Matthew Arnold and John Stuart Mill (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 15)

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  • 113502698X
  • 9780415555500
  • 9781135026981
  • 9781135026974

This study defines the relationship between humanism and liberalism by comparing the two Victorian figures who were most concerned with the preservation of humanistic values in a free and democratic society: Matthew Arnold and John Stuart Mill. The book sets apart Arnold and Mill from their contemporaries and points out their similarities to one another in discussions of their theories of history, poetry, their celebration of the contemplative life and their willingness to welcome democracy. At the same time it examines the differences between the two men, which he uses to create a dialogue between humanism and liberalism on the question of how a high cultural ideal can be realized in democratic society.

  • Taylor and Francis; February 2014
  • ISBN 9781135026981
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  • Title: Matthew Arnold and John Stuart Mill (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 15)
  • Author: Edward Alexander
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 113502698X
  • 9780415555500
  • 9781135026981
  • 9781135026974