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Virtue and the making of modern liberalism

Author: Peter Berkowitz
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Series: New forum books.
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Virtue has been rediscovered in the United States as a subject of public debate and of philosophical inquiry. Politicians from both parties, leading intellectuals, and concerned citizens from diverse backgrounds are addressing questions about the content of our character. Yet many continue to associate virtue with a prudish, Victorian morality or with crude attempts by government to legislate morals. Peter Berkowitz  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Berkowitz
ISBN: 0691016887 9780691016887 0691070881 9780691070889
OCLC Number: 39458956
Description: xviii, 235 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Hobbes: Politics and the Virtues of a Lesser Order --
Ch. 2. Locke: Private Virtue and the Public Good --
Ch. 3. Kant: Virtue within the Limits of Reason Alone --
Ch. 4. Mill: Liberty, Virtue, and the Discipline of Individuality.
Series Title: New forum books.
Responsibility: Peter Berkowitz.
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William Bennett's moral guide for children, "A Book of Virtues", was a national bestseller. Yet, many continue to associate virtue with a prudish, Victorian morality. This book clarifies the  Read more...

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"'Whither liberalism?' The question is so shopworn that one is inclined to feel grateful to anyone for asking instead: 'Whence?' Knowing where we came from may not tell us where we are going, but it Read more...

 
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