Filosofia política e democracia

Translated title of the contribution: Democracy and political philosophy

Miguel Morgado*

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Political philosophy as philosophy of politics is related to the political conditions of its own activity. The political defense of philosophy, which is a fundamental element of political philosophy, is the unavoidable result of the confrontation between several forms of existence that are available to human beings. However, the political regime and its historical vitality interfere with the way the philosopher relates to the city when engaging in a political defense of philosophy. In this essay I will try to examine the concrete relationship between contemporary democracy and political philosophy, and I will suggest that, although it has been, historically speaking, benevolent to political philosophy, it also contains some risks.

Translated title of the contributionDemocracy and political philosophy
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)467-489
Number of pages23
JournalAnálise Social
Issue number196
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Democracy
  • Political philosophy
  • Regime
  • Liberty
  • Justice
  • Individualism


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