Aristocratic Liberalism: The Social and Political Thought of Jacob Burckhardt, John Stuart Mill, and Alexis De Tocqueville (New edition)

Aristocratic Liberalism: The Social and Political Thought of Jacob Burckhardt, John Stuart Mill, and Alexis De Tocqueville (New edition)

By: Alan Kahan (author)Paperback

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This treatise links three 19th-century philosophers in a single intellectual and ideological tradition by identifying similarities in their thought. Although none of the philosophers mentioned came from aristocratic backgrounds, they shared a distaste for the masses and middle classes, a fear of mediocrity, a suspicion of the centralized state, opposition to the commercial spirit and a deep pessimism about the possibility of implementing their goals in the near future. The author of this work also attempts to correct prevalent misconceptions about 19th-century liberalism, and provides a typology of liberalism intended to encourage debate.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780765807113
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9780765807113
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 0765807114
  • edition: New edition

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