Skepticism, Individuality and Freedom
The Reluctant Liberalism of Richard Flathman
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Skepticism, Individuality and Freedom by Bonnie Honig
Book DescriptionAs one of liberal theory's most important gadflies, Richard Flathman has during the past four decades produced a significant body of work that is iconoclastic, idiosyncratic, and increasingly influential. Flathman criticizes liberal theory's role in justifying a politics of governance that has drifted substantially from liberalism's central commitments to individuality and freedom. It is this challenge, and its implications for the future of liberal theory, that brings together the diverse and distinguished authors of this volume. Topics include the relationships between theory and practice, skepticism and knowledge, individuality and egoism, negative and positive freedom, Hobbes and liberalism, as well as the uneasy connections among liberalism, feminism, and democratic politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816639700
(229mm x 148mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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