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Republican citizenship, ethics and the French revolutionary press 1789-92

@inproceedings{Chapman2005RepublicanCE,
  title={Republican citizenship, ethics and the French revolutionary press 1789-92},
  author={J. Chapman},
  year={2005}
}
This paper examines the role of the revolutionary press in France in the realisation of the Enlightenment notion of “public opinion”. The press, it is argued, saw itself as advancing civic republicanism based on public service as opposed to the liberal, individualistic ethic of today. Exploring the relevance of Habermas’s theories of discourse ethics and MacIntyre’s notions of “communitarianism”, the paper argues that the revolutionary press promoted a “democratisation” of honour. The… Expand
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