The Liberal Mind
By (author) Kenneth R. Minogue
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Liberal Mind by Kenneth R. Minogue
Book DescriptionThe Liberal Mind attempts to uncover the philosophy of liberalism and lay bare its implications. What is Man? How does he think and feel? What is the place of Reason in human affairs? How should men live? What is politics, and what is it for? Kenneth Minogue offers a brilliant and provocative exploration of liberalism in the Western world today: its roots and its influences, its present state, and its prospects in the new century. While few - especially in America - embrace the description of liberal, Minogue argues, most Americans and most Europeans behave as liberals. At least they are the heirs of what Minogue describes as "the triumph of an enlarged, flexible, and pragmatic version of liberalism." The past two centuries have been characterised, in the West at least, by "the fury of old ideological battles...such as: A planned economy, or free enterprise? Individual thrift, or social services? Free trade, or protection?" These battles have largely been completed -- and, many would say, have been won by the champions of, respectively, free enterprise, individual thrift, and free trade.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780865973084
Classification: Political science & theory , Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies , Social & political philosophy
Format: Paperback (155mm x 230mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Liberty Fund Inc
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Servile Mind, Paperback (December 2012)
Explores the intelligentsia's love affair with social perfection and reveals how that idealistic dream is destroying exactly what has made the inventive Western world irresistible to the people of foreign lands. This book looks at how Western morality has evolved into mere "politico-moral" posturing about admired ethical causes.
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Concept of a University, Paperback (January 2005)
Taking on the challenge of the postmodernists of politics, Kenneth Minogue argues forcefully and persuasively that the current dominant philosophies of education rest upon a mistake. The belief that the university is society's handmaiden is confronted by a view of the university as an institution with an independent vitality and function.
Politics: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by Kenneth R. Minogue
Discusses the development of politics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. The author prompts the reader to consider why political systems evolve, how politics offers both power and order in the society, whether democracy is always a good thing, and what future politics may have in the twenty-first century.
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Author Biography - Kenneth R. Minogue
Kenneth Minogue is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of London.
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