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Authority and the liberal tradition : from Hobbes to Rorty

Author: Robert A Heineman
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©1994.
Series: Library of conservative thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Authority and the Liberal Tradition critically describes the historical foundations of modern liberalism, implicitly analyzing the status and effectiveness of American democracy. Heineman examines contemporary liberal ideology, which he argues undermines the normative basis of social stability that was an important element in the classical liberal tradition. He shows how American government has become hostage to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Heineman
ISBN: 1560007141 9781560007142
OCLC Number: 28634546
Description: xiv, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Russell Kirk --
Liberal Ideology in a Conservative Nation --
The Origins of Liberalism --
Bentham and Burke --
Science as Social Ideology --
Laissez Faire Becomes Public Policy --
Liberalism and Social Reform --
Critics of the Primacy of Method as a Rationale for Public Policy --
Contemporary Manifestations of Reform Liberal Ideology --
Method and Dialogue in Modern Liberalism: From Dewey to Rorty.
Series Title: Library of conservative thought.
Responsibility: Robert Heineman.

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Authority and the Liberal Tradition critically describes the historical foundations of modern liberalism, implicitly analyzing the status and effectiveness of American democracy. Heineman examines contemporary liberal ideology, which he argues undermines the normative basis of social stability that was an important element in the classical liberal tradition. He shows how American government has become hostage to ideology, to the advocacy of interest-group politics. -- Back cover.

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