Liberalism at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Contemporary Liberal Political Theory and Its Critics / Edition 2

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Liberalism at the Crossroads provides a fair but lively introduction to key thinkers and schools of thought in the contemporary debate regarding liberal political theory.

Author Biography: Christopher Wolfe is Professor of Political Science at Marquette University. John P. Hittinger is Professor of Philosophy at the College of St. Francis.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary Ann Glendon
It is a terrific book....At a time when many visions of liberalism are vying for a dominance, Christopher Wolfe and John Hittinger do a great service by collecting these interpretive essays on leading expositors and critics of contemporary liberal theory. Much of the interest of the book derives from the fact that the essayists themselves are major thinkers whose ideas are likely to shape or chasten the liberalisms of the future.
Richard John Neuhaus
The 'crisis of liberalism'is incessantly discussed, but seldom have we been treated to such a lucid examination of why liberalism is in crisis. This book should be warmly welcomed by all who want to understand some of the main currents and cross currents of intellectual life in our time.
Lloyd L. Weinreb
...a collection of well-informed critical essays about leading contemporary theories of political liberalism. It is a valuable introduction to a philosophical debate of great current importance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742532700
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Wolfe is Professor of Political Science at Marquette University. John P. Hittinger is Professor of Philosophy at the College of St. Francis.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface to the Second Edition Chapter 2 Introduction to the First Edition Chapter 3 The Liberalism of John Rawls: A Brief Exposition Chapter 4 The Egalitarian Liberalism of Ronald Dworkin Chapter 5 The Hegemonic Liberalism of Susan Moller Okin Chapter 6 Robert Nozick and the Foundations of Political Individualism Chapter 7 Richard Posner: Pragmatist, Classical Liberal, and Legal Anti-Positivist Chapter 8 Beyond the Procedural Republic: The Communitarian Liberalism of Michael Sandel Chapter 9 Alasdair MacIntyre: Recovering the Rationality of Traditions Chapter 10 Inescapably a Liberalist: Richard Rorty as Social Theorist Chapter 11 The Unorthodox Liberalism of Joseph Raz Chapter 12 William Galston’s Defense of Liberalism: Forging Unity amid Diversity Chapter 13 The New Natural Law Theory of John Finnis

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