Liberalism - Somewhat the opposite of Realism. But has a...

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Somewhat the opposite of Realism. But has a much broader spectrum of categories that may not necessarily call themselves "Liberalists" Intellectual Precursors Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) - Italian philosopher or theologian. Pulls in Aristotle and the bible into how to apply to life. Early writings on Just War. A sense of morality is throughout his writings and how morality plays in society. Somewhat the origin of human rights and international law. 17th century origins of liberalism Economic Liberalism Adam Smith - Writes as a philosopher on economics. most important writings are on the private sector and its role on freedom. He doesn't really like states. Democratic Liberalism Jean - Jacques Rousseau - Suspicious of the free market. Sees the potential power in good govts doing something that will elevate society. Says to provide for public education. Redistribution of wealth if there is a big distribution gap.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PO 151 taught by Professor Vaninwegen during the Spring '08 term at Whitworth University.

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