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Nadia Urbinati

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300182774

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300182774.001.0001

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Judgment and Disagreement

Judgment and Disagreement

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(p.167) X Judgment and Disagreement
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The Tyranny of the Moderns
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Nadia Urbinati

, Martin Thom
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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300182774.003.0010

This chapter argues that individualism does not disrupt social communication but facilitates it, precisely through its rootedness in equality and in the politics of rights, and that individualism, rather than obliterating politics, introduces a new form of political culture. It addresses the dissent and sovereignty of judgment. It shows that the feeling of disillusionment and dissatisfaction lead to the individual to pay attention to public life and to combine a helpful habit of dissent and judgment.

Keywords:   individualism, social communication, political culture, sovereignty, judgment, disillusionment, dissatisfaction, dissent

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