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Author Sowell, Thomas, 1930-

Title A conflict of visions : ideological origins of political struggles / Thomas Sowell.

Published New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, 2007.


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 UniM Bail  303.372 SOWE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 329 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Patterns -- 1. The role of visions -- 2. Constrained and unconstrained visions -- 3. Visions of knowledge and reason -- 4. Visions of social processes -- 5. Varieties and dynamics of visions -- Pt. II. Applications -- 6. Visions of equality -- 7. Visions of power -- 8. Visions of justice -- 9. Visions, values, and paradigms.
Summary "Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern. This revised edition of a classic analyzes the centuries-long debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality and power. It distinguishes between those with the "constrained" vision, which sees human nature as enduring and self-centered, and the "unconstrained" vision, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible. A Conflict of Visions offers a compelling case that these opposing visions are behind the ethical and ideological disputes of yesterday and today."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Social values.
Variant Title Ideological origins of political struggles.
ISBN 9780465002054 (paperback: alk. paper)
0465002056 (paperback: alk. paper)