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Post-liberalism : studies in political thought

Author: John Gray
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Gray has become one our liveliest and most influential political philosophers. This volume is a sequel to his Liberalisms: Essays in Political Philosophy. The earlier book ended on a sceptical note, both in respect of what a post-liberal political philosophy might look like, and with respect to the claims of political philosophy itself." "The present work gives post-liberal theory a more definite content. It  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gray
ISBN: 0415088739 9780415088732 0415135532 9780415135535
OCLC Number: 35665133
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 358 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. Thinkers --
1. Hobbes and the modern state --
2. Santayana and the critique of liberalism --
3. Hayek as a conservative --
4. Oakeshott as a liberal --
5. Buchanan on liberty --
6. Berlin's agonistic liberalism --
pt. II. Critiques --
7. The system of ruins --
8. The delusion of glasnost --
9. The academic romance of Marxism --
10. Philosophy, science and myth in Marxism --
11. Against Cohen on proletarian unfreedom --
12. Totalitarianism, reform and civil society --
13. Western Marxism: a fictionalist deconstruction --
14. Post-totalitarianism, civil society and the limits of the Western model --
15. Political power, social theory and essential contestability --
16. An epitaph for liberalism --
17. The end of history --
or of liberalism? --
pt. III. Questions --
18. The politics of cultural diversity --
19. Conservatism, individualism and the political thought of the New Right --
20. What is dead and what is living in liberalism.
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This sequel to "Liberalism: essays in political philosophy" aims to give post-liberal theory a more definite content. It considers particular thinkers in the history of political thought and  Read more...

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