Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism

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It is a magnificent work of intellectual, psychological and spiritual history. It is hard to decide which is more remarkable: the breadth of learning displayed on almost every page, the infectious enthusiasm that suffuses the whole book, the riveting originality of the central argument or the emotional power and force with which it is deployed. Siedentop takes us on a 2,000-year journey that starts with the almost inconceivably remote city states of the ancient world and ends with the Renaissance. In the course of this journey, he explodes many (perhaps even most) of the preconceptions that run through the public culture of our day and that I took for granted before reading his book. "Inventing the Individual" is not an exercise in dry-as-dust antiquarianism, still less in pop-historical fun and games. Siedentop s aim has a breathtaking grandeur about it: to persuade us to ask ourselves who we are and where we are going by showing us where we have come from. A challenging epilogue suggests that the answers are not very flattering.--David Marquand"New Republic" (09/25/2014)"

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In this learned, subtle, enjoyable and digestible work [Siedentop] has offered back to us a proper version of ourselves. He has explained us to ourselves [A] magisterial, timeless yet timely work.--Douglas Murray "The Spectator ""

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