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Liberalism and Social Action / Edition 1
     

Liberalism and Social Action / Edition 1

by John Dewey
 

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ISBN-10: 1573927538

ISBN-13: 9781573927536

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Prometheus Books

In this, one of Dewey's most accessible works, he surveys the history of liberal thought from John Locke to John Stuart Mill, in his search to find the core of liberalism for today's world. While liberals of all stripes have held to some very basic values-liberty, individuality, and the critical use of intelligence-earlier forms of liberalism restricted the state

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In this, one of Dewey's most accessible works, he surveys the history of liberal thought from John Locke to John Stuart Mill, in his search to find the core of liberalism for today's world. While liberals of all stripes have held to some very basic values-liberty, individuality, and the critical use of intelligence-earlier forms of liberalism restricted the state function to protecting its citizens while allowing free reign to socioeconomic forces. But, as society matures, so must liberalism as it reaches out to redefine itself in a world where government must play a role in creating an environment in which citizens can achieve their potential. Dewey's advocacy of a positive role for government-a new liberalism-nevertheless finds him rejecting radical Marxists and fascists who would use violence and revolution rather than democratic methods to aid the citizenry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573927536
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
892,627
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.22(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface11
1.The History of Liberalism13
2.The Crisis in Liberalism37
3.Renascent Liberalism61

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