Bertrand De Jouvenel: Conserative LiberalIllusions Of Modernity

Bertrand De Jouvenel Conserative LiberalIllusions Of Modernity In his effort to detach the indispensable notion of the common good from its historical identification with the closed homogeneous and static societies of the premodern past the French political ph

  • Title: Bertrand De Jouvenel: Conserative LiberalIllusions Of Modernity
  • Author: Daniel J.Mahoney
  • ISBN: 9781932236415
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his effort to detach the indispensable notion of the common good from its historical identification with the closed, homogeneous, and static societies of the premodern past, the French political philosopher Bertrand de Jouvenel 1903 87 pointed the way towards a viable conservative liberalism So argues Daniel J Mahoney in this compelling introduction to the l In his effort to detach the indispensable notion of the common good from its historical identification with the closed, homogeneous, and static societies of the premodern past, the French political philosopher Bertrand de Jouvenel 1903 87 pointed the way towards a viable conservative liberalism So argues Daniel J Mahoney in this compelling introduction to the life and work of Jouvenel, one of twentieth century France s most profound philosophers and political essayists Mahoney s study focuses on Jouvenel s three masterworks On Power 1945 , Sovereignty 1955 , and The Pure Theory of Politics 1963 and on his broader effort to defend civility and social friendship against rationalist individualism and its logical consequence, collectivist politics.

    One thought on “Bertrand De Jouvenel: Conserative LiberalIllusions Of Modernity”

    1. Better off reading the actual words of De Jouvenel than the profuse quotations from his books that Mahoney offers.

    2. 'Mahoney’s thorough and lucid exposition of Jouvenel’s thought is a most welcome addition to the Library of Modern Thinkers—a series edited by Jeffrey O. Nelson and published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute—which includes works on the life and thought of Robert Nisbet, Ludwig von Mises, Wilhelm Roepke, and Eric Voegelin.'Read the full review, "On Power and Politics," on our website:theamericanconservative

    3. Nice study of an underappreciated thinker. de Jouvenel tried to reconcile the blessings of liberal society (freedom, material progress, etc.) with the quest for the common good and the need for collective self-restraint. Problems that are still with us today.

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