This book seeks to salvage liberalism, as a form of political association and as a unique culture, from the wreck of the Enlightenment. Following the lead of John Rawls’s work since 1980, Bridges seeks to rethink the fundamental concepts and moral ideals of liberalism in ways that support the recovery and affirmation of the particularistic cultural identity of the West.
About the Author
Thomas Bridges is Professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy and Religion Department at Montclair State University.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Salvaging Liberalism from the Wreck of the Enlightenment||1|
|Chapter 1||Modernist Liberalism and Its Consequences||15|
|Chapter 2||Rawls and the Shaping of a Postmodern Liberalism||49|
|Chapter 3||The De-Totalization of Politics||93|
|Chapter 4||The Liberation of Desire||133|
|Chapter 5||God and the Space of Civic Discourse||177|