The prevailing Western paradigm is modernity: a model focused on individual liberty, secularism, and the scientific control of nature. This worldview emerged from the break with the medieval and classical past and advanced a philosophy in which the solitary mind opposes the rest of the world. Although there is a simple appeal in this binary structure, history has shown that it is neither socially nor politically innocuous. In Freedom and Solidarity, noted political theorist and humanist Fred Da
Fred Dallmayr is Emeritus Packey J. Dee Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis and Comparative Political Theory.