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Against liberalism

Against liberalism

Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Liberalism is doomed to failure, John Kekes argues in this penetrating criticism of its basic assumptions. Liberals favor individual autonomy, a wide plurality of choices, and equal rights and resources, seeing them as essential for good lives. They oppose such evils as selfishness, intolerance, cruelty, and greed. Yet the more autonomy, equality, and pluralism there is, Kekes contends, the greater is the scope for

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kekes, John.
Against liberalism.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Kekes
ISBN: 0801433614 9780801433610 0801484006 9780801484001 0801431719 9780801431715 080148278X 9780801482786
OCLC Number: 35599243
Awards: Winner of An Alternate Selection of the Eagle Book Club.
Description: xi, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What Is Liberalism? --
2. The Prevalence of Evil --
3. Individual Responsibility --
4. Collective Responsibility --
5. The Errors of Egalitarianism --
6. Justice and Desert --
7. Justice without the Liberal Faith --
8. Pluralism versus Liberalism --
9. The Sentimentalism of Benevolence --
10. What Is Wrong with Liberalism?
Responsibility: John Kekes.


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