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Once upon a time, civic virtue described an ethic of political involvement for all citizens. As American democracy evolved, however, the public and private spheres separated. The latter became domesticated and disengaged from public life by an ideology based on gender and a "disinterested love" of neighbor. Private passion was to be isolated from public reason, private love from public justice. But it need not be so. Drawing on examples of ordinary heroes, Ann Mongoven argues for a transformed civic virtue that articulates "just love": passionate care for fellow citizens as such. By connecting theory to practice, Mongoven dramatizes the challenges raised through tangible political examples and lets ordinary heroes suggest the path toward civic renewal.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Part I. Mad about MADD
  2. p. 1
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  1. 1. Invisible Heroes: Mad about MADD
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. 2. New Calls for Civic Virtue, and Calls for New Civic Virtues
  2. pp. 19-69
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  1. Part II. The Dilemma of Impartiality
  2. p. 71
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  1. 3. The Dilemma of Impartiality: Legacy of the Bishopand the Chambermaid
  2. pp. 73-122
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  1. 4. Impartiality-as-Standpoint and Lost (Again) Virtue
  2. pp. 123-169
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  1. Part III. Resolving the Dilemma: Impartiality-as-Practiceand the Transformation of Civic Virtue
  2. p. 171
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  1. 5. Saving the Baby from the Bathwater: A Turn to Practice
  2. pp. 173-202
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  1. 6. Impartiality-as-Practice: The Lesson of Ordinary Moral Heroes
  2. pp. 203-270
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  1. 7. Just Love: The Transformation of Civic Virtue
  2. pp. 271-312
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  1. Appendix: Case Studies
  2. pp. 313-363
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 365-386
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  1. References
  2. pp. 387-402
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 403-422
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