Individualism and the Social Order
The Social Element in Liberal Thought
By (author) Charles R. McCann
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Individualism and the Social Order by Charles R. McCann
Book DescriptionLiberalism is typically misconceived as a philosophy of individualism, which cannot accept that man exists in society and that man's values are shaped by that society. This book attempts to identify the role of community and society in the political and social thought of leading liberal social philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries including John Stuart Mill, Herbert Spencer and Friedrich A. von Hayek. While differing as to the nature of man and society, each thinker examined holds the basic premise that man is not an isolated creature whose life is 'nasty, brutish and short' but rather that his motivations are dependent upon his place in a social order.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415326278
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles R. McCann
Individualism and the Social Order, Paperback (September 2012)
This work provides readers with a thorough treatment of liberal doctrine, both in its political theory and economic policy dimensions. It covers coverage of Spencer, Sumner, Mises, Nozick and Rawls as well as Hayek and Mill.
Order and Control in American Socio-Economic Thought, Hardback (January 2012)
This volume presents the development of the American progressive philosophy through an examination of the works of 6 seminal thinkers - Lester Frank Ward, Edward Alsworth Ross, Charles Horton Cooley, Richard Theodore Ely, Henry Carter Adams, and John Dewey.
Probability Foundations of Economic Theory, Hardback (September 1994)» View all books by Charles R. McCann
This book provides a clear survey of concepts of probability with relation to economic theory with a view to standardizing terminology and integrating probability into any discussion of the foundations of economic theory.
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Author Biography - Charles R. McCann
Charles R. McCann is Research Associate at the University of Pittsburgh. He has produced an interesting work that mixes communitarianism and economics and will surprise and intrigue in equal measure. Students and academics involved in the history of economic thought, philosophy and libertarianism will find this book to be a useful addition to their reading list.
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