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Introduction : On the Conflict Between Common Good and Individual Good (2024)


Toivanen, J., & Haara, H. (2024). Introduction : On the Conflict Between Common Good and Individual Good. In H. Haara, & J. Toivanen (Eds.), Common Good and Self-Interest in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy (78, pp. 1-14). Springer. The New Synthese Historical Library. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-55304-2_1


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Publication details

All authors or editorsToivanen, Juhana; Haara, Heikki

Parent publicationCommon Good and Self-Interest in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Parent publication editorsHaara, Heikki; Toivanen, Juhana

ISBN978-3-031-55303-5

eISBN978-3-031-55304-2

Journal or seriesThe New Synthese Historical Library

ISSN1879-8578

eISSN2352-2585

Publication year2024

Volume78

Pages range1-14

Number of pages in the book286

PublisherSpringer

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-55304-2_1

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/94349


Abstract

This introductory chapter delineates the purpose and content of the edited volume. It reflects on how the potential tension and compatibility between self-interest and the common good have been addressed in the history of philosophy, and it elaborates on the theoretical conditions that must be met in order for a real distinction between these two notions to emerge. The introduction also underscores the advantages of exploring this subject over the transitional period from medieval to early modern philosophy, and suggests ways in which historical views may be useful for contemporary discussions. The chapter concludes by outlining the structure of the book and summarizing the arguments presented in individual chapters.


Keywordshistoryphilosophyintellectual historysocial philosophy


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Reporting Year2024


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