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Author Machan, Tibor R.

Title Classical individualism : the supreme importance of each human being / Tibor R. Machan.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.54 MACH    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 243 p. ; 25 cm.
Series Routledge studies in social & political thought 11
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-235) and index.
Contents 1. Individualism and classical liberalism -- 2. Ethics and free will: a neglected connection -- 3. Human action and the nature of moral evil -- 4. Why objective ethical claims appear subjective -- 5. A defense of property rights and capitalism -- 6. America's founding principles and multiculturalism -- 7. Radical feminism as uniformitarianism -- 8. Human rights reaffirmed -- 9. Do animals have rights? -- 10. Politics and generosity -- 11. Understanding Eastern European developments -- 12. Individual rights and the common good: the case of the environment -- 13. Individualism and political dialogue -- 14. Individualism versus its critics -- 15. Reason, individualism, and capitalism: the moral vision of Ayn Rand.
Summary In Classical Individualism, Tibor R. Machan argues that individualism is far from dead. Machan identifies, develops and defends what he calls classical individualism - an individualism humanized by classical philosophy, rooted in Aristotle rather than in Hobbes. Anyone with an interest in social and political affairs, social ethics, political philosophy, economics, rights theory, the nature of the human being, libertarianism, capitalism, or environmentalism will want to read this book.
Subject Individualism.
ISBN 0415165725 (alk. paper)