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This can be seen in certain early liberal thinkers, such as Montaigne, who are more concerned with the horrors of cruelty than with the crimes of dishonesty or adultery, which tend to be less cruel.
He describes the position of high liberal thinkers such as Rawls, Nagel, and Nussbaum as defending a "thin conception" of economic freedom, deriving from the work of Rousseau, Karl Marx, and Mill.
Jahn argues that different liberal thinkers make use of different aspects of liberalism according to their needs (e.
It was a great honour to personally meet Sheikh Gannushi, certainly one of the foremost contemporary Muslim liberal thinkers, I have admired since mid -- 1990s when I was first acquainted with his thought.
As Tomasi gives a sampling of some flagship classical liberal thinkers on this point, one starts to realize how uncontroversial his contention is.
In lieu of such an argument, Tomasi reviews the work of all leading libertarian and classical liberal thinkers to show that they either explicitly or implicitly recognize that the material condition of the poor is an important consideration (pp.
Liberal thinkers, who many think of as sandal wearing hippies, did not surprise.
I cannot comment on the state of historical analysis in Italy (where the author teaches), but the conclusion that supposedly liberal thinkers could also be slaveholders or support authoritarian governments and oppressive class relations is hardly new.
The book is a response to recent work by scholars such as Uday Mehta, Sankar Muthu, and Jennifer Pitts, which has explored the complex role that liberal thinkers played in condoning and even propelling British imperialism.
Although Mahoney sees this destructive theory flourishing throughout the West since the cultural revolution that began in the 1960s, he also finds an unhealthy abstraction from political and cultural inheritances in liberal thinkers going back as far as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.
In addition, the "criminalization" of religious freedom both in the form of fatwas issued by Indonesia's Muslim Religious Leaders' Council and the arrest of liberal thinkers have put certain liberal groups, and their activities, in jeopardy.
Also, the "criminalization" of religious freedom both in the form of fatwas (non- binding religious opinions) issued by Indonesia's Muslim Religious Leaders' Council and the arrest of a number of liberal thinkers have put certain liberal groups, and their activities, in jeopardy.