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The Liberal Tradition in Focus

Problems and New Perspectives

Edited by Espada, João Carlos; Marc F. Plattner and Adam Wolfson - Contributions by Walter Berns; João Carlos Espada; Steven Kautz; Chandran Kukathas; David Marquand; James H. Nichols Jr; Clifford Orwin; Marc F. Plattner; Diana Schaub; John Tomasi and Adam Wolfson

The Liberal Tradition in Focus is a collection of essays by prominent scholars in their fields on the nature of liberalism at the close of the twentieth century. Using a variety of analytical and substantive approaches, the authors compare the "old liberalism" of Locke, Smith, Hume, and Montesquieu to the variety of "new liberalisms" of thinkers such as Rawls, Dworkin, and Foucault. Each chapter of this engaging volume takes up a particular theme—democracy, capitalism, morality, feminism, toleration, constitutionalism, Third Way liberalism—and considers how the new liberalism's understanding differs from the old. The Liberal Tradition in Focus will be a valuable addition to the collections of scholars and students of political science and political philosophy. « less more »
Lexington Books
Pages: 176Size: 6 x 9 1/4
978-0-7391-0083-7 • Hardback • March 2000 • $88.00 • (£60.00)
João Carlos Espada is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon and Director of the Institute for Political Studies at the Portuguese Catholic University. Marc F. Plattner is Coeditor of the Journal of Democracy and Codirector of the International Forum for Democratic Studies. Adam Wolfson is Executive Editor of The Public Interest.
chapter 1 Preface
chapter 2 Acknowledgments
chapter 3 The Tradition of Liberty and Its Memory: Why Does It Matter
chapter 4 Constitutionalism, Old and New
chapter 5 What Remains of Toleration?
chapter 6 From Liberalism to Liberal Democracy
chapter 7 Rousseau between Two Liberalisms: His Critique of the Older Liberalism and His Contribution to the Newer One
chapter 8 The Paradoxes of the Third Way
chapter 9 The Liberation of Women, Old and New
chapter 10 Two Concepts of Liberalism
chapter 11 Political Liberalism and Reasonable Diversity
chapter 12 Political Economy and the Development of Liberalism
chapter 13 Liberalism and Community: On the Natural Weakness of the Party of Liberty
chapter 14 Index
chapter 15 About the Contributors