi J. Book Review: Raymond Aron’s Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy, and National Identity by Christopher Adair-Toteff. Philosophy of the Social Sciences. 2020;50(1):82-88. doi:10.1177/0048393119848651
    • APA:
      Agassi, J. (2020). Book Review: Raymond Aron’s Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy, and National Identity by Christopher Adair-Toteff. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 50(1), 82–88. https://doi.org/10.1177/0048393119848651
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Agassi, Joseph. 2020. “Book Review: Raymond Aron’s Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy, and National Identity by Christopher Adair-Toteff.” Philosophy of the Social Sciences 50 (1): 82–88. doi:10.1177/0048393119848651.
    • Harvard:
      Agassi, J. (2020) ‘Book Review: Raymond Aron’s Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy, and National Identity by Christopher Adair-Toteff’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 50(1), pp. 82–88. doi: 10.1177/0048393119848651.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Agassi, J 2020, ‘Book Review: Raymond Aron’s Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy, and National Identity by Christopher Adair-Toteff’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 82–88, viewed 1 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Agassi, Joseph. “Book Review: Raymond Aron’s Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy, and National Identity by Christopher Adair-Toteff.” Philosophy of the Social Sciences, vol. 50, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 82–88. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0048393119848651.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Agassi, Joseph. “Book Review: Raymond Aron’s Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy, and National Identity by Christopher Adair-Toteff.” Philosophy of the Social Sciences 50, no. 1 (January 2020): 82–88. doi:10.1177/0048393119848651.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Agassi J. Book Review: Raymond Aron’s Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy, and National Identity by Christopher Adair-Toteff. Philosophy of the Social Sciences [Internet]. 2020 Jan [cited 2020 Dec 1];50(1):82–8. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=140311924