Justice and Equality

A Dialogue on the Philosophies of Conservatism and Liberalism

In the vein of Plato's classics, The Republic and The Dialogues of Plato, E. Robert Morse sets off to explore the difference between the two political forces in modern America, liberalism and conservatism. With patient precision, he is able to wind through a dialogue between a group of young friends in order to make relevant and tangible the complex themes involved with politics--the themes most prominent being Justice and Equality.

In a debate this robust, one that issues heated disputes across the globe, Morse cannot help but take sides. But when he does, he does so with grace and humility, not arrogance or condescension. The author's conservatism does not detract from the flowing logical investigation but, rather, lends to imaginative proofs and expands the resilient argument to heretofore-unseen bounds. Considered throughout the dialogue are explanations of free market capitalism and communist socialism, the worth of the self, man's relationship with nature and ideas, absolute and relative morality and the quality of judgment.

Included with the dialogue is the treatise, On the Pursuit and Administration of Freedom, which draws the argument into the arena of freedom and responsibility, a theme established by Morse in his first book, Amazement. As a whole, Justice and Equality industriously confirms Morse's new tradition of intuitive understanding and creative scholarship.

Justice and Equality

188 pages
October 2003
ISBN 0-595-29351-4

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