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A Preface to Morals, Walter Lippmann

Author:    Walter Lippmann

Title:   A Preface to Morals

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   Used - Like New

Publisher:    Transaction Publishers January 1982

ISBN Number:    0878559078 / 9780878559077

Seller ID:   105528

Like new copy, but previous owner's name is written on first free endpaper.

An Eighth Day View:

After an eloquent and moving analysis of what he sees as the disillusion of themodern age, Lippmann posits as the central dilemma of liberalism its inability to find an appropriate substitute for the older forms of authority-- church, state, class, family, law, custom--that it has denied. Lippmann attempts to find a way out of this chaos through the acceptance of a higher humanism and a way of life inspired by the ideal of "disinterestedness" in all things.

In his new introduction to the Transaction edition, John Patrick Diggins marks "A Preface "to "Morals, "originally published in 1929, as a critical turning point in Lippmann's intellectual career. He also provides an excellent discussion of the enduring value of this major twentieth-century work by situating it within the context of other intellectual movements.

Price = 17.00 USD



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