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A Conflict of Visions

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Paperback in VGC, spine unbroken.

In debating political and economic issues, we usually take for granted that arguments can be won and lost in terms of the issue at hand. Yet despite much apparently relevant debate, built on theory and evidence, we still find “the repeated opposition of individuals and groups on numerous, unrelated issues.” In this book, Sowell explores the philosophical reasons why “the same familiar faces can be found glaring at each other from opposite sides of the political fence, again and again.”

His hypothesis is that the major political struggles of our day reflect two dominant and conflicting visions of man’s nature and potential. Yet most struggles are debated on another level, without any acknowledgment of these visions. Thus “those with different visions often argue past each other, even when they accept the same rules of logic and utilize the same data, for the very same terms of discourse signify very different things.”

Item details

Author(s):
Sowell, Thomas
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.6 x 20.3 x 2.6
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
329
Publisher:
Basic Books
Title:
A Conflict of Visions

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Paperback in VGC, spine unbroken.

In debating political and economic issues, we usually take for granted that arguments can be won and lost in terms of the issue at hand. Yet despite much apparently relevant debate, built on theory and evidence, we still find “the repeated opposition of individuals and groups on numerous, unrelated issues.” In this book, Sowell explores the philosophical reasons why “the same familiar faces can be found glaring at each other from opposite sides of the political fence, again and again.”

His hypothesis is that the major political struggles of our day reflect two dominant and conflicting visions of man’s nature and potential. Yet most struggles are debated on another level, without any acknowledgment of these visions. Thus “those with different visions often argue past each other, even when they accept the same rules of logic and utilize the same data, for the very same terms of discourse signify very different things.”

Author(s):
Sowell, Thomas
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.6 x 20.3 x 2.6
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
329
Publisher:
Basic Books
Title:
A Conflict of Visions

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