Liberalism / Edition 2

Liberalism / Edition 2

by John Gray (2), University of Minnesota Press
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816628018
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Concepts Social Thought Series
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,420,877
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Preface and Acknowledgements to the Second Edition
Introduction: The Unity of the Liberal Tradition
1The Pre-modern Anticipations of Liberalism3
2Liberalism in the Early Modern Period9
3Liberalism and the Enlightenment: The French, American and Scottish Contributions17
4The Liberal Era26
5The Revival of Classical Liberalism36
6The Search for Foundations45
7The Idea of Freedom56
8Individual Liberty, Private Property and the Market Economy61
9The Liberal State70
10The Attack on Liberalism78
Conclusion (1994): Postliberalism85
Notes97
Bibliography104
Index107

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