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As one of liberal theory’s most important gadflies, Richard Flathman has during the past four decades produced a significant body of work that is iconoclastic, idiosyncratic, and increasingly influential. 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 diverse and distinguished authors of this volume. Topics include the relationships between theory and practice, skepticism and knowledge, individuality and egoism, negative and positive freedom, Hobbes and liberalism, as well as the uneasy connections among liberalism, feminism, and democratic politics. Contributors: Ronald Beiner, U of Toronto; Jane Bennett, Goucher; William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins; Peter Digeser, U of California, Santa Barbara; Richard Friedman, SUNY, Buffalo; Nancy J. Hirschmann, Cornell; George Kateb, Princeton; Patrick Neal, U of Vermont; Anne Norton, U of Pennsylvania; Richard Tuck, Harvard; Jeremy J. Waldron, Columbia; Linda Zerilli, Northwestern.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Bonnie Honig, David R.Mapel
  3. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. 1. The Voice of Richard Flathman in the Conversation of Liberalism
  2. Patrick Neal
  3. pp. 1-32
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  1. 2. The Skepticism of Willful Liberalism
  2. Linda Zerilli
  3. pp. 33-55
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  1. 3. Breaking into the Prison of Practice: Flathman and Oakeshott on Theorizing and Doing
  2. Peter Digeser
  3. pp. 56-85
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  1. 4. Individuality and Egotism
  2. George Kateb
  3. pp. 86-110
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  1. 5. The Fetish of Individuality: Richard Flathman’s Willfully Liberal Politics
  2. Ronald Beiner
  3. pp. 111-126
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  1. 6. Freedom, Flathman, and Feminism
  2. Nancy J. Hirschmann
  3. pp. 127-154
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  1. 7. Liberty Conceived as the Opposite of Slavery
  2. Richard Friedman
  3. pp. 155-179
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  1. 8. Hobbes and the Principle of Publicity
  2. Jeremy J.Waldron
  3. pp. 180-211
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  1. 9. Flathman’s Hobbes
  2. Richard Tuck
  3. pp. 212-230
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  1. 10. Liberalism’s Leap of Faith
  2. Anne Norton
  3. pp. 231-243
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  1. 11. Mouths, Bodies, and the State
  2. Jane Bennett, William E. Connolly
  3. pp. 244-264
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  1. Annotated Bibliography of Works
  2. pp. 265-269
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 271-273
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 275-277
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816693788
Related ISBN
9780816639700
MARC Record
OCLC
191953318
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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