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Casey, Gerard 1951-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 48 publications in 2 languages and 1,535 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B1649.N474, 121.0924
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Most widely held works by Gerard Casey
Libertarian anarchy : against the state by Gerard Casey( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political philosophy is dominated by a myth, the myth of the necessity of the state. The state is considered necessary for the provision of many things, but primarily for peace and security. In this provocative book, Gerard Casey argues that social order can be spontaneously generated, that such spontaneous order is the norm in human society and that deviations from the ordered norms can be dealt with without recourse to the coercive power of the state. Casey presents a novel perspective on political philosophy, arguing against the conventional political philosophy pieties and defending a spec
Murray Rothbard by Gerard Casey( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the thought of Murray Rothbard whose work was unified by a commitment to libertarianism that may be characterized as 'anarcho-capitalism'
Natural reason : a study of the notions of inference, assent, intuition, and first principles in the philosophy of John Henry Cardinal Newman by Gerard Casey( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born alive : the legal status of the unborn child in England and the U.S.A. by Gerard Casey( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom's progress? : a history of political thought by Gerard Casey( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Freedom's Progress?, Gerard Casey argues that the progress of freedom has largely consisted in an intermittent and imperfect transition from tribalism to individualism, from the primacy of the collective to the fragile centrality of the individual person and of freedom. Such a transition is, he argues, neither automatic nor complete, nor are relapses to tribalism impossible. The reason for the fragility of freedom is simple: the importance of individual freedom is simply not obvious to everyone. Most people want security in this world, not liberty. 'Libertarians,’ writes Max Eastman, ‘used to tell us that "the love of freedom is the strongest of political motives," but recent events have taught us the extravagance of this opinion. The “herd-instinct” and the yearning for paternal authority are often as strong. Indeed the tendency of men to gang up under a leader and submit to his will is of all political traits the best attested by history.’ The charm of the collective exercises a perennial magnetic attraction for the human spirit. In the 20th century, Fascism, Bolshevism and National Socialism were, Casey argues, each of them a return to tribalism in one form or another and many aspects of our current Western welfare states continue to embody tribalist impulses. Thinkers you would expect to feature in a history of political thought feature in this book ― Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, Mill and Marx ― but you will also find thinkers treated in Freedom’s Progress? who don’t usually show up in standard accounts ― Johannes Althusius, Immanuel Kant, William Godwin, Max Stirner, Joseph Proudhon, Mikhail Bakunin, Pyotr Kropotkin, Josiah Warren, Benjamin Tucker and Auberon Herbert. Freedom’s Progress? also contains discussions of the broader social and cultural contexts in which politics takes its place, with chapters on slavery, Christianity, the universities, cities, Feudalism, law, kingship, the Reformation, the English Revolution and what Casey calls Twentieth Century Tribalisms ― Bolshevism, Fascism and National Socialism and an extensive chapter on human prehistory.--
Credo : faith and philosophy in contemporary Ireland( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the symplegades by Gerard Casey( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inference, assent and first principles in John Henry Cardinal Newman by Gerard Casey( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex education in the primary school by Gerard Casey( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explication of the De hebdomadibus of Boethius in the light of St. Thomas's commentary by Gerard Casey( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Świat bez państwa by Gerard Casey( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Murray Rothbard
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Born alive : the legal status of the unborn child in England and the U.S.A.Credo : faith and philosophy in contemporary Ireland
Alternative Names
Gerard Casey filósofo irlandés

Gerard Casey filosoof uit Ierland

Gerard Casey Irish philosopher

Languages
English (46)

Polish (1)