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    Think and thin - or political? Judith N. Shklar and Avishai Margalit on betrayal

    Ashenden, Samantha and Hess, A. (2022) Think and thin - or political? Judith N. Shklar and Avishai Margalit on betrayal. Global Intellectual History 7 (4), pp. 650-665. ISSN 2380-1883.

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    Judith Shklar and Avishai Margalit both pay significant attention to the notion of betrayal; in doing so they pinpoint some of the most intractable problems of belonging, and in particular of political belonging, faced by human beings. Each examines the idea across multiple contexts, and is sensitive to the ambiguities of betrayal. Yet despite some profound similarities of approach, we argue that Shklar delivers a cleaner, more political and yet pared-down account of betrayal than does Margalit, and that she thereby avoids some significant problems that are evident in the latter’s approach, not least his attempt to use the language of thick and thin to differentiate relations of different types.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Margalit, Shklar, betrayal, humiliation, thick and thin, politics, society, community
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Sam Ashenden
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 08:50
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:04


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