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segunda-feira, dezembro 14, 2009

THE UNENCUMBERED SELF

"As bearers of rights, where rights are trumps, we think of ourselves as freely choosing individual selves, unbound by obligations antecedent to rights, or to the agreements we make. And yet, as citizens of the procedural republic that secures these rights, we find ourselves implicated willy-nilly in a formidable array of dependencies and expectations we did not choose and increasingly reject. In our public life, we are more entangled, but less attached, than ever before.
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As the scale of social and political organization has become more comprehensive, the therms of our collective identity have become more fragmented, and the forms of political life have outrun the common purpose needed to sustain them."

Michael Sandel

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