A Conflict of Visions

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Quill, 1987 - Social Science - 273 pages
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Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or for centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern. The analysis of this pattern is the purpose of "A Conflict of Visions. "its theme is that the enduring political controversies of the past two centuries reflect radically different visions of the nature of man. Issues as diverse as criminal justice, income distribution, or war and peace repeatedly show those with one vision lining up on one side and those with another vision lining up on the other.Dr. Thomas Sowell describes "A Conflict of Visions "as "the culmination of thirty years of work in the history of ideas"--a field in which he established his professional reputation years before writing any of his well-known books on ethnicity and other social issues. Dr. Sowell and his books have received a nember of awards and honors, and have been translated into several languages. He has been a consultant to three administrations of both parties, as well as scholar-in-residence at three "think tanks." He is now a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute in Stanford, California.

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User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

This book provides a simple and appealing lens through which to view major dispositional differences among people on opposite sides of some long-standing social, economic, and political debates. And ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sylvester - Goodreads

I don't know what Sowell was trying to accomplish with this book. I found some of his arguments for this division contradictory, he also stated not everyone could be classified in these two categories ... Read full review

Contents

The Role of Visions
13
Visions of Knowledge and Reason
40
Visions of Social Processes
67
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