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date: 01 December 2021

p. 715. Liberal luminarieslocked

p. 715. Liberal luminarieslocked

  • Michael Freeden


‘The liberal canon’ explores the views of some major thinkers and philosophers who shaped and refined liberal thinking since the early 19th century, when liberalism emerged as a distinct ideology. It begins with four British thinkers—John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hill Green, Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, and John Atkinson Hobson—before assessing the impact on liberalism of other individuals such as Mary Wollstonecraft; France’s Benjamin Constant; the Germans Wilhelm von Humboldt, Max Weber, and Friedrich Naumann; the Italians Benedetto Croce and Carlo Rosselli; the American philosopher and educationalist John Dewey; and, finally, economist, philosopher, and political thinker Friedrich August von Hayek.

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