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La Tolerancia Liberal en la Obra de John Rawls y de Friedrich A. Hayek

PALOMA DE LA NUEZ
ISEGORÍA 51 (2014): 649-670

Abstract: En la discusión actual sobre la tolerancia, la teoría política liberal predominante sigue muy ligada a los argumentos que ya se esgrimieron en el pasado en la discusión sobre la tolerancia religiosa. Como el desarrollo de la misma fue una de las raíces del liberalismo, muchos autores liberales asumen que la separación Iglesia/Estado proporciona el paradigma para abordar hoy otro tipo de diferencias. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Filosofía, Teoría Política

Libertad y Orden en la Filosofía Política Kantiana. Acerca de los Límites del Uso Público de la Razón en El Conflicto de las Facultades

ILEANA BEADE
ISEGORÍA. REVISTA DE FILOSOFÍA MORAL Y POLÍTICA 50 (2014): 371-392

En este trabajo proponemos examinar una doble exigencia formulada por Kant en El Conflicto de las Facultades –a saber, la exigencia de libertad y la exigencia del orden–, a fin de señalar la premisa básica subyacente a dicha exigencia, esto es:  la idea de que el orden público constituye la condición fundamental para la preservación del estado civil, entendido como el único estado en el que los hombres pueden ejercer plenamente su derecho innato a la libertad. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Filosofía, Teoría Política

El Papel de los Afectos en el Pensamiento Político de Spinoza

VICENTE SERRANO MARÍN
IDEAS Y VALORES LXIII. No 154 (2014): 31-57

Se analizan los más tradicionales aspectos vinculados a la teoría política spinozista, la teoría del contrato y la crítica de la religión, en estrecha relación con la Ética y con el tratamiento de las relaciones entre afectos e imaginación, que se considera como el núcleo de su pensamiento político. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Filosofía, Teoría Política

Late Spanish Doctors on Usury, and the Evolving Scholastic Tradition

FABIO MONSALVE
JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT 36.02 (2014): 215-235

The scholastic intellectual tradition was the dominant scientific paradigm for nearly five centuries in western Europe. That the economic issues of interest to these scholars were similar throughout the period is undisputable, but were the individual views on these issues also similar?  Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Economía, Filosofía, Teoría Política

Adam Smith y la Escuela del Sentido Común

JIMENA HURTADO PRIETO
IDEAS Y VALORES 153 (2013): 45-72

Al reconstruir el cambio en la figura del otro entre la escuela del sentido moral y el sistema de la simpatía, es posible establecer una diferencia importante entre A. Smith y sus antecesores en la Ilustración escocesa, y explorar desde un nuevo ángulo el lugar que ocupa la política en la obra de Smith.  Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Filosofía, Teoría Política

El Pluralismo Moral de David Hume

AGUSTÍN ARRIETA
CRÍTICA. REVISTA HISPANOAMERICANA DE FILOSOFÍA 45.134 (2013)

En este trabajo se propone una interpretación del pensamiento moral de David Hume y se argumenta a favor de un pluralismo objetivista. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Teoría Política

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