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On Settling
Robert E. Goodin

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction1

One Modes of Settling 5
     Where This Is Heading 5
     Settling Down 7
     Settling In 17
     Settling Up 20
     Settling For 25
     Settling One's Affairs 27
     Settling On: The Master Notion 27

Two The Value of Settling 30
     Settling as an Aid to Planning and Agency 31
     Settling, Commitment, Trust, and Confidence 37
     Settling the Social Fabric 44

Three What Settling Is Not 51
     Settling Is Not Just Compromising 52
     Settling Is Not Just Conservatism 57
     Settling Is Not Just Resignation 60

Four Settling in Aid of Striving 63
     Settling in Order to Strive 64
     What Strivings Require Settling, and Why 66
     When to Switch between One and the Other, and Why 68

Conclusions 74

Notes 75
References 93
Index 107

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