Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 01 June 2021

220 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197568804

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

Liberal States, Authoritarian Families

Childhood and Education in Early Modern Thought

Rita Koganzon

  • Develops a new account of liberal authority by attending to the problem of childhood
  • Brings three central canonical thinkers--Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau--into extended dialogue with each other and provides new interpretations of their work on education and the family
  • Demonstrates how authority is necessary for liberalism