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Liberalisms : essays in political philosophy

John Gray
Gives a coherent and comprehensive analytical guide to liberal thinking over the past century and considers its dominance in Anglo-American political philosophy over the past twenty years
Print Book, English, 1989
Routledge, London, 1989
ix, 273 pages ; 23 cm
9780415007443, 9780415071369, 0415007445, 0415071364
Preface and acknowledgements
J.S. Mill and the future of liberalism
The liberalism of Karl Popper
Social contract, community, ideology
On negative and positive liberty
Freedom, slavery and contentment
Hayek on liberty, rights and justice
Spencer on the ethics of liberty and the limits of State interference
Indirect utility and fundamental rights
Liberalism and the choice of liberties
Contractarian method, private property and the market economy
Oakeshott on law, liberty and civil association
Mill's and other liberalisms
Postscript: after liberalism