POLS - 13 - POLS13 Isliberalismacauseofourpoliticalmalaise?

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POLS - 13 10/11/2009 11:30:00 Is liberalism a cause of our political malaise? Taylor’s Malaise of Modernity - the ‘problem’ of individualism  shutting out or being unaware of greater issues me generation? Culture of narcissism? ipod culture? - the primacy of instrumental reason faith in technology over humanity (things are rejected for cost – healthcare –  we cease to think about the ends but rather the means)  means over ends (demands of economic growth are used to justify unequal  economic growth – containers on fraters have holes in them so they sink to  the bottom rather than floating) - alienation ‘soft despotism’: Tocqueville (government that implicitly discourages us from  becoming involved) ‘enclosed in their own hearts’ – means no participation in government  - problems in advanced democracies (according to Taylor)
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2010 for the course POLS POLS110 taught by Professor Jonathanrose during the Spring '10 term at Queens University.

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POLS - 13 - POLS13 Isliberalismacauseofourpoliticalmalaise?

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