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A conflict of visions : idealogical origins of political struggles

Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"In this classic work, Thomas Sowell analyzes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power: the 'constrained' vision, which sees human nature as unchanging and selfish, and the 'unconstrained' vision, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible. He describes how these two radically opposed views have manifested themselves in the political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sowell, Thomas, 1930-
Conflict of visions.
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2007
(DLC) 2006101246
(OCoLC)76961339
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Sowell
ISBN: 9780465004669 0465004660
OCLC Number: 793166660
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 329 pages)
Contents: Patterns --
The role of visions --
Constrained and unconstrained visions --
Visions of knowledge and reason --
Visions of social processes --
Varieties and dynamics of visions --
Applications --
Visions of equality --
Visions of power --
Visions of justice --
Visions, values, and paradigms.
Other Titles: Idealogical origins of political struggles
Responsibility: Thomas Sowell.

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Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern  Read more...

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"A provocative analysis of the conflicting visions of human nature that have shaped the moral, legal and economic life of recent times."--Publishers Weekly "An excellent condensation of two centuries Read more...

 
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