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CASE FOR MODERN LIBRALISM

FRANKEL, CHARLES

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ISBN 10: 0765806495 / ISBN 13: 9780765806499
Published by TRANSACTION PUBLIS., NEW JERSEY, 2010
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Originally published in 1955 as The Case for Modern Man, this book challenges the reader to believe in the essence of the modern temperament: the belief in the human mastery of destiny. It remains a brilliant answer to pessimists who try to frighten individuals with tales of sin and disaster, or those who hold the view that human beings are victims of circumstances. This is a positive statement, a distinguished and inspiring one, which examines human beings today in the light of human history, and demonstrates that improvements in social life were ever a function of intelligence. Frankel discusses the basic notions of Freud and Marx and their influence on the present epoch. He gives close scrutiny to the writings of Jacques Maritain, Reinhold Niebuhr and other doctrinal thinkers. This is a masterly reexamination of the liberal tradition and the people who created it. Frankel shows how Enlightenment has greater usefulness than ever before. Writing within a broadly naturalistic tradition, he argues that the way to restore our faith in ourselves and to restore confidence in our ability to make a better future is to deal with modernity in affirmative terms. LIBRO. Bookseller Inventory # 162076

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Title: CASE FOR MODERN LIBRALISM

Publisher: TRANSACTION PUBLIS., NEW JERSEY

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Rústica

Book Condition:Nuevo

Dust Jacket Condition: Nuevo

Edition: 1.

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Originally published in 1955 as The Case for Modern Man, this book challenges the reader to believe in the essence of the modern temperament: the belief in the human mastery of destiny. It remains a brilliant answer to pessimists who try to frighten individuals with tales of sin and disaster, or those who hold the view that human beings are victims of circumstances.

This is a positive statement, a distinguished and inspiring one, which examines human beings today in the light of human history, and demonstrates that improvements in social life were ever a function of intelligence. Frankel discusses the basic notions of Freud and Marx and their influence on the present epoch. He gives close scrutiny to the writings of Jacques Maritain, Reinhold Niebuhr and other doctrinal thinkers. This is a masterly reexamination of the liberal tradition and the people who created it. Frankel shows how Enlightenment has greater usefulness than ever before. Writing within a broadly naturalistic tradition, he argues that the way to restore our faith in ourselves and to restore confidence in our ability to make a better future is to deal with modernity in affirmative terms. The reader will find in these pages a hopeful and reasoned message about human values.

Upon its publication, Robert M. McIver noted that Frankel "revives with remarkable clarity and incisiveness the much abused liberal tradition." And Lyman Bryson called the text "fresh and persuasive, of greatest importance in the present state of mind of America." A critical new introduction by the distinguished philosopher, Thelma Z. Lavine, will increase the value of this modern classic.

About the Author:

Charles Frankel was chairman and professor of philosophy at Columbia University until his untimely death in 1979. He served as the head of the National Endowment for the Humanities under the Johnson administration, and was a visiting professor at the Sorbonne under the Fulbright Exchange program. He also was the author of The Faith of Reason, editor of Rousseau's Social Contract and The Uses of Philosophy.



Thelma Z. Lavine (1915-2011) was professor of philosophy at George Mason University. Previously she taught at the University of Maryland and George Washington University. In addition, she served as the series editor of Transaction’s History of Philosophy and Ethics series. She is the author of Socrates to Sartre: The Philosophic Quest.

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