Intimacy and Spectacle

Liberal Theory as Political Education
Stephen L. Esquith
ISBN: 801429897
Format: Cloth Smythesewn
Pub Date: 11/30/2036
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
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"Finally, a thoughtful and pointed critique of contemporary liberal theory . . . that breaks fresh ground by treating liberal theory as a form of political education which is deeply dependent upon a distinctive culture and strongly imbued with a particular conception of reason. . . . An original, humane, and consistently intelligent book, a must for those who care about democracy." - Sheldon S. Wolin

Table of Contents
Terms of the Argument
Liberal Theories and Their Problems
Liberal Theorists and Their Ideals
From Hobbesian Geometry to Kantian Casuistry
John Stuart Mill Representing Progress
John Rawls Speaking for Stability
Envisioning Democratic Theory
Emerson Reconsidered

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