Some Final Words
Americans imagine themselves a practical people. This is the land of know-how, can-do, getting-things-done, doing-what-works. Its honors and rewards go to leaders and problem solvers. Its philosophy is prone to address self improvement or corporate management, and is more likely to invoke the clergy or football coaches than Aristotle or Kant. Theoretical concerns are apt to be dismissed as unimportant and irrelevant, pretentious and boring.
KeywordsIndividual Autonomy Good Path Final Word Social Progress Public Realm
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