The Resource The future of liberalism, Alan Wolfe

The future of liberalism, Alan Wolfe

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The future of liberalism
Title
The future of liberalism
Statement of responsibility
Alan Wolfe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A compelling and deeply felt exploration and defense of liberalism: what it actually is, why it is relevant today, and how it can help our society chart a forward course. This book represents four decades of thinking and writing about contemporary politics by Alan Wolfe, one of America's leading scholars. Wolfe mines the bedrock of the liberal tradition, explaining how Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, John Dewey, and other celebrated minds helped shape liberalism's central philosophy. Wolfe also examines those who have challenged liberalism since its inception, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to modern conservatives, religious fundamentalists, and evolutionary theorists. He analyzes and applauds liberalism's capacious conception of human nature, belief that people outweigh ideology, passion for social justice, faith in reason and intellectual openness, and respect for individualism. And we see how the liberal tradition can influence and illuminate contemporary debates on immigration, abortion, executive power, religious freedom, and free speech.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
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Wolfe, Alan
Index
index present
LC call number
JC574.2.U6
LC item number
W65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Liberalism
  • Liberalism
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Liberalismus
  • Liberalism
  • Political science
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
Label
The future of liberalism, Alan Wolfe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-317) and index
Contents
The most appropriate political philosophy for our times -- In praise of artifice -- Equality's inevitability -- Why good poetry makes bad politics -- Mr. Schmitt goes to Washington -- How liberals should think about religion -- The open society and its friends -- Why conservatives can't govern -- Liberalism's promise
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
335 p.
Isbn
9780307266774
Lccn
2008039673
System control number
  • (OCoLC)232980286
  • (OCoLC)ocn232980286
Label
The future of liberalism, Alan Wolfe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-317) and index
Contents
The most appropriate political philosophy for our times -- In praise of artifice -- Equality's inevitability -- Why good poetry makes bad politics -- Mr. Schmitt goes to Washington -- How liberals should think about religion -- The open society and its friends -- Why conservatives can't govern -- Liberalism's promise
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
335 p.
Isbn
9780307266774
Lccn
2008039673
System control number
  • (OCoLC)232980286
  • (OCoLC)ocn232980286

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