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The Resource Individualism and the social order : the social element in liberal thought, Charles R. McCann, Jr, (electronic resource)

Individualism and the social order : the social element in liberal thought, Charles R. McCann, Jr, (electronic resource)

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Individualism and the social order : the social element in liberal thought
Title
Individualism and the social order
Title remainder
the social element in liberal thought
Statement of responsibility
Charles R. McCann, Jr
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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1956-
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McCann, Charles R.
Dewey number
320.51
LC call number
HB95
LC item number
.M383 2004eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Routledge frontiers of political economy
Series volume
55
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  • Mill, John Stuart
  • Spencer, Herbert
  • Hayek, Friedrich A. von
  • Liberalism
  • Individualism
  • Free enterprise
  • Social values
  • Communities
Summary expansion
Liberalism is typically misconceived as a philosophy of individualism, which cannot accept that man exists in society and that man's values are shaped by that society. This book attempts to identify the role of community and society in the political and social thought of leading liberal social philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries including John Stuart Mill, Herbert Spencer and Friedrich A. von Hayek. While differing as to the nature of man and society, each thinker examined holds the basic premise that man is not an isolated creature whole life is "nasty, brutish and short" but rather that his motivations are dependent upon his place in a social order. Charles R. McCann has produced an interesting work that mixes communitarianism and economics and will surprise and intrigue in equal measure. Students and academics involved in the history of economic thought, philosophy and libertarianism will find this book to be a useful addition to their reading list
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Individualism and the social order : the social element in liberal thought, Charles R. McCann, Jr, (electronic resource)
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Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-225) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000299565
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unknown
Extent
xii, 234 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
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9780415326278
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(hardback)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000299565
Label
Individualism and the social order : the social element in liberal thought, Charles R. McCann, Jr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-225) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000299565
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 234 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780415326278
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000299565

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