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Title:
Liberalism at the crossroads : an introduction to contemporary liberal political theory and its critics
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Wolfe, Christopher.
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9780847678754

9780847678761
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Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1994.
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xvii, 194 p. ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Revised papers presented in their original form at a conference of the American Public Philosophy Institute.
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Liberalism at the Crossroads provides a fair but lively introduction to key thinkers and schools of thought in the contemporary debate regarding liberal political theory.


Table of Contents

Christopher Wolfe and John HittingerMichael PakalukChristopher WolfeCelia Wolf-DevineR. George WrightJack Wade NowlinTerry HallDavid M. WagnerGerard V. BradleyRobert P. GeorgeJ. Brian BenestadJoseph R. Reisert
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Preface to the Second Editionp. ix
Introduction to the First Editionp. xiii
1 The Liberalism of John Rawls: A Brief Expositionp. 1
2 The Egalitarian Liberalism of Ronald Dworkinp. 21
3 The Hegemonic Liberalism of Susan Moller Okinp. 41
4 Robert Nozick and the Foundations of Political Individualismp. 61
5 Richard Posner: Pragmatist, Classical Liberal, and Legal Anti-Positivistp. 77
6 Beyond the Procedural Republic: The Communitarian Liberalism of Michael Sandelp. 97
7 Alasdair MacIntyre: Recovering the Rationality of Traditionsp. 121
8 Inescapably a Liberalist: Richard Rorty as Social Theoristp. 141
9 The Unorthodox Liberalism of Joseph Razp. 161
10 William Galston's Defense of Liberalism: Forging Unity amid Diversityp. 177
11 The New Natural Law Theory of John Finnisp. 197
Indexp. 217
Contributorsp. 229