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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I owe much to Barbara Mianzo, whose administrative skills make it possible for me to do what I do. Finally, my debts to my family are unending. I hope that they can see themselves at the center of this book about love and politics.
Compromise is possible because the background values of the culture are not widely or deeply opposed. As a matter of law, we protect certain fundamental rights. Individuals and groups are free to live as they wish, as long as they ...
the moral subject is hardly a convincing argument to those who accept neither that view of the subject nor the primacy of reason among the possible forms of argument. But for those who find that autonomy an obvious and undeniable first ...
We are most familiar with this conception of the will in its Christian form: the will is the faculty that makes possible the experience of grace. This is the will as a capacity to experience. 20 See R. Flathman, Willful Liberalism: ...
Multiculturalism, as both a descriptive and normative concept within a broadly liberal culture, occupies this space made possible by a conception and a technology of the self that can be simultaneously global and local.
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