9780268104290-0268104298-The Limits of Liberalism: Tradition, Individualism, and the Crisis of Freedom

The Limits of Liberalism: Tradition, Individualism, and the Crisis of Freedom

ISBN-13: 9780268104290
ISBN-10: 0268104298
Author: Mitchell, Mark T.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Format: Hardcover 340 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780268104290
ISBN-10: 0268104298
Author: Mitchell, Mark T.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Format: Hardcover 340 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mitchell, Mark T. wrote The Limits of Liberalism: Tradition, Individualism, and the Crisis of Freedom comprising 340 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0268104298 and 9780268104290. Since then The Limits of Liberalism: Tradition, Individualism, and the Crisis of Freedom textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In The Limits of Liberalism, Mark T. Mitchell argues that a rejection of tradition is both philosophically incoherent and politically harmful. This false conception of tradition helps to facilitate both liberal cosmopolitanism and identity politics. The incoherencies are revealed through an investigation of the works of Michael Oakeshott, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Michael Polanyi.









Mitchell demonstrates that the rejection of tradition as an epistemic necessity has produced a false conception of the human person―the liberal self―which in turn has produced a false conception of freedom. This book identifies why most modern thinkers have denied the essential role of tradition and explains how tradition can be restored to its proper place.









Oakeshott, MacIntyre, and Polanyi all, in various ways, emphasize the necessity of tradition, and although these thinkers approach tradition in different ways, Mitchell finds useful elements within each to build an argument for a reconstructed view of tradition and, as a result, a reconstructed view of freedom. Mitchell argues that only by finding an alternative to the liberal self can we escape the incoherencies and pathologies inherent therein.









This book will appeal to undergraduates, graduate students, professional scholars, and educated laypersons in the history of ideas and late modern culture.

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