Inventing the Individual : The Origins of Western Liberalism - Larry Siedentop

Inventing the Individual : The Origins of Western Liberalism - Larry Siedentop

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Here, in a grand narrative spanning 1,800 years of European history, a distinguished political philosopher firmly rejects Western liberalism's usual account of itself: its emergence in opposition to religion in the early modern era. Larry Siedentop argues instead that liberal thought is, in its underlying assumptions, the offspring of the Church.

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Harvard University Press. 2020. 448 pages. Paperback.