Creative Individualism: The Democratic Vision of C. B. Macpherson

Creative Individualism: The Democratic Vision of C. B. Macpherson

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Overview

Creative Individualism: The Democratic Vision of C. B. Macpherson by Peter Lindsay Jr.

Constructs a cohesive picture of political theorist C. B. Macpherson's democratic vision, arguing that Macpherson's central message regarding the economic prerequisites of democracy is just as relevant today as when he first presented it.

Starting with C. B. Macpherson's conception of human nature and working through his idea of a just society, Peter Lindsay constructs a cohesive picture of Macpherson's democratic vision—a task Macpherson himself never undertook. Lindsay argues that Macpherson's central message regarding the importance of economic equality for democracy is as relevant today as it was when first presented.

In addition to offering a detailed picture of the economic prerequisites for democracy, Lindsay presents Macpherson's particular brand of liberal democracy as one that offers valuable insights into contemporary democratic and liberal debates. The result is a vision of creative individualism for the post-communist world that combines Macpherson's insistence on social justice with the lessons learned from failed attempts at central planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791430569
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Series: SUNY Series in Political Theory: Contemporary Issues Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Peter Lindsay is a lecturer in Social Studies at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. Individuals

3. Society

4. Democracy

5. Property

6. Conclusion

Works Cited

Index

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