Judith Nisse Shklar (September 24, – September 17, ) was a political theorist, and Her second main idea concerns the “liberalism of fear” and is founded on her view that cruelty is the worst evil and that governments are prone to. In her classic essay “The Liberalism of Fear”, Judith Shklar focuses on developing a particular view of political liberalism. Liberalism, on her. Judith Shklar, Political Thought andPolitical Thinkers ed. Stanley Hoffmann ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ) C H A.

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Already have an account? Odegard —51 Luther Gulick —52 E. Katzenstein —09 Henry E. Science Logic and Mathematics. It had come to be associated with the progressive technocracy of a self-appointed best and brightest and the judicial enforcement of substantive policy outcomes; it was a school of thought that both claimed to represent the people and seemed to avoid the messy practice of democratic politics.

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History of Western Philosophy. This entails the thought that limited government and the control of unequally divided political power constitute the minimal condition without which freedom in unimaginable. The institutions of a pluralist order with multiple centers of power and institutionalized rights is merely a description of a liberal political society.


The casual reader might come away thinking that state violence and cruelty in the 20th century were the sole province of fascist and liberal regimes or that Shklar thought so.

Tagged democracy fear Liberalism limited government Political Philosophy toleration. Ward —73 Avery Leiserson —74 J. Wahlke —78 Leon D. As Gatta notes, Shklar rarely engaged with economic questions at all.

She was also president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy and the first woman president of the American Political Science Association — Gatta wants to draw attention to the ways Shklar critiques traditional liberalism from the left and provides resources for a further push in that direction. Photograph of Judith Shklar, March Brady —10 Carole Pateman —11 G.

Hart and the Liberalism of Fear. An Essay on Liberalism of Fear and its Limits. Levy – – Critical Review 10 2: Lowi —91 James Q. Ogg —41 William Anderson —42 Robert E.

Who’s Afraid of Judith Shklar? – Foreign Policy

The fear of cruelty, though is a sort of core intuition that drives the liberal; it is not itself an argument. Fairlie —29 Benjamin F. From Nazis to Newt Gingrich, a brief survey of the many ways government-by-the-people can perish from the earth. Duncan Bell – – Philosophy Compass 12 2: Her intellectual style—a skepticism that occasionally bordered on pessimism — did not find much traction in the post-Cold War years of booming prosperity, deepening international trade, and a rising confidence that a liberal, humanitarian West would improve the world, by force if necessary.


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Shklar’s thought centered on two main ideas.

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But if Shklar often turned to Hayek as a foil, she also saw in him someone relevant to the questions she considered important. This entry has no external links. Feminist Philosophers Thd feminist philosophers can use. The Blog “If justice perishes, then it is no longer worthwhile for men to live upon the earth.

Beard —26 William B. Her study of U. D degree from Harvard University in Liberalism of personal development Mill: