Res Publica 13 (2):107-125 (2007)

Authors
Sam Clark
Lancaster University
Abstract
This paper argues against particularism about social criticism of the form presented by Walzer. I contend that while limitation of the scope of criticism depends on the existence of our shared meanings, which are not shared by them, shared meaning itself depends on society. So, an account of society showing that societies are not discrete and mutually inaccessible refutes particularism. I argue for such an account. I deal with the objection that the focus of particularism is culture, not society, and conclude that the conditions of possibility of shared meaning have anti-particularist consequences
Keywords culture  Geertz  interpretation  Mann  particularism  shared meaning  society  Walzer
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11158-007-9028-9
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 58,981
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Spherical Justice and Global Injustice.Brian Barry - 1995 - In David Miller & Michael Walzer (eds.), Pluralism, Justice, and Equality. Oxford University Press. pp. 74.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
29 ( #364,718 of 2,427,437 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #533,878 of 2,427,437 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes