Another liberalism : romanticism and the reconstruction of liberal thought

Nancy L. Rosenblum

"Another Liberalism" contributes an original perspective to debates about the nature and foundations of liberal thought. In it Nancy Rosenblum describes the dynamic of romanticism and liberalism as one of mutual opposition and reconciliation. She argues that romanticism sees liberalism as cold, contractual, and aloof. And conventional liberal legalism disdains romanticism's longing for all that is personal, unique, and expressive. We learn, however, that romanticism, chastened by its excesses and frustrated by its failures, can "come home" to liberalism. We also learn that liberalism can accommodate individuality and expressivity, reclaiming what it had repressed. Rosenblum creates a typology of romantic reconstructions of liberal thought: heroic individualism, communitarianism, and a new face of pluralism. The author draws on nineteenth--and twentieth--century philosophy and literature: on Thoreau, Humboldt, Constant, Stendhal, and Mill, among others, and on contemporary political theorists for whom romanticism is a source not only of aversion to liberalism but also of resources for reform.

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  • Introduction: Making Peace with Liberalism Part 1: The Romantic Sensibility Confronts Conventional Liberalism 1. Romantic Militarism versus Civil Society 2. The Law of the Heart versus Legalism Part 2: Liberalism and Romanticism at the Margins: The Uses of Private Life 3. The Penumbra of Privacy 4. Beyond Liberalism and Romanticism: Antipolitics and the Spirit of Detachment Part 3: Bringing Romanticism Home 5. Heroic Individualism and the Spectacle of Diversity 6. The New Face of Pluralism: Self-Cultivation and Shifting Involvements 7. Repairing the Communitarian Failings of Liberal Thought Conclusion: Romanticism and the Reconstruction of Liberal Thought Notes Index

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書名 Another liberalism : romanticism and the reconstruction of liberal thought
著作者等 Rosenblum, Nancy L.
出版元 Harvard University Press
刊行年月 1987
ページ数 225 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0674037650
NCID BA01178409
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国