Liberalism in Modern Times

Essays in Honour of José G. Merquior
ISBN: 
978-1-85866-052-3
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$65.00 / €55.00 / £50.00
ISBN: 
978-1-85866-053-0
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Out of print
Publication date: 
1996
248 pages

This fascinating study pays tribute to the life and work of the Brazilian essayist, thinker, and diplomat José G. Merquior, who died prematurely in 1991.

Notes on Contributors 
Acknowledgements 
Post Scriptum Triste

Introdution
José G. Merquior

Part I On Merquiorian Thought 

1. A panoramic View on the Renaissance of Liberalism 
José G. Merquior
2. Merquior and Liberalism
Helio Jaguaribe 
3. Modernity and Postmodernity in the Thought of José Merquior
Gregory R. Johnson
4. Merquior the Liberalist
Roberto Campos
5. Variations on a Theme by J. G. Merquior 

Part II On Merquiorian Themes 

6. Liberalism and Trust 
John A. Hall
7. Adam Ferguson and the Surprising Robustness of Civil Society 
Ernest Gellner
8. Politics and Morality 
Norberto Bobbio
9. On Deliberation: Rethinking Democracy as Politics Itself
Ramon Maiz
10. On `Postmodern` Scepticism 
Raymond Boudon
11. The Futures of Latin America: Conservative or Liberal-Democratic?

Part III. On Merquior's Life and Work 
12. José G. Merquior, 1941-1991
Celso Lafer
13. Annotated Bibliography of José G. Merquior 
César Cansino and Victr Alarcon

Index