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The Two Faces of Liberalism

The Two Faces of Liberalism (Hardback)

By Gray, John

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In Two Faces of Liberalism, John Gray argues that liberal thought has always contained two incompatible philosophies. In one, liberalism is a theory of a universal rational consensus, which enables the achievement of the best way of life for all humankind. In the other, liberalis...m is the project of seeking terms of peaceful coexistence between different regimes and ways of life.John Gray argues that the liberalism of rational consensus is anachronistic in a time when most late modern societies contain several ways of life, with many people belonging to more than one. The future of liberalism lies with a project of modus vivendi, first outlined in the writings of Thomas Hobbes. In the course of his argument, Gray presents a new interpretation of liberal toleration and argues that value-pluralism in ethics can support a revised view of universal human rights. This accessible book will be of great interest to students and scholars of political thought, moral and political philosophy, social and critical theory and cultural studies.
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ISBN 9780745622583
Released NZ 29 Sep 2000
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780745622583
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Polity Press
Released 29 Sep 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Gray, John
Category Politics & Government
Liberalism & Centre Democratic Ideologies
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 320.51
Weight 362g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Liberalism, History, Philosophy
NBS Text Political Ideologies & Parties
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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