The Pursuit of Certainty

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9780865971950: The Pursuit of Certainty

Modern Political Philosophy

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Born 1924, died 1993. A student of F. A Hayek, Shirley Robin Letwin taught at Chicago, Brandeis, Radcliffe, Cambridge and the LSE, but for most of her life was an independent scholar, and a major influence in the revival of Conservative doctrine 1960 1992.

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Shirley Robin Letwin
Editorial: Liberty Fund Inc, United States (1998)
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Descripción Liberty Fund Inc, United States, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. By examining the thought of four seminal thinkers, Shirley Robin Letwin in The Pursuit of Certainty provides a brilliant record of the gradual change in the English-speaking peoples understanding of what sort of activity politics is. As Letwin writes, the distinctive political issue since the eighteenth century has been whether government should do more or less. Nor, as many historians argue, did this issue arise because of the Industrial Revolution or new social conditions [that] aggravated the problem of poverty but, Letwin believes, because of the profoundly personal reflection of major thinkers, including Hume, Bentham, Mill, and Webb. David Hume, for example, believed that to reach for perfection, to seek an ideal, is noble, but dangerous, and is therefore an activity that individuals or voluntary groups may pursue, but governments certainly should not. By the end of the nineteenth century, as Letwin observes, Beatrice Webb came to equate the triumph of reason over passion with the rule of science over human life. Thus did the pursuit of certainty displace the traditional English understanding of the limitations of human nature--hence the necessity of limits to governmental power and programs. Consequently, in our time, Politics was no longer one of several human activities and at that not a very noble one; it encompassed all of human life in quest of philosophical certainty and social perfection. The Liberty Fund edition is a reprint of the original work published by Oxford in 1965.Shirley Robin Letwin (1924-1993) was a Professor of Political and Legal Philosophy at Harvard, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780865971950

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Descripción Liberty Fund Inc, United States, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. By examining the thought of four seminal thinkers, Shirley Robin Letwin in The Pursuit of Certainty provides a brilliant record of the gradual change in the English-speaking peoples understanding of what sort of activity politics is. As Letwin writes, the distinctive political issue since the eighteenth century has been whether government should do more or less. Nor, as many historians argue, did this issue arise because of the Industrial Revolution or new social conditions [that] aggravated the problem of poverty but, Letwin believes, because of the profoundly personal reflection of major thinkers, including Hume, Bentham, Mill, and Webb. David Hume, for example, believed that to reach for perfection, to seek an ideal, is noble, but dangerous, and is therefore an activity that individuals or voluntary groups may pursue, but governments certainly should not. By the end of the nineteenth century, as Letwin observes, Beatrice Webb came to equate the triumph of reason over passion with the rule of science over human life. Thus did the pursuit of certainty displace the traditional English understanding of the limitations of human nature--hence the necessity of limits to governmental power and programs. Consequently, in our time, Politics was no longer one of several human activities and at that not a very noble one; it encompassed all of human life in quest of philosophical certainty and social perfection. The Liberty Fund edition is a reprint of the original work published by Oxford in 1965.Shirley Robin Letwin (1924-1993) was a Professor of Political and Legal Philosophy at Harvard, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780865971950

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Descripción Liberty Fund Inc, 1998. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 454 pages, frontispiece. BIC Classification: HPS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 225 x 151 x 30. Weight in Grams: 742. . 1998. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780865971950

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Descripción Liberty Fund Inc. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 454 pages, frontispiece. BIC Classification: HPS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 225 x 151 x 30. Weight in Grams: 742. . 1998. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780865971950

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Descripción Liberty Fund Inc. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Pursuits of Certainty: David Hulme, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill and Beatrice Webb, Shirley Robin Letwin, By examining the thought of four seminal thinkers, Shirley Robin Letwin in "The Pursuit of Certainty" provides a brilliant record of the gradual change in the English-speaking peoples' understanding of "what sort of activity politics is." As Letwin writes, "the distinctive political issue since the eighteenth century has been whether government should do more or less." Nor, as many historians argue, did this issue arise because of the Industrial Revolution or "new social conditions [that] aggravated the problem of poverty" but, Letwin believes, because of the "profoundly personal reflection" of major thinkers, including Hume, Bentham, Mill, and Webb. David Hume, for example, believed that to "reach for perfection, to seek an ideal, is noble, but dangerous, and is therefore an activity that individuals or voluntary groups may pursue, but governments certainly should not." By the end of the nineteenth century, as Letwin observes, Beatrice Webb came to "equate the triumph of reason over passion with the rule of science over human life." Thus did the "pursuit of certainty" displace the traditional English understanding of the limitations of human nature -- hence the necessity of limits to governmental power and programs. Consequently, in our time, "Politics was no longer one of several human activities and at that not a very noble one; it encompassed all of human life" in quest of philosophical "certainty" and social perfection. This is a reprint of the original work published by Oxford in 1965. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780865971950

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