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Liberalism in modern times : essays in honour of José G. Merquior

Author: José Guilherme Merquior; Ernest Gellner; César Cansino Ortiz
Publisher: Budapest ; London ; New York : Central European University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Oxford University Press, 1996.
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The premature death in 1991 of the Brazilian essayist, thinker and diplomat Jose G. Merquior robbed the international intellectual community of a gifted 'friend of reason and a defender of liberty'. Several essays in this volume, directly or indirectly, broadly or personally, pay tribute to the life and work of this 'politically engaged intellectual'. Part I examines Merquiorian thought itself and - aptly enough -  Read more...
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Liberalism in modern times.
Budapest ; London ; New York : Central European University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604633237
Online version:
Liberalism in modern times.
Budapest ; London ; New York : Central European University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)608622843
Named Person: José Guilherme Merquior; José Guilherme Merquior; José Guilherme Merquior; J G Merquior
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Guilherme Merquior; Ernest Gellner; César Cansino Ortiz
ISBN: 1858660521 9781858660523 185866053X 9781858660530
OCLC Number: 35135645
Description: xi, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Post Scriptum Triste --
Introduction / Ernest Gellner --
1. A Panoramic View on the Renaissance of Liberalisms / Jose G. Merquior --
2. Merquior and Liberalism / Helio Jaguaribe --
3. Modernity and Postmodernity in the Thought of Jose Merquior / Gregory R. Johnson --
4. Merquior the Liberalist / Roberto Campos --
5. Variations on a Theme by J. G. Merquior / Ghita Ionescu --
6. Liberalism and Trust / John A. Hall --
7. Adam Ferguson and the Surprising Robustness of Civil Society / Ernest Gellner --
8. Politics and Morality / Norberto Bobbio --
9. On Deliberation: Rethinking Democracy as Politics Itself / Ramon Maiz --
10. On 'Postmodern' Scepticism / Raymond Boudon --
11. The Futures of Latin America: Conservative or Liberal-Democratic? / Cesar Cansino and Victor Alarcon --
12. Jose G. Merquior, 1941-1991 / Celso Lafer --
13. Annotated Bibliography of Jose G. Merquior / Cesar Cansino and Victor Alarcon.
Responsibility: edited by Ernest Gellner and César Cansino.
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Paying tribute to the Brazilian essayist, thinker and diplomat Jose Merquior, this collection of papers explores some of his favourite themes: liberalism as it relates to social cohesion; political  Read more...

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