On Ordered Liberty

On Ordered Liberty : A Treatise on the Free Society

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On Ordered Liberty goes beyond the liberal and conservative divide, asking its readers to think about the proper ends of human choice and actions in a free society. Beginning with the insights of Alexis de Tocqueville and some natural law sources, author Samuel Gregg suggests that integral law must be distinguished from most contemporary visions of freedom. This requires, he believes, a complete repudiation of utilitarian ideas as incompatable with human nature and further analysis of the basic but often neglected-question: what is man?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 148.8 x 232.2 x 10.9mm | 222.26g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739106686
  • 9780739106686
  • 902,982

About Samuel Gregg

Samuel Gregg is the Director of Research at the Acton Institute and the author of several books on morality, economics, politlcs and philosophy. He is the editor of Lexington's Studies in Ethics and Economics series.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Case for Liberty Chapter 2 Contra Ratio: John Stuart Mill Chapter 3 The Drama of Human Freedom Chapter 4 Law and Liberty Chapter 5 Whither the State? Chapter 6 Little Platoons Chapter 7 Reflections of a "Catholic Whig"show more

Review quote

The book is well written and from the author's Australian pen flows an elegant style... A final word about this edition of the book, it only merits praise. Anuario Filosofico This concise introduction to the principles of the free society provides a welcome antidote to the unreflective relativism that dominates important currents of contemporary academic moral and political philosophy. Samuel Gregg's elegantly written treatise is in the best conservative liberal tradition and is studded with revealing quotations from the likes of Burke, Tocqueville, Guizot, and Ropke. In the spirit of his great predecessors, Gregg's book combines genuine attachment to personal and political liberty with an equally fulsome appreciation of the ends or purposes that inform a freedom worthy of man. Journal of Markets & Morality Anyone who wants to be informed on what is at stake in current policy discussions of liberty, no matter whether they occur in a local tavern or on the floor of the United States Supreme Court, should read On Ordered Liberty> Religion & Liberty Anyone who wants to be informed on what is at stake in current policy discussions of liberty, no matter whether they occur in a local tavern or on the floor of the United States Supreme Court, should read On Ordered Liberty Religion & Libertyshow more

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