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Willful liberalism

voluntarism and individuality in political theory and practice

by Richard E. Flathman

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Individualism.,
  • Liberty.,
  • Liberalism.,
  • Voluntarism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-228) and index.

    StatementRichard E. Flathman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC571 .F523 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 232 p. ;
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1568058M
    ISBN 100801426618, 0801499550
    LC Control Number91055559

      Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and is the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. His most recent books include: Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education (Haymarket ), The Violence of Organized Forgetting (City Lights ), Dangerous Thinking in Author: Merula Furtado. Flathman criticizes liberal theory’s role in justifying a politics of governance that has drifted substantially from liberalism’s central commitments to individuality and freedom. It is this challenge, and its implications for the future of liberal theory, that brings together the .

    If it is used to inspire practice, motivate compassion, ad nourish devotion, it serves a very valuable purpose. If scriptural study is used for mere intellectual understanding, for pride of accomplishment, or as a substitute for actual practice, then one is taking in too much mental food, which is sure to result in intellectual indigestion. /London Review of Books/ (April 8, ), 3. Review of /Ideals and Illusions: On Reconstruction and Deconstruction in Contemporary Critical Theory/, by Thomas McCarthy. /Journal of Philosophy/ (July ): Review of /Willful Liberalism: Voluntarism and Individuality in Political Theory and Practice/, by Richard Flathman.

      4) Greed: To a liberal, believing that you pay too much in taxes or even opposing paying more in taxes is greedy. In actuality, wanting to loot as much money as possible that someone else has. As noted historian H.W. Brands reveals in his new book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, at the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The.


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Sharply controversial, Willful Liberalism is certain to enliven and invigorate political and moral debate, and it may well help to revive liberalism as the dominant public philosophy of our culture, setting it on a new and better course. Read more Read less The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and by: Sage House East State Street Ithaca, NY Email Us.

The final Willful liberalism book of the book, "Towards a More Willful Liberalism," says that "liberalism as we know and have known it is unthinkable without components that are integral to, but more vigorously propounded in, strong voluntarism" (p.

xi, p. ; 24 cm. Willful liberalism: voluntarism and individuality in political theory and practicePages: In this book Richard E. Willful liberalism book argues vigorously for a new understanding of the proper place of voluntarism, individuality, and plurality in the political and moral theory of liberalism.

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“Willful provides us with an extraordinarily engaging and persuasive theory of action that explains why we often make what seem like idiosyncratic choices. A fascinating read for anybody with a shred of intellectual curiosity.”—David Folkerts-Landau, Deutsche Bank, Chief Economist/5(7).

Willful Liberalism: Voluntarism and Individuality in Political Theory and Practice most obviously in the immediate predecessor of the presentbook, To ward a Liberalism(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, ).

The essay format common to all of the first and much of the second of the two volumes signals the exploratory, open-ended spirit in. The page book espouses the ideology of classical liberalism, which rests on the institution of private property and limited government intrusion into people's lives: "The ultimate ideal envisioned by liberalism is the perfect coordination of all mankind, taking place peacefully and without friction.” (p)/5.

Willful liberalism: voluntarism and individuality in political theory and practice / Author: Richard E. Flathman. Publication info. Willful Liberalism tion of, and that vigorously champions, initiative, individuality, plurality, and the like.

If we follow some of the many intriguing leads that he and other major secular voluntarists give us, we can readily view it as an elaboration on the "anthropologized" theologi­ cal voluntarism considered by: In his book Willful Liberalism: Voluntarism and Individuality in Political Theory and Practice, Johns Hopkins University political science professor Richard E.

Flathman argues that liberals must understand more about individuality and self-reliance and self-responsibility and therefore be more open of acceptance of voluntary action and less concerned with ordering political society. Reflections of a Would-Be Anarchist is doubly remarkable, first for extending and supplementing the superbly original vision of liberalism in his previous book, Willful Liberalism, and second for capturing in print the tonal range-ironic, magnanimous, judicious, biting, quick, awed, jaded, sensible, and fiery-of not only Flathman's intellectual power but his astute political judgment.

The University of Chicago Press. Books Division. Chicago Distribution Center. Willful Liberalism: Voluntarism and Individuality in Political In this book Richard E. Flathman argues vigorously for a new understanding of the proper place of voluntarism, individuality, and plurality in the political and moral theory of liberalism.

Giving close and sympathetic attention to thinkers who are seldom considered Author: Richard Flathman. Liberalism (original German title: Liberalismus) is a book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, containing economic analysis and indicting critique of : Ludwig von Mises.

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Richard E. Flathman is a ground-breaking theorist of key political concepts, a fierce defender of individuality, a close and original reader of Hobbes and an advocate of a willful conception of liberalism.

In this volume P E Digeser draws together some of his key works. “WILLFUL SINNING” Hebrews Dr. Grant C. Richison The most important principle of interpretation is the context. The greatest context of any book of the Bible is the “argument of the book.” For example, the argument of Romans is “the righteousness of God.” In various forms the root dike (right) occurs 60 times.

The book of. The implication, clearly, is that Islamic fascism has to be broken just like European fascisms were.2) A willful blindness on the part of liberal society to recognize that our enemies really do say and think what they're saying and thinking.

Both sides in politics still try to see rational motivations for what is in fact an irrational mass Cited by: Mises's answer is summed up in the title, by which he meant classical liberalism. Mises did more than restate classical doctrine.

He gave a thoroughly modern defense of freedom, one that corrected the errors of the old liberal school by rooting the idea of liberty in the institution of private property (a subject on which the classical school.Flathman attacks virtue liberalism in part by challenging its conceptions of agency; in part by challenging its conception of reason and deliberation; and in large part, by offering a sustained, provocative defense of a willful liberalism that draws on a diverse array of theorists, philosophers, essayists, and novelists.

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