Pareto and Political Theory

By (author)Joseph V Femia

This critical, but sympathetic analysis refutes the familiar charge that Pareto was some sort of proto-fascist and instead locates him in the Machiavellian tradition of ‘sceptical liberalism’, which scorns metaphysical abstraction and assigns ontological primacy to the individual. Though suspicious of rational schemes for human improvement, sceptical liberals are equally suspicious of the myths and rhetoric that sustain the status quo. This new volume concludes with a fascinating comparison between Pareto’s scepticism and that of recent postmodernist thought, which also debunks the ‘grand narratives’ of historical progress.

  • Delivery

    ₹75 shipping all over India

  • Secure Payment

    100% Secure Payment

5,000.0015,150.00

Only 1 left in stock

Pareto and Political Theory is the first book-length study of the philosopher’s importance in terms of the most fundamental issues of political discourse: individualism vs. holism, science vs. hermeneutics, laissez-faire vs. social engineering, and value relativism vs. moral absolutism.

Joseph V. Femia shows that although Pareto is considered a ‘founding father’ of both sociology and mathematical economics, his contribution to political theory is neither fully recognised nor properly explored. This is also the only book to examine Pareto’s critique of Kantianism and natural law and also includes the first comparison of Pareto’s thought with postmodernism and a detailed refutation of the familiar charge that Pareto was a defender of fascism.

Dimensions 22 × 14 × 1 cm
Book Author

Joseph V Femia

Edition

1st

Format

Hardback

Language

English

ISBN

9780415288132

Pages

180

Publication Year

Publisher

Customer Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Pareto and Political Theory”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *