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Liberalism

Author: John Gray
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1995.
Series: Concepts in social thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Since the publication in 1986 of the first edition of Liberalism, both the world and the author's views have changed significantly. In this new edition, John Gray argues that whereas liberalism was the political theory of modernity, it is ill equipped to cope with the dilemmas of the postmodern condition. The task now, as Gray sees it, is to develop a pluralist theory in which the liberal problem of finding a modus  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Gray
ISBN: 0816628009 9780816628001 0816628017 9780816628018
OCLC Number: 32392751
Description: xiii, 113 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Unity of the Liberal Tradition --
1. The Pre-modern Anticipations of Liberalism --
2. Liberalism in the Early Modern Period --
3. Liberalism and the Enlightenment: The French, American and Scottish Contributions --
4. The Liberal Era --
5. The Revival of Classical Liberalism --
6. The Search for Foundations --
7. The Idea of Freedom --
8. Individual Liberty, Private Property and the Market Economy --
9. The Liberal State --
10. The Attack on Liberalism --
Conclusion (1994): Postliberalism.
Series Title: Concepts in social thought.
Responsibility: John Gray.

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Since the publication in 1986 of the first edition of Liberalism, both the world and the author's views have changed significantly. In this new edition, John Gray argues that whereas liberalism was the political theory of modernity, it is ill equipped to cope with the dilemmas of the postmodern condition. The task now, as Gray sees it, is to develop a pluralist theory in which the liberal problem of finding a modus vivendi among rival communities and worldviews is solved in postliberal terms.

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