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Liberal Beginnings: Making a Republic for the Moderns

Liberal Beginnings: Making a Republic for the Moderns

by Andreas Kalyvas
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ISBN-13: 2900521728286
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University. His most recent books are When Affirmative Action Was White (2005) and Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust (2003), which received the David and Helene Spitz Prize and the David Easton Award.

Andreas Kalyvas is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at The New School for Social Research and the Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts. He is the recipient of the 2002 Leo Strauss Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of political philosophy and the author of Democracy and the Politics of the Extraordinary: Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, Hannah Arendt (2008).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Beginnings     1
The Rhetoric of the Market: Adam Smith on Recognition, Speech, and Exchange     18
Agonistic Liberalism: Adam Ferguson on Modern Commercial Society and the Limits of Classical Republicanism     51
After the King: Thomas Paine's and James Madison's Institutional Liberalism     88
Embracing Liberalism: Germaine de Stael's Farewell to Republicanism     118
On the Liberty of the Moderns: Benjamin Constant and the Discovery of an Immanent Liberalism     146
After Republicanism: A Coda     176
Index     183

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