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The Utopian Mind By Aurel Kolnai

The Utopian Mind
by Aurel Kolnai

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A critique of the "utopian" as opposed to the commonsensical mode of valuation. This book is aimed at anyone concerned with values and the nature of freedom - personal, political and philosophical.
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The Utopian Mind by Aurel Kolnai

Unfinished at the time of Kolnai's death, "The Utopian Mind" should be widely welcomed by students of moral and political philosophy. It provides a powerful critique of the "Utopian" mode of valuation. Kolnai locates utopian thinking in totalitarian systems of the Right and Left and as an unspoken background to much liberal thought and to many of the best known theories of moral philosophy. The book carries an introduction by Professor Pierre Manent of the Centre de Recherches Politiques Raymond Aron, Paris, and a preface by David Wiggins, Wyckham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford.

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Table of Contents


Critique of utopia; the utopian ideal of perfection and the non-utopian pursuit of the good; the utopian "Godhead of man"; the moral theme in political division; the utopian mentality; utopia and alienation; the utopian negation of fundamental and ineliminable distinctions; life without utopia.

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GOR010200400
The Utopian Mind by Aurel Kolnai
Aurel Kolnai
Used - Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1993-09-30
220
0485112329
9780485112320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.