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Liberalism and the Good

1st Edition

Edited by R. Bruce Douglass, Gerald M. Mara, Henry S. Richardson


298 pages

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First published in 1990. Liberalism and the Good is a collection of critical essays by an inter-disciplinary group of American and English scholars that seeks to address the long-standing problem of the good in light of the most recent developments in liberal theory. With contributions from both liberal apologists and critics who pursue arguments informed by sources as disparate as Nietzsche and Aristotle, it breaks fresh ground in a number of different directions and offers proposals for the future of the discussion.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. The Problem of Liberalism and the Good Henry S. Richardson 2. Neutralities Bruce Ackerman 3. How Not to Defend Liberal Institutions Brian Barry 4. Identity and Difference in Liberalism William E. Connolly 5. Is Liberalism Good Enough? Kenneth L. Schmitz 6. Catholicism and Liberalism - 200 Years of Contest and Consensus John Langan, S. J. 7. Moral Conflict and Political Consensus Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson 8. Bringing the Good Back In William M. Sullivan 9. "Lopp’d and Bound": How Liberal Theory Obscures the Goods of Liberal Practices Stephen G. Salkever 10. Aristotelian Social Democracy Martha Nussbaum 11. The Search for a Defensible Good: The Emerging Dilemma of Liberalism R. Bruce Douglass and Gerald M. Mara; Index

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Routledge Library Editions: Political Thought and Political Philosophy

Routledge Library Editions: Political Thought and Political Philosophy (54 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1924 and 2003. Political theory has a long history and broad scope, this set draws together research from leading academics covering key themes such as: liberty and justice, power, federalism, anarchy and direct action, socialism, Marxism and liberalism. It will be of interest to students of both politics and philosophy.

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