The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism (Think Now)

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“Blackford does a good job explaining how the rise of the internet has made self-expression much more risky, since any violation of supposed norms can result in the formation of an internet mob in hours.” – CHOICE

“As the Right devolves into barbaric know-nothingism and the Left becomes a censorious, perpetual offense machine, Russell Blackford reminds us that our greatest source of political virtue and strength is our liberal heritage. At a time when crucial questions of civil discourse, free-speech, and democracy have become tools in a bloody fight between ideologues and hyper-partisans, Blackford brings to them a careful examination of specific cases and a learned consideration of some of the key texts in classical liberal philosophy. Rigorous, readable, and on the side of the angels, Tyranny of Opinion represents the entry of one of our most thoughtful and talented public intellectuals into what is arguably the central cultural conflict of our day.” ―Daniel A. Kaufman, Professor of Philosophy, Missouri State University, USA

About the Author

Russell Blackford is a philosopher, legal scholar, literary critic based at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He is the author of Freedom of Religion and the Secular State (2012), Humanity Enhanced (2014), The Mystery of Moral Authority (2016) and Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination (2017). In 2014, he was inducted as a Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism.

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  • Item Weight : 11.4 ounces
  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1350056006
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1350056008
  • Product Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.78 x 8.6 inches
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic (October 18, 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional book - should be required reading
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