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Putting liberalism in its place

Author: Paul W Kahn
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2008.
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In this wide-ranging interdisciplinary work, Paul W. Kahn argues that political order is founded not on contract but on sacrifice. Because liberalism is blind to sacrifice, it is unable to explain how the modern state has brought us to both the rule of law and the edge of nuclear annihilation. We can understand this modern condition only by recognizing that any political community, even a liberal one, is bound  Read more...
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Kahn, Paul W., 1952-
Putting liberalism in its place.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)181142115
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W Kahn
ISBN: 9781400826315 1400826314 1282086839 9781282086838
OCLC Number: 329858785
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: 1 online resource ([vii], 328 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Putting Liberalism in Its Place; PART I: CULTURAL STUDY AND LIBERALISM; 1. The Architecture of the Liberal World; 2. A Brief Genealogy of American Liberalism; 3. The Instabilities of Liberalism; PART II: LOVE AND POLITICS; 4. The Faculties of the Soul: Beyond Reason and Interest; 5. The Erotic Body; 6. The Autonomy of the Political in the Modern Nation-State; Conclusion: The Future of the Nation-State; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Responsibility: Paul W. Kahn.

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Argues that political order is founded not on contract but on sacrifice. This book draws on philosophy, cultural theory, American constitutional law, religious and literary studies, and political  Read more...

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