The System of Liberty: Themes in the History of Classical Liberalism (BOK)

George H. Smith

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Liberal individualism, or 'classical liberalism' as it is often called, refers to a political philosophy in which liberty plays the central role. This book demonstrates a conceptual unity within the manifestations of classical liberalism by tracing the history of several interrelated and reinforcing themes. Concepts such as order, justice, rights and freedom have imparted unity to this diverse political ideology by integrating context and meaning. However, they have also sparked conflict, as classical liberals split on a number of issues, such as legitimate exceptions to the 'presumption of liberty', the meaning of 'the public good', natural rights versus utilitarianism, the role of the state in education, and the rights of resistance and revolution. This book explores these conflicts and their implications for contemporary liberal and libertarian thought.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter George H. Smith
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521182096
Antall sider 231 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 320 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political science & theory, Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies