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|Awards:||Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.|
|Description:||ix, 670 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Part 1: Conceptual and practical. Liberalism ; Freedom ; Culture and anxiety ; The liberal community ; Liberal imperialism ; State and private, red and white ; The right to kill in cold blood : does the death penalty violate human rights? --
Part 2: Liberty and security. Hobbes's political philosophy ; Hobbes and individualism ; Hobbes, toleration, and the inner life ; The nature of human nature in Hobbes and Rousseau ; Locke on freedom : some second thoughts --
Part 3: Liberty and progress, Mill to Popper. Mill's essay On liberty ; Sense and sensibility in Mill's political thought ; Mill in a liberal landscape ; Utilitarianism and bureaucracy : the views of J.S. Mill ; Mill and Rousseau : utility and rights ; Bureaucracy, democracy, liberty : some unanswered questions in Mill's politics ; Bertrand Russell's politics : 1688 or 1968? ; Isaiah Berlin : political theory and liberal culture ; Popper and liberalism --
Part 4: Liberalism in America. Alexis de Tocqueville ; Staunchly modern, nonbourgeois liberalism ; Pragmatism, social identity, patriotism, and self-criticism ; Deweyan pragmatism and American education ; John Rawls --
Part 5: Work, ownership, freedom, and self-realization. Locke and the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie ; Hegel on work, ownership, and citizenship ; Utility and ownership ; Maximizing, moralizing, and dramatizing ; The romantic theory of ownership ; Justice, exploitation, and the end of morality ; Liberty and socialism.
One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013 "A magisterial volume... It will appeal to specialists on particular thinkers and topics or to those interested in the trajectory of the liberal