Liberalism - John GrayMilton Keynes: Open University Press, 1986, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine.
From the cover: “In this book, John Gray provides an account of liberalism — its nature, its origins and its prospects in modern world. Historically, though it had antecedents in ancient times, liberalism is shown to be the political theory of modernity — the project of theorising political institutions for the government of an individualist society. Its development is traced through its classical exposition by thinkers from John Locke to John Stuart Mill. In the modern world, liberalism is shown to have two different and opposed forms, classical and revisionist, and their respective influence on contemporary thought is traced in the work of Hayek, Nozick and Rawls. John Gray then assesses the key philosophical questions in the relevance of liberalism today: the relation of individual freedom to private property and the market economy; the liberal conception of the State; and the strength of conservative and socialist critiques of liberalism.”