Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism

Larry Siedentop September 06, 2019

Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism Larry Siedentop A highly original rethinking of how our moral beliefs were formed and their impact on western society todayThis short but highly ambitious book asks us to rethink the evolution of the ideas on which modern states are built Larry Siedentop argues that the core of what is now our system of beliefs, liberalism, emerged much earlier than generally recognized, established notA highly original rethinking of how our moral beliefs were formed and their impact on western society todayThis short but highly ambitious book asks us to rethink the evolution of the ideas on which modern states are built Larry Siedentop argues that the core of what is now our system of beliefs, liberalism, emerged much earlier than generally recognized, established not in the Renaissance but by the arguments of lawyers and philosophers in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.Yet there are large parts of the world fundamentalist Islam quasi capitalist China where other belief systems flourish and faced with these challenges, understanding our own ideas origins is than ever an important part of knowing who we are.

Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism Larry Siedentop

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