Liberalism at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Contemporary Liberal Political Theory and Its Critics (Second Edition)

Liberalism at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Contemporary Liberal Political Theory and Its Critics (Second Edition)

By: Christopher Wolfe (editor)Hardback

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Liberalism at the Crossroads offers succinct, accessible, and well-written surveys of the ideas of the leading participants in the contemporary philosophical debate about liberalism. Christopher Wolfe brings together analyses of leading liberal thinkers from across the spectrum as well as influential critics of liberalism, including John Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, Robert Nozick, Michael Sandel, Richard Rorty, Joseph Raz, and William Galston. For the second edition, each chapter has been thoroughly revised, and new chapters on Susan Moller Okin, Richard Posner, and John Finnis have been added to include representatives of liberal feminism, law and economics, and natural law. The result is an invaluable overview of contemporary political theory, ideal for both students and scholars.

About Author

Christopher Wolfe is professor of political science at Marquette University, and president of the American Public Philosophy Institute. He is the author of The Rise of Modern Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, and editor (with Robert George) of Natural Law and Public Reason.


Chapter 1 Preface to the Second Edition Chapter 2 Introduction to the First Edition Chapter 3 The Liberalism of John Rawls: A Brief Exposition Chapter 4 The Egalitarian Liberalism of Ronald Dworkin Chapter 5 The Hegemonic Liberalism of Susan Moller Okin Chapter 6 Robert Nozick and the Foundations of Political Individualism Chapter 7 Richard Posner: Pragmatist, Classical Liberal, and Legal Anti-Positivist Chapter 8 Beyond the Procedural Republic: The Communitarian Liberalism of Michael Sandel Chapter 9 Alasdair MacIntyre: Recovering the Rationality of Traditions Chapter 10 Inescapably a Liberalist: Richard Rorty as Social Theorist Chapter 11 The Unorthodox Liberalism of Joseph Raz Chapter 12 William Galston's Defense of Liberalism: Forging Unity amid Diversity Chapter 13 The New Natural Law Theory of John Finnis

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  • ISBN13: 9780742532700
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780742532700
  • weight: 449
  • ISBN10: 0742532704
  • edition: Second Edition

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