Putting Liberalism in Its Place
Princeton University Press, 2009 M01 10 - 336 páginas
In this wide-ranging interdisciplinary work, Paul W. Kahn argues that political order is founded not on contract but on sacrifice. Because liberalism is blind to sacrifice, it is unable to explain how the modern state has brought us to both the rule of law and the edge of nuclear annihilation. We can understand this modern condition only by recognizing that any political community, even a liberal one, is bound together by faith, love, and identity.
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Social contract. I. Title. JC574.2.U6K34 2005 320.51′0973—dc22 2004049132 British Library Cataloging-in-Publication Data is available This book has been composed in Sabon Printed on acid-free paper. ∞ press.princeton.edu Printed in the ...
Reason may grasp the content of the social contract, but it cannot grasp the erotic character of the experience of political meaning. Attachment to the political community is a matter not of contract but of love.
strange claim, given that so much of liberalism is built around a model of contract—the social contract, as well as market contracts. Contract, after all, seems to be nothing other than a formalization and stabilization of the ...
A liberal conception of interest must be set within a richer understanding of love, just as the liberal conception of politics as contract must be set within an understanding of politics as sacrifice. Love and sacrifice are the terms ...
Chapter 4 switches the psychological inquiry from a focus on reason to a focus on meaning—that is, meaning for us. Here, I explicitly develop an alternative theory of the will to replace the liberal conception of will as contract.
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